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Squad List 2009

Gareth Ansell (Llanarth), Henry Breeze (Llanarth), Cameron Emmott (Newport), Nathan Hariharan (Newport), Luke Harris (Newport) Lewis Holley (Abergavenny), Matthew Jones (Newport), George Lewis (Llanarth), Daniel Lezar (Rogerstone) , Amir Mian (Newport),  Callum Philpott (Llanarth)  Richard Rhyderch-Roberts (Llanarth), Jack Thorpe-Yon (Newport), Jake Watkins (Newbridge), Ben Wellington (Newbridge)

Season's Summary 2009

The squad had a very successful season, performing well in every department, beating all bar one of the English teams and all three of the Welsh sides they played.  The great disappointment was that, having won their opening game in the Welsh Championships in Swansea,  and with an excellent chance of winning this competition, the rest of the tournament was called off because of bad weather.

The batting was very strong with everybody often scoring runs. The only disappointment was that there were not many fifties and nobody went on to score a hundred, but we are sure this will improve next year.  In the bowling department, again the whole team did their job well with four players taking four wickets in an innings.  The spin department looks especially strong and the seamers also did well. The fielding is also very good and the squad was well led by skipper George Lewis who seems to know exactly what to do in most situations on the field.

Match Report Summary 2009

OPPONENTS NAME & SCORE

GWENT SCORE

RESULT 

COMMENTS

 

FRIENDLIES

 

 

Devon

156 all out

 

 

 

180 for 7

 

 

Gwent won

 by 24 runs

Gwent got off to a good start and put on 35 for the first wicket before Matt Jones wasbowled for 13.  They lost 2 more wickets fairly quickly before another fine partnership of 45 between Ben Wellington (26) and Richard Roberts put them in control at 119 for 3 after 30 overs. A good partnership then between George Lewis(14) and Jake Watkins (20.no) which enabled Gwent to post a very good score.

Devon were soon in trouble as Gwent opening bowler Luke Harris got both openers out cheaply and Devon slumped to 26 for 4.  A good partnership of 40 recovered the situation before Gwent leg spinner George Lewis broke the partnership and cleaned up the middle order with a fine spell of bowling and Devon eventually fell 24 runs short.

Best Performances: George Lewis 4-19, Luke Harris 4-20, Richard Roberts 41

 

Cardiff & Vale

94 all out

 

 

 

98 for 1

 

Gwent won by 9 wickets

Cardiff & Vale chose to bat and started well as they reached 30 for 0 in 10 overs. Gwent's first change bowlers, Cameron Emmott and Amir Mian , then reduced Cardiff to 38 for 3 after 14 overs.  Gwent introduced spin with great effect as leg spinner Matthew Jones bowled superbly in his spell and was well supported by Nathan Hariharan as Cardiff were bowled out for just 94 in 33 overs.

When Gwent batted they lost an early wicket but from then on they were in complete control as Daniel Lazar and Jack Thorpe-Yon put on 88 for the second wicket for Gwent to win easily by 9 wickets in just 20 overs.

Best Performances: Matthew Jones 4-14, Amir Mian 3-15, Daniel Lezar 38no, Jack Thorpe-Yon 33no
 

Millfield

213 for 6

 

 

 

113 for 5

 

Match Abandoned as a Draw

In damp conditions, Millfield set a challenging total with Luke Harris and Matthew Jones doing most of the damage for Gwent.  Matthew Jones led the reply well and the game was well poised when the rain was the eventual winner.

Best Performances: Matthew Jones 53 & 2-18, Luke Harris 3-30

 

Wiltshire

136 for 9

 

 

137 for 3

 

Gwent won by 7 wickets

Batting first, Wiltshire reached 29 for 2 after 13 overs but moved on to  92 for 3 after 30.  Gwent then introduced off-spinner Nathan Hariharan with devastating effect as he took 4 wickets in a fine spell of accurate bowling which helped reduce  Wiltshire to just 136 for 9 in their 40 overs.

When Gwent batted they got off to a good start as Jake Watkins and Jack Thorpe-Yon put on 37 with out loss after 8 overs.  Watkins was then out before another good partnership was formed.  This time it was Thorpe-Yon and George Lewis who put on 60 runs in quick time.  This effectively won the match for Gwent as the pair reached 97 for 2.  When Thorpe-Yon was run out, Richard Roberts joined Lewis for a winning unbeaten partnership as Gwent won comfortably in just 25 overs.

Best Performances:  Nathan Hariharan 4-22, Jack Thorpe-Yon 33, George Lewis 30no, Richard Roberts 29no

 

 

 

West Glamorgan

111 all out

 

 

 

 

132 all out

 

 

 

Gwent won

by 21 runs

Put into bat on a good wicket Gwent were were soon in trouble and were 19 for 3 after just 7 overs.  They then lost 3 more wickets fairly quickly and had slumped to 63 for 6 after 16 overs.   A good partnership between George Lewis and Lewis Holley of 42, however, enabled Gwent to reach a reasonable total but they had not used seven of their allotted overs.

When West Glamorgan batted they seemed to have things under control losing only 1 wicket in the first 10 overs and at 33 for 1 were in command. They then moved on to 54 for 2 after 15 overs and looked to be coasting to victory.  Some fine fielding by the Gwent fielders turned the game round, however, as they inflicted 2 run outs leaving West Glam on 64 for 4 after 18 overs.  Gwent then introduced off-spin with Nathan Hariharan  bowling a fine spell taking 2 more West Glam wickets leaving the game tightly balanced with them on 84 for 7. Gwent then brought back pace in the shape of Luke Harris who bowled a great second spell to clean up the tail.

Best Performances: Luke Harris 4-29,  Nathan Hariharan 2-23

 

 

 

Hereford

185 for 9

 

 

 

 

 

235 for 9

 

 

 

Gwent won

by 50 runs

Gwent elected to bat and progressed steadily but were in trouble at 84 for 5.   However, a fine stand of 54 runs between Gareth Ansell and Ben Wellington put Gwent on top at 138 for 4 after 26 overs.  Wellington was then was caught and Gareth Ansell soon followed for a fine 60.   George Lewis and Nathan Hariharan then put Gwent in a strong position at 235 for 9 in 40 overs.

When Hereford batted they lost early wickets, as left arm seamer Henry Breeze bowled a good line taking two early wickets in a fine spell, and at 44 for 3 after 10 overs were in trouble.  Hereford never really recovered as Gwent bowlers bowled with good discipline eventually finished well short of the Gwent total.

Best Performances:  Gareth Ansell 60, George Lewis 48no & 2-25, Henry Breeze 3-25

 

Berkshire

     

Match cancelled due to the weather

 

 

Dorset

133 all out

 

 

 

99 all out

 

 

Dorset won

 by 34 runs

Gwent soon had Dorset in trouble as Henry Breeze and Cameron Emmott bowled a good length and Dorset slumped to 22 for 3 after 7 overs then to at 54 for 5 after 15 overs. Dorset kept looking as if they were going to recover but Gwent kept taking wickets and Dorset eventually bowled out with three overs remaining.  Emmott  was the pick of the bowlers with four wickets with Breeze and Richard Rhyderch-Roberts taking two apiece.

Gwent also found batting difficult and, with one batsman retiring hurt, slumped to effectively 50 for 5. They never recovered from this  with only Gareth Ansell and Daniel Lezar putting in worthy performances. 

Best Performances: Cameron Emmott 4-24, Gareth Ansell 32no, Daniel Lezar 28, Rhyderch-Roberts 2-5, Henry Breeze 2-23

 

Gloucester

 

     

Match cancelled due to the weather

 

WELSH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

 

 

 

North East Wales

76 all out

 

 

 

 

77 for 2

 

 

 

Gwent win by 8 wickets

Gwent won the toss and elected to bowl and soon had  North East Wales struggling as Luke Harris and Henry Breeze bowled with good discipline. The first wicket fell at 6 and the second when the score was just 18 after 12 overs.   North East Wales were 25 for 2 when Jack Thorpe-Yon took the next two wickets for Gwent as the batters could not cope with his fine in swing bowling.  All the Gwent bowlers then got in on the act as  North East Wales collapsed to just 76 all out in 34 overs. 

When Gwent batted they got off to the perfect start as Matthew Jones and Ben Wellington put on 62 for the first wicket before Wellington was out for a good 24. They lost another quick wicket but the game was won with out further loss in just 17 overs with Jones undefeated on 27.

Best Performances: Matthew Jones 27no, Ben Wellington 24 & 2-7, Jack Thorpe-Yon 2-6, Nathan Hariharan 2-9

 

The remainder of the tournament was abandoned due to the weather.

 

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