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Squad List 2013

George Bazley (Chepstow), Lloyd Elias (Brynmawr), Tomos Evans (Newport), Toby Haines (Chepstow), Krishnan Hariharan (Newport), Aadil Hassan (Malpas), Ellis James (Malpas), Thomas Lynbeck (Newport), Richard Monnington (Abergavenny), Travis Morgan (Newbridge), Scott O'Leary (Sudbrook), Thomas Protheroe (Newport), William Smale (Newport), Jack Waters (Newport), Oscar Waters (Newport), Tomas Witcombe (Newbridge)

Match Report Summary 2013

Denotes a gold star performance of scoring 40 or more runs or taking four or more wickets.

The Championship winning team

OPPONENTS NAME & SCORE

GWENT SCORE

RESULT 

COMMENTS

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS FINAL

Cardiff & Vale

137 all out

138 for 5 Gwent won

by 5 wkts

Gwent won the toss and decided to bowl at Lisvane CC with some showers around Cardiff started well with an opening partnership of 44 between Tegid Phillips (20) and A Arthur.  Arthur went on to make 29 before falling with the score on 74, Cardiff then slumped to 98-5 and 127-8 before being bowled out for 137 with only L. Rees-Zammit (30) showing any resistanceWill Smale (3-27), Tom Protheroe (2-38) and Richard Monnington (2-14) helped bowl Cardiff out in the last over of their allocation.

Gwent’s reply started steadily with the opening partnership putting on 32 before the first wicket fell but this was quickly followed by another as Cardiff bowled extremely well. The scoring slowed down and when the third wicket fell the score was 57-3 off 23 overs and then 82-5 off 29 overs as Tegid Phillips (3-11) and T. Jenkins (2-22) bowled with great control and built lots of pressure. The game almost seemed lost but Travis Morgan and Morgan Bevans combined to forge a match winning partnership of 56 in just 7.4 overs to see Gwent home by 5 wickets.  Morgan finished with 54 not out with some great shots all around the wicket as he scored freely while Bevans rotated the strike and showed a great maturity playing a year up.

This well-deserved victory set the seal on a very successful season which saw the squad repeat their performance in last year's U11 Championship Final and achieve eight victories to four defeats in their twelve matches.

Best Performances: Travis Morgan 54no, Will Smale 3 - 27

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS SEMI FINAL
Carmarthenshire

94 all out

211 for 5 Gwent won

by 117 runs

Carmarthen won the toss and asked Gwent to bat first and this looked a good decision as the first wicket fell with the score on just 11.  Will Smale and Travis Morgan then added 37 before Smale fell with the score on 48. Another quick wicket followed but Jack Waters combined with Morgan to take the score to 124 with a partnership of 76 when Waters departed for 21. Morgan continued playing with freedom and some great strokes brought him his maiden 50 for Gwent.  He was now ably supported by Krishnan Hariharan who made 34 not out as Gwent continued to pile up the runs. Morgan fell agonisingly close to his first hundred with the score on 192 as he departed for a fantastic 91 and Gwent completed their innings on 211 for 5.

Carmarthen started their innings and were quickly on the back foot losing a wicket in the fourth over with the score on just 6. Wickets continued to fall at regular intervals and they struggled to 46 for 5 off 15 overs as Gwent’s bowlers dominated.  then took 4 for 7 in 5 overs to underline Gwent’s dominance as Carmarthen were dismissed for 94 in under 31 overs, leaving Gwent winners by 117 runs.

Best Performances: Travis Morgan 91, Scott O’Leary 4-7, Krishnan Hariharan 34no

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS GROUP MATCHES
Pembroke

69 all out

205 for 3 Gwent won

by 136 runs

Gwent won the toss and batted first at Haverfordwest CC.  Will Smale, with 71 off 86 balls, and Tomos Evans, 58 off 95 balls, put on 133 for the first wicket in 26 overs. Travis Morgan (17no) and George Bazley (28no off 14 balls) then added an unbeaten partnership of 34 in just 4 overs to see Gwent finish on 205-3. The fielding performance from Gwent was also very good and everyone made important contributions.

Pembroke were soon in trouble slumping to 16-5 after a good opening spell from Ellis James (8-2-19-3) and Richard Monnington (8-3-8-3). They crumbled to 69 all out off 32.1 overs with only James Mansbridge (20) showing any resistance.  It was a very professional performance from Gwent with both the bat and ball and unfortunately Pembroke were completely outplayed.

Best Performances: Will Smale 71, Tomos Evans 58, George Bazley 28no ,Richard Monnington 3-8, Ellis James 3-19
Mid Glamorgan

98 all out

99 for 1 Gwent won

by 9 wickets

Mid Glamorgan won the toss and batted first.  Gwent took wickets at regular intervals and dismissed them for 98 in 38.4 overs. Aadil Hassan with 3 for 24, Ellis James 2 for 3 and Lloyd Elias 2 for 11 did the damage with the ball.

This total was never going to be enough and so it proved with Will Smale and Tom Evans sharing a first wicket partnership of 94 to help see Gwent home in 18.1 overs; Will Smale scoring 45 and Tom Evans 37 not out.

Best Performances: Will Smale 45, Aadil Hassan 3-24

West Glamorgan 80 for 1 Match Abandoned Gwent got off to an excellent start with Travis Morgan making 32 and Will Smale unbeaten on on 41.  Unfortunately, persistent rain forced the abandonment of the match which will be rearranged.

Best Performance: Will Smale 41no

 

West Glamorgan

157 all out

 

158 for 5 Gwent won

by 5 wickets

West Glamorgan won the toss and got off to a good start with Nathan Lee scoring a quick 36 until he was bowled by Tom Lynbeck. Gwent then slowed down the run-rate and took wickets at regular intervals to dismiss West Glamorgan for 157.  Scott O’Leary bowled extremely well to take 4 for 31 and he was supported well by Tom Lynbeck, Jack Waters, Tom Evans and Ellis James who all took a wicket.

When batting, Gwent got off to a poor start losing an early wicket to a run out after a mix up. However Will Smale ended  good partnerships with George Bazley (17) and Krishnan Hariharan (30) to see Gwent home by five wickets with almost five overs to spare.  Will Smale ended a fine innings on 80 not out.

Best Performances: Scott O’Leary 4 - 13, Will Smale 80no, Krishnan Hariharan 30

Cardiff & Vale

163 for 8

211 for 2 Gwent won

by 48 runs

Cardiff & Vale won the toss and put Gwent in but the decision backfired as Gwent totalled 211 for 2 with Scott O’Leary in fine form carrying his bat for a brilliant 131 off just 134 balls including taking 25 off one over. He was ably supported by Jack Waters (27no) Will Smale (24).

When Cardiff & Vale batted they lost a wicket early to a run out and never really recovered as they slipped to 77 for 6 with Tom Lynbeck taking 4 for 18 off his 8 overs. However, they recovered to 163 for 8 thanks to a great knock by Sam Hopkins with 60 no well supported by Richie Sen 33.

Best Performances: Scott O’Leary 131no, Tom Lynbeck 4 - 18

 

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS TABLE SOUTH DIVISION

  Gwent Pembroke Mid Glam West Glam Cardiff & Vale   Played Won Lost Aband Pts
Gwent XXXXX 22 22 22 21 4 4 0 0 87

Cardiff & Vale

6 8 20 21 XXXXX 4 2 2 0 55
West Glam 6 19 22 XXXX 5 4 2 2 0 52
Pembroke 1 XXXXXXX 19 6 22 4 2 2 0 48
Mid Glam 1 6 XXXXX 4 6 4 0 4 0 17

 

FRIENDLIES
Berkshire

150 for 7

151 for 7 Berkshire won

 by 3 wickets

After losing the toss and being put in to bat Gwent started well reaching 51 through Will Smale (25) and Travis Morgan (25) before losing their first wicket. Gwent then reached 121 for 5 off 30 overs but struggled to post a decent final score due to some poor  running between the wickets. Waters (20) was the only batter to show some urgency as Gwent closed on 150 for 7.

In reply, Berkshire got off to a good start thanks to some wayward bowling from the Gwent bowlers. However, Gwent stuck at their task and managed to fight back by taking 7 wickets before Berkshire reached their target in the thirty-second over with Ellis James (3 for 24) and Tom Lynbeck (2 for 25) amongst the wickets.  This was a match which Gwent let slip away after being in a strong position on numerous occasions.

Best Performance: Ellis James 3-24

Wiltshire

110 all out

150 for 6 Gwent won

by 40 runs

Wiltshire won the toss and put Gwent in to bat on a hot day at Abercarn CC. They got off to a good start, taking the score to 26 before losing their first wicket. Then Scott O’Leary and Tomos Evans combined for an 86-run partnership to take the score to 107 before O’Leary was dismissed for 48. Evans was then dismissed for 30 shortly after and the remaining batters failed to keep up the momentum and Gwent ended their innings on a rather disappointing total after being 107 for 1 twelve overs remaining.

When Wiltshire’s innings started they got off to the worst possible start, losing 2 wickets in the second over bowled by Tom Lynbeck, and they continued to lose wickets at regular intervals to be dismissed 40 runs short of their target with eight overs left. Tom Lynbeck finished with 3 for 20 and was supported well by Will Smale's two wickets while the rest were shared amongst Ellis James, Richard Monnington and Scott O’Leary. The fielding by Gwent was of a very high quality with O’Leary capping off a great performance by taking two catches and a run out while Tomos Evans also effected a run out with a direct throw.

Best Performances: Tom Lynbeck 3-20, Scott O’Leary 48, Tomos Evans 30

Gloucestershire

100 all out

101 for 5 Gloucestershire won by 5 wickets

Gwent lost the toss on a warm day at Frocester CC and were asked to bat first. A good opening stand of 30 between Will Smale and Tomos Evans meant Wales got off to a decent start but the introduction of Sujan changed the game as he took 3 for 10 off 4.2 overs. The rest of the Gwent batters struggled against the Gloucestershire bowlers who were backed up by some brilliant fielding and they could only manage 100 all out with Jack Waters (18) the only other batman to show any sort of form with the bat.

In reply, Gloucestershire got off to a decent start reaching 28 before a run out by Ellis James broke the partnership. Tom Witcombe then dismissed G. Patterson (26) thanks to a good catch at mid wicket from Lloyd Elias and Will Smale dismissed J. Reeves (21) thanks to some good keeping from Toby Haines. Ton Lynbeck also took a wicket but Sujan (25no) and Z. Ahmed (11no) combined to take Gloucestershire to 101 for 5 in 24.2 overs.

Devon

254 for 8

117 all out Devon won

by 137 runs

Devon won the toss against a  Gwent side, depleted by the loss of their five Wales players, and elected to bat first. J Degg 69, I Windley 54 and S. Carpenter 46 took advantage of the Gwent bowlers struggling with the heat and bowling a bad ball an over to post 254-8 off their 40 overs. Only Under 11 bowler Ben Davies bowled consistently well, asking many questions of batters a year up, and finishing with a creditable 3 for 36 off his 8 overs.

When Gwent batted they started well with Tom Protheroe and Jack Waters 31 putting on 41 for the first wicket.  However they soon slumped to 54-4 and 75-7 due to some poor running between the wickets and shot selection. Only Lloyd Elias showed any resistance with 22 to help Gwent reach 117 all out. Jack Waters top-scored with 31.

Best Performances: Ben Davies 3-36, Jack Waters 31

Dorset

148 for 8

68 for 6 Dorset won

by 80 runs

Dorset won the toss on a very hot day and elected to bat.  However, Gwent did well to restricted them to just 148 for 8 from their 40 overs due to a good bowling and fielding display with Richard Monnington and Tom Protheroe leading the way with the ball taking 2 for 11 and 2 for 35 respectively.

This total was well within Gwent’s grasp and they started well with Will Smale scoring 23 and Gwent reached 31 - 1 off 10 overs. However, after this dismissal, Gwent’s batters went into their shell and thanks to some poor batting and some reasonably straight bowling Gwent only managed another off 45 runs in 30 overs.  Scott O’Leary (20) was the only other batter to make double figures.

Hereford

162 all out

163 for 6 Gwent won

by 4 wickets

Herefordshire won the toss and elected to bat but lost a wicket in the third over with the score on 5. Then C. Tobey and O. Rogoff combined for a partnership of 42 until the second wicket fell to Ellis James who eventually ended with 3-23. Only T. Hubbard (32) was the mainstay of the Herefordshire innings and they were dismissed in the last over for 162 as Richard Monnington bowled well to finish with 2-15. Gwent’s fielding was good with two run outs in the innings with direct hits.

In reply, Gwent started extremely well with Travis Morgan and Tomos Evans racing to 51 in just 8 overs before the first wicket fell. Evans was then joined by Morgan Bevans and they combined to put on a further 47 runs before Bevans was run out by a direct hit. Evans went on to make a very good 57 until he fell to a great catch at point but Gwent were seen home with 3.2 overs to go by Scott O’Leary (Sudbrook) who finished on 13no.

Best Performances: Tomos Evans 57, Ellis James 3-23