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Squad List 2015

Joe Harris (Monmouth), Ben Hope-Bell (Newport), Alex Horton (Newbridge), Ben Kellaway (Chepstow), Luke Lezar (Newport Fugitives), Jake Preston (Machen), Lewis Probert (Newport), Ben Purnell (Newport), Alfie Robinson (Monmouth), Oliver Robson (Rogerstone), Muaaz Shahid (Newport), Harry Sillence (Chepstow), Will Supple (Sudbrook), Sam Swingwood (Monmouth), Ieuan Taylor-Jones (Ebbw Vale), Meirion Thomas (Newport Fugitives), Joe Westwood (Newbridge)

Match Report Summary 2015

Denotes a gold star performance of scoring 50 or more runs or taking four or more wickets.

OPPONENTS NAME & SCORE

GWENT SCORE

RESULT 

COMMENTS
Monmouth School     Match cancelled due to the weather
Berkshire

179 for 7

110 for 8 Berkshire won

 by 69 runs

Berkshire won the toss and elected to bat and preceded to score 179-7 off their 40 overs with Will Bovill scoring a very good 54. The Gwent bowlers stuck to their task and bowled reasonably well with Meirion Thomas and Sam Swingwood taking two wickets apiece. Harry Hughes kept wicket particularly well conceding only three byes in 40 overs and taking a great stumping in only his second match as a wicket keeper.

When Gwent batted they started well and Will Supple and Joe Harris combined to put on 58 for the second wicket however 63-1 soon turned to 76-8 as some poor shots and three run outs effectively killed off the game. Ben Purnell and Luke Lezar showed great resilience to put on an unbroken 34-run partnership to see the game out against some very good bowling but the team finished well short of the target score. Even though Gwent lost, the boys played really well and showed plenty of character with 5 players missing due to a Wales fixture.

West Glam

85 all out

206 for 6 Gwent won

by 121 runs

West Glamorgan won the toss at Newport CC and asked Gwent to bat on a warm day. Gwent started well reaching 82-2 with Alex Horton and Joe Harris combining for a partnership of 67 for the second wicket.  Horton finally fell for a breezy 53 with the score on 96 and then the run rate was increased by Ben Hope Bell (21) and Ben Kellaway, who finished on a fine 61no, as Gwent set their opponents a challenging target.

In reply, West Glamorgan never really got going and struggled to 85 all out with only John Hughes showing any resistance with a defiant 29. On the bowling front Muazz Shahid took 2-13 and Ben Kellaway cleaned up the tail with 2-2 as Gwent ran out comfortable winners.

Best Performances: Ben Kellaway 61no, Alex Horton 53

Eryri

89 all out

91 for 4  

Gwent won

by 121 runs

 

Eryri won the toss at a warm but windy Monmouth and elected to bat first. This decision backfired though as Gwent rattled through them in 20.4 overs bowling them out for just 89. Wickets were shared around but special mentions must go to opening bowler Ieuan Taylor Jones who took 3-14 and leg spinner Muaaz Shahid 3-9 while Alfie Robinson took 2-14 on his home ground.

In reply Sam Swingwood led the way dispatching the bowling to all parts for an entertaining 47 at his home ground as Gwent ran out victors by 6 wickets with 18 overs to spare. Special mention must be said for M Russell who bowled really well for Eryri and had figures of 2-6 with 4 maidens.

Best Performances: Sam Swingwood 47, Muaaz Shahid 3-9, Ieuan Taylor Jones 3-14

Devon

151-7

67 for 1 Gwent won by

17 runs (D/L)

Gwent travelled to Sherborne School for their fixture against Dorset and unfortunately the weather intervened to curtail a good game. Dorset won the toss and decided to bat first and accumulated 151-7 off their forty overs. The Gwent bowlers were well led by Joe Westwood and Ben Purnell, with three wickets each, while Sam Swingwood bowled a miserly 8 over spell for just 15 runs.

In reply, Gwent got off to a good start, however the rain intervened after 12 overs with Gwent 35-0.  At this point the Dorset coaches suggested playing Duckworth Lewis as rain was likely intervene again at some point and the coaches both wanted the game to have some sort of positive result. After an hour or so the rain gave way and Gwent resumed their chase of 152 once more and unfortunately suffered the worst possible start losing Joe Harris first ball after the interruption. This brought Joe Westwood to the crease who was positive from the outset with more rain due at any moment and he raced to 18 not out off just 10 balls while Ben Hope Bell also accelerated to be 24 not out when the rain came after just 3 more overs. During this time though 32 runs were added for the loss of 1 wicket and with the par score being 49 Gwent were declared the winners by 17 runs under the Duckworth Lewis method.

Best Performances: Joe Westwood 3-23 and Ben Purnell 3-14

Hereford

67 all out

68 for 2

Gwent won

by 8 wkts

Herefordshire won the toss and batted first on a warm sunny day.  However, the decision backfired as Gwent were ruthless with the ball and dismissed them for just 67 in 27 overs. Some tight disciplined bowling was backed up in the field with some very good catches taken, notably by Joe Westwood jumping full stretch at cover and Ben Kellaway running and taking a catch over his shoulder at backward point. With the ball Sam Swingwood shone  with 3 wickets and he was backed up by well Harry Sillence who got 2 wickets on debut.  In all, five catches were taken with Westwood getting another and Harry Sillence and Oliver Robson one each

In reply, Gwent batted  very positively and lost just two wickets in passing the Herefordshire total in just 10.5 overs with Ben Hope Bell scoring 20 and Alex Horton being 20 not out.

Best Performances: Sam Swingwood 3-7

Wiltshire

143 for 6

80 all out Wiltshire won

by 63 runs

Wiltshire won the toss and batted first on a warm sunny day and batted very positively for the first fourteen overs racing to 52-0.  After drinks Muaaz Shahid pegged them back by bowling very well and taking three wickets including the dismissal of top scorer E Wade, thanks to a smart stumping by Alex Horton. Wiltshire finished their innings on an achievable target as Gwent fielded well to restrict the visitors on a fast outfield and a very good batting wicket.

However, the target soon became unachievable as Gwent imploded when batting and collapsed to 80 all out against a very good spin attack but seemed to lack any real purpose when batting and, with seven players dismissed by being bowled, it showed that shot selection was poor. Only Ben Hope-Bell provided any real resistance with 33.  

Best Performances: Muaaz Shahid 3-16, Ben Hope-Bell 33

N E Wales

99 all out

100 for 4

Gwent won

by 6 wkts

N E Wales won the toss and decided to bat.  However, they slumped to 41-6 as some tight bowling by Joe Westwood and some great fielding including a direct hit from Sam Swingwood gave Gwent the advantage. Matthew Soper batted well compiling 27 but some poor shots by the other batters and some good bowling by Meirion Thomas allowed Gwent to bowl N E Wales out for just 99 in 30 overs. Westwood and Thomas both got three wickets apiece and Will Supple took two catches.

In reply Gwent, themselves were reduced to 30 for 3 thanks to a great spell by Jack Parry. However, Ollie Robson and Ben Hope- Bell combined with a partnership of 65 to take Gwent within touching distance of the target when Robson was out for a well-made 39. Ben Hope Bell saw the side home with an unbeaten 22.

Best Performances: Ollie Robson 39, Joe Westwood 3-9, Meirion Thomas 3-4

West Glamorgan

192 for 9

161 for 8

Gwent won

by 31 runs

 

West Glamorgan won the toss and asked Gwent to bat on a warm day. Gwent batted well, but lost wickets regularly, to finish on a competitive score with Alex Horton scoring a fine 73 not out but the next highest scorers were Sam Swingwood 23 and Ollie Robson 22 which was disappointing as many batters got themselves in and then got themselves out. For West Glamorgan captain Luc Rees bowled a good spell of leg spin and Ed Sivak bowled a good opening spell taking five wickets between them.

In reply, West Glamorgan started very well with Dan Edwards and Luc Rees putting on 82 for the first wicket until Edwards was bowled by Will Supple. Gwent then tightened their grip on the game with Sam Swingwood bowling a good spell with little reward and Will Supple bagging two wickets in his spell which left West Glamorgan needing six-an-over for the last eleven overs. The batters tried hard to keep up with the run-rate and lost wickets at regular intervals. West Glamorgan finished 31 runs short off their allocated overs as Meirion Thomas bagged two wickets at the death with some good bowling. The bowlers were supported well in the field with Will Supple and Ben Hope- Bell both effecting run-outs.

Best Performances: Alex Horton 73no
Dorset

78 for 1

77 all out Dorset won

by 9 wickets

A depleted Gwent side travelled to Kentisbeare without their Welsh players, won the toss and decided to bat first.  This looked a good decision as openers Ollie Robson and Sam Swingwood combined for an opening partnership of 42.  However, once both openers fell, a mixture of good bowling and some poor shot selection saw the remaining nine batsmen add just 35 more runs. 

In reply Devon got off to a flying start as the openers peppered the boundaries to take the score to 50 in just 9 overs and, even though Sam Swingwood got the breakthrough thanks to a good slip catch from Lewis Probert, Devon cantered to their target in just 14 overs.

Gloucester

169 for 8

172 for 3 Gwent won

by 3 runs

Gwent lost the toss and were put into bat at Rogerstone CC. The two openers started with positive intent hitting a flurry of boundaries in the opening ten overs and running well between the wickets until Will Supple was run out with a direct hit from the boundary. Ben Hope-Bell then forged a good partnership with Alex Horton  until he was caught for a well made 44. Horton was then joined by Joe Westwood and they continued to push the score along with some good running and punishing the bad ball until Horton was run out for a entertaining 53 pushing for a second run. Joe Westwood was then joined by Joe Harris and they continued to bat well but runs slowly dried up and Gwent ended their innings on a score around forty runs short of what was a real possibility. Westwood finished unbeaten on a well compiled 46.

Gloucestershire started their run chase in the worst possible way with Jake Preston taking two wickets in his opening two overs as they slumped to 10-2.  Wickets continued to fall at regular intervals and after 32 overs Gloucestershire were 122-8. However a good partnership between C. Davidson and A. Grayson developed and they went into the last over needing 7 runs to win. Joe Westwood held his nerve bowling the last over and only conceded 4 runs from it allowing Gwent to run out winners by 3 runs.  Along with Preston, Ben Kellaway and Sam Swingwood both took two wickets each.

Best Performances: Alex Horton 53, Joe Westwood 46no, Ben Hope-Bell 44

N E Wales     Match cancelled due to the weather
Eryri     Match cancelled due to the weather