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Squad List 2016

Hugo Caldicott (Llanarth), Matthew Hall (Ebbw Vale), Will Heath (Llanarth), Alex Holmes (Abergavenny), Harry Hughes (Newport), Ben Kellaway (Chepstow), Anton Lodder (Blackwood), Ross Mohring (Newport), Daniel Moseley (Llanarth), Owen Parsons (Newport), Thomas Pipe (Sudbrook), Joe Tapp (Sudbrook), Sam Protheroe (Newport), Ollie Rayner (Chepstow), Oskar Rice (Newport), Darshan Selvakumaran (Newport), Joshua Truckel (Chepstow), Oscar Watkins (Usk)

Match Report Summary 2016

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





154 for 1

153 for 9 Berkshire won

by 9 wickets

On a very warm Sunday Gwent travelled to Hungerford C C to take on Berkshire in their first game of the season. They were met with, what can only be described as, a minefield of a wicket and after consultation between coaches and umpires it was agreed that the match would take place on a adult wicket instead. Gwent won the toss and batted first hoping to take advantage of bowlers struggling to bowl on a wicket a yard longer than usual and started positively but lost two early wickets and after four overs it was 21 for 2.  Hugo Caldicott and Ben Kellaway built a partnership of 29 but Caldicott was caught by a ball which bounced a little more than expected. Ollie Rayner then joined Kellaway and they put on 47 for the fourth wicket before Kellaway was caught for 38 and then Rayner also departed for 18. Runs slowed down as some tight bowling saw the batters go into their shells but Alex Holmes helped add some impetus to the innings with 18no at the end as Gwent finished on a seemingly reasonable total.

Berkshire, in reply, got off to a flier dispatching some wayward bowling at will as the Gwent bowlers struggled for accuracy with their line and length on an adult wicket. Gwent’s only breakthrough came from a run out which saw J Jayasingh run out for 32. H. Daly preceded to smash Gwent bowlers to all parts as Berkshire reached their target with ease after only 20.3 overs.

Best Performance: Ben Kellaway 38

Cardiff & Vale

123 all out


147 all out


Gwent won

by 24 runs

On a very warm Sunday Gwent travelled to face Cardiff & Vale at Cowbridge C C.  Gwent managed to post a reasonable score on a challenging pitch with only three players reaching double figures.   Ross Mohring led the way with 30 while Will Heath contributed 23.  For Cardiff B. Mulcahy, Z. Khan and R. Chawathe each took two wickets.

When Cardiff batted wickets fell at regular intervals and they were dismissed 24 runs short of the Gwent total with Robbie Brown scoring a well made 43 while D. Herbert contributed 21. For Gwent, Ross Mohring and Owen Parsons took two wickets each while Sam Protheroe claimed four wickets in a fine spell which saw him concede just 16 runs in his 8 overs.

Best Performance: Sam Protheroe 4-16, Ross Mohring 30


236 for 7

155 for 4 Devon won

by 81 runs

On a very warm Sunday Gwent entertained Devon at Abergavenny C C.  Devon won the toss and elected to bat first on a superb batting wicket.  However, they didn’t have it all their own way as they were 68 for 4 off 12 overs with Tom Pipe claiming 2 for 17 while J. Presswell was unfortunately run out at the non strikers end for 31. Archie Farkins scored a well made 61 for Devon which contained some glorious strokes but also  a few chances with the ball landing in between fielders on numerous occasions.  However Devon’s positive intent saw them close their innings with a daunting total off their forty overs with only Dan Moseley with 2 for 33 showing any real consistency.

In reply, Gwent started in a similar fashion being reaching 34 for 2 but a very good 78-run partnership between Sam Protheroe and Matthew Hall keeping Gwent in the game until both fell in quick succession.  they were both caught at deep mid-wicket trying to keep up with the required rate.  Protheroe fell for a well made 60, his first half century for the county, while Hall made a composed 23. The remaining batters tried in vain to penetrate a very tight Devon, who are to be applauded for their very good fielding throughout the innings,  field in the last ten oversGwent finished on 155 for 4 with Anton Lodder scoring 21no.

Best Performance: Sam Protheroe 60


224 for 4

139 all out Wiltshire won

by 85 runs

Gwent travelled to Corsham to take on Wiltshire and were asked to field first on a pitch with very small boundaries square of the wicket. They started off well restricting Wiltshire to 67 for 1 at drinks, however,  after this they rather lost their way as Wiltshire went along at over six an over to set a challenging target.  This was partly due to some wayward bowling but also some very good batting as B. Tucker scored a hard hitting century and T. Kershaw completed a well made 50.  Sam Protheroe restored some credibility to the Gwent bowling effort claiming 3-35 from his 6 overs.

In reply, Gwent started well with Protheroe and Heath scoring freely before Gwent slipped to 30 for 3. Hugo Caldicott then took over with some great shots all around the wickets as the other batters struggled with the bowling.  He scored runs with ease and completed his maiden fifty for Gwent. Eventually he was the final wicket to fall for an excellent 72, having scored over half his team's runs, as Gwent were dismissed well short of their target.

Best Performances: Hugo Caldicott 72, Sam Protheroe 3-35


172 for 8

175 for 7 Gwent won

by 3 wkts

Gwent welcomed Dorset to Chepstow CC on a warm sunny day, won the toss and invited the visitors to bat. Gwent started well taking some early wickets as they reduced Dorset to 38 for 4 after 15 overs. However, Dorset recovered to a challenging total with Sam Protheroe taking 2 for 22 in an eight-over spell.

In reply, Gwent got off to a disastrous start losing an early wicket to a run out with the score on just 4. However, Hugo Caldicott came in and took the game by the scruff of the neck as he dispatched any wayward bowling to the boundary in an entertaining innings before falling for 48 to the last ball before drinks. At this point Oscar Watkins took over and played some fine drives through the covers and down the ground while also pulling anything short for four as he scored 49 before playing on just one short of his maiden fifty for the county. It looked like the game was finely poised but Harry Hughes played a great cameo scoring 29 very quickly, and Will Heath chipped in with 21, before Gwent lost 3 quick wickets leaving them with 7 to win and only three wickets in hand. However, Tom Pipe and Owen Parsons saw them home to win with nine overs still left.

Best Performances: Oscar Watkins 49, Hugo Caldicott 48
Cardiff & Vale

221 for 6

199 for 7 Cardiff & Vale 

won by 22 runs

Gwent played Cardiff & Vale to Abergavenny CC on a boiling hot day with the winners winning the toss and deciding to bat first. It proved a good decision as they accumulated a substantial from their forty overs with Wes Baker scoring 62 and Harry Treharne carrying his bat for 86 not out. Gwent had an unusually poor day in the field and only Oskar Rice made any real impression with the ball claiming 3 wickets for44 runs.

In reply, Gwent got off to a very good start reaching 118 for 1 with Sam Protheroe and Hugo Caldicott forming a very good partnership.  However, both fell to Zaman as he bowled a golden spell claiming 6 for 21 and ripping the heart out of the Gwent innings. Protheroe top scored with 63 while Caldicott continued his good form with 47 but unfortunately the other batters couldn't see over the line.

 Best Performances: Sam Protheroe 63, Hugo Caldicott 47



  This match was postponed due to the weather and could not be rearranged.
West Glamorgan

149 all out

252 for 2 Gwent won

by 106 runs

Gwent welcomed West Glamorgan to Llanarth CC and won the toss batting first on a good wicket. All the Gwent batters got in as they accumulated a substantial score off their forty overs with openers Sam Protheroe and Will Heath putting on 110 for the first wicket before Protheroe was out for 57. Heath soon followed for 41 before Hugo Caldicott and Ben Kellaway combined for an unbroken partnership of 136 off just 13 overs as Kellaway scored  72 off 43 balls with 7 fours and two sixes while Caldicott contributed an unbeaten 52 off 44 balls with six boundaries.

In reply,  West Glamorgan could only muster 149 all out as Darshan Selvakumuran bowled exceptionally well with the new ball and also claimed the final wicket with figures of 2 for 9 while off spinner Anton Lodder claimed 2 for 29 off his eight overs and leg spinner Dan Moseley bowled well with 2 for 35. For West Glamorgan only James Thomas (44) and Morgan Sparks (52) played with any real intent as they fell to defeat by a considerable margin.

 Best Performances:  Ben Kellaway 72,  Sam Protheroe 57, Hugo Caldicott 52, Will Heath 41

North East Wales 277 for 3 Match Abandoned as a Draw

On a very dull, miserable day Gwent entertained North East Wales at Llanarth CC.  Gwent won the toss and batted first as light drizzle began to fall and took full advantage of a good wicket as they compiled a huge total from their 40 over allocation. Star of the show was Ben Kellaway who scored a fantastic 124 not out off 102 balls in a chanceless inningsHe was ably supported by Sam Protheroe, who scored 65 before being run out, as they put on 131 for the third wicket. Oscar Watkins also got in on the act, scoring an unbeaten 36, as he and Kellaway put on an unbroken stand of 109.

However, the rain settled in over tea and the match was abandoned without North East Wales beginning their innings.

Best Performances: Ben Kellaway 124no, Sam Protheroe 65, Oscar Watkins 36no

Gloucester     This match was cancelled due to the weather and could not be rearranged.
West Glamorgan     This match was cancelled and could not be rearranged.
North East Wales

130 for 6

131 for 2 Gwent won

by 8 wkts

Gwent travelled to Chirk CC to play North East Wales with a number of regular squad members missing due to holidays  North East Wales batted first and found scoring hard work as Gwent’s spin bowlers made scoring difficult. Special mention goes to Tom Pipe, bowling leg spin for the first time in a competitive match, and debutant Joe Tapp, who bowled a very good spell, as between them they bowled 15 overs for only 45 runs. On top of this, regular leg spin bowler Dan Moseley bowled his eight over spell for only 13 runs. Pipe and Tapp took a wicket each while Owen Parsons took two wickets at the end of the innings.

In pursuit of a definitely achievable total, Gwent were in some trouble losing two early wickets reducing them to 21 for 2 but Will Heath and Oscar Watkins combined for an unbeaten partnership of 110 to see Gwent home with almost six overs to spare.  They both scored unbeaten half-centuries by running well between the wickets and playing some great shots which found the boundary.

Best Performances:  Will Heath 54no, Oscar Watkins 50no



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