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Squad List 2016

Ollie Berry (Monmouth), Harry Friend (Chepstow), 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), Will Supple (Sudbrook), Sam Swingwood (Monmouth),  Meirion Thomas (Newport Fugitives), Joe Westwood (Newbridge)

Match Report Summary 2016

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

OPPONENTS NAME & SCORE

GWENT SCORE

RESULT 

COMMENTS
West Glamorgan

201 for 5

  205 for 4 Gwent won

by 6 wkts

Gwent welcomed West Glamorgan to Newbridge C C on a warm day and both sides served up a fantastic game of cricket! West Glamorgan batted first and amassed 201-5 on a very good batting wicket with John Hughes and Dan Edwards leading the way with 52 and 50 respectively, while they were ably supported by A King and Steffan Evans. For Gwent, captain Joe Westwood was the pick of the bowlers with 2-35 off his 8 overs.

In reply, Gwent got off to a good start with Ben Hope-Bell and Oliver Robson putting on 69 for the first wicket before Robson was bowled for a well made 28Hope-Bell soon followed for 36 as the West Glam spin attack of Hughes and Rees turned the screw and slowed the run rate. Gwent slumped to 81-4 off  23 overs. The game seemed to be slipping away from Gwent but a match-winning partnership of 124 between Alex Horton and Harry Friend saw Gwent home with an over to spare.  They ran well between the wickets and hit boundaries when required. Gwent had required eight runs an over from the last fourteen overs and the two timed their run chase to perfection. Horton finished on 77 not out while Friend was unbeaten on 45.

Best Performances: Alex Horton 77no, Harry Friend 45no

Berkshire

61 for 4

 

 

Match      Abandoned     

Gwent won the toss and decided to bowl first on a wet day at Monmouth CC. Berkshire made a great start scoring 28-0 off the first 6 overs. Sam Swingwood then came into the attack and took 3 quick wickets. However, the heavens opened and a small shower soon turned into a heavy storm calling a stop to the game. The umpires decided to take an early tea and see if things improved but no further play was possible.

Best Performances:  Sam Swingwood 3 wkts

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

117 for 9

220 for 1 Gwent won

by 104 runs

Dorset came to Newport Fugitives CC and the weather was warm and sunny. Gwent won the toss and elected to bat on a very good surface and the openers, Will Supple and Ollie Robson, made steady progress reaching 72-0 off the first 20 overs. After drinks, they rotated the strike and hit boundaries well to put on 60 off the next 10. They both passed 50 with ease and started to take control of the innings. Robson went after the Dorset attack putting two big sixes away to the square leg boundary but with the score on 195-0 he fell to Freddie Pryce for a very well-played 82 off 109 balls including 7 fours and 2 sixes.  (Surely this is one of the, if not the, highest GYC opening partnership - Ed!).  Supple had the responsibility of finishing the innings off which he did very well reaching his first 100 for Gwent having batted all through the innings. He scored this off 111 balls including 14 fours. Gwent finished their innings on 221-1 off the 40 overs (another possible record?).

No doubt rather shell-shocked, Dorset started their innings very slowly losing two wickets in the first four overs. A fantastic catch at slip by Luke Lezar and a brilliant run out by Harry Friend left the visitors in trouble. Gwent bowled tight through the middle overs, with both Sam Swingwood and Joe Westwood not giving much away. Dorset lost wickets regularly as they looked to raise their scoring rate and finished way short of their target finishing. This was a good all-round fielding performance with Jake Preston and Harry Friend taking three wickets apiece and Westwood and Lezar two catches each.

Best Performances:  Will Supple 107no, Ollie Robson 82, Jake Preston 3-19, Harry Friend 3-21
Wiltshire

140 for 7

143 for 6 Gwent won

by 4 wkts

Wiltshire welcomed Gwent to Warminster School decided to bat first and got off to a slow start scoring 32 runs off the first 10 overs. During the middle overs the bowlers maintained their control, restricting the batters to less than four an over.  Wiltshire continued to make slow progress before finally picking it up in the final 10 overs where they scored at six an over to reach an achievable total. E Wade was the pick of the batters scoring 41 runs off 74 balls including 5 fours. Meirion Thomas took three wickets, Joe Westwood two and Jake Preston one.

Gwent also started their innings slowly, picking up just three runs an over off the first 10. Alex Horton started his innings very positively, scoring at a run a ball, taking the total onto 60-1 off 18 overs. When he was out for a well-played 40, Gwent were faced with needing six an over off the last 10 with Gwent finding it difficult to get the Wiltshire spinners away. With the score on 109-4 off 34 overs both Joe Westwood and Sam Swingwood played positively putting the Wiltshire team under pressure.  However, two run outs ensued leaving Gwent needing 10 off the final over. Luke Lezar then entered the frame needing boundaries to win. With 8 required from 4 balls he launched a four and a six to the deep mid-wicket boundary giving Gwent the victory.

Best Performances:   Alex Horton 40, Meirion Thomas 3-32

Eryri

132 all out

217 for 4 Gwent won

by 85 runs

Gwent made long journey up to Llandudno where they batted first against Eryri.  Will Supple and Ollie Robson got them off to a great start with an opening partnership of 116; they both reached the sixties before losing their wickets. Ollie Berry made a composed and promising debut scoring 27 before being run out going for the runs in the final overs and Ben Kellaway made a quickfire 21no to ensure Gwent finished with an impressive total. 

In the Eryri innings,  some very good fielding by Gwent saw a number of good catches taken and a run out effected with Kellaway taking three wickets and Alfie Robinson claiming two. Eryri were bowled out with six overs left for a convincing victory.

Best Performances:  Will Supple 67, Ollie Robson 62, Ben Kellaway 3-10

Devon

165 for 4

 

164 for 5

 

Devon won

by 5 wkts

Gwent travelled to Torquay to take on Devon for what turned out to be a very good game. They batted first and a good bowling and fielding display restricted them to 74 to 4. However, a fifth wicket partnership of 79 between Joe Westwood and Sam Swingwood helped to turn things around ensuring Gwent posted a challenging score. Swingwood was out for 28 just before the end while Westwood remained unbeaten on 43 

In reply, Gwent made scoring quite difficult on a very good batting wicket but J. Farley 55no and J. du’Gay 50 combined for a partnership of 90 for the second wicket to help see Devon onto victory as the Gwent bowlers started to feel the pressure and concede too many extras. Devon eventually chased the total down with 14 balls to go with Meirion Thomas, Jake Preston and Harry Friend the wicket takers for Gwent.

Best Performances: Joe Westwood 43no

Herefordshire

114 all out

115 for 9 Gwent won

by 1 wkt

Herefordshire won the toss and decided to bat first. Gwent made a great start taking early wickets restricting Hereford to 29-4 off the first 10 overs. Hereford struggled to form partnerships and made slow progress through the middle overs. Sam Swingwood bowled a very good 8 overs taking 2 wickets for 16 runs; he also excelled in the field with two catches and a run out. Matthew Morgan showed some resilience for the home team scoring 19 but Alfie Robinson took 3 wickets at the end of the innings to bowl Hereford out for a fairly low score on a good batting pitch.  

Gwent's chase started off well reaching 45 for 1 off the first 10 overs. Herefordshire battled hard, however, and then took quick wickets leaving Gwent 70-5 as Gwent struggled to rotate the strike and found themselves battling against a revitalised Herefordshire bowling attack. Ollie Robson showed great character to keep his wicket through the middle overs scoring 20 and helping Gwent get closer to their target. However, they lost further wickets towards the end and it took the final pairing of Alfie Robinson and Lewis Probert to see Gwent over the line, winning by the closest of margins.

Best Performances: Sam Swingwood 2 wkts, 2 catches & a run out, Alfie Robinson 3-3
Cardiff & Vale

191 for 8

261 for 4 Gwent won

by 70 runs

Gwent won the toss and decided to bat first on an overcast day at Cardiff C C. They started slowly scoring 40 for 1 off the first 10 overs. Taylor Burns for Cardiff & Vale bowled great line and length restricting the Gwent batsmen to  four runs an over. A change in the bowling resulted in the Gwent batsmen dominating the middle overs with Alex Horton and Joe Westwood working the ball around and running well between the wickets. Horton reached his 50 in the eighteenth over and with Westwood adding good support, Gwent picked up the pace to six runs an over taking the score on to 150 for 2 off 29 overs.  Horton then really cut loose as the rate increased to ten an over. Westwood scored a fine half-century in a supportive role to Horton who carried his bat for a superb 169 not out.

Cardiff & Vale were faced with a mountain to climb but made a positive start trying to chase the target. Both Yamir Hamed (44) and Steffan Crimp (40) applied early pressure, hitting the ball hard and scoring quite freely.  After twenty five overs, they still faced a tough task needing 150 runs to win. Archie Clegg (46) showed resistance but eventually Cardiff & Vale finished well short of their target. All the Gwent bowlers and fielders played their part in ensuring this.

Best Performances:  Alex Horton 169no, Joe Westwood 54
Eryri     This match was postponed due to the weather and could not be rearranged.
Cardiff & Vale     This match was postponed due to the weather and could not be rearranged.

 

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