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Squad List 2015

Lloyd Elias (Brynmawr), Tomos Evans (Newport), Aadil Hassan (Malpas), Ellis James (Malpas), Thomas Lynbeck (Newport), Richard Monnington (Abergavenny), Travis Morgan (Newbridge), Scott O'Leary (Sudbrook), Bradley Parker (Newbridge), Thomas Protheroe (Newport), William Smale (Newport), Tomas Witcombe (Newbridge), Daniel Thomas (Cefn Fforest), Jack Tudor-Webley (Newbridge)

Match Report Summary 2015

Denotes a gold star performance of scoring 75 or more runs or taking four or more wickets.

OPPONENTS NAME & SCORE

GWENT SCORE

RESULT 

COMMENTS
Cardiff & Vale

130 for 6

129 all out  

Cardiff & Vale

won by 4 wkts

 

Cardiff won the toss and put Gwent into bat. Only Will Smale 33, Scott O’Leary 33 and Travis Morgan 19 got to grips with the slow, low damp wicket for Gwent and once they were dismissed the innings collapsed to a disappointing 129 all out inside the 45 overs. Cardiff bowled well giving few poor deliveries for Gwent to capitalise on.

Cardiff got off to a poor start and it was not until R Sen was joined at the crease by Will Mabley that Cardiff started to rebuild their innings. They both batted very sensibly and with Gwent bowling some poor deliveries these two batsmen capitalised and began to take the game away from Gwent. Having said that Gwent fielded very well throughout and with the tight spells of Lynbeck, James, Hassan and O’Leary it meant that they were still in with a chance. As it turned out Cardiff required 9 off the last over. Sen was still there and guided Cardiff through to a deserved victory as they were more consistent in all that they did but Gwent can take credit for nearly defending a low total.  

Best Performances: Scott O’Leary 33, Will Smale 33

Wiltshire

201 for 8

138 for 6 Wiltshire won

 by 63 runs

Wiltshire won the toss and decided to bat on a very good batting strip considering the recent weather. Only J Stearman (29) and L Wakeford with an excellent attacking 80 really got to grips with the Gwent attack for whom James, O’Leary, Hassan and Lynbeck bowled with decent control. Having said that Wiltshire still managed to reach 201 for 8 which remarkably included 5 run outs which is testimony to the standard of Gwent's ground fielding.

When Gwent batted, wickets fell regularly and the top four were in the pavilion with only 40 on the board. Only when Lynbeck (32no) joined Richard Monnington (19) did the innings show any stability. When Monnington was dismissed James (10no) joined Lynbeck but the task was too great to go for the win. As it turned out, although Gwent finished well short of the target, the middle order had shown the top order what could be done with a bit of graft and there were some positives to take into forthcoming fixtures. 

Best Performance: Tom Lynbeck 32no

Berkshire

208 for 4

206 for 10 Berkshire won

 by 1 run

Wiltshire won the toss and decided to bat on a very good batting strip. Gwent started well with Ellis James taking a wicket in the first over. That was as good as it got with some poor fielding (6 dropped catches) and excellent attacking batting from Kanthi (45), Wallace (60no), Brown (42) and finally Perkins with a quickfire 49. The bowling lacked penetration and accuracy with only O’Leary consistently keeping the batsmen in check. If some of the catches had been taken things might have been so different as Wiltshire eventually reached 207 for 4.

After losing an early wicket, Will Smale and Travis Morgan built a sound foundation and were well up with the run rate when Smale was out for 33. Scott O’Leary then joined Morgan and really put the Berkshire attack to the sword. He was, however, yorked on 39 with the score on 184 and Morgan was caught four runs later after a fine 66.  With 5 wickets remaining in Gwent needed 21 to win off just under 4 overs. What followed was beyond comprehension with 3 run outs and 2 poor shots leading to defeat by one run. Three excellent innings were overshadowed by the total panic that somehow snatched defeat from the jaws of victory!

Best Performances: Travis Morgan 66, Scott O’Leary 39, Will Smale 34

Monmouth School     Match cancelled due to the weather
  Cardiff & Vale

162 for 6

161 for 5  Cardiff & Vale

won by 4 wkts

Cardiff & Vale won the toss and put Gwent into bat. Scott O’Leary scored a fine 65 but nobody else made more than 22 on an excellent Newbridge wicket. Cardiff & Vale, once again bowled well, as they did in the early-season match, and the Gwent total was disappointing in 45 overs with five wickets left.

Cardiff & Vale got off to a decent start but it was not until R Sen (50 no) came to the crease that Cardiff started to take control. Gwent fielded very well throughout and with the tight spells of Tom Lynbeck, Ellis James, O’Leary and Travis Morgan it meant that they were still in with a chance. As it turned out Cardiff got the required runs in the last over once again. Sen was still there and once more guided Cardiff through to a deserved victory.

Best Performances: Scott O’Leary 65

Herefordshire

220 for 5

182 for 7 Herefordshire

won by 38 runs

Herefordshire won the toss and batted first and both openers passed 50 quite quickly. Oliver Rogoff batted well for his 100 and he and Mallard (61) put on 165 for the first wicket. Two wickets apiece by Aadil Hassan and Ellis James helped ensure the opposition finished on a challenging but achievable total.

In reply, Gwent were in a great position after 30 overs, on 156-3, but a dramatic collapse saw them add just 26 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in the remaining 35 overs.

Devon

161 for 7

159 for 7 Devon won

by 3 wkts

Gwent won the toss and chose to bat on a good pitch and somehow contrived to score only 76-2 in 30 overs!  A fight back then ensued, led by Scott O'leary (36) and Travis Morgan (38), which ensured the total was doubled in half as many overs.

This didn't look to be enough runs, and so it proved, but a good fielding display kept Devon at the crease for all but five of their overs and saw them lose 7 wickets in the process.  Ellis James and Tom Lynbeck took two wickets each.

Best Performances: Scott O'leary 36, Travis Morgan 38
Dorset

93 for 1

92 for 8 Dorset won

by 9 wkts

Gwent won the toss and decided to bat on a very good batting strip. They started well with James Archer looking very well organised and Richard Monnington anchoring the innings from the other end. When Monnington was run out with the score on 27 four others followed almost straight away – all for 'ducks' - and Gwent were deep in trouble on 37 for 5. When Archer departed to a beautiful delivery for a gritty 24 it was left to Ellis James with a fine 26, a battling 11 from Lewis Ford, and a hard hit 13 from Aadil Hassan to give the total an element of respectability finishing on 92 for 9 having at least batted out the allocated 40 overs.

When Dorset went out to bat, the Gwent bowlers were too short in length and lacked the required accuracy. Apart from a couple of tough catching chances Dorset cruised to victory with 9 wickets to spare and only 16.3 overs bowled.

N  E Wales

180 all out

181 for 7 Gwent won

by 3 wkts

After the long trip to Prestatyn, it was great to be welcomed by some fine weather and a superb batting strip. N E Wales opted to bat and Gwent started well with Richard Monnington removing M Roberts early on but there followed a decent partnership between Saddan and Connor Davies. When the former departed, wickets continued to fall at regular intervals but Davies was the rock of the innings with a superb 89, well supported by Soaper and Edwards. Some clever captaincy by Scott O’Leary starved Davies of the strike and he eventually holed out through frustration. Gwent took the pace off the ball and some good bowling by Tom Lynbeck, Bradley Parker and Tom Protheroe, with two wickets apiece, and O’Leary, with three, left Gwent with a very achievable target.

Will Smale and Lynbeck opened for Gwent and batted beautifully striking the bowlers to all parts with an opening partnership of 114 in 21 overs. Lynbeck scored a career-best 40 and Smale departed for an excellent 74.  After that, the run rate slowed as N E Wales themselves took the pace off the ball. Morgan (21) and then O’Leary (16) took the score up to 169 when O ‘Leary was caught and 4 wickets were down but with only 11 runs needed to win with plenty of overs left. Memories of the collapse against Berkshire were rekindled as Gwent proceeded to lose three wickets in quick succession. It was left to the calm head of Jack Tudor-Webley to hit the winning runs for the squad's first win of the season.

Best Performances: Will Smale 74, Tom Lynbeck 40, Scott O'Leary 3-48

West Glamorgan     Match cancelled due to the weather - twice!
N E Wales

136 for 3

137 for 2 Gwent won

by 8 wickets

Gwent hosted North East Wales at Sudbrook CC and with plenty of wet weather around they waited for it to break before playing a reduced overs match of 35 overs per side. North East Wales batted first and were restricted to 136-3 off their allocation thanks to some very tight bowling and some good field placings. All the Gwent bowlers bowled well with Tom Witcombe, Tom Lynbeck and Jack Tudor-Webley taking the three wickets to fall.

In reply, Gwent were very positive from the outset and Travis Morgan led from the front with an entertaining 54 off 40 balls as he and Tom Evans put on 67 for the first wicket. Once Morgan was dismissed, Evans also fell soon after with the score on 79 but Scott O’Leary and Will Smale led Gwent to victory with 9 oversO’Leary scored an unbeaten 52 off 36 balls.

Best Performances: Travis Morgan 54, Scott O’Leary 52no

West Glamorgan

90 all out

268 for 5 Gwent won

by 178 runs

It was a beautiful day at Newport when Gwent won the toss and batted on a superb batting track. Travis Morgan and Will Smale put on 118 for the first wicket when Smale went for 35. Morgan then went through the gears and got his hundred in the twenty-third over. He eventually fell for brilliant 142 as Gwent posted a massive total.

West Glam innings never got going as Tom Witcombe and Ellis James ripped the top order apart with three wickets apiece and they were bowled out with eighteen of their overs left.

Best Performances: Travis Morgan 142, Will Smale 35, Ellis James 3-19, Tom Witcombe 3-24

Berkshire     Match cancelled due to the weather