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Squad List 2016

James Archer (Malpas), Harry Bachelor (Newport), Dylan Beaumont-Welsh (Abergavenny), Nathan Berry (Newport), Morgan Bevans (Abergavenny), Ben Davies (Monmouth), Jack Davies (Newport), Thomas Franklin (Chepstow), Meici Jones (Abergavenny), Ben Pilot (Monmouth), James Rhydderch-Roberts (Abergavenny), Jack Ryan (Ponthir), Ryan Scrivens (Chepstow), Hussain Shahid (Newport), Lewis Watkins (Usk)

Match Report Summary 2016

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




West Glamorgan

230 for3

112 all out West Glamorgan

won by

118 runs

Gwent won the toss and asked West Glam to bat on a beautiful wicket. Dylan Beaumont-Welsh and  Meici Jones, on debut, bowled very well taking an early wicket and restricting West Glamorgan to 20 for 1off the first 10 overs. After that, however, West Glam started to take control with O Burrows and E Davies punishing any poor deliveries with great timing. As a result Gwent heads went down and only Ben Davies bowled a controlled spell, with his left arm orthodox spin and having no reward for 33 off 9 overs. The other Gwent bowlers bowled some good deliveries but lacked consistency and also, to compound issues at least 5 catches went to ground. O Burrows batted very well for his 85 and Davies fully deserved an unbeaten century.

After tea Gwent lost Morgan Bevans and Nathan Berry early on and that set the tone for the rest of the innings with wickets falling regularly and sadly many were to poor shots without West Glamorgan having to work too hard for them. James Archer batted well and looked comfortable for his 17 but was beaten by a beautiful delivery from H Turner. Thomas Franklin was also batting well but was outfor 15 to a ball that kept a bit low. After that ,only a spirited partnership between Beaumont-Welsh (23no) and Ben Pilot (16) on his debut gave Gwent followers some cheer but eventually both were out and the innings folded after 35 overs with only 112 on the board.

Cardiff & Vale

161 all out


234 for 7


Gwent won

by 73 runs

Gwent won the toss and decided to bat on what looked a very good wicket.  James Archer and Morgan Bevans started solidly and put the bad ball away convincingly and by the time Bevans was bowled by Pugsley for 40 the partnership had reached 87. This brought Thomas Franklin to the wicket to join a well set Archer and they batted beautifully with a partnership of 99 before Archer was caught in the deep for a well struck 74. Franklin then flourished and reached his maiden 50 in just 62 balls. After he was dismissed for 51 the innings lost its momentum but still closed on a very satisfactory total. 

After tea Cardiff soon lost wickets and although the early Gwent bowlers were a little inconsistent with their lines they still bowled well enough to cause problems. Once Ben Davies, the Gwent left arm spinner came, on the runs began to dry up and the run rate increased putting pressure on the Cardiff batsmen. Only E Mulcahy, G Williams and H Powell made any impression with the bat and the tight bowling of Shahid Hussain and Ben Pilot brought an end to the Cardiff innings some 73 short of their target with ten overs remaining. Shahid produced a fine spell of bowling taking four wickets for 29 in 8 overs. This was an excellent disciplined performance by the team and the perfect response to last week's rather poor display.

Best Performances: James Archer 74, Hussain Shahid 4-29, Thomas Franklin 51, Morgan Bevans 40



178 all out


188 for 6  

Gwent won

by 10 runs

Gwent won the toss and decided to bat on a superb wicket. James Archer and Ryan Scrivens raced away reaching 86 before Scrivens was caught for a well struck 45. Archer followed soon after and all of a sudden the game swung in the direction of Berkshire with Morgan Bevans having to rebuild the momentum, after losing two partners early.  He made a very composed unbeaten fifty and, with Jack Ryan's well struck 20, He soon lost both Berry and Davies before he was joined by Ryan who between them took Gwent to a decent total of 188 off 40 overs.

In reply, Berkshire raced away against some loose early bowling from Gwent and had reached 71 before Harry Bachelor struck the first blow. His spell of 1 for 10 plus some excellent controlled left arm spin from  Ben Davies allied to the flighted off spin of Morgan Bevans, with three wickets apiece, saw Gwent home by 10 runs for a well-earned win.

Best Performances: Morgan Bevans 51no, Ryan Scrivens 45, Ben Davies 3-13, Morgan Bevans 3-28


207 for 9

91 for 3 Match abandoned as a Draw

Gwent won the toss and asked Wiltshire to bat.  They started slowly against the nagging line and length of Harry Bachelor and Meici Jones and lost their first wicket at 32. After that, although Gwent generally fielded well, catches went down and the bowling tended to lack accuracy, except for Jones, who finished with three wickets and fine spell by Ben Davies which brought him four wickets. 

In reply, Gwent soon lost both Ryan Scrivens and Morgan Bevans and relied heavily on James Archer who was looking very solid. Once he had departed (for 32) Nathan Berry (15no off 26 balls) and Jack Ryan (14 off 18 balls) were beginning to dominate, hitting shots in unusual areas, and getting the measure of the Wiltshire attack.  However, with them in full flow, the rains game and the match was brought to a premature end.  

Best Performances: Ben Davies 4-21, Meici Jones 3-37, James Archer 32


243 for 7

91 all out Gwent won

by 152 runs

Gwent won the toss and batted and Ryan Scrivens and James Archer took the attack to the Herefordshire bowlers with Scrivens in particular in sparkling form. The partnership had reached 99 when Scrivens departed for a brilliant 63 in 46 balls.  Momentum slowed somewhat and two further wickets saw the dangerous Nathan Berry and Jack Ryan together for the second time in two days. Once again, both took the attack to the opposition and hit shots in unusual areas and again quickly had the measure of the Herefordshire attack. Sadly Berry departed for 19 but Ryan and partners Ben Davies 26 and Ben Pilot 20no were hitting the ball to all parts. Ryan finished on 55 – his maiden fifty for Gwent – and it was refreshing to see someone batting who just hits the ball when it is there to be hit. Ryan was superbly supported by Davies and Pilot who are both in their maiden season for the County.

After tea, Gwent immediately made inroads into the fragile Herefordshire batting line up. The bowling was accurate with Davies, with four wickets, once more leading the way. Harry Bachelor and Meici Jones, with a wicket a piece, also bowled well and Hussain Shahid and Morgan Bevans, with two wickets apiece, finished it all off.

Best Performances: Ben Davies 4-18, Ryan Scrivens 63, Jack Ryan 55, Nathan Berry 3 stumpings

North East Wales     This match was postponed due to the weather and could not be rearranged.


  Report awaited from manager.
North East Wales     Report awaited from manager.

217 for 7

216 for 4 Worcestershire

won by 3 wkts

Gwent won the toss and elected to bat and started well with both James Archer and Morgan Bevans looking very secure indeed.  With Bevans departing for a well constructed 32, this brought Ryan Scrivens to the wicket and both he and Archer continued to score at a brisk rate.  However, the Worcestershire spinners came on and the run-rate slowed somewhat and Scrivens was out on 31.  Thomas Franklin added 22 runs but time was running out and Archer wasn't getting enough of the strike.  Consequently, he batted through the innings for a fine 85 but the innings closed on a total which was realistically some 30 – 40 runs short of what it could have been.

A good start with the ball was what was needed but, apart from an early strike by Beaumont-Welsh, the bowling and fielding were not up to the team's usual standards; there were too many wides and no balls.  It was only Ben Davies (2 for 24) and Harry Bachelor (3 for 28) who exercised the right level of control. This meant that Worcestershire eased to victory with 3 overs, but only 3 wickets, left.

Best Performances: James Archer 85no, Morgan Bevan 32, Ryan Scrivens 31, Harry Bachelor (3-28


219 for 3

144 for 8 Devon won

by 75 runs

Devon won the toss, elected to bat and started well with both opening batsmen looking very confident and striking the ball well.  At the drinks break Devon were 102 for 0 off 23 and were well on their way to a score excess of 250. One of the openers departed in the first over after drinks and a better overall bowling and fielding display kept their final total to manageable proportions. Harry  Batchelor, Ben  Pilot, Meici Jones and Ben Davies had wrestled control back to Gwent at the tea interval.

After a steady start Gwent wickets fell regularly as, with the skies darkening and rain in the air, most batters failed to trouble the scorers unduly.  Through all of this James Archer just kept doing what he does best – defending the good ball and punishing the bad ball.  His only real support of note came from a battling 24no in the dark by Davies. Archer once again starred for Gwent with the bat and when his innings ended on 66 so did Gwent's faint chance of getting a result. 

Best Performances: James Archer 66
Cardiff & Vale     This match was postponed due to the weather and could not be rearranged.
Berkshire     This match was postponed due to the weather and could not be rearranged.
West Glamorgan     This match was postponed due to the weather and could not be rearranged.



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