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Squad List 2017

Hugo Caldicott (Llanarth), Sam Evans (Ponthir), Harry Friend (Chepstow), Joe Harris (Monmouth),  Will Heath (Llanarth), Ben Hope-Bell (Newport), Alex Horton (Newbridge), Ben Kellaway (Chepstow), Daniel Moseley (Llanarth),Jake Preston (Machen), Lewis Probert (Newport), Alfie Robinson (Monmouth), Oliver Robson (Rogerstone), Rowan Saxon (Monmouth), Will Supple (Sudbrook), Meirion Thomas (Newport Fugitives), Thomas Welford (Usk), Joe Westwood (Newbridge)

Match Report Summary 2017

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

OPPONENTS NAME & SCORE

GWENT SCORE

RESULT 

COMMENTS
Berkshire

227 for 9

257 for 5 Gwent won

 by 30 runs

The beautiful Goring CC was a fitting venue on a beautiful day and upon winning the toss Berkshire asked Gwent to bat. After about 20 minutes they would have been regretting their decision as Gwent went off like a rocket. Will Supple hit boundary after boundary in a rapid fire 37. At the other end Ollie Robson batted with a more restrained approach and kept the score ticking over nicely in support of his partner. After Supple departed, with the score on 59, Joe Westwood (16), Harry Friend (23) and Joe Harris (13) all supported Robson who went on to score a fantastic unbeaten 124 at more than a run-a-ball with seventeen boundaries.

After tea Jake Preston and Lewis Probert opened the bowling and restricted the Bershire batsmen to six scoring shots in the first eight overs.  Preston's spell was particularly impressive taking 1 for 3 with three maidens.  Berkshire picked up the pace gradually with O Thompson making an excellent 95 ably supported by L Pincus.  They took the score to 114 for 2 when Robson caught and bowled Thompson and shortly after had Pincus stumped by Harris.  The other bowlers then played their part in restricting the scoring, with Tom Welford taking his first wicket for Gwent who moved to a relatively comfortable victory.

Best Performance: Ollie Robson 124no, Will Supple 39
Wiltshire

199 for 2

198 all out Wiltshire won

by 8 wkts

Gwent won the toss under sunny skies and got off to a good start with Robson showing the fine form he showed in the previous game.  However, he was clean bowled on 23 and this left Joe Westwood with the responsibility of taking the innings forward.  The other batters provided support, but few runs, with only Harry Friend (19) getting into double figures.  Westwood was ninth out for a battling 103, an excellent innings in the circumstances.

After tea with Preston steaming in down the hill and Thomas offering nagging line and length at the other end, Wiltshire were struggling at 18 for 1 after 12 overs. Then came the rain which turned the game on its head totally. It continued for the remainder of the innings and the ball was too wet for the bowlers, especially the spinners,to grip effectively. E Wade  batted beautifully for an unbeaten 106 whichtook the game away from the plucky Gwent team who fought the elements for the remaining 36 overs. Much credit goes to them for keeping things tight and only losing the match with three overs left.

Best Performance: Joe Westwood 103

Dorset     Match cancelled due to the weather
West Glamorgan

112 all out

186 all out Gwent won

by 78 runs

Gwent won the toss and decided to bat on a very good wicket. Alex Horton went off like a train with 22 off 12 deliveries but then snicked one to the keeper. Ollie Robson was more reserved and looked solid until he skied one and was caught for a nicely compiled 36 with he and Joe Westwood batting well together. After Robson’s departure Westwood was looking for a partner to support him but wickets kept tumbling. However, he shepherded the tail expertly and kept the scoreboard ticking over until he went for an excellent 75 and the innings eventually finished on a rather disappointing total given the playing conditions.

After tea, Meirion Thomas and Westwood tore into the West Glam batting with Thomas taking three wickets and Westwood two.  They were well supported by Harry Friend, Ben Kellaway and Sam Evans who took a wicket apiece and West Glamorgan were bowled out, with eight overs left of their innings, to give Gwent a comprehensive victory.

Best Performance: Joe Westwood 75, Meirion Thomas 3-19, Ollie Robson 36

Devon

90 for 3

89 all out Devon won

by 7 wickets

Gwent won the toss and decided to bat on a very good wicket. Wickets fell at regular intervals and the team was all out with eighteen of their allotted overs still left.  Two batsman,  Joe Westwood with 20 and Harry Friend with a resolute 32, were the only ones to demonstrate the right level of application needed to build an innings.

In reply, Westwood bowled well with aggression, taking 2 for 9,  but Devon easily reached the target in 21 overs.  This was definitely a 'bad day at the office' for the team.

Best Performance: Harry Friend 32

Cardiff & Vale

156 all out

157 for 5 Gwent won

by 5 wkts

Gwent won the toss and decided to bowl first on what was a very good wicket. Cardiff & Vale batted and lost wickets at regular intervals through accurate Gwent bowling and a good fielding display.  Joe Westwood and Meirion Thomas opened up and kept the batsmen quiet followed by Will Supple and Ben Kellaway.  Thomas Welford, Sam Evans and Lewis Probert then took two wickets apiece as the innings was completed in the final over.

In reply, Gwent also struggled, losing wickets at regular intervals, and apart from Joe Harris (24) and Ben Hope-Bell (26) the batters were struggling for runs until Kellaway and the resolute Probert saw Gwent over the line with no further scares. Kellaway played a fine innings, under the pressure of wickets falling at the other end, to finish on 48 not out.

Best Performance:  Ben Kellaway 48no
Herefordshire     Match cancelled
Dorset Development

154 for 7

158 for 5 Gwent won

by 5 wkts 

Dorset won the toss and decided to bat first on a good track.  Apart from a dogged 40no by Ralph Lloyd in 123 balls and an aggressive 54no in 39 balls by Miles Quick, Dorset struggled against an accurate attack with Dan Moseley, on debut from Gwent U13’s, particularly impressive with his flighted leg spin that had Dorset bogged down during his 9 overs which went for just 16 runs. Jake Preston, Joe Westwood, Ben Kellaway, Lewis Probert and Alfie Robinson all took one wicket apiece and,  coupled with good ground fielding, kept Dorset to a reachable total.

When Gwent batted after tea they soon lost three wickets for one run between them and were in serious trouble. However, two other U13s, Will Heath and Hugo Caldicott stepped up to the mark and batted with great authority in forging a fine 44-run partnership which brought Gwent back into the game. When Caldicott (16) and Heath (28) were in quick succession, Gwent were back in trouble at 59 for 5.  However, Will Supple (46no) and Joe Harris (36no) steadied the ship and put on a partnership of 99 to win the game comfortably with seven overs to spare.

Best Performances: Will Supple 46no, Joe Harris 36no

Cardiff & Vale

244 for 4

228 for 7 Cardiff & Vale

won by 16 runs

Gwent won the toss and decided to bowl firstCardiff & Vale got off to a flier with O Evans and Mohammed batting aggressively until Evans was caught at cover by a brilliant one handed catch by Sam Evans. Lloyd and Crimp soon followed but Mohammed kept hitting the bad ball for 4 and eventually had the support of Cross (29) and Rogers (21) to bat all the way through for a magnificent 135 off 133 balls. For Gwent, left arm spinners Ollie Robson and Rowan Saxon, on debut, bowled with great control and kept the lid on a potentially big score.

In reply, Harry Friend and Oliver Robson opened and batted with great control and running between the wickets. The partnership had built to 191 off 224 balls, giving Gwent a good opportunity of winning, when Friend was caught for an excellent 93.  Unfortunately, he was soon followed by Robson for a fine 73. Hope-Bell struck a quick 18 but Gwent ran out of overs with potential victory in sight. This was an excellent match with some great batting to watch.

Best Performances: Harry Friend 93, Ollie Robson 73

Gloucestershire     Match cancelled due to the weather
West Glamorgan

91 for 4

223 for 8 Match abandoned

Gwent won the toss and elected to bat first and, with rain looking likely in the afternoon, the match was reduced to 35 overs per innings. Gwent got off to a great start with an opening partnership of 81 from the first 10 overs before losing their first wicket. A further 80 was added to the score from the next 10 before Ollie Robson was out just eight short of his century.   Joe Harris (42) kept the score board ticking over but wickets started to fall regularly for Gwent and they finished on a rather disappointing score given the start they had

In reply, West Glamorgan never really looked likely to reach the desired target. Their batsmen, led by opener Fowles (32), looked solid at the crease, but Gwent kept the bowling tight and, after 20 overs, their opponents had lost four wickets, scored barely half the number of runs Gwent had scored at the stage.  The rain set in after the twenty-second over and the match was eventually abandoned with West Glamorgan needing to score at around ten an over to reach their target.

Best Performances: Ollie Robson 92, Joe Harris 42