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Squad List 2009

Tom Baker (Blackwood), Tom Carter (Newport), Caerwyn Clement (Malpas), Josh O'Connor (Panteg), Lee Evans (Malpas), Will Glenn (Llanarth), Mitchell Harris (Chepstow), Callum Herring (Blackwood), Cameron Herring (Tredegar), Alec Holdaway (Rogerstone), Jake Kings (Chepstow), Alex Kryjom (Croesyceiliog), Henry Lewis (Llanarth), Matthew Malson (Monkswood), William Noblet (Llanarth), Jack Norman (Ponthir), Jack Scarr (Newport), Simon Veall (Crumlin)

The squad at the Welsh National Finals at the Swalec Stadium in Cardiff

Season's Summary

Another season badly affected by the weather with five out of the seven matches either cancelled or abandoned.  However, it was still a successful one with just one relatively poor performance (against Devon) and an unbeaten record against Welsh opposition.  A great day at Cardiff (where the boys were based in the changing rooms occupied by Australia a month before) was again marred by the weather and, for the second year, the squad has been denied the Welsh Championship. It is hoped to play the match at the beginning of next season.

All the boys contributed throughout the season but particular mention goes to captain Callum Herring who led from the front with 16 wickets at an average of 10.1 per wicket.  The top batter was Tom Baker who scored a total of 297 runs at an average of 74.3.

Coaches John Davies and Graham Burgess (and everyone involved in Gwent Youth Cricket) would like to say a special thanks to all the parents for their fantastic support, not just this year but over the last six for many of them.  They also wish to give a special mention to Jeremy Glenn for scoring the book which allowed them more time to concentrate on the players.

SOME PHOTOS OF THE TRIP TO CARDIFF

The players on the 'Australian' balcony

 

The match in progress

 

 

 The floodlights and the rain!

 

The Team Bus

 

Match Report Summary 2009

OPPONENTS  NAME & SCORE

GWENT SCORE

RESULT

 

COMMENTS

 

WELSH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
FINAL
 

 

Carmarthen

60 for 2

 

 

 

274 for 8

 

 

Match

 Abandoned

 

A great day which started with the team's arrival at the Swalec Stadium in a red double-decker bus, ultimately ended in frustration and disappointment as the rain swept over the ground in the evening.

Gwent posted a very good score with several good partnerships.  Five players made 30 plus but none went on to get more than 43.  In reply, Callum Herring struck with two early wickets but Carmarthen were looking threatening at 60 for 2 after 14 overs, and Owen Morgan on 44no, when the rains came. 

Best Performances: Henry Lewis 43, Tom Baker 43, Jack Norman 39, William Glenn 38, Simon Veall 36, Lee Evans 20, Callum Herring 2-20

SEMI FINAL
 

 

Pembrokeshire

126 for 9

 

 

 

127 for 1

 

 

Gwent won

by 9 wickets

Pembrokeshire won the toss and decided to bat first and lost wickets regularly with all the bowlers performing well.  Mitchell Harris, Callum Herring and Josh O’Connor took two wickets apiece and they were supported by some excellent fielding. 

The Pembrokeshire total never troubled the Gwent batsmen and they reached the winning line within 31 overs, losing only the one wicket. Openers William Glenn and Cameron Herring put on 76 for the first wicket before Glenn was out for 46. Henry Lewis then joined Herring to put on a further 51 runs to finish the game off.

Best Performances: William Glenn 46,  Cameron Herring 37no, Henry Lewis 33no, Mitchell Harris 2-17, Callum Herring 2-21, Josh O’Connor 2-25

GROUP MATCHES
 

Mid Glamorgan

45 all out

 

 

46 for 2

 

Gwent won

by 8 wickets

Gwent won the toss and decided to bowl first and this decision was vindicated by routing Mid-Glam for a paltry 45 runs on a very bowler friendly pitch but helped by some very poor strokes. Gwent bowler Josh O’Connor was the chief destroyer taking 4 wickets for only 4 runs to blow away the top order batsmen.

Although Gwent lost 2 wickets in reaching this low target they never looked in any trouble with opener Cameron Herring batting through.

Best Performances: Josh O’Connor 4-4, Callum Herring  3-12
 

 

West Glamorgan

157 for 8

 

 

 

 

302 for 5

 

 

Gwent won

by 145 runs

Gwent batted first  wicket with the top five all getting amongst the runs. Cameron Herring and Will Glenn  put on 101 for the first wicket in 21 overs.  Tom Carter on debut, Callum Herring and Tom Baker really capitalised on this with superb stroke play all round the field to post a very high total.

West Glamorgan's first wicket partnership put on 33 in good time but the introduction of spin put the brakes on the run rate and they had to settle for collecting batting points as the big Gwent total was well beyond their reach.  Spinners Alec Holdaway and Mitchell Harris bowled a total of 20 overs for just 45 runs and they were well supported by the fielders.

Best Performances: Cameron Herring 71, Tom Baker 61no, Will Glenn 43, Tom Carter 37, Callum Herring 32, Alec Holdaway 2 – 19, Mitchell Harris 2 – 26

 

 

 

Pembroke

121 all out

 

 

 

 

 

256 for 7

 

 

 

Gwent won

 by 135 runs

 

Gwent won the toss and decided to bat first despite the wicket being a little damp from overnight rain and got off to a slow start with only 17 runs on the board from 10 overs. But a series of good partnerships developed and Gwent amassed a challenging score of 256 – 7 in their 50 overs. Tom Baker batted brilliantly for his 94 with Callum Herring , Jack Norman , Cameron Herring all playing their part in the partnerships. Simon Veall (21no) & Alex Kryjom (11) finishing off the innings with 2 good cameos.

Pembroke got off to a brisk start in reply with 50 coming in only 15 overs for 1 wicket down but some great bowling by seamers Callum Herring, Matthew Malson, Simon Veall & off spinner Mitchell Harris tied down all the batsmen and wickets began to fall steadily as the run rate began to rise and they were bowled out in the 45th over for 121.

Best Performances: Tom Baker 94, Jack Norman 34, Callum Herring 34 & 2-15,  Cameron Herring 32, Simon Veall 3-16

 

Cardiff

 

     

Match cancelled due to the weather

 

Carmarthen

168 for 9

 

 

 

17 for 1

 

Match

 Abandoned

Carmarthen  were restricted to a modest total of 168 – 9 by some very accurate Gwent bowling and excellent fielding on a very difficult outfield. Another fine display of off-spin bowling by Mitchell Harris in the middle of the innings, which saw him take 2 for 16 in 10 overs, and a hat-trick at the end by captain Callum Herring, kept the scoring to a minimum.  Tom Baker was outstanding behind the stumps with 4 victims. With the forecasted rain coming a little early Gwent’s innings never got going with only 5.2 overs being bowled and the match had to be abandoned has a draw.

Best Performances: Callum Herring 3-31, Tom Baker with 4 victims

FRIENDLIES

 Wiltshire

168 for 3

Gwent did not bat

 Match Abandoned

Wiltshire got to 168 – 3 in 43 overs when the rain came and the match was abandoned as a draw.
 

 

 

Devon

212 all out

 

 

 

163 all

 out

 

 

 

Devon won

 by 49 runs

Devon batted first on a lovely batting track and their openers  put on 63 for the first wicket. A very good spell of bowling by off-spinner Mitchell Harris brought Gwent back into the match and Devon were bowled out with three overs to spare.  However,  the Gwent bowlers were responsible for 46 extras and  will have to tighten up on their line of delivery. This was not the fault of wicket keeper Cameron Herring who was superb in taking 3 stumpings and not conceding any byes.

Gwent’s innings got off to a great start with openers Cameron Herring and Will Glenn putting on 56 for the first wicket and another partnership by Herring and Jack Norman took Gwent to 100 – 1 off 25 overs.  They then collapsed, however, to 127 – 9 with some poor batting and only a last wicket partnership by Mitchell Harris (11) and Caerwyn Clement (16no) gave the innings a bit of respectability.

Best Performances: Cameron Herring 55, Will Glenn 31, Simon Veall 2 -10 & 2 catches, Jack Scarr 2-19, Mitchell Harris 2-26

 

Dorset

152 for 8

 

 

 

151 for 7

 

Dorset won by

2 wickets

Gwent elected to bat on a wicket which proved difficult to play shots on with a lot of uneven bounce. They had only managed 60 off 30 overs before a 55-run partnership by Tom Baker and Jake Kings,  plus a late cameo from Will Noblet, gave the innings a some respectability.

When Dorset batted they also found runs hard to come by but a gritty innings of 51 in 35 overs by C. Quinn gave them a good platform to win the game from. Gwent never gave up and must be applauded for their efforts as Dorset only won with 1 ball to spare.

Best Performances:  Tom Baker 40, Jake Kings 23 & 2-27, Will Noblet 23no, Cameron Herring 22, Callum Herring 2-19

 

Berkshire

 

     

Match cancelled due to the weather

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