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Squad List 2018

Sam Evans (Ponthir), Harry Friend (Chepstow), Joe Harris (Monmouth),  Ben Hope-Bell (Newport), Will Jones (Abergavenny), Ben Kellaway (Chepstow), Jake Preston (Machen), Lewis Probert (Newport),  Oliver Robson (Rogerstone), Meirion Thomas (Newport Fugitives), Thomas Welford (Usk), Joe Westwood (Newbridge)

Match Report Summary 2018

Denotes a gold star performance of scoring 100 or more runs or taking five or more wickets.





198 for 3

181 for 8 Wiltshire

won by

17 runs

Wiltshire won the toss and decided to bat. Considering the pitch was a batting paradise Gwent bowled and fielded extremely well, with only Williams (96) getting notable runs.  Despite only taking 3 wickets it was creditable performance to keep the opposition to under 200 runs. Tom Welford picked up two of the wickets to fall Sam Chorley the other.

However, the Gwent innings got off to a bad start losing a wicket off the tenth ball of the game. Harry Friend scored a brilliant 118 but no-one else scored was able to stay with him for any length of time and the team fell agonisingly short when the overs ran out.

Best Performances: Harry Friend 118


230 all out

233 for 4 Gwent

won by

6 wkts

Gwent traveled to Radyr CC to Kilmington and Stourton CC to play Dorset. It was a lovely day and the wicket looked very good to bat on but Gwent lost the toss and were made to field first. They then proceeded to bowl and field extremely well. With Sam Chorley, on debut, taking 4 wickets and Tom Welford 3, Gwent bowled their opponents out with 6 of their allotted 50 overs remaining.

Gwent made very short work of the total chasing it down in 33 overs.  Ben Kellaway led the way with a brilliant not out, with good support from Joe Harris with 42. Gwent finished on 234-4. A well played and professional performance.

Best Performances: Ben Kellaway 87no, Sam Chorley 4-32, Joe Harris 42,Tom Welford 3-17
North East Wales

154 for 3

151 for 8 North East Wales

won by

7 wkts

Gwent Welcomed North East Wales to Abergavenny CC. The game may not have gone ahead due to all the rain around in the previous days.  However, the match day turned into a glorious oneand a special mention must go to the ground staff for making the game possible. With the game reduced to 40 overs, North East Wales  won the toss and bowled on a damp track.  They bowled and fielded extremely well.  Joe Harris' fine 74 the only score of note.

Their total was never going to be enough, especially with the pitch drying out fast. While it proved to be much easier to bat in the second innings, Gwent didn't bowl well at all. They gave away 24 extras with  15 boundary balls compared to six in their innings.  For North East Wales, Lewis Cole (70) and Allan (34) broke the back of the innings as they put on 115 for the first wicket and their team achieved their target comfortably in the 33rd over.

Best Performance: Joe Harris 74



122 all out

138 all out Gwent

won by

16 runs

Gloucester won the toss and chose to bowl on what was a green but very flat batting surface.  After losing an early wicket, Joe Harris and Ben Hope-Bell then took the Gwent score on to 52 for1 off 11 overs. The scoring rate was going along nicely when the second wicket was lost on 82.  However, a middle-order collapse then followed resulting in 7 wickets falling for just 50 runs. As disappointing as the low score was the 14 overs they had left.

Gwent took to the field knowing they had to bowl very well. They took two early wickets and were looking good, until partnership of 56 put Gloucestershire in the driving seat. However, their opponents produced a collapse of their own with 70 for 2 in the 25th over turning into 100 for 8 just eight overs later. Sam Chorley and Tom Welford bowled an excellent spell, taking three wickets each, and Gloucestershire were bowled out in the 38th over. This was a fine Gwent bowling and fielding display.

Best Performances: Sam Chorley 3 for 9,Tom Welford 3 for 16
Pembroke     Match cancelled by the opposition
Cardiff & Vale

277 for 7

237 for 9 Cardiff & Vale

won by

40 runs

On an extremely hot day both teams agreed on a reduction of overs to 40 overs each.  Cardiff @ Vale won the toss and, not surprisingly, batted first. Gwent had Cardiff in a bit of trouble at 80 for 3 after 20 overs but they went on to score at the rate of ten runs an over for the rest of the innings.  Gwent didn't help matters with several dropped catches and misfields. Jake Preston and Tom Welford took three wickets apiece.

Gwent had it all to do in their innings especially after losing two early wickets. However, at 93 for 3 in the 20th over they were ahead of the their opponents at the same stage.  Gwent then also upped their run-rate with another brilliant hundred from Harry Friend ably supported by Joe Harris with 42.  However, once they departed the remaining batsmen were unable to reach the target.

Best Performances: Harry Friend 118, Joe Harris 42,  Tom Welford 3-14, Jake Preston 3-29,

Worcestershire Development

300 for 7

181 all out Worcestershire

won by

119 runs

Gwent took on a Worcester Development side at Abergavenny CC on a beautiful day; the wicket and outfield looked absolutely stunning. Worcester won the toss and batted first and compiled a huge score in their 50 overs.  Max Lee (84) and Mitchell Hove (54) hit the ball to all parts. Gwent found it tough to bowl apart from 14 year-old leg spinner Dan Moseley who bowled really well in taking 4 wickets.

Gwent never looked like chasing down the Worcestershire total.  With James Browning (4-36) and Ollie Tulloch (2-30) bowling superb spells.  Gwent finished well short in 42 overs.  Matthew Hall (28) was the only player who looked in any sort of form, and he was playing up two ages groups,.

Best Performances: Dan Moseley 4 for 50, Matthew Hall 28

Pembroke     Match cancelled due to the weather
Cardiff & Vale

277 for 9

159 all out Cardiff & Vale

won by

118 runs

Cardiff won the toss and elected to bat first at Monmouth CC making excellent use of the wicket to total a sizeable total in their 50 overs; Osian Evans and Archie Clegg combining for a partnership of 185 as both batters scored 84. For Gwent , Harry Friend had a great day in the field taking 5 for 39 in his 10 overs and also claiming 2 run outs.

In reply, Gwent fell to a low total with nearly 13 overs left. Once again, Harry Friend led the way with 54 and with Will Jones (26) were the only batters to show any real resistance to the Cardiff bowling. For Cardiff I. Merry bowled an excellent spell to claim 6 for 13

Best Performance: Harry Friend 5 for 39, 54 & 2 run-outs

North East Wales     Match cancelled by Gwent due to the unavailability of players.




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