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Report for Week Ending 26th July

The Monmouthshire Building Society Youth Cricket League has now finished its scheduled fixture list but there are still five weeks left for clubs to play rearranged matches.

At Under 11, in the Premier Division, Llanarth A have just one game left to play and a win will see them go through the whole season undefeated, with Newport A looking favourites for runners-up spot. Ponthir still head Division One East with only Usk looking likely to catch them if they can play all their games. In Division One West, Lisvane defeated Newbridge to join them at the top with just one defeat each and, in the Reserve Division, Usk B have lost their unbeaten record which has kept the hopes of Sudbrook B and Llanarth B alive. This came about when, with the scores level, Usk tried for a run off the last ball to win only to suffer a run-out and lose the game to Newport B.

At Under 13, Llanarth A and Chepstow A have equal records at the top in the 20-Over East Division as do Ebbw Vale A and Blackwood A in the West Division. Rogerstone A continue to lead the Pairs First Division, unbeaten in ten matches. In one match, they totalled 182 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in 16 overs. Chepstow B take over at the top of the Pairs Reserve Division, unbeaten in seven matches.

The excitement is really mounting in the U15 Premier Division with four teams within two points at the top. In an exciting game, Chepstow needed two to win off the last ball but only managed one to tie the game with Newport. However, they are still favourites to take the title as are Ebbw Vale A in the Under 15 Division One East. In this Division, Chepstow’s Alun Jones and Ross Hoare shared a fifth wicket partnership of 115 after coming together at 6 runs for 4 wickets. In Division One West, Rogerstone A still lead but there are three teams within three points of them.

Best Batting Performances

Under 11 – Richard Roberts (Llanarth) 27, Ollie Thornhill (Chepstow) 26 & 20, Matt Doyle (Llanarth) 20, Hywel Rose (Llanarth) 19, Joshua Waters (Blackwood) 18, Benedict Tindall (Chepstow) 17, Jamie Norman (Llanarth) 15, Harry Wade (Usk) 15, Harriet Coates (Gwent Girls) 15

Under 13 Twenty-Overs (Retire at 30) – Jake Groves (Llanarth) 33no, Josh Harris (Croesyceiliog) 33no, David Shaw (Machen) 33no, Lewis Pheasant (Croesyceiliog) 31no, Davey Mulroy (Croesyceiliog) 30no, David Monk (Chepstow) 30no, Joe Bird (Chepstow) 30no, Joe Peacock (Usk) 30no

Under 13 Pairs – Tom Sharkey (Rogerstone) 40, Dan Jones (Rogerstone) 35, Marc Lezar (Rogerstone) 31, Luke Ingham (Rogerstone) 26, Sam Dawkins (Panteg) 25, Luke Loder (Panteg) 24

Under 15 – Alun Jones (Chepstow) 66, Taron Ikram (Lisvane) 58no & 35, Lee Evans (Malpas) 52no, Rhydian Knox (Newport) 50, Ed Fletcher (Abergavenny) 49, James Gogerty (Newbridge) 46, David Croft (Ebbw Vale) 43, Ross Hoare (Chepstow) 39no, Will Noblett (Llanarth) 39, Aled Liddington (Ebbw Vale) 39, Elliott Keep (Blackwood) 38no, Jamie Baker (Newbridge) 36, George Davies (Newport) 33, Alex Richards (Abergavenny) 33

Best Bowling Performances

Under 11 - Jamie Norman (Llanarth) 5-12, Tom Bevington (Chepstow) 4-3, Luke Morgan (Lisvane) 4-7, Richard Roberts (Llanarth) 3-5

Under 13 Pairs - Sion Davies (Usk) 3-14

Under 15 – Jamie Baker (Newbridge) 3-10, Mike Sears (Chepstow) 3-18, Toby Hunt (Lisvane) 3-20, Nick Fowler (Lisvane) 3-21

Best Fielding Performances

Under 11 – Guy Nicholas (Chepstow) completed 2 stumpings, 1 catch and 1 run-out in a match

 

Report for Week Ending 19th July

The biggest movers in the League this week were in the Under 15 Division One West, where Rogerstone’s A team climbed from fifth to top, just above their B team in second place. Also at Under 15, Ebbw Vale retain the leadership of Division One East while there is a three-way tie between Chepstow A, Sudbrook A and Croesyceiliog at the top of the Premier Division. Chepstow A lost their first match, to Croesyceiliog, but still remain favourites as they have played two games less than the other two.

At Under 13, Rogerstone are also excelling with their A team heading the Pairs First Division, unbeaten in nine matches, and their B team sharing the lead of the Reserve Division with Ebbw Vale B after beating them this week. However, Chepstow B are still unbeaten, just one point behind, and have played three games less. The Llanarth and Chepstow A teams share the leadership of the 20-Over East Division with identical records; Croesyceiliog are still unbeaten but have a backlog of matches. Meanwhile, the A teams of Ebbw Vale and Blackwood are both unbeaten joint leaders of the 20-Over East Division.

Llanarth are still favourites to win the U11 Premier Divison title while Ponthir have strengthened their position at the top of Under 11 First Division East. Usk A, the only team to beat them, could catch them but have played four games less. Also at Under 11, Newbridge and Usk B remain at the top of First Division West and the Reserve Division, both unbeaten.

The ‘Player of the Week’ must surely be Mike Jones of Monkswood. Not only did he reach the retiring score of 30 in three innings in the Under 13 20-Over Division, but also scored 40 for his team’s Under 15 side.

Best Batting Performances

Under 11 – Tom Williams (Ebbw Vale) 25, Tom Lynch (Ebbw Vale) 21no, Nick Pepper (Ebbw Vale) 21, William Davey (Machen) 20, Luke Jones (Croesyceiliog) 19, Hywel Rose (Llanarth) 17, Jack Thorpe-Yan (Newport) 15

Under 13 Twenty-Overs (Retire at 30) – Peter Downing (Llanarth) 33no, Mike Jones (Monkswood) 33no, 32no & 31no, Henry Breeze (Llanarth) 31no, Rhys Hancock (Monkswood) 30no, Robson Blake (Ebbw Vale) 30no, Angus O’Brien (Ponthir) 29, Jamie Laws (Ebbw Vale) 27no, Elliott Keep (Blackwood) 27no, Ryan Hughes (Blackwood) 27, Dan Wilkie (Undy & Magor) 27, Dan Pilley (Monkswood) 26, Tom Owen (Undy & Magor) 23, Ieuan Veall (Crumlin) 22

Under 13 Pairs – Tom Sharkey (Rogerstone) 25

Under 15 – Callum Herring (Tredegar) 87, Lewis Britton (Ebbw Vale) 85no, George Davies (Newport) 52, Rob Williams (Lisvane) 48no, Shane Kelter (Monkswood) 45, Lewis Crook (Sudbrook) 44, Ben Hourahine (Rogerstone) 43, Mike Jones (Monkswood) 40, Sean Moore (Machen) 39, Joe Bajjada (Sudbrook) 38no, Lloyd Green (Rogerstone) 36

Best Bowling Performances

Under 11 – Loui O’Brien (Ponthir) 3-3, Ben Supple (Sudbrook) 3-9

Under 13 Twenty-Overs – Elliott Keep (Blackwood) 4-4, Matthew Nash (Ebbw Vale) 3-6, Jarrod Bluck (Ponthir) 3-10, Dan Wilkie (Undy & Magor) 3-13,

Under 13 Pairs – Jamie Harris (Rogerstone) 3-10, Aled Edwards (Rogerstone) 3-21

Under 15 Connor Miles (Croesyceiliog) 4-11, Aaron Jones (Chepstow) 4-11, Andrew Coles (Lisvane) 4-15

Best Fielding Performances

Under 13 Twenty-Overs – Oliver Cross (Blackwood) 4 stumpingsk End

 

Report For Week Ending 12th July

The Monmouthshire Building Society Youth Cricket League has now finished its scheduled fixture list but there are still five weeks left for clubs to play rearranged matches.

The poor weather last week saw just fifteen matches played in the League and these only affected the leading positions in three Divisions but included two memorable matches. In the Under 11 Division One West Newbridge moved to the top, after their sixth straight win. Meanwhile Rogerstone A won the battle of the two unbeaten teams in the Under 13 Pairs First Division by just one run. Two wins by Pentwyn in the Under 15 Division One East see them move into second place but still some way behind leaders Ebbw Vale.

There was a truly remarkable individual performance in the Under 13 20-Over West Division, 11 year-old Ben Wellington took eight wickets for no runs (including a hat-trick!). In the U15 Premier Division, Newport posted a very creditable 150 for 7 but Connor Miles (73no) and 13 year-old Callum Reid (55no) ensured Croesyceiliog won by ten wickets with a 151-run opening stand.

Best Batting Performances

Under 11 Jamie Norman (Llanarth) 19, Tom North (Llanarth) 17, Callum Philpott (Llanarth) 17

Under 13 Twenty-Overs (Retire at 30) – Ryan (Sudbrook) 32no, Hamish Matthews 31no, Ryan Cobb (Newport) 31no, Mike Jones (Monkswood) 27, Curtis Thompson (Newbridge) 21, Lewes Jenkins (Newbridge) 20

Under 13 Pairs Richard Roberts (Llanarth) 27no, Will Evans (Llanarth) 21no, Tom Sharkey (Rogerstone) 21, T Williams (Ebbw Vale) 20, Mike Griffiths (Tredegar) 20

Under 15Connor Miles (Croesyceiliog) 73no, Rhydian Knox (Newport) 65, Callum Reid (Croesyceiliog) 55no, Gary Hawke (Usk) 45no, Will Glenn (Llanarth) 36no, Matt Kinchin (Sudbrook) 35no, James Baker (Newbridge) 33, Matt Detheridge (Sudbrook) 31, Carson Mohr (Newbridge) 30no, Lloyd Davies (Rogerstone) 30

Best Bowling Performances

Under 11 George Lewis (Llanarth) 3-2, Max Norman (Llanarth) 3-11, Harry Powell (Newport) 3-12

Under 13 Twenty-Overs Ben Wellington (Newbridge) 8-0, Harry Powell (Newport) 3-12

Under 13 Pairs - T Williams (Ebbw Vale) 3-3,E Shilde (Panteg) 3-7, George Davies (Llanarth) 3-13, Chris Davies and Sam Francis (both Tredegar) also took 3 wickets each.

Under 15 James O’Neill (Newbridge) 4-4, Will Glenn (Llanarth) 3-6

Best Fielding Performances

Under 13 Pairs James Thomson (Tredegar) made 3 stumpings and took one catch, Morgan Hadley (Tredegar) took 2 catches

 

Report For Week Ending 5th July

The  League enters the second half of the season with everything still to play for in every Division. At under 11, Llanarth and Ponthir remain clear leaders in the Premier and One East Divisions but Croesyceiliog and Usk A have moved into the two runners-up spots. Lisvane still head Newbridge in Division One West while Usk B move to the top of the Reserve Division having defeated previous leaders, Sudbrook, to remain unbeaten in seven matches.

At Under 13, Chepstow are clear leaders of the 20-Over East Division while Sudbrook move into second place ahead of Croesyceiliog who are unbeaten but have a backlog of games. Ebbw Vale A and Rogerstone A remain top of the 20-Over West and Pairs First Divisions. In the Reserve Division, unbeaten Chepstow B defeated Rogerstone B and joined them and Ebbw Vale B in a three-way tie at the top.

At Under 15, Chepstow A have increased their lead after their sixth straight win with only Newport currently looking likely to catch them. In Division One East, Ebbw Vale A have stretched their lead to seven points. In Division One West, Rogerstone B still lead despite defeat by Blackwood who remain unbeaten but have only played four games so far this season.

Best Batting Performances

Under 11 Connor Dean (Sudbrook) 29, Josh Hall (Malpas) 19, James Kinchin (Sudbrook) 18

Under 13 Twenty-Overs (Retire at 30) – Joe Peacock (Usk) 32no, William Birch (Ebbw Vale) 30no, Dan Farrell (Usk) 30no, Elliott Keep (Blackwood) 30no, Daniel Evans (Blackwood) 30no, Ieuan Veall (Crumlin) 30, Sam Jackson (Chepstow) 29no, Tom Lynch (Ebbw Vale) 29, David Monk (Chepstow) 28, Joe Bird (Chepstow) 25, Tyler Huggett 24no, Tudor Huggett 24no, Connor Williams (Crumlin) 24

Under 13 Pairs Ashley Jones (Chepstow) 27, Luke Ingham (Rogerstone) 25, Lewis Crane (Machen) 23, Joby Nelmes (Machen) 21, Lewis Evans (Ebbw Vale) 21, Thomas Williams (Ebbw Vale) 20

Under 15Tom Baker (Blackwood) 91, Ben Jones (Chepstow) 65, Alex Cope (Ebbw Vale) 49, Ross Ward (Malpas) 47, Luke Dyke (Croesyceiliog) 42, Mungo Matthews (Llanarth) 42, Lewis Britton (Ebbw Vale) 40 & 38, Ben Hourahine (Rogerstone) 37, Joshua Thomas (Blackwood) 36no, Joshua Morris (Blackwood) 31

Best Bowling Performances

Under 13 Pairs Thomas Williams (Ebbw Vale) 3-3, Lloyd Green (Rogerstone) 3-5, Aled Edwards (Abercarn) 3-6, Kurt Smith (Abercarn) 3-8, James Young (Abercarn) 3-10, Luke Ingham (Rogerstone) 3-7,

Under 15 Caerwyn Clement (Malpas) 4-7, Josh Tripp (Pontnewynydd) 4-12, A Edwards (Cefn Fforest) 3-4, Lloyd Green (Rogerstone) 3-5, Andrew Clark (Blackwood) 3-17, Daniel Evans (Blackwood) 3-26

Best Fielding Performances

Under 11 – Callum Jones (Malpas) with 3 run-outs in a match

 

Report for Week Ending 28th June

Rogerstone currently lead two U13 Divisions in the Monmouthshire Building Society Youth Cricket League. Their A team top the Pairs First Division unbeaten in seven matches although they face a tough challenge from Abercarn who are also unbeaten. Rogerstone B, meanwhile, lead the Pairs Reserve Division. Also at Under 13, Chepstow A retain the leadership of the 20-Over East Division while Ebbw Vale A take over at the top of the 20-Over West Division.

At Under 11, there is no change in the leadership of the Premier and Division One East Divisions where Llanarth A and Ponthir remain in charge. Lisvane go to the top of Division One West, despite losing their unbeaten record to Crumlin, while, in the Reserve Division, Sudbrook B also lost their first game, to Newport, but stay at the top. Usk B, now the only unbeaten team in the Division, are breathing down their necks.

At Under 15, Chepstow A, the only unbeaten team, move to the top while Ebbw Vale have a one-point lead in Division One East. Rogerstone B complete a good week for the club by topping Division One West.

The bowling performances of the week were the hat-trick of Harry Southall (Ponthir), at Under 11, and Ebbw Vale’s Lewis Evans with four wickets in one over. The batting honours go to Darnell Taylor-Wood (Newport) and Matthew Doyle (Llanarth) who both reached 30 in their four overs at Under 11, Ebbw Vale’s Tom Lynch and William Birch who did the same at Under 13 and Newport’s Tom Carter with an unbeaten 68 at Under 15.

Best Batting Performances

Under 11 – Darnell Taylor-Wood (Newport) 32, Matthew Doyle (Llanarth) 30, Nathan Hariharan (Newport) 29, Richard Roberts (Llanarth) 26, Luc Kear (Croesyceiliog) 23, Alex Morrison (Newport) 19, George Collins (Monkswood) 16, Harry Southall (Ponthir) 16 & 15, Deri Roberts (Abercarn) 16, Matthew Jones (Ponthir) 15, Loui O’Brien (Ponthir) 15

Under 13 Twenty-Overs (Retire at 30) – Tom Lynch (Ebbw Vale) 32no, William Birch (Ebbw Vale) 31no, George Collins (Monkswood) 27no, Joshua Edwards (Abertillery) 27no, Tom Williams (Ebbw Vale) 20no

Under 13 Pairs – Joe Morris (Newport) 29, Luke Ingham (Rogertsone) 27, Marc Lezar (Rogerstone) 26, Scott Bailey (Chepstow) 23, Tom Mence (Machen) 22, Scott Bailey (Chepstow) 22, Tom Sharkey (Rogerstone) 20, Josh Tripp (Pontnewynydd) 20

Under 15 – Tom Carter (Newport) 68no, Rhydian Knox (Newport) 49no, Ashley Paine (Pentwyn) 47, Ed Fletcher (Abergavenny) 44no, Alex Bevington (Chepstow) 43, Matthew Malson (Monkswood) 41, George Davis (Newport) 40, Ethan Davies (Pentwyn) 39, Alex Davis (Croesyceiliog) 39, Nathan Holley (Abergavenny) 35no, Sam Fisher (Chepstow) 31, Shane Kalter (Monkswood) 31, George Williams (Panteg) 31

Best Bowling Performances

Under 11 – Ieuan Tippins (Panteg) 4 wkts, Matthew Jones (Ponthir) 3 wkts, Harry Southall (Ponthir) 3 wkts including a hat-trick

Under 13 Twenty-Overs – Lewis Evans (Ebbw Vale) 4-9,

Under 13 Pairs – Liam Parker (Chepstow) 3-3, Marc Lezar (Rogerstone) 3-7, James Young (Abercarn) 3-10, Aled Edwards (Abercarn) 3-16

Under 15 – James Thomas (Chepstow) 4-13, Kyle Henry (Chepstow) 3-9, Shane Kalter (Monkswood) 3-11, Mitchell Harris (Chepstow) 3-12

Best Fielding Performances

Under 13 Pairs – Alex Adams (Rogerstone) took 3 catches

 

Report for Week Ending 21st June

As the Monmouthshire Building Society Youth Cricket League approaches the halfway point of the season just seven teams, who have played five games or more, remain undefeated. One of these is Llanarth A, in the Under 11 Premier Division, who have now beaten all their opponents to take a ten-point lead at the top. Evidence of their dominance can be seen in the 150 runs they scored in sixteen overs against Sudbrook for the loss of just two wickets. Their team includes three Welsh players – Gareth Ansell, Jamie Norman and George Lewis. The other Under 11 Divisions are much closer, however. Ponthir still lead Division One East but, crucially, have lost to Usk who are still unbeaten in second place. Lisvane and Newbridge are both unbeaten at the top of Division One West with this week’s match between the two eagerly awaited. Sudbrook B remain unbeaten in the Reserve Division with Ebbw Vale B and Llanarth B just two points behind while Gwent Girls, the only all-girl team in the League, have won their first match.

At Under 13, Chepstow A have climbed five places to take over the leadership of the 20-Over East Division with Croesyceiliog A unbeaten in second place just one point behind and Ponthir and Sudbrook a point behind them. Blackwood A have gone to the top of the 20-Over West Division which has been affected more than most by weather conditions this season. In the Pairs First Division, Rogerstone A are unbeaten in six matches but there are three clubs – Blackwood B, Pontnewynydd and Abercarn – within three points. There is no change in the Pairs Reserve Division with Ebbw Vale B leading Rogerstone B by two points.

At Under 15, there is a three-way tie at the top between Croesyceiliog A, Chepstow A and Sudbrook but Chepstow A have played two games less and already beaten the other two. Newport’s unbeaten run came to an end with a ten-run defeat by Chepstow in a game that saw 278 runs score in forty overs. This match also saw two century partnerships between Rhydian Knox and Elgan Alderman for Newport and Matthew Kinchin and Elliott Ferriman for Sudbrook. It’s very competitive in Division One East where Llanarth lead Ebbw Vale by one point and three other teams are just three points away. In Division One West, Rogerstone B lead Pontnewynydd but several teams below them must fancy their chances if they can catch up on their matches played.

The batting performances of the week were Matt Doyle’s 36 in his four overs in the U11 Premier Division and Newport’s Rhydian Knox scoring 80 to continue his impressive run of form in the Under 15 Premier Division. Meanwhile five bowlers took four wickets Hywel Rose (Llanarth) at Under 11, J Mullen (Sudbrook), Daniel King (Newport) and Josh Tregaskes (Chepstow) at Under 13 and Sam Lewis at Under 15.

Best Batting Performances

Under 11 – Matt Doyle (Llanarth) 36, Gareth Ansell (Llanarth) 31, Ben Wellington (Newbridge) 28 & 22, Jamie Norman (Llanarth) 27, Harry Southall (Ponthir) 25, Danny Averiss (Newbridge) 24, Tom Staley (Abertillery) 23, Herbie Wade (Usk) 20, Luc Kear (Croesyceiliog) 21, Connor Williams (Crumlin) 20, Josh Reid (Chepstow) 19, Harry Williams (Ponthir) 19, Henry Breeze (Llanarth) 18, Luke Rees (Abertillery) 18, Jason Watkins (Newbridge) 18, Max Norman (Llanarth) 17

Under 13 Twenty-Overs (Retire at 30) – Tom Smith (Chepstow) 33no, Adam Cullen (Newport) 30no & 21, Ryan Hudson (Sudbrook) 30, Jordan Bachelor (Newport) 27, Kieran Morley (Chepstow) 27, Joe Bird (Chepstow) 26no, Daniel Evans (Blackwood) 26no, Iwan Gane (Blackwood) 21no

Under 13 Pairs – Ryan Hughes (Blackwood) 24, Oliver Cross (Blackwood) 21, Aled Edwards (Abercarn) 20, David Shaw (Machen) 20, Tom Durston (Newport Fugitives) 18

Under 15 – Rhydian Knox (Newport) 80, Matthew Kinchin (Sudbrook) 56, Elliott Ferriman (Sudbrook) 56 & 30, Alex Barry (Pontnewynydd) 55, Aaron Jones (Chepstow) 51no, David Richards (Croesyceiliog) 49, Ashley Kemp-Taylor (Pontnewynydd) 48, Ben Jones (Chepstow) 43no, Jake Kings (Chepstow) 43, Anthony Richards (Panteg) 43, James Baker (Newbridge) 39no, Patrick Rodden (Usk) 38, Sam Lewis (Croesyceiliog) 34, Phil Eaton (Chepstow) 30

Best Bowling Performances

Under 11 – Hywel Rose (Llanarth) 4-4, Rhys Michael (Usk) 3-3

Under 13 Twenty-Overs – J Mullen (Sudbrook) 4-2, Daniel King (Newport) 4-4, Josh Tregaskes (Chepstow) 4-4, Rhys Evans (Undy & Magor) 3-10, Ryan Johnston (Blackwood) 3-14, Sam Jackson (Chepstow) 3-17,

Under 13 Pairs – Lewis Brown (Abercarn) 3-9, Finlay Chivers (Newport Fugitives) also took 3 wickets

Under 15 Sam Lewis (Croesyceiliog) 4-7, James Harrison (Sudbrook) 3-4, Dan Pilley (Monkswood) 3-9, Shane Kelter (Monkswood) 3-11 & 3-21, Matthew Williams (Pontnewynydd) 3-13, Will Glenn (Llanarth) 3-16, Alex Barry (Pontnewynydd) 3-20, Lawrence Pritchard (Cefn Fforest) 3-21

Best Fielding Performances

Under 13 Pairs – Daniel Parfitt (Tredegar) 2 catches

 

Report for Week Ending 14th June

There were two hat-tricks in the Monmouthshire Building Society Youth Cricket League this week as the pace is beginning to hot up in response to the recent good spell of weather. Both Connor Williams of Crumlin and Croesyceiliog’s Alex Davis achieved this rare feat. At Under 11, Llanarth A have extended their lead in the Premier Division to nine points with their sixth straight victory. In Division One East, Ponthir have moved to the top but Malpas and Usk A are within two points of them. Lisvane are six points clear in Division One West after five straight wins but Newbridge are also unbeaten behind them having played two games less. In the Reserve Division, Sudbrook B continue to set the pace, unbeaten in five matches. The performances of the week took place in the match between Rogerstone and Lisvane in Division One West where Dan Lezar (Rogerstone) scored 34 in his four overs and Sakid Ikram (Lisvane) took 4 wickets for 14 runs.

At Under 13, Croesyceiliog remain unbeaten at the top of the 20-Over East Division with Ponthir one point behind while Machen A move into the lead in the 20-Over West Division. Pontnewynydd move to the top of the Pairs First Division with three other teams – Blackwood B, Rogerstone A and Abercarn – all within three points of them. Ebbw Vale regain the leadership of the Pairs Reserve Division. In a remarkable match in the 20-Over East Division, Chepstow amassed 171 runs for the loss of just two wickets, with twins Tudor and Tyler both retiring after reaching thirty along with Joe Bird, and then bowled out previously unbeaten Llanarth for 36 of which Jake Groves scored 21! Apart from the 20-over players who retired on reaching thirty, the week’s best batting performance was Ebbw Vale’s William Birch with 35 in his four overs while eleven year old Ben Wellington (Newbridge) takes the best bowling with a remarkable 5 wickets for 3 runs.

At Under 15, Croesyceiliog A remain at the head of the Premier Division having played three games more than Newport and Chepstow A who are both unbeaten behind them. In a high scoring match, Newport posted 153 for 1 while Ponthir totalled 125 for 2 in reply. In Division One East, the two Ebbw Vale teams are first and third, separated by Llanarth who are still unbeaten. Rogerstone B move to the top of Division One West ahead of Pontnewynydd and Lisvane. This week’s best batting performance was Newport’s Rhydian Knox with 88no, following two centuries in the League and Shield, closely followed by Alex Cope with 74. Three wickets for 3 runs, by Croesyceiliog’s Alex Davis, was the best bowling performance.

Best Batting Performances

Under 11 – Dan Lezar (Rogerstone) 34, Luke Jones (Croesyceiliog) 25, Richard Roberts (Llanarth) 23, Matthew Doyle (Llanarth) 23 & 16, James Hussey (Sudbrook) 21, Lewis Holley (Abergavenny) 21, Benedict Tindall (Chepstow) 19, Guy Nicholas (Chepstow) 17, James Kinchin (Sudbrook) 17, Jake Lewis (Ebbw Vale) 17, Henry Breeze (Llanarth) 16, Jamie Norman (Llanarth) 15, Callum Philpott (Llanarth) 15, Gareth Ansell (Llanarth) 15, Matthew Jones (Ponthir) 15

Under 13 Twenty-Overs (Retire at 30) – Joe Bird (Chepstow) 33no, Tudor Huggett (Chepstow) 32no & 29no, Tyler Huggett (Chepstow) 32no, Ieuan Veall (Crumlin) 32no, Elliott Keep (Blackwood) 31no, Iwan Gane (Blackwood) 30no, Ollie Gorrigan (Undy & Magor) 30no, David Shaw (Machen) 30no, Glyn Mount (Sudbrook) 30no, Ben Clifford (Machen) 28, Luke Furnell (Chepstow) 28, Mike Jones (Monkswood) 22, Lewis Evans (Machen) 22, Jake Groves (Llanarth) 21, Tom Kinsey (Newbridge) 21

Under 13 Pairs – William Birch (Ebbw Vale) 35, Hywel Evans (Panteg) 25, Kurt Smith (Abercarn) 21, Lewis Tatnell (Machen) 15

Under 15 – Rhydian Knox (Newport) 88no, Alex Cope (Ebbw Vale) 74, Mungo Matthews (Llanarth) 60, Matthew Detheridge (Ponthir) 51no, Patrick Rodden (Usk) 51no, Lewis Britton (Ebbw Vale) 49 no, Charlie Watkins (Ponthir) 43no, George Davies (Newport) 42, Alex Barry (Pontnewynydd) 42, Aled Liddington (Ebbw Vale) 41, Conor Miles (Croesyceiliog) 31

Best Bowling Performances

Under 11 - Sakid Ikram (Lisvane) 4-14, Ellis Ferriman (Sudbrook) 3-5, Elliot Thomas (Sudbrook) 3-6

Under 13 Twenty-Overs – Ben Wellington (Newbridge) 5-3, Connor Williams (Crumlin) 4-5 including a hat-trick, Rhys Evans (Undy & Magor) 3-10, Huw Beynon (Machen) 3-16, Ryan Hughes (Blackwood) 3-17

Under 13 Pairs – Alex Bond (Pontnewynydd) 3-6, Dylan Stewart (Machen) 3-6, Ethan Shide (Blackwood) 3-9

Under 15 – Alex Davis (Croesyceiliog) 3-3 including a hat-trick, Conor Miles (Croesyceiliog) 3-7, A Shaw (Rogerstone) 3-22

Best Fielding Performances

Under 11 - Excellent fielding by Alex Winstanley (Abergavenny) and Scott Archer (Malpas)

Under 13 Pairs – Aled Brown (Abercarn) – 3 stumpings

 

Report for Week Ending 7th June

Llanarth have taken over at the top of The Monmouthshire Building Society Youth Cricket League Under 11 Premier Division after their third straight victory with the unusual feat of not losing a single wicket in a match. In Division One East, Usk A move into second place behind Malpas. In the West Division, Lisvane and Newbridge are the early pacesetters, both remaining unbeaten. In the Reserve Division, Sudbrook B remain clear leaders.

At Under 13, Ponthir move within a point of Croesyceiliog at the top of the 20-Overs East Division with Ebbw Vale still heading the West Division. In the Pairs First Division, Rogerstone take over the leadership with four straight victories and, in the Reserve, Chepstow have beaten current leaders Ebbw Vale B to move into second place while Croesyceiliog B take over at the top unbeaten after three matches.

At Under 15, Croesyceiliog B have taken the lead in the Premier Division, having played three more matches than their closest rivals, Chepstow A and Newport. Ebbw Vale A continue to lead the way in the First Division East while Pontnewynydd head the First Division West although Crumlin, Lisvane and Blackwood are all unbeaten in second place. The performance of the week was Rob Williams’ century for Lisvane which included 6 sixes and 4 fours!

Best Batting Performances
Under 11 – Jake Watkins (Newbridge) 28no, Gareth Ansell (Llanarth) 17, George Lewis (Llanarth) 15, Ryan Broom (Blackwood) 19
Under 13 Twenty-Overs (Retire at 30) – Joe Peacock (Usk) 30no, Angus O’Brien (Ponthir) 29
Under 13 Pairs – Dan Cooke (Abergavenny) 25, Liam Thomas (Abercarn) 20
Under 15 – Rob Williams (Lisvane) 109no, Connor Miles (Croesyceiliog) 64no, Ashley Kemp-Taylor (Pontnewynydd) 56no, Alun Jones (Chepstow) 51, Matthew Kinchin (Sudbrook) 50no, Lewis Britton (Ebbw Vale) 45no, Andrew Clark (Blackwood) 39no, Alex Bevington (Chepstow) 37no, Daniel Battle (Ebbw Vale) 36, Lewis Pritchard (Cefn Fforest) 35, Alex Cope (Ebbw Vale) 33no, Alex Barry (Pontnewynydd) 33

Best Bowling Performances
Under 11 – Matthew Rogers (Newbridge) 3-5, Rhys Evans (Undy & Magor) 3-5,
Under 13 Twenty-Overs – Thomas Sparshott (Ponthir) 3-2, Angus O’Brien (Ponthir) 3-3,
Under 13 Pairs – Daniel Evans (Blackwood) 3-21, Jordan Allen (Machen) 3-22
 

Report for Week Ending 31st May

The weather took its toll of the Monmouthshire Building Society Youth Cricket League last week with only 18 of the planned 46 fixtures surviving, though the matches will be re-arranged later in the season. At Under 11, Chepstow lost their unbeaten record in the Premier League to Monkswood and are joined at the top by Newport. Malpas stay at the head of Division One East while Newbridge have moved into second place behind unbeaten Lisvane in Division One West. Sudbrook B are still six points clear in the Reserve Division.

At Under 11, Croesyceiliog A, unbeaten in four matches, and Ebbw Vale A retain leadership of the Twenty-Over East and West Divisions as do Ebbw Vale B in the Pairs Reserve Division. In the Pairs First Division, Pontnewynydd also stay top despite losing their first match of the season to Abercarn.

At Under 15, Croesyceiliog join Newport at the top of the Premier Division but have played two games more. Crumlin have taken over first place in Division One West with Ebbw Vale remaining top of Division One East.

Best Batting Performances
Under 11 – Ollie Thornhill (Chepstow) 31, Nathan Hariharan (Newport) 21, Adam Malson (Monkswood) 18, Connor Williams (Crumlin) 17, Ben Brooks (Monkswood) 15, Ben Wellington (Newbridge) 15, Jordan Bayliss (Newbridge) 15
Under 13 Twenty-Overs (Retire at 30) – Glyn Mount (Sudbrook) 33no, Jarrod Bluck (Ponthir) 33no, Angus O’Brien (Ponthir) 32no & 30no, Evan Whitson (Usk) 32no, Jordan Bachelor (Newport) 29no, Ollie Waterhouse (Ponthir) 28no, Ryan Cobb (Newport) 25no, Haydn Smith (Ponthir) 21no
Under 13 Pairs – Bill Fisher (Chepstow) 17, James Thompson (Tredegar) 16
Under 15 – Ashley Freeman (Chepstow) 36no

Best Bowling Performances
Under 11 – Elliot Jenkins (Newbridge) 3-2, Connor Williams (Crumlin) 3-9
Under 13 Twenty-Overs – None
Under 13 Pairs - Ben Lynch (Tredegar) 3-10
Under 15 – Alex Kryjom (Croesyceiliog) 3-17

Best Fielding Performances
Under 11 – Nye Brown (Lisvane) made 3 stumpings, Jake Watkins (Newbridge) 2 stumpings

 

Report for Week Ending 24th May

This week saw two centurions in the Monmouthshire Building Society Youth Cricket League, both in the U15 Premier Division. Phil Eaton hit an unbeaten 118 in Chepstow’s 95-run victory over Sudbrook while Newport’s Rhydian Knox scored an unbeaten 108 in his team’s total of 175 for 0 against Croesceiliog. This took his team to the top of the Premier League. In the Under 15 First Division East, Ebbw Vale A move to the top with their B team in third having been beaten by close rivals Llanarth, for whom Mungo Matthews scored 81no.  Rogerstone A and B and Newbridge are in a three-way tie at the top of 15 First Division West. The batters were clearly in control with nine fifties scored in addition to the two centuries although two players took hat-tricks: Jack Mitchell (Lisvane) and Tom Griffiths (Abergavenny). Jack Mitchell had a memorable game against Pontnewynydd following his 57 no out with 6 wickets for 3 runs.

At Under 11, Llanarth join Chepstow at the top of the Premier Division while Malpas have moved into the lead in First Division East. Lisvane have opened up a five-point lead with three straight victories in First Division West while Sudbrook’s lead is six points at the head of the Reserve Division.

At Under 13, Croesyceiliog are six points ahead of Llanarth, in the 20-Over Division East, but both are still unbeaten. Meanwhile, the Ebbw Vale A team is leading the 20-Over Division West Division while their B team has taken over at the top of the Reserve Division. Pontnewynydd lead the Pairs First Division unbeaten after three matches

Best Batting Performances
Under 11 – Matthew Doyle (Llanarth) 27, Tom Wetter (Sudbrook) 23, Jamie Norman (Llanarth) 18, James Kinchin (Sudbrook) 18, Connor Dean (Sudbrook) 18, Henry Breeze (Llanarth) 17, Adam Laasna (Croesyceiliog) 17, Deri Roberts (Abercarn) 17, Jordan Morgans (Cefn Fforest) 16
Under 13 Twenty-Overs (Retire at 30) – Mike Jones (Monkswood) 33ret, James Matthews (Sudbrook) 32ret, Huw Beynon (Machen) 32ret, Jordan Allen (Machen) 31ret, Evan Whitson (Usk) 30ret, Rhys Hancock (Monkswood) 30ret, Jordan Boxhall-James 26, Dave Shaw (Machen) 23no
Under 13 Pairs – Dan Cooke (Abergavenny) 28, William Birch (Ebbw Vale) 21no, Jamie Lewis (Ebbw Vale) 21no
Under 15 – Phil Eaton (Chepstow) 118no, Rhydian Knox (Newport) 108no, Mungo Matthews (Llanarth) 81no, Lewis Britton (Ebbw Vale) 77no, Alex Barry (Pontnewynydd) 67, Daniel Battle (Ebbw Vale) 65ret, Liam Crandon (Ebbw Vale) 60no and 55, Jack Mitchell (Lisvane) 57no, Lee Evans (Malpas) 54no and 39, Lloyd Green (Rogerstone) 53no, George Davies (Newport) 45no, Matt Tutton (Rogerstone) 44no, Ben Hourahine (Rogerstone) 41, Ethan Davies (Pentwyn) 32, Will Noblet (Llanarth) 31, Alex Richards (Abergavenny) 31

Best Bowling Performances

Under 11 – Abhiinaba Guha (Lisvane) 3-1, Callum Winstone (Abercarn) 3-8, Ryan Smith (Sudbrook) also took 3 wkts
Under 13 Twenty-Overs – Tom Lynch (Ebbw Vale) 4-2, Glyn Mount (Sudbrook) 3-11,
Under 13 Pairs – Ben Lynch (Tredegar) 3-7, Liam Williams (Pontnewynydd) 3 –12
Under 15 – Jack Mitchell (Lisvane) 6-3 (including hat-trick), Lewis Pritchard (Rogerstone) 3-15, David Croft (Ebbw Vale) 4-2, Tom Griffiths (Abergavenny) 3-11 (including hat-trick), J Reid (Rogerstone) 3-11, Rob Price (Lisvane) 3-12, Dan Morgan (Newbridge) 3-15, George Davies (Newport) 3-22, J Mayo (Rogerstone) 3-25

Report for Three Weeks Ending 17th May

The Monmouthshire Building Society Youth Cricket League is now well underway. At Under 11, four teams are clear leaders in each of the four divisions with two straight victories each. In the Premier Division, it is Chepstow A and in the Reserve Division (containing B teams and the Gwent Girls team) it is Sudbrook B who lead the way. In Division 1, Ponthir head the East Division while Lisvane top the West. The excitement of pairs cricket was well demonstrated in the Rogerstone v Machen match in Division 1 West. With eleven to win off the last over, Rogerstone hit twelve in the first five balls only to lose a wicket (and five runs) off the last one! The performances of the week were by Chepstow’s Ollie Thornhill with 35, in his four overs at the crease, and Elliot Jenkins who took 4 wickets for just 1 run for Newbridge.

At Under 13, Llanarth A are unbeaten in their two matches in the 20-Over East Division while Machen C lead the Pairs Reserve Division. In the 20-Over West Division, there is a three-way tie between Blackwood A, Ebbw Vale A and Newbridge. The same applies in the Pairs First Division with Blackwood B, Pontnewynydd and Rogerstone A all unbeaten after two games. The batting honours of the week go to Llanarth’s Peter Downing for two unbeaten knocks of 33 in the 20-over Divisions while Mark Lezar hit a remarkable 50 runs in his four overs in the Pairs. For the bowlers, Newport’s David Cook took 4 wickets for no runs.

At Under 15, Croesyceiliog A and Sudbrook have taken an early lead in the Premier Division with Llanarth unbeaten in two matches in Division 1 East and Rogerstone A heading Division 1 West. The batters had the best of it with Alex Barry scoring 73no of Pontnewnydd’s 97 runs only for Callum Herring (52no) and Cameron Herring (40no) to win the game for Tredegar by ten wickets. Not to be outdone, Will Glenn (60no) and Mungo Matthews (53no) put on a third-wicket patnership of 126 for Llanarth against Chepstow B while Simon Veall (Crumlin) also scored 73no.

The fielding performance of the week was from Oliver Cross of Blackwood who took 5 stumpings in one match.


Best Batting Performances
Under 11 – Ollie Thornhill (Chepstow) 35, Shiram Goyal(Lisvane) 19, Luke Harris (Newport) 18, Jake Watkins (Newbridge) 18, Benedict Tindall (Chepstow) 17, Matthew Jones (Newport) 16, Harry Southall (Ponthir) 16 & 15, Ben Wellington (Newbridge) 15, Jared Lewis (Tredegar) 15
Under 13 Twenty-Overs (Retire at 30) – Peter Downing (Llanarth) 33no & 33no, Lloyd Rogers 33no, Corey Wallace (Ebbw Vale) 31no, Jake Groves (Llanarth) 30no and 25no, Hamish Matthews (Llanarth) 30 no, Jordan Bachelor (Newport) 30no, Callum Reid (Croesyceiliog) 29, Ieuan Veall (Crumlin) 27, Alex Kemp-Taylor (Croesyceiliog) 24, Daffyd Read (Blackwood) 21, Aled Burkitt (Ponthir) 20, Dan Wilkie (Undy & Magor) 20
Under 13 Pairs – Mark Lezar (Rogerstone) 50, Dan Watkins (Croesyceiliog) 43, Tom Sharkey (Rogerstone) 36, William Birch (Ebbw Vale) 35 D Cook (Abergavenny) 34, L Inghing 32, Ryan Johnston (Blackwood) 28 & 22, T Williams (Ebbw Vale) 23,
Under 15 – Alex Barry (Pontnewynydd) 73no, Will Glenn (Llanarth) 60no, Mungo Matthews (Lanarth) 53no, Tom Carter (Newport) 57no, Callum Herring (Tredegar) 52no, Matthew Kinchin (Sudbrook) 52, Tom Gibbins (Newport) 48no, Daniel Battle (Ebbw Vale) 48, Robson Blake (Ebbw Vale) 43, Cameron Herring (Tredegar) 40no, Ben Harrison (Croesyceiliog) 35, Luc Dexter (Pentwyn) 32, Alex Cope (Ebbw Vale) 31, D Richards (Croesyceiliog) 30

Best Bowling Performances
Under 11 – Elliot Jenkins (Newbridge) 4-1, James Drury (Lisvane) 4-9, Peter Gullick (Ponthir) & Benito Carnevale (Malpas) also took 4 wkts, Harry Wade (Usk) 3-5, Benedict Tindall (Chepstow) 3-7, Sam Haykey (Machen) 3-7, Lewi Holley (Abergavenny) 3-8, Matthew Baker (Chepstow) 3-15, Gareth Potts (Newport Fugitives) also took 3 wkts
Under 13 Twenty-Overs – David Cook (Newport) 4-0, Cameron Tippings (Ebbw Vale) 4-3, Will Durbin (Chepstow) 4-10, Corey Wallace (Ebbw Vale) 3-0, Tom Kinsey (Newbridge) 3-0, Lewis (Newbridge) 3-5, Callum Reid (Croesyceiliog) 3-9
Under 13 Pairs – Paul Barry (Pontnewynydd) 3-4, Luke Loder (Pontnewynydd) 3-12, Jordan Allen (Machen) 3-13
Under 15 – Daniel Battle (Ebbw Vale) 4-17, J Ramji (Rogerstone) 3-2, Joe Hooton (Llanarth) 3-4, R Deacon (Sudbrook) 3-5, Andrew Clark (Blackwood) 3-7, D Richards (Croesyceiliog) 3-22

Best Fielding Performances
Under 13 Pairs – Oliver Cross (Blackwood) took 5 stumpings

 

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