Posted: Thu 23rd Mar 2017

Girls Bat On To Cardiff!

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Mar 23rd, 2017

The first Pembrokeshire cricket title of 2017 has been won by Tasker Milward girls U13s. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

They came out on top in the best of three final against their counterparts from Pembroke in the Pembrokeshire round of the Lady Taverners indoor (schools) competition. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The competition, played in the Dome at Tasker Milward School was arranged by Sport Pembrokeshire, the sports development arm of Pembrokeshire County Council. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The games were umpired by Cricket Development Officer Martin Jones, Community Cricket Coach Rick Walton and Phil Llewellyn, Callum Jenkins, Tom Carrington and Ewan Dyer from Tasker Milward school ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

With Welsh international Maisey Davies in their ranks, Taskers were always favourites for the competition although Pembroke pushed them close. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

In the U15s round Greenhil, Tasker Milward, Ysgol Dewi Sant, Sir Thomas Piction and Milford Haven schools battled it out with the competition split into two groups. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Greenhill just edged it over Ysgol Dewi Sant in the final who overcame the challenge of the highly fancied Tasker Milward in their group. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Welsh international Tirion Eynon captained them to the win. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Batting first, Greenhill scored 279 for the loss of just 3 wickets with Ysgol Dewi Sant needing four off the last ball to win. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

With nerves frayed on both sides, a dot ball ensured there was no score from it with Greenhill winning a close game. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“It was an excellent day’s cricket,” said Cricket Development officer Martin Jones. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The emphasis on the day was fun and enjoyment and the girls certainly had that,” he added. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Hopefully Taskers and Greenhill can enjoy the Welsh finals in Cardiff and with a little bit of luck, we may have a Pembrokeshire representative in the UK Finals at Lords in May.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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