We are all set for another busy week at Hook Cricket Club.
Tonight (Tuesday) sees Hook Ladies take on Burton Ladies in what could be a league title decider. Should Hook make it 4 wins out of 4 this season against Burton then the league title will be assured. Good luck ladies.
Wednesday sees us host the Pembrokeshire U11 final in which Hook U11’s take on a strong Lawrenny U11’s. Unfortunately Hook have a couple of players away on holiday but I’m sure the players stepping into the team will give their all in what promises to be a great game. Good luck boys.
Thursday then see’s our U13’s host Kilgetty in the U13’s semi final. Again we are unfortunately missing 3 players but the team are determined to emulate the U11’s in reaching the final. Good luck lads.
Congratulations to the Hook ladies team who clinched a nail biting win against nearest rivals Burton Ladies to be crowned Pembrokeshire Ladies League Champions again this season.
Tonight’s win sees them add the League title to their Clive Huxley cup win a fortnight ago and win back to back league and cup doubles.
Well done ladies
H/West 120-6 Hook Llangwm 121-6
The combined Hook/Llangwm team overcame a Haverfordwest in a nail biting game in St Ishmaels last night
Haverfordwest posted a challenging total of 120-6 off their 20 overs thanks mainly to a great knock by Evan Watts who finished on 70 n.o.
Hook/Llangwm team were always on track with the run rate and passed the target with just 2 balls to spare
With Aled Phelps 29no Noah Davies 27 Harry Nicholas 20 topping the batting.
A more detailed report will follow
The final will be played at Carew on Sunday 26th August.
Great achievement lads ??
Hook 115-3 & 112-6 beat Burton 117-7 & 104-6 by 6 runs
Hook Ladies once again overcame Burton Ladies in the Clive Huxley Cup Final, played at Stackpole on Sunday 22 July.
Hook lost the toss and were invited to bat first. Openers Jemma Phillips (24) and Sam Rossiter (67 n.o.) put on 55 for the first wicket. Hook then lost 2 quick wickets before Rossiter and Kacey Arran batted through to take Hook to a first innings total of 115-3.
Hook then started well with the ball taking regular wickets to reduce Burton to 42-5 just past halfway through their first innings. But as we had found in the past Burton skipper Finola Scale was always going to be dangerous while at the crease and went on to score 55 while helping Burton get the edge with a lead of just 2 runs at the halfway stage having reached 117-7.
At tea it looked like being yet another close encounter as so many of these Hook v Burton games have over the years and it was anybody’s guess as to who would be celebrating come the end of play.
Burton once again bowled well early in Hook’s 2nd innings to leave Hook at 50-5 with ten overs gone. Skipper Sam Rossiter (60) and Hayley Thomas (21 n.o.) played some great shots and helped add a further 62 runs to the total off the final 10 overs to see Hook finish on 112-6 leaving Burton needing 111 to win
Thankfully Hook dismissed Scale cheaply in the 2nd innings as Burton were 20-2. Ffion Ashman (40 n.0.) and Rhiannon Morgan (21) took Burton to 65-2 at the halfway point of the final innings, needing just 46 more runs to win with 8 wickets in hand it looked for a time that Burton could be picking up the silverware this time round. Then followed some tight bowling along with a great display of fielding, which saw the runs required per over slowly climb, culminating in youngster Maisy Davies take the ball for the final over with Burton needing 12 runs to win. But a wicket and just 5 runs conceded saw the Hook girls pick up the cup at the end of another enthralling days cricket between these 2 great rivals.
To top of a great day Hook Skipper Sam Rossiter picked up Player of the Match for her total of 127 runs with 60+ in each innings
Last nights bonus ball was ball 52. We now have 6 players waiting for just 1 number with a further 13 needing just 2. The Jackpot currently stands at £540
Today (Sunday) sees Hook ladies play Burton Ladies in the Clive Huxley Cup final.
It will be a two 20 over innings game which is held at Stackpole Cricket Club with a 12:30pm start.
It would be nice to see lots of supporters take the trip over the water to watch what is usually a very competitive close run match between the teams.
Good luck girls
Congratulations to the Cleddau Crusaders who beat Maesteg Celtic to be crowned Welsh U19T20 champions 2017.
After bowling Maesteg out for 76 the Crusaders battled to pass the target with 4 balls to spare.
A fantastic achievement from the whole team.
Full match report to follow
Tonight (Wednesday) sees our U13’s travel to Llanrhian in their final league match. Victory tonight will see the team too their group and guarantee a home semi final. Good luck boys ??
Saturday saw both senior sides lose
The 1st XI travelled to Saundersfoot and had a real up and downer of a game. Saundersfoot batted first and we seemed to have them in trouble at 90-5 off 30 overs but a late charge by the tail saw them finish on 186-9.
The Hook reply started well and at 80-2 at one stage it looked like a comfortable chase. That was before a collapse in the middle order to see us slump to 93-7 and eventually 124-10.
Thankfully a good first half of the season sees us still in 4th place in the league. That’s 4 losses on the trot now so an improvement is needed next week.
The 2nds played at home to Crymych and despite a 50 from Brennan Lay a total of 147, with an outfield like glass, never seemed like it was going to be enough.
Crymych were always well ahead of the run rate and despite to Morgan Hughes wickets they reached their target with plenty of overs to spare.
Still 4th in the league table but hopefully a win next week will stop us looking over our shoulders
Today sees Cleddau Crusaders head to Pontardullais to play Maesteg Celtic in the rearranged Welsh U19T20 final which was rained off last year. A bus full of players and supports leaves from Llangwm at 10:45 and Hook at 11:00. Good luck to all the lads on what should be a fantastic day