AGM Reminder

Just a quick reminder that Hook Cricket Club AGM is just a few days away now. Could all members make every effort to attend please.

Our AGM is the most important meeting of the year, with a lot of crucial decisions being made for the season ahead so your attendance and your vote really do matter.

We hope to see you all at the club Thursday 20th February at 7.00 pm

Mixed fortunes in league openers

Sunday saw the opening fixtures of the 2019 season.

The first XI hosted Llechryd while the 2nd XI travelled up to play Llechryd 2nds.

Things looked good for the 1sts at tea after Aled Phelps 56 n.o. Jamie Phelps 46 and Craig Nutty 43 n.o. all scoring well to set Llechryd what looked a challenging target of 222-5 off their 45 overs.

Unfortunately the bowling and fielding was not up to the standard of the batting and Llechryd chased down and passed the target for the loss of just 2 wickets with overs to spare.

Dai Hopkins 2-56 was the only bowler to pick up wickets.

A disappointing start to the season but hopefully the lads will recover from this early blow and put together better performances in the weeks to come.

The 2nds travelled to Llechryd a man short due to a couple of late withdrawals. It looked at tough prospect against a team who played in Division 3 last year.

After losing the toss the 2nds were put in to bat on a damp sticky wicket. Batting patiently the scoreboard was kept ticking along with the team finally ending on 119 all out in the 38th over.

Dave Petrie 31 top scored with Lewys Miller scoring 23, after opening the batting for the first time in senior cricket.

It looked a tough task at tea especially with only 10 in the field.

Lewys Miller 1-24 and Harry Makepeace 2-21 shared the new ball and both bowled brilliantly beating the bat on numerous occasions and unlucky not to take more wickets. Seth Willington 1-11 and Andrew Thomas 0-22 kept things tight before David Petrie 0-13 and Rob Makepeace 2-22 closed out the game with some great spells. Dafydd Bowen had a great debut behind the stumps and the effort of all 10 players in the field was exceptional.

To come away with a winning draw was probably one of the best performances by the 2nds team in the past few seasons and the future is certainly looking bright

Hook/Llangwm U15’s reach final

Congratulations to the Hook / Llangwm under 15s squad who last night beat Whitland to reach the county final.

The final will be played against Cresselly / Stackpole at St Ishmaels CC on 16th August starting at 5:30pm.

Match report by Jon Willington

Whitland 56 for 5 v Hook / Llangwm 87 for 5

Captain Callum Jenkins certainly played a skippers role in guiding his young team to the county final in a 31 run victory. Batting first Callum hit 29, matched by Joe Phillips. Lewis Miller went early for 1, Finlay Elrick hit 7 and Seth Willington 3 not out.

Callum then picked up 2 for 7 alongside Lewis Miller 1 for 4 and Jack Phillips 1 for 5 in an excellent team bowling performance that saw nine players bowl.

An excellent performance from this young team ( one U10, two u11, one u12, five u13 players) and a deserved place in the county final.

Good Luck boys in the final

Under 13’s reach final

Last night saw Hook U13’s get the better of Kilgetty U13’s in their semi-final clash in Hook. With both teams missing players through holidays or injuries Hook certainly looked to be the stronger of the 2 sides. This proved to be the case as Kilgetty were dismissed for just 18 runs largely due to some great bowling from the Hook team.

Hook then knocked off the required runs within 5 overs to reach the final which will be played next Wednesday 8th August at Cresselly with a 5:30pm start.

Good luck boys in the final

Hook are Pembrokeshire Under 11’s Runners Up

Last night the Hook U11’s picked up the Pembrokeshire U11’s runners up Trophy after losing to Lawrenny in what was a repeat of last year’s final. Both teams came into the game with a 100% record having both won their groups. 

Hook batted first against a very accurate Lawrenny bowling attack, who bowled just 1 wide in 16 overs. The Hook batsmen just weren’t given much opportunity to attack as there was hardly a bad ball in sight, but despite this lost just 3 wickets on way to reaching a total of 121. It was always going to be a tough task defending 121 and so proved to be the case with Lawrenny ending on 302-2 off their 16 overs.

What was great to see was that even though the players could see defeat was inevitable in the last few overs they all continued to chase every ball making Lawrenny work for their runs. The bowlers all bowled well but it seemed that any loose ball bowled was dispatched to the boundary. 

The game ended with a comfortable victory for a very talented Lawrenny side who were presented with the League Winners Trophy by PCCC Chairman Paul Webb and junior sponsor Colin John.

The boys can hold their heads high as they were without Rhys and Will tonight, who were both on holiday, and a number of the team are still able to play U11’s cricket next season when I’m sure they will be looking to reach the final for a seventh consecutive season.

Well done boys on a great season 

Hook Ladies Crowned Champions

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

Hook/Llangwm team reach Ormond Youth Final

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 Ladies Cup Winners again

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

 

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