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PEMBROKESHIRE; cricket.

HAVERFORDWEST lifted the Harrison Allen Bowl - the showpiece of the Pembrokeshire Cricket calendar - with a convincing 128 run victory over Cresselly in a one-sided final yesterday.

They won the toss and decided to bat - a decision they were not to regret as Danny Potter hitting 77 and Dai Davies 60 in their first 22 over innings. That helped them reach a score of 196-6. In reply, Cresselly playing on their home ground were somewhat off-colour with Phil Williams being their best batsman knocking 36, but they were unable to get near the 196 and after the first innings they were on 158-8 some 38 runs behind.

With a useful lead, Haverfordwest made another gigantic stride towards victory when Davies was again in fine form with the bat scoring 77 before being caught by Simon Cole off the bowling of Steffan Jenkins.

The Haverfordwest man was the stand out performer through the two innings totalling 137 runs and his second innings contribution helped his side to reach 201-6, a lead over their hosts of 239 runs.

The mountain that Cresselly had to climb became even steeper when they lost opening batsman Harry Thomas in only the third over caught behind by Huw Scriven.

There was some excellent bowling by Simon Holliday who took three wickets while conceding only nine runs and in the end Cresselly were skittled out for 111 in their second innings giving Haverfordwest a comfortable success.

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Wales On Sunday (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Aug 24, 2014
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