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South West & Wales Club Cricket Round-Up - July 2012

South West & Wales Club Cricket Round-Up - July 2012
South West & Wales Club Cricket Round-Up - July 2012
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Cricket World look at the state of play across the 26 ECB Premier Leagues at the end of July in our monthly club cricket league round-up.

Werrington are the only team yet to lose a match in the Cornwall Premier League and, as such, as lead the way over St Just and June’s leaders Callington. St Austell and Falmouth are also both still in with a chance of topping the standings and are both less than 20 points behind the leaders. Troon have won just one of their 11 games so far this season and sit last; 10 points behind Paul.

Batting – July top three
1. Dave Roberts (St Just) – 182 runs from two matches
2. Gary Thomas (St Just) – 175 runs from three matches
3. Mpho Selowa (Callington) – 161 runs from three matches
Top score: Dave Roberts (171 not out against Falmouth on 28th July)

Bowling – July top three
1. Tom Sharp (Truro) – 12 wickets at an average of 10.83
2. Justin Stephens (Falmouth) – nine wickets at 16.11
3. Ben Smeeth (Werrington) – eight wickets at 8.38
Best bowling: Kelvin Snell (five for 28 for Paul against Falmouth on 14th July)

Player of the month: Tom Sharp took four wickets in each of his three matches and also scored 41 against St Austell – enough to take this month’s award over other contenders such as Ben Smeeth and Dave Roberts.

Bovey Tracey have extended their lead at the top of the Devon Premier League over the past four weeks and now have a 24-point cushion over second-placed Exmouth. Sidmouth are a further four points behind in third. Heathcoat are still rooted to the foot of the table, but Budleigh Salterton and Sandford are locked in a fierce battle not to finish just above them and both have 108 points.

Batting – July top three
1. Joshua Bess (Sidmouth) – 151 runs from two matches
2. Chris Small (Heatchcoat) – 131 runs from two matches
3. Matt Hickey (Torquay) – 112 runs from two matches
Top score: Joshua Bess (103 against Torquay on 28th July)

Bowling – July top three
1. Chris Barr (Plymouth) – eight wickets at an average of 9.38
2. Christopher Bradley (Bovey Tracey) – seven wickets at 8.29
3. Trevor Anning (Exmouth) – seven wickets at 8.71
Best bowling: Paul Elliott (five for 25 for Heathcoat against North Devon on 28th July)

Player of the month: Joshua Bess takes the award thanks to his outstanding performance against Torquay when he hit 103 and took two for 14.

Last month’s leaders Llandudno have slipped down to third in the North Wales Premier League, having been overtaken by Mochdre and Menai Bridge. All three teams have won seven of their 15 games, but Mochdre are yet to lose, while Llandudno have tasted defeat on three occasions. Llay Welfare, on the other hand, have yet to taste victory at all and are plumb last – a full 37 points adrift of 11th-placed Bangor.

Batting – July top three
1. Adam Campion (Mochdre) – 132 runs from three matches
2. Adam Hodgekins (Connah’s Quay) – 122 runs from two matches
3. Marcel Frenzel (Pontblyddyn) – 118 runs from three matches 
Top score: Martin Burger (101 for Connah’s Quay against Llay Welfare on 14th July)

Bowling – July top three
1. Simon Murley (Bangor) – 12 wickets at an average of 5.92
2. Andy Poynton (Northop) – 12 wickets at 8.58
3. Gordon Kerr (Llandudno) – 10 wickets at 8.5
Best bowling: Andy Poynton (eight for 37 against Mold on 14th July)

Player of the month: Andy Poynton’s eight for 37 is almost enough by itself to win the award, but he also took four wickets in his other two matches and hit 42 against Mochdre with the bat.

It is all change at the top of the South Wales Premier League with previous leaders Cardiff dropping down to fifth and being overtaken by Sully Centurions, Ammanford, Mumbles and Bridgend Town. Port Talbot Town have slipped from third to seventh, but they are far better placed than both Newport and Usk who show no sign of escaping from the bottom two.

Batting – July top three
1. Alun Evans (Ammanford) – 295 runs from four matches
2. David Brown (Mumbles) – 175 runs from two matches
3. Ryan Sylvester (Sully Centurions) – 158 runs from three matches
Top score: Will Bragg (143 not out for Bridgend Town against Port Talbot Town on 28th July)

Bowling – July top three
1. Michael O’Shea (Sully Centurions) – 10 wickets at an average of 10.7
2. Dan Lewis-Williams (Mumbles) – six wickets at 10.5
3. Bradley Wadlan (Bridgend Town) – six wickets at 12.67
Best bowling: Michael O’Shea (five for 19 against Usk on 28th July)

Player of the month: Glamorgan all-rounder Michael O’Shea pips Unicorns all-rounder Bradley Wadlan to this month’s award. Besides his 10 wickets, he has also scored 100 runs from three matches, including a 43-ball 57 against Port Talbot Town a fortnight ago.

Bridgwater and Bath have enjoyed another good month and continue to make the West of England Premier League appear a two-club battle. The former have a 13-point advantage over the latter, who are, in turn, a whopping 43 points ahead of third-placed Corsham. Taunton Deane and Gloucester Winget still only have one win between them in 2012 – a statistic that doesn’t look favourable when compared with their 16 losses – are have both yet to break the 100-point barrier at the foot of the table.

Batting – July top three
1. Michael Coles (Bridgwater) – 211 runs from three matches
2. Tom Wand (Frocester) – 112 runs from three matches
3. Ashur Morrison (Corsham) – 91 runs from two matches
Top score: Michael Coles (114 not out against Taunton Deane on 28th July)

Bowling – July top three
1. Louis Kraucamp (Ilminster) – 10 wickets at an average of 6.7
2. Ed Habberfield (Bridgwater) – seven wickets at 15.86
3. Dave Reading (Taunton Deane) – six wickets at 6.33
Best bowling: Louis Kraucamp (six for 24 against Bridgwater on 21st July)

Player of the month: Louis Kraucamp also has scores of 22 and 39 to his name this month on top of his impressive tally of 10 wickets from just two matches.

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