Welsh Cricket Club Cause Outrage after Declaring Their Innings on 18-1 to Prevent Nearest Rivals Winning Title

Carew CC have caused controversy (Image: Fraser Watson / Western Telegraph)

A Welsh cricket club has caused outrage after a controversial finale to their title-winning season.

Carew CC were crowned champions of the Pembroke County Cricket Club division one after beating nearest rivals Cresselly on the final day, report Wales Online.

But, they caused controversy when they declared their innings on just 18-1 after 2.3 overs to prevent their nearest rivals, over who they held a 21-point advantage, the opportunity to take the required bonus points to overhaul them.

Cresselly went on to win the match by nine wickets, but had to settle for the 20 points awarded for the win without any extra bowling or batting points.

 

 

 

That meant Carew won the title by a mere point and were presented with the trophy after the match.

The declaration was, of course, within the competition rules, but it hasn’t gone down well in the cricketing community, being described as embarrassing, a disgrace and against the spirit of the game.

Former Glamorgan cricketers Gareth Rees, Mark Wallace and Steve James are among those to have had their say.

 

 

 

Rees tweeted: "Just heard what happened in the Pembs league today. What an embarrassment from @CarewClub shocking behaviour."

Wallace said: "You are kidding me, disgrace"

James also took to twitter to say: "This is a disgrace. Just hope they realise what a mistake they have made."

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