Harrison-Allen Bowl Winners, 1963

Back row (left to right):
J.Protheroe-Beynon(ump.), P.James, S.Watts, K.Arran, O.Picton, N.Davies, G.I.Howell, E.Slade, J.Isaacs(ump.).
Front row (left to right):
J.Laugharne, R.Griffiths, C.Davies(capt.), K.Edwards, W.Lloyd.

First Innings Second Innings
N.Davies c Harries b Morris 0 N.Davies c Harries b Jenkins 39
E.Slade l.b.w. b Morris 17 E.Slade b Harries 30
R.Griffiths b Morris 23 C.Davies b Harries 3
J.Laugharne b Davies 15 K.Edwards c Davies b Harries 4
K.Edwards run out 10 J.Laugharne b Harries 5
S.Watts c Humphreys b Davies 0 S.Watts b Jenkins 10
C.Davies not out 26 O.Picton not out 8
O.Picton not out 2 R.Griffiths not out 0
K.Arran K.Arran
G.Howells G.Howells
W.Lloyd W.Lloyd
Extras 9 Extras 9
Total 102 Total 108
Bowling: A.Davies 2 for 42
J.Morris 3 for 51
Bowling: J.Morris 0 for 13
A.Davies 0 for 25
M.Jenkins 2 for 38
J.Harries 4 for 23
First Innings
Second Innings
E.Morris b Lloyd 5 E.Morris b Howells 4
I.Morris c Griffiths b Howells 1 I.Morris b Edwards 2
M.Fitzgerald b Howells 13 A.Davies hit wkt b Davies 47
A.Davies c and b Lloyd 6 J.Harries c and b Edwards 7
J.Harries lbw b Lloyd 0 M.Fitzgerald b Davies 11
J.George st Arran b Edwards 15 J.George b Davies 1
W.Roberts b Edwards 34 W.Roberts b Davies 10
M.Jenkins run out 0 M.Jenkins c James b Watts 5
D.Humphreys b Howells 3 J.Morris not out 7
I.Rees run out 1 D.Humphreys b Davies 6
J.Morris not out 2 I.Rees not out 8
Extras 4 Extras 9
Total 84 Total 117
Bowling: W.Lloyd 3 for 44
G.Howells 3 for 28
K.Edwards 2 for 8
Bowling: W.Lloyd 0 for 4
G.Howells 1 for 35
K.Edwards 2 for 26
N.Davies 4 for 26
S.Watts 1 for 17

In 1963 Neyland, having won the 1962 Harrison Allen final, returned to take on rank outsiders Llanrhian. The match was played in poor light and a steady drizzle but there was some good cricket nonetheless before Neyland retained the bowl by 11 runs.
Neyland batted first and lost Neville Davies in the first over, but steady knocks by Eric Slade, Roy Griffiths, John Laugharne and Colin Davies took the team to 102 for 6, with Ken arran, Lloyd and Howells not being required to bat. Despite incessant drizzle, which made it difficult to bowl, Lloyd and Howells took 3 wickets apiece as Llanrhian struggled to 84 and Ken Edwards helped Neyland's cause with a very useful 2 for 8 analysis.
Eager to build a match-winning total, Neyland openers Slade and Davies set about the Llanrhian bowling to such good effect that they scored 30 and 39 respectively as Neyland consolidated their 18 run first innings advantage. The following batsmen came and went quickly in the quest for quick runs and when the innings closed at 108 for 6, Llanrhian knew they faced a difficult target of 127 to win.
The third division outfit lost quick early wickets, but then Wayne Roberts the hero of their first innings, and Alun Davies came together in a sparkling partnership. Davies attacked all the bowlers but unluckily (and luckily for Neyland!) hit his own wicket from a delivery by Davies when he'd scored a fine 47 - and Neyland were home and dry for their second successive win.