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Two wins out of two for Wizards

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Johnston 0

Merlins Bridge 9

screen-shot-2016-09-19-at-14-03-04MERLINS Bridge made it two wins out of two as they thrashed Johnston 9-0 at Glebelands on Tuesday night (Aug 30).

Having beaten Goodwick last week, the Wizards were in a confident frame of mind and it didn’t take them long to open the scoring.

They could have gone ahead after five minutes as Matthew Divry swung a cross over to the back post for Joe Leahy but his header was saved.

Three minutes later, Leahy provided the assist for Steve McNabney who fired the ball into the bottom left corner of the net.

Johnston hit back and came close to equalising but Sion Price did well to clear Andrew Murray’s shot off the line.

The Wizards doubled their lead soon after when Jordan Raymond’s lob fell to the feet of Leahy, whose shot was deflected in by the unfortunate Jack Mills.

Eight minutes before the break, it was 3-0 when Raymond showed excellent footwork to dance his way into the box before squaring for Leahy, who had the easiest of tap-ins.

Three became four on the stroke of half time after a good move which saw McNabney leave the ball for Leahy and his cross to the back post was headed in by James Skudder.

Johnston faced an uphill task in the second half and it got even tougher for the Tigers as Merlins Bridge scored their fifth of the game.

Leahy played the ball to Raymond who cut inside before shooting low into the bottom left corner.

Route one was the name of the game for the sixth goal as keeper Jim Payne threw the ball out to Will Haworth on the left wing, who ran on before playing the ball to McNabney in the box and his pass found Raymond, who hammered the ball home.

With just over twenty minutes to go, it was 7-0 as Raymond’s cross fell to Haworth and he turned neatly before smashing the ball into the back of the net.

Ryan Doyle saw a free kick go wide but Johnston were unable to create any clear cut chances.

With five minutes to go, the Bridge scored their eighth as McNabney again provided the assist for Leahy who tapped in to complete his hat trick.

Two minutes later, they added another goal as Haworth sent Leahy through on goal but he laid the ball off for McNabney, who saw his shot blocked on the line but the ball looped up and went in off the bounce to make it 9-0.

Merlins Bridge saw out the remaining minutes for a comfortable win which sees them sit top of the table.

On Saturday (Sept 3), the Wizards face another away trip to Angle while Johnston are away to Narberth.

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Neyland Town council to meet cricket clubs’ Village Cup expenses

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NEYLAND TOWN COUNCIL has agreed to donate £250 to the town’s cricket club as they continue their National Village Cup campaign.

Neyland beat Cresselly in the Dyfed Area final earlier this month to progress to the last 32 of the competition.

This Sunday (Jun 20), they travel to the West Midlands to take on Milford Hall and the town’s mayor has agreed to meet their expenses.

If Neyland can continue their journey in the Village Cup a final at ‘the home of cricket’, Lords awaits in September.

Mayor Simon Hancock said: “As Mayor, in consultation with the clerk, we have agreed to make a donation of £250 to Neyland Cricket Club to help meet their expenses in travelling to Stafford in the West Midlands on Sunday.

“They are down to the final 32 teams left in the Voneus Village Cup originally drawing 350 teams from England, Scotland and Wales.

“The Neyland Cricket team have achieved astonishing success over recent years and Neyland Town Council want to assist them in reaching Lords, ‘the home of cricket’ in September. Good luck for Sunday’s fixture.”

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Crymych cricket club face folding if players don’t come forward

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CRYMYCH Cricket Club has launched an appeal for new players to join the club as it looks to fulfil its fixtures.

The club, founded 40 years ago, plays in Division 4 of the Pembroke County Cricket Club league but has seen several players unable to commit to playing due to family or other reasons.

They also play games in the Ken Morris Cup and in the Tivy Valley League during weekdays.

On their social media, the club has warned that they face folding if they are unable to find new players.

Crymych’s latest fixture on Saturday, June 12, had to be cancelled because they were unable to raise a team.

It meant that there opponents, Llechryd Seconds, were awarded the 20 points as Crymych were unable to fulfil the fixture.

This Saturday (Jun 19), Crymych are scheduled to visit Whitland seconds and the following week (Jun 26) they are scheduled to face Carew thirds on home soil.

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Cresselly see off Pembroke Dock to reach Alec Colley quarters

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CRESSELLY booked their place in the quarter finals of the Alec Colley Cup on Wednesday night (Jun 16) as they beat Pembroke Dock.

The Dock won the toss and elected to field but they saw the home side reach 183-5 in their 20 overs.

Scott Arthur and Mike Venables shared 62 runs for the opening wicket as they batted well together.

Bowyn Clark made the breakthrough for the Dock as he bowled Arthur who had hit a four and two sixes in his score of 26.

Soon after, Rhys Daley trapped Julian Arthur leg before wicket and he also bowled Venables on a score of 32 (three fours, one six) to leave the hosts on 72-3.

However, Simon Cole and Damian Arthur shared an excellent fourth wicket stand worth 101 runs.

Arthur his six fours and a six in his score of 43 from 28 balls but he was caught by Chris Owen off the bowling of John Camani.

Simon Cole hit ten fours in a score of 66 from 40 balls as Cresselly set the Dock an imposing target.

Needing 184 to win, the Dock lost Rhys Daley early on when he was bowled by Morgan Lewis.

Archie Hillier-Wood and Anton John shared 30 runs for the second wicket but it was Lewis again who made the breakthrough as he had John caught by Josh Lewis.

Hillier-Wood and Peter Kingdom shared another 30 runs for the third wicket before Josh Lewis had Kingdom caught by Julian Arthur.

Matthew Lewis then trapped Hillier-Wood leg before on a score of 30 to reduce the Dock to 73-4.

Corey Lewis bowled John Camani before Simon Cole bowled Adam Phillips on a score of 18.

The Dock’s score had been helped along by 25 extras but time began to run out for them and Corey Lewis picked up his second wicket late on to reduce the Dock on 116-7.

It meant that Cresselly picked up the win by 67 runs.

Elsewhere, Herbrandston booked their place in the quarter finals as they beat Llechryd.

Llechryd scored 100-9 in their innings before Herbie passed their target with only two wickets down.

The nights’ other match saw Saundersfoot take on Stackpole.

Stackpole reached a score of 85-7 in their innings before Saundersfoot eased to a 10-wicket win.

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