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Errors prove costly for Wasps

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 League 3 West A

Llangwm 14

Tregaron 29

Close: Llangwm battled well but were held up by Tregaron

Close: Llangwm battled well but were held up by Tregaron

TREGARON picked up their first win of the season as they beat a spirited Llangwm side by 29 points to 14 at Pill Parks on Saturday (Sept 24).

Llangwm were dealt an early blow when one of their players was given a yellow card and, five minutes later, Tregaron took the lead.

They worked the ball from right to left and Aled Jones went over in the corner before Huw Bonner brilliantly sent the conversion through the posts, despite the strong winds.

Llangwm looked to respond but after some concerted pressure, they gave the ball away following a knock-on.

Tregaron were also guilty of giving the ball away in key positions as possession continually swapped hands in the opening 20 minutes.

Some more pressure from Tregaron saw Llangwm penalised and after being marched forward by the referee, Bonner opted for a kick at goal which was successful for a 10-0 lead.

This time, Llangwm were able to respond and after being moved forward, they opted for a line out which eventually saw Gareth Thomas go over the line.

Kieran Walkden then added the extra two points to bring the Wasps right back into the game.

Towards the end of the first half, Llangwm came close again but Tregaron held out to keep their three point lead when the whistle went.

Llangwm would have been confident of a good second half but, just two minutes in, Tregaron scored their second try of the match as Martin Lloyd intercepted the ball before running on to touch down under the posts and Bonner had an easy conversion.

Ten minutes into the second half, Tregaron scored their third try in comical circumstances. Llangwm played the ball across their try area but a loose pass saw Delwyn Harries capitalise to touch the ball down.

Bonner then added the extra two points for a 7-24 scoreline in their favour.

On the hour mark, Tregaron opted for a scrum and, from that, Matthew Rose touched down in the corner for their fourth try.

This time Bonner’s conversion attempt was wide and the score stayed at 7-29, with Llangwm staring at the prospect of a heavy defeat.

Llangwm, however, didn’t give up and were rewarded when Tom Meehan crossed over the line and Steve Picton added the extra two points.

It was then that the rain intervened making play difficult for both sides and they were guilty of dropping the wet ball on a number of occasions.

Llangwm tried hard in the closing stages for a third try which would have seen them earn a losing bonus point, but they were held up just in front of the line.

The final whistle signalled the end and Llangwm were left to wonder what could have been had they taken some of their chances.

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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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