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Llangwm going for promotion

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PILL PARKS could see the second promotion of the season on Saturday (Aug 19) as Llangwm Seconds require five points to secure second spot as they host Jason Phillips’ Haverfordwest Fourths.

Carew Thirds were defeated by 112 runs last Saturday (Aug 12) at Pill Parks after Sean Waller smashed two sixes and five boundaries in his unbeaten 59.

He was joined by veterans Andrew Harries [38] and skipper Sean Thomas [32] in seeing the hosts’ total 224-8, with visiting skipper Jeremy Griffiths’ spinners taking 4-52.

Fourteen year old spinner Callum Jenkins took 2-10 alongside veteran seamer Mike Williams [4-26] in bowling the Rooks out for 112, who had fifteen year old Morgan Bromhall to thank as he scored a boundary laden 37 [9 fours] from his number then berth.

Kevin Pearce continued to dominate the bowling in this division as the former Whitland star ensured Laugharne’s 100% unbeaten record remained intact at Imble Lane as his side recorded a mammoth 289 run victory.

He retired after he reached a magnificent double century [204] and Duane Reynolds scored an unbeaten 60 in the Cocklemens 324-1 from 35 overs, before the despondent home side were dismissed for 35 with Reynolds taking 5-19 and Simon Davies 4-14.

Whitland Thirds bowled Stackpole Seconds out for 63 at Home Park as Jeremey Woodford took 2-12 before he scored an unbeaten 20 alongside Sion Benjamin with 23 not out. Russell Roberts took the solitary wicket after top scoring for the Lillies with 16.

Neyland Thirds warmed up for their Ken Morris Cup Final with a 52 run victory at the Tony Scourfield Memorial Castle ground against Cresselly Thirds.

The Doves were dismissed with Sam Laugharne and Andrew Phillips taking a brace of wickets for 137 despite the efforts of veterans Damien Arthur [32] and Peter Rice [31].

Callum Wood had opened the ‘All Whites’ innings with 65 and Laugharne reached 55 as they scored 189-5 before tea, with young Cresselly spinner Morgan Lewis taking 3-50.

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Signed Wales shirts gifted to RNLI go up for auction

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FOLLOWING a winning start to the Six Nations Tournament, the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) have scored a winning try for the RNLI, gifting six signed rugby shirts to help save lives at sea.

Each rugby shirt has been signed by the full WRU squad and are accompanied by a certificate of authentication – a winning prize for any Welsh rugby fan.

To avoid a ruck for the WRU shirts the charity has placed all six signed shirts on an online auction, ensuring a fair game for all who wish to win the golden prize. The auction will be live until Wednesday, March 31, which allows plenty of time for supporters to bid for the team in red.

Each signed shirt includes Wales Captain, Mumbles RNLI supporter and the most capped international player of all time Alun Wyn Jones; as well as Louis Rees-Zammit, the Man of the Match in the nail-biting Scotland v Wales game.

Nick Evans, RNLI Fundraising and Partnership Lead said: ‘On behalf of the charity I would like to say a big thank you to the Welsh Rugby Union for donating these fantastic prizes to the RNLI. RNLI volunteers are on call 24-7 and are often called away from important events such as family celebrations – or international rugby tournaments – to respond to the pager if someone is in trouble at sea.

‘Like all charities, 2020 was a challenging year for the RNLI when all traditional fundraising had to stop – all our shops were closed, there were no collections and all events had to be cancelled. This is why we at the RNLI are so grateful to all the team at WRU for their ongoing support. The auction is now live and we would like to encourage all Wales rugby supporters to throw the RNLI a lifeline and place their bid for the winning prize.’

To place a bid or find out more about the charity auction please visit https://www.jumblebee.co.uk/rnliwru.

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Five subs to be allowed for JD Cymru Premier clubs

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THE FAW’s National Leagues Board has confirmed that JD Cymru Premier clubs will be permitted to make five substitutions in matches, in accordance with the Laws of the Game, until the end of the 2020-21 top-flight season.

FIFA extended the use of the rule, which was first introduced following the COVID-19 outbreak, citing “player welfare” as part of the reason for the temporary amendment to Law 3 of the Laws of the Game.

FIFA stated that “Some competitions which resumed in 2020 may have a shorter-than-usual recovery/preparation period before the start of their next season.”

“For many competitions, the 2020/21 season will involve matches being played in a condensed period due to a delayed start and the inability to end later than usual because of major international tournaments.”

With the JD Cymru Premier set to restart on March 2, the National Leagues Board has approved the use of the rule in the JD Cymru Premier until the end of the current campaign.

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Haverfordwest County’s remaining phase 1 fixtures released

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HAVERFORDWEST County will return to action on Saturday, March 6, with a home game against Cardiff Met University.

The JD Cymru Premier has been granted elite status by the National Sports Group once again and the FAW has announced the rescheduled fixtures.

The first fixture upon the return will see Newtown AFC host Penybont on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 live on Facebook via Sgorio’s platforms.

Bala Town travel to The New Saints on Sgorio on March 6, 2021 with a 5pm kick off.

This will be followed by a full host of fixtures on Saturday, March 6, 2021.

The new calendar sees clubs play their final six matches of Phase One, which is now due to be completed on April 4, 2021.

Haverfordwest County’s remaining fixtures for phase 1 are listed below.

March 6 – 14:30

Haverfordwest County FC v Cardiff Met University FC

March 9 – 19:45

Aberystwyth Town FC v Haverfordwest County FC

March 13 – 14:30

Haverfordwest County FC v The New Saints FC

March 20 – 14:30

Connah’s Quay Nomads FC v Haverfordwest County FC

March 27 – 14:30

Newtown AFC v Haverfordwest County FC

April 2 – 17:00

Penybont FC v Haverfordwest County FC

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