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Pembrokeshire Cricket: Division 1 Round up

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ON Saturday (Jun 2), in Division 1 of the Pembroke County Cricket League, there was a surprise result as Lawrenny beat leaders Neyland.

Lawrenny were bowled out for 120 in their innings Patrick Elliott scored 31 and Joe Kidney added 26 as the visitors recovered from being 65-5.

Henry Durrant and Andrew Miller each took three wickets for the home side as it looked like they would go on to earn a seventh win in a row.

However, Neyland could not reach their target as they were all out for 94! Rob Williams and Brad McDermott-Jenkins did the damage for Lawrenny taking nine wickets between them.

The Division 1 relegation battle at Johnston saw Kilgetty Cricket Club reach 63-2 off the first 15 overs.

They went on to reach a total of 216-4 thanks to a score of 78 from Dafydd Bevan!

Johnston came close to teaching their target but finished on 196-9 meaning their game ended in a draw. Gino Cleal top scored for Johnston with a score of 87.

Cresselly are now eight points behind leaders Neyland as they beat Whitland by seven wickets!

Whitland batted first and were all out for 164 with Dylan Blain top scoring on 85. Tom Arthur was in fine form for the home as he took seven Whitland wickets.

Cresselly’s Dan Sutton then finished not out on 99 as he guided his team to a seven wicket win!

Simon Holliday was again in fine form as he hit another century to help Haverfordwest to a nine wicket win over St Ishmaels.

Tish batted first and scored 189-8 with Philip Cockburn scoring 40 and Andrew Williams adding 45.

Holliday took three wickets and then went on to score 111 not out while Lee Summons finished not out on 60 as Town secured a comfortable win.

Llangwm earned a 4-wicket win over Burton thanks to Will Beresford who finished not out on 69.

Burton were all out for 140 in their innings with Robbie Neil and James Davies both scoring 30. Chris Inward took four wickets for Llangwm while Ollie Davies also took two.

In their reply, Beresford was supported well by James Venables who scored 36 and although there were wickets from James Davies and Morgan Scale it wasn’t enough to stop Llangwm taking the win.

Neyland’s defeat has allowed both Cresselly and Haverfordwest to close the gap with only ten points separating the top three.

Whitland sit behind them in fourth while at the other end, Kilgetty’s draw has taken them out of the bottom two and they have been replaced by St Ishmaels.

On Saturday, June 9, Burton host Johnston, Kilgetty make a short trip to take on Cresselly and Llangwm host Haverfordwest.

St Ishmaels take on Lawrenny while leaders Neyland will look to bounce back when they travel to Whitland.

On Sunday (Jun 10), Cresselly travel to Bronwydd in the Dyfed area Final of the National Village Cup.

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Successful weekend for Croft and O’Sullivan

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CARDIGAN ABC’s Garan Croft was team captain as a Wales boxing team made a successful weekend trip to Ireland, picking up a unanimous points victory over Mathew Tyndall, a six-times Irish national champion at New Ross Youth Centre, County Wexford.

The bout began in lively fashion with both boxers trying to hold the centre of the ring, but midway through the opening round the Crymych teenager had taken control.

Croft, who was landing the cleaner and harder shots, gave Tyndall a standing count in the third round en route to a convincing triumph.

Cardigan’s successful weekend continued at Dagenham, Essex, on Sunday where Fishguard schoolboy Mikey O’Sullivan was part of a Wales Select team who took on Repton, the famous East End club.

Pitted against Albie Smith, O’Sullivan came out with all guns blazing matching the Londoner punch for punch in a very even round.

But in the second the Welsh boy’s superior boxing skills saw him get on top with an excellent display of slipping and counter-punching.

The third round was pretty even with both boxers throwing everything they had, yet O’Sullivan was awarded a split decision victory following his mastery during the second round in what was a great result in Repton’s own back yard.

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Pembroke hammer Tumble

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PEMBROKE put in one of their best displays of the season on Saturday (Oct 13) as they beat Tumble 56-8.

Tumble travelled from Carmarthenshire with Storm Callum in full force and there was no let up as they faced a storm of another kind as Pembroke ran riot.

Dan Colley got the home side going early on with the first try of the game before Mitchell Jones replied with a penalty for Tumble.

Dom Colman then went over for Pembroke’s second try but the conversion was missed and the home side held a 12-3 lead.

Tumble came forward again and from a lineout they worked the ball left but were then penalised for holding on. Possession switched hands on a couple of occasions before Pembroke almost scored their third try.

From a Tumble scrum, Pembroke overpowered them, pushing them back and Toby Smith picked the ball up and headed for the line. He passed to Fraser James but he dropped the ball as he was going over and the ball was knocked on.

However, they weren’t to be denied their third try as Sam Smith burst through near the posts to touch down giving Toby Smith an ease conversion.

Pembroke then earned their fourth try and a bonus point after good work from Luke Hartland set the ground running for Colley’s second try of the game. Smith then added the extras in front of the posts for a 26-3 lead.

Tumble looked to respond towards the end of the first half when Pembroke were penalised for a tackle off the ball but they were unable to take advantage as the home side kept them out.

At the start of the second half Pembroke came forward and an advantage was played for a high tackle. When it seemed there was no way through the ball was dropped back for Smith who sent a drop goal through the posts.

Colman then went over for his second try before Tom Lewis went over for another two tries.

Fraser James then did get his try and Smith again added the extra two points.

Steffan Price pulled a late try back for Tumble but it did little to affect the final score as Pembroke held on for an emphatic win with Smith claiming a deserved try at the end.

Pembroke now sit fourth in the table and on Saturday (Oct 20) they travel to sixth placed Tycroes.

Tumble have just one win to their name so far this season and on Saturday they are at home to Pontarddulais.

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Robins breeze past Lawrenny

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PENNAR Robins proved too strong for Lawrenny on Saturday (Oct 13) as they scored ten times to book their place in the third round of the Senior Cup.

Despite the weather conditions the Bush Camp pitch was in excellent condition and the home side dominated for large parts of the game.

Jason Donohoe had an early chance for the Robins but he sent his free kick over the bar.

Josh Clark went on a good run and burst through the challenge of a Lawrenny attacker and although the ball found the back of the net, the ball was deemed to have gone out of play before Clark put his cross in.

With nine minutes gone Donohoe found Sam Southcott but his effort was saved.

Lawrenny won a free kick and Ryan Morton sent the ball into the box which Patrick Elliot headed towards goal but Stuart James was able to make the save.

Connor Roberts then came close to scoring in spectacular fashion but his curling effort was tipped over by Lawrenny keeper Danny Harries.

Nick Willis then saw a shot saved at the front post and he then also saw an acrobatic effort saved as the Robins continued to look for the opening goal.

Harries had to be alert as Donohoe’s cross looked to be going in with the wind but on 22 minutes the Robins finally made the breakthrough.

Southcott played the ball through for Ben Adams on the left and he shot into the bottom right corner of the net.

Three minutes later it was 2-0 as Mikey Powell crossed into the box and Southcott was in the right place at the back post to tap the ball home.

Roberts and Willis combined with a neat one-two but the former sent his effort wide of the post.

The Robins added a third on the half hour mark and they continued to show their dominance with a further seven goals.

Adams and Southcott both completed their hat tricks while Tom Grimwood, Connor Roberts, Scott Trayhern and Luke Phillips all got on the scoresheet.

It was an excellent win for Pennar who must wait and see who they will play in the third round after other games were called off.

On Saturday (Oct 20), Lawrenny are again in cup action as they take on Hundleton in the first round of the Second Division Cup.

Pennar will return to league action as they take on local rivals Lamphey.

Pennar: Stuart James, Josh Clark, Luke Phillips, Ross Lascelles, Mikey Powell, Tom Grimwood, Connor Roberts, Ben Adams, Sam Southcott, Jason Donohoe, Nick Willis. Subs: Jack Phillips, Rhys Lucas, Scott Trayhern.

Lawrenny: Danny Harries, Edward Merriman, James Durbridge, Adam Jenkins, Ryan Morton, Tom Lewis, Patrick Elliot, Matt Lewis, Harry Thomas, Owen James, Tom Cole. Subs: Kieron Johnson, Phil Cole, Sam Davies.

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