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Scarlets open away to Ulster

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SCARLETS will kick off their 2018/19 Guinness PRO14 season away to Ulster Rugby at the Kingspan Stadium on September 1.

The west Wales side were beaten in the PRO14 final by double-winners Leinster and they will be the first visitors to Parc Y Scarlets a week later.

They have two further home games in September against Benetton on September 15 and against the Southern Kings on September 29.

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The first derby of the season comes on October 6 when the Ospreys visit the Parc.

The Scarlets will then make the trip to the Liberty Stadium to play the Ospreys three days before Christmas on December 22.

Cardiff Blues are the visitors to Parc Y Scarlets on December 29 and that is followed by another home Welsh derby as they play the Dragons in their first game in 2019.

The Scarlets will finish their season against the Dragons in April with that fixture likely to be part of the Judgement Day double header.

September

01/09     17:15     Ulster Rugby v Scarlets                  (Kingspan Stadium)

08/09     19:35     Scarlets v Leinster Rugby              (Parc y Scarlets)

15/09     17:15     Scarlets v Benetton Rugby           (Parc y Scarlets)

22/09     17:15     Connacht Rugby v Scarlets           (Sportsground)

29/09     18:30     Scarlets v Southern Kings             (Parc y Scarlets)

October

06/10     15:00     Scarlets v Ospreys                           (Parc y Scarlets)

26/10     19:00     Southern Kings v Scarlets             (Nelson Mandela Bay)

November

02/11     19:35     Edinburgh Rugby v Scarlets          (BT Murrayfield)

23/11     19:35     Scarlets v Ulster Rugby                  (Parc y Scarlets)

December

01/12     17:15     Glasgow Warriors v Scarlets        (Scotstoun Stadium)

22/12     15:00     Ospreys v Scarlets                           (Liberty Stadium)

29/12     17:15     Scarlets v Cardiff Blues                  (Parc y Scarlets)

January 2019

05/01     17:15     Scarlets v Dragons                           (Parc y Scarlets)

25/01     19:35     Leinster Rugby v Scarlets              (RDS Arena)

February

16/02     18:15     Benetton Rugby v Scarlets           (Stadio Monigo)

24/02                     Scarlets v Toyota Cheetahs          (Parc y Scarlets)

March

02/03     17:00     Scarlets v Munster Rugby             (Parc y Scarlets)

22/23/24              Cardiff Blues v Scarlets                  (Cardiff Arms Park)

April

05/06/07              Scarlets v Edinburgh Rugby          (Parc y Scarlets)

12/13/14              Scarlets v Zebre Rugby Club        (Parc y Scarlets)

26/27/28              Dragons v Scarlets

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Lawrenny through in Village Cup

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LAWRENNY are through to the next round of the Village Cup after they beat Llandysul on Sunday (May 9).

Both teams were rained off the previous day but some good work meant that the game was able to go ahead.

Llandysul batted first but were bowled out for 82 in 26.3 overs as Jamie Lewis took five wickets for the visitors.

He went on to finish with figures of 5-22 from his seven overs while the home side’s top scorer was captain Llew Hughes who made a score of 20.

Lawrenny did not have it all their own way in their reply as Rhys Jones bowled well to finish with figures of 3-10.

However, an excellent knock of 52 from Harry Thomas steered Lawrenny to their target inside the 24th over.

Elsewhere, Carew’s game away at Drefach was called off while Cresselly had already received a bye to the next round.

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Lawrenny earn big win over Whitland

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LAWRENNY got their 2021 season off to the perfect start on Saturday (May 1) as they beat Whitland by 189 runs.

Whitland won the toss and elected to field but they could only watch as the home side piled on the runs before being bowled out for 264.

Kyle Marsh top scored with a score of 81 while Kurtis Mars also scored 45.

Tom Cole added 32 and James Phillips chipped in with a score of 29 as they batted well.

Wayne Howells and Jonathan Thomas finished with identical figures of 2-27 as Whitland’s bowling did at least keep the score below 300.

Whitland knew they would need to bat well to knock off the runs needed but came up against Ryan Morton who took four wickets for the loss of 17 runs.

Kurtis Marsh also claimed two wickets without conceding any runs as the visitors chances got smaller and smaller.

Geraint Jones did score 30 for Whitland but that was as good as it got as they were bowled out for just 75.

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Town earn comfortable win against Narberth

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HAVERFORDWEST got their season off to a good start on Saturday (May 1) as they beat Narberth by by 104 runs.

Narberth won the toss but elected to field first which would ultimately be a decision that would come back to haunt them.

The Town almost reached 200 runs, finishing their innings on 187-8.

Dai Davies top scored for the home side with a knock of 70 which included six fours and one six. He shared a third wicket stand of 49 with Mickey Jones.

Jones hit five fours in his knock of 46 before being caught off the bowling of Louis Hough.

Ben Hughes then had Ben Field caught by Hough to leave Town on 86-4.

Davies was joined in the middle by Jake Merry and the pair shared another good stand, worth 74 runs for the fifth wicket.

However, Merry fell for 32 and soon after Davies was out on 70 as Narberth hit back.

Ben Quartermaine picked up two late wickets as they were able to restrict their hosts to under 200.

Narberth’s opening pair shared 36 runs as they made a good start to their innings but wickets began to fall in quick succession and the 2019 Division 2 Champions were soon 36-4.

Jordan Howell scored 18 but he was his side’s top scorer as Will Phillips took four wickets for the loss of 15 runs for Town.

Ben Quartermaine scored 17 but he fell to Clive Tucker who went on to finish with figures of 3-15.

There was also two wickets for Dai Davies as Town bowled Narberth out for just 83.

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