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Carew return with big win

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CAREW returned to Division 1 with a big win on Sunday (Apr 28), as they beat Llangwm by 184 runs at Pill Parks.

Llangwm won the toss and elected to field on what was a damp afternoon but Carew didn’t seem fazed by the conditions.

They put on an excellent display of batting, eventually finishing on 272-5 from their 45 overs.

Nick Davies scored 31 for the visitors before Ian Sefton and Tom Davies took control of the game.

Davies scored 95 and was unlucky to miss out on a century while Sefton did reach three figures, making a score of 107.

Toby Asson did take two wickets for Llangwm for the loss of 48 runs while Ollie Davies also picked up a wicket.

Having missed out on a century, Davies set about disrupting the Llangwm reply and he did just that as he had Joseph and Matthew Kiff caught by Tom and Nick Scourfield respectively.

Shaun Whitfield then had Noah Davies caught by namesake Nick on a score of two as the home side began to struggle.

Will Beresford did make 25 but he was then caught by Jacob Knox off the bowling of Tom Davies.

He then bowled namesake Ollie for a duck and he also bowled Euan Griffiths and Toby Asson for similar scores, finishing with excellent figures of 6-15.

Richard Brock added 6 runs to the score but he was then bowled by Whitfield.

Phil Llewellyn offered some late resistance with Luke Brock as the former made 21 before being caught by Sefton off the bowling of Ceri Brace,

Brace then had Daniel Morgan caught by Tom Scourfield for a duck, leaving Brock not out on 23 and Llangwm all out on 88.

On Saturday (May 4), Llangwm will go in search of their first win of the season when they take on St Ishmaels while Carew are at home to neighbours Lawrenny.

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Bush qualifies for Paralympic games

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PEMBROKESHIRE’s Para-taekwondo star Matt Bush has qualified for the Tokyo Paralympic games this summer.

At the European Paralympic Qualification tournament, Bush, who is the current world champion, beat Hungary’s Zoltan Kiss 29-1 in the +75kg final.

Para-taekwondo will make its debut at this summer’s Paralympics with the competition set to take place from September 2-4.

Bush, from St Clears, became Britain’s first ever world champion in the sport in 2019 began his latest tournament in fine style, seeing off Roman Ivaniuk of Ukraine 38-2 in the semi-final.

Matt told BBC Sport that it felt ‘so good’ to have secured his spot in the team.

The heavyweight athlete has made quite the mark on the mats. He has medalled at the Korean Open, Oceania Para Taekwondo Championships and the Pan America Para Taekwondo Open.

The GB team for Tokyo will be officially announced later this summer.

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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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