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Tish blow Llangwm away

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A SUPERB century from Peter Bradshaw helped St Ishmaels to a stunning nine-wicket win over Llangwm on Saturday (May 4).

Llangwm won the toss and elected to bat and that looked to be a good decision as the visitors posted 247-6 from their 45 overs.

Openers Will Beresford and Joe Kiff made a good start as they shared 62 runs for the first wicket. Beresford made 41 but was then caught by Jack Nicholas off the bowling of Brennan Devonald.

Joe was then joined by brother Matthew and the pair shared 56 runs for the second wicket. Matthew hit six fours in a score of 31 but he was then bowled by Andrew Williams.

Joe hit five fours and four sixes as he made his way to a score of 68 but Williams struck again.

Ollie Davies made 10 before he was run out by Jack Nicholas to reduce Llangwm to 235-4.

Noah Davies also batted well for a score of 30 with two fours and a six but he was also bowled by Williams.

Bradshaw also claimed a wicket for Tish as he had Gary James caught by Williams on a score of 7.

James Venables finished not out on 42 with two fours and three sixes as he helped Llangwm post a challenging target.

However, Tish made light work of their target as Bradshaw and Harry Nicholas shared 122 runs for the first wicket.

Nicholas made 43 but he was then stumped by Will Beresford off the bowling of Callum Jenkins.

That was as good as it got for the visitors as Bradshaw and Tish’s third man steered their side to victory.

Tish’s third man hit eight fours and two sixes as he smashed 76 from 48 balls.

Bradshaw hit ten fours and a six as he finished not out on 106 to give Tish a 28-point win.

On Saturday (May 11), Tish are away to Neyland while Llangwm are away to Haverfordwest.

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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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