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Pembs skittle SWCA



THE Pembrokeshire League proved too strong for their South Wales Cricket Association (SWCA) opponents on Sunday (Jun 30) as they earned a big win.

Earlier in the month, the SWCA had beaten Pembrokeshire at Pembroke Dock but it was a different story this time around in Llandysul.

Pembrokeshire batted first and started well as Neyland openers Nick Koomen and Patrick Bellerby shared 82 runs for the first wicket.

Koomen hit six fours as he scored 36 but he was then stumped by Bleddyn Morgan off the bowling of Tom Clarke.

Bellerby continued his fine form with another good knock of 64 with eight fours and a six before he was caught off the bowling of Joe Swift.

Joe Kiff and Toby Hayman continued to put runs on the board with Kiff scoring 27 before he was trapped leg before by Clarke.

Hayman hit a four and a six as he scored 25 but he was then caught by Ben Edkins off the bowling of Swift.

Ross Hardy and Brad Mcdermott-Jenkins both fell cheaply in the same manner as they were caught by Julian Griffiths off the bowling of Swift.

That left Pembrokeshire on 188-6 but Jonathan Thomas and Tom Davies batted on to take their score over 200.

Davies hit two fours and a six in his score of 25 but he was then caught by Edkins off the bowling of Yakoob Ali.

Thomas finished not out on 23 to help Pembrokeshire post 221-7 in their innings.

The SWCA got off to a bad start in their reply as opener Robbie Crawford was caught by Sean Hannon off the bowling of Tom Davies.

Davies then took the catch to dismiss Ben Edkins and give Henry Durrant his first wicket. Wickets continued to fall and they were soon 16-3 as Yakoob Ali was run out on a score of 8.

Jack Donovan was next to fall as he was caught by Jonathan Thomas off the bowling of Davies. Davies also bowled Ieuan Paske as the SWCA slipped to 29-5.

Bleddyn Morgan was the first batsman to reach double figures but he was then out on a score of 12 to the bowling of Andrew Pawlett.

That made the score 34-6 but Iestyn Scourfield and Julian Griffiths offered some resistance.

They shared 24 runs but Scourfield was then caught by former Whitland team-mate Thomas on a score of 18.

That gave Ceri Brace his first wicket and he then got another as he had Julian Griffiths caught by Patrick Bellerby on a score of 14.

Ross Hardy then trapped Tom Clarke leg before for a duck as SWCA were reduced to 67-9.

Jonathan Cheal made a late score of 23 but he was eventually caught by Nick Koomen off the bowling of Thomas.

It meant the SWCA were all out for 91, giving Pembrokeshire victory by 130 runs.

A Pembrokeshire side will next be in action on Tuesday, July 16, when they take on Glamorgan seconds at Whitland.


Signed Wales shirts gifted to RNLI go up for auction



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

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Five subs to be allowed for JD Cymru Premier clubs



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



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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