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Burton seal surprise win

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BURTON won their third game of the season on Saturday (Jun 29) as half centuries from Toby Hayman and Jonathan Venables set them on their way to victory against Haverfordwest.

Town had earlier scored 229-5 in their innings as Simon Holliday rediscovered his early season form with another century.

He and Mike Jones shared 30 runs as Town got off to a steady start before Jones was caught by Matthew Davies off the bowling of Matthew Webb.

Holliday then shared another 37 runs with Lee Summons with the latter scoring 13 before being bowled by John Scale.

Ben Field joined Holliday in the middle and they shared the best partnership of the match worth 146 runs for the third wicket.

Field hit six fours and a six as he scored 56 but he was then caught by Luke Hayman off the bowling of Webb.

Holliday had already reached his century at that stage as he hit 11 fours and six sixes in his knock of 127.

He was eventually removed when he was caught by Iestyn Evans off the bowling of Hayman.

Webb then took the wicket of Dai Davies as Town edged towards their total.

Burton knew they would need to bat well if they were to stand a chance of victory and they did just that in an excellent start.

Toby Hayman and Jonathan Venables shared 144 runs for the first wicket to put the visitors in control.

Hayman hit ten fours and three sixes as he top scored with 77 but he was then caught and bowled by Dai Davies.

Davies then ran out Matthew Webb before also bowling Venables who had hit seven fours in a score of 60.

Luke Hayman scored 17 before he was run out by Chris Phillips as Burton slipped to 185-4.

Morgan Scale and Martin James took over and they were untroubled as they guided Burton to a six-wicket win.

Scale finished not out on 19 while James was unbeaten on a score of 33. Town were also guilty of giving away 20 runs in extras.

It was an excellent victory for Burton and on Saturday (Jul 6) they host Neyland. Town will look to get back to winning ways when they take on Whitland.

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Signed Wales shirts gifted to RNLI go up for auction

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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 https://www.jumblebee.co.uk/rnliwru.

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Five subs to be allowed for JD Cymru Premier clubs

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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

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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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