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Super centurions stun Saundersfoot

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CRESSELLY’S Dan Sutton and Phil Williams both scored centuries as they saw their side to an excellent win over Saundersfoot on Saturday (Jul 6).

Saundersfoot batted first and made a brilliant score of 259-5 from their 45 overs, their second highest total of the season.

They would have been confident at tea but Sutton and Williams had other ideas as they guided Cresselly to victory.

Openers Tom Mansbridge and Gareth Edwards got Saundersfoot off to a good start as they shared 61 runs for the first wicket.

Mansbridge made a score of 19 before he was trapped leg before by Tom Arthur while Edwards hit eleven fours in his score of 56 before he was stumped by Neilson Cole off the bowling of Josh Lewis.

With the score at 79-2, Sam Franklin and Nick Cope shared 129 runs for the third wicket.

Franklin hit six fours and a six in his score of 71 but he was also stumped by Cole off the bowling of Simon Cole.

Simon struck again soon after as he had Cope, who had hit five fours and four sixes in his score of 73, caught by Dan Sutton.

Cole then claimed his third wicket as he had James Caine caught by Tom Murphy.

John Mansbridge finished not out on 22 after he hit three fours and two sixes as Cresselly were set 260 to win.

Dan Sutton and Phil Williams were the mainstay of the Cresselly innings as they shared 223 runs for the first wicket as they all but gave the home side victory.

Williams scored 116 while Sutton top scored on 122.

Neil Powling took the wickets of both to finish with figures of 2-55 but it wasn’t enough to stop Cresselly.

Simon Cole then finished not out on 15 to see his side over the line with a couple of overs to spare.

On Saturday (Jul 13), Cresselly are away to Whitland while Saundersfoot host 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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