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Davies helps Town see off Llangwm

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HAVERFORDWEST’s Dai Davies was just five runs short of a century as he helped his side to victory over Llangwm on Saturday.

In a high-scoring game, Llangwm posted 210-6 as five of their batsmen made scores of 30 or more.

After winning the toss, openers Will Beresford and Joe Kiff got Llangwm off to a good start with a first wicket stand worth 44 runs.

Kiff hit six fours in his score of 30 but he was then caught by George Thomas off the bowling of Archie Thomas.

Beresford and Gary Phillips then shared the best stand of the match as they put on 72 runs for the second wicket.

Phillips hit three fours and two sixes in his score of 40 but he was then trapped leg before by Simon Holliday.

Matthew Kiff did not last long in the middle as he was caught by Mike Jones off the bowling of Clive Tucker after facing nine balls.

Town began to hit back as Tucker then had Beresford caught by Archie Thomas on a score of 42 that included seven fours.

Holliday then bowled Richard Brock for a golden duck and when James Venables was caught by George Thomas off the bowling of Holliday, Llangwm had slipped to 138-6.

Noah and Ollie Davies then shared another 72 runs to see the home side to their total.

Ollie hit three fours and two sixes as his score of 41 came from 26 balls while Noah hit four fours in his knock of 32.

That set Town 211 to win but they lost opener Nikhil Mathias early on when he was caught by Gary James off the bowling of Matthew Kiff.

Simon Holliday, fresh from his Harrison Allen semi-final ton, and Dai Davies then shared 93 runs for the second wicket.

Holliday continued where he had left off as he hit six fours and four sixes in his score of 68 but he was then trapped leg before by Jo Phillips.

Phillips then also bowled Lee Summons as Town were reduced to 111-3.

Davies and Ben Field shared 65 runs for the fourth wicket as Town edged closer to their target. Field made a score of 21 before he was bowled by Ollie Davies.

Adam James hit a four and a six in his score of 12 from the eight balls he faced but his wicket, caught off the bowling of Ollie Davies, left Town on 196-5 with four overs left.

Davies continued though and after he hit ten fours and three sixes in his score of 95, a series of extras gave Town victory.

On Saturday (July 20), Haverfordwest are at home to Saundersfoot while Llangwm travel to Lawrenny.

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Johnston earn first win

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JOHNSTON secured their first win of the season on Saturday (Aug 10) as they beat Carew seconds by 68 runs.

It brings an end to a long wait for Johnston who went nearly two seasons without victory.

On Saturday they batted first against Carew scoring a good total of 210-9 in their innings.

Gino Cleal top scored for Johnston with 76 runs and there was also a good knock of 44 from Steve James.

Josh Hicks also scored 19 runs as the visitors looked to set a challenging target for their hosts.

For Carew, Rob Hicks was the pick of the bowlers as he finished with figures of 4-22 while Rhys Canton also bowled well for his figures of 2-37.

In reply, Carew’s Yori Hicks scored 62 and Alex Wilkes added 28 but Johnston were not to be denied on this occasion.

Nick Davies was in fine form with the ball taking seven wickets fore the loss of 41 runs. Mark Hicks also took two wickets for Johnston.

They bowled Carew out for 142 and the win also lifts them off the bottom of the table.

Having sealed their first win of the season they will go again on Saturday (Aug 17), when they travel to second placed Narberth.

Carew seconds will look to get back to winning ways when they take on Cresselly Seconds.

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Athletic play Vikings in Joe Lennon final

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MILFORD Athletic will play Hakin United in the Joe Lennon Cup Final on Saturday (Aug 17) after both sides won their respective semi-finals.

Milford Athletic played on Monday (Aug 12) and they beat Herbrandston on penalties after the game finished 1-1 after 90 minutes.

Hakin played their game on Tuesday (Aug 13) and they overcame Milford United, again by the method of penalties.

On Monday, Division 3 side Athletic took the lead in the first half when Gareth Quirk’s free kick went in despite the Herbie keeper managing to get a hand on the ball.

Keeper Owen Thomas then made a couple of good saves to keep Herbie in the game.

They finished the second half strongly and were rewarded when Marc Boswell’s free kick flew into the net to make it 1-1.

Both sides had further chances but neither could find a winner which meant penalties would be needed to separate the sides.

Athletic keeper Jonathan Pawlett saved McCauley Marshallsay’s spot kick before Callum English fired over to send the Athletic through.

For them, Quirk, Haydn Dimond, Liam Clarke and John Lydon were all on target from the spot.

Tuesday’s sem-final followed a similar story as Scott Reid opened the scoring for the Vikings with a fine strike, only for Milford United to level matters.

Lewys Tee’s goal brought them level at the break to make it 1-1 and that was how it stayed until the final whistle.

Reid came close when a cross was fumbled into his path by the United keeper but he poked the ball wide.

The Vikings also brought on Nicky Woodrow as they went in search of a winner but penalties would again be needed to separate the two sides.

With the score level at 3-3 in the shootout, Joel Codd sent his penalty wide for Milford leaving the hosts with a chance to go through.

Leon Luby kept his nerve to give the Vikings a 4-3 shootout win to send them to the final.

The final will take place on Saturday (Aug 17) at the Obs and kicks off at 2pm.

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Cresselly stun Town

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CRESSELLY’s Dan Sutton scored an unbeaten century to help his side to a ten-wicket win over Haverfordwest on Saturday (Aug 10).

Town batted first on winning the toss and made a good total of 208-2 from their 45 overs.

Simon Holliday and Danny Potter shared 43 runs for the first wicket before Potter was bowled by Ryan Lewis on a score of 23.

Holliday and Dai Davies shared another 99 runs for the second wicket as they continued to put runs on the board.

Davies hit five fours and a six in his score of 47 but he was then caught by Mike Venables off the bowling of Tom Arthur.

Holliday and Ben Field then shared another 66 runs to take Town to their total.

Field finished unbeaten on 38 having hit two fours and a six while Holliday hit five fours and five sixes as he finished not out on 94.

Dan Sutton and Phil Williams began Cresselly’s reply and they were untroubled by Town’s bowling attack.

Williams hit eight fours as he finished unbeaten on 65 but Sutton was the star of the show.

He smashed fifteen fours and five sixes to finish not out on 135 from 122 balls to help Cresselly to their target with time to spare.

The win for Cresselly sees them close the gap to third place Carew to 11 points with the two sides set to play each other on Saturday (Aug 17).

Town will look to bounce back but they face a tough test against newly-crowned Champions Neyland.

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