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Carew/Saundersfoot regain Ormond Youth Cup

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THE combined team of Carew and Saundersfoot regained the Ormond Youth Cup on Sunday (Aug 4) as they beat Whitland in the final.

The game was played at Carew and there was a good crowd in attendance to see some excellent cricket.

Whitland batted first and openers Gethin Scourfield and Harry Jones got their side off to a steady start.

However, having scored 13, Scourfield found the hands of Tom Mansbridge to give Carl Thomas his first wicket.

Aryan Kawale then struck as he had Jones caught by Morgan Grieve on a score of 19.

Rhys Richards also claimed the wicket of Jamie Thomas, caught by namesake Carl, as Whitland’s momentum stalled.

A knock of 39 from Jacob Owen kept Whitland going but he saw a number of his partners depart for single figure scores.

Richards bowled Harry Fuller on a score of 9 before Mansbridge claimed the wickets of Trystan Rees and Luc Owen.

Thomas also claimed the wickets of Dafydd Jones and Ollie Bujega as Whitland stuggled to reach a century of runs.

Owen’s excellent knock was brought to an end when he was stumped by Grieve off the bowling of Thomas who finished with figures of 4-20.

Chasing down 101 in their first innings, Carew and Saundersfoot got their innings off to a good start with Tom Mansbridge and Morgan Grieve both making scores of 29.

Mansbridge fell when he was caught and bowled by Jacob Owen and Grieve found the hands of Harry Jones to give Luc Owen his first wicket.

Rhys Grigg and Carl Thomas continued to put runs on the board as they set about giving their side a first innings lead.

Thomas was run out on a score of 20 before Rhys Grigg, who fell two runs short of a half century, was stumped by Sam Davies off the bowling of Gethin Scourfield.

That saw Carew and Saundersfoot to their total of 147-4, giving them a lead on 46 at the halfway stage.

Whitland knew they would need to bat well if they were to erase that lead and build a good total for them to defend.

They could not, however, resist the bowling of Rhys Grigg who first had Gethin Scourfield caught by Aryan Kawale and he then had Harry Fuller caught by Elliot Waters.

He claimed his third wicket as Jamie Thomas was caught by Tom Mansbridge for a duck.

Carl Thomas then trapped Jacob Owen leg before and Aryan Kawale had Harry Jones caught by Grigg.

Rhys Richars bowled Trystan Rees before Dafydd Jones did his best to up Carew and Saundersfoot’s target.

He made his way to a score of 18 but he was then trapped leg before by Thomas.

Grigg and Thomas finished with excellent figures of 3-13 and 2-13 respectively as Whitland could only reach 72-7 in their second innings.

It meant that Carew and Saundersfoot would need just 27 to win the game.

Gethin Scourfield bowled Morgan Grieve early on and Carl Thomas was caught and bowled by namesake Jamie.

That was as good as it got for Whitland though as Tom Mansbridge and Aryan Kawale comfortably saw their side to victory.

It was an excellent win for Carew and Saundersfoot who won the Ormond Youth Cup for the second time in three years.

Rhys Grigg was named man of the match.

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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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