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Otters oust Crymych from KO Cup



Crymych 10
Narberth 19

Try scorer: Lewis Wood looks to shake off a Crymych tackle.

Try scorer: Lewis Wood looks to shake off a Crymych tackle.

PARC LLOYD THOMAS was the scene for the quarter final clash between Crymych and Narberth, as a bumper crowd welcomed the return of local rugby after the Autumn International break. Narberth, renowned as Pembrokeshire’s heavy weight senior rugby side returned to the KO cup after an absence of five years, with many questioning their return due to the gulf between sides.

However, spectators of this match would have seen Crymych, a club celebrating only 30 years in existence, battle to the final whistle, in an entertaining tussle. Ianto Griffiths, playing against his boyhood club, missed an early penalty for Narberth in a close first quarter where the inevitable rustiness came to the surface, though both sides were determined to pin the opposition back with kicks behind. The home side got the first score as Sam Phillips intercepted a loose pass, only to be tackled short of the line, before the Narberth forwards were penalised.

Phillips converted the simple penalty, giving his side the lead. Narberth showed their quality and replied quickly through John Morgan, who touched down for an unconverted try out wide, after receiving a beautiful pass from back rower Stuart Worrall. The Otter scored the next points as well, as number 8 Lewis Wood drove over from a 5 meter scrum, with Ianto Griffiths adding the extras.

After the break, Crymych had their chances, but often the bounce of the ball didn’t favour them, as Narberth held on against a resilient Crymych side. The Otters then produced a fantastic piece of play to allow Jason Howells to cross the white wash, after collecting a kick ahead by Nick Gale, to score a converted try. Crymych really did up the tempo after conceding the third try, and were rewarded for the efforts as the pressure mounted on the Otters, and yellow cards to both Nio Aloni and Nick Gale allowed Crymych to battle against 13 men.

Dyfan Dafydd was caught just short of the line before Joe Powell crossed out wide, leaving a tough kick for Phillips, who managed to tuck the ball neatly between the uprights – leaving a tense 9 poitn finish to this exciting game. However, the Otters held on after returning to 15 players, and managed to see themselves into the semi-final of the Pembrokeshire KO cup and carry their favourites tag with them.

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Herbie see off Kilgetty



HERBRANDSTON moved up to fourth place in Division 2 on Saturday (Jun 19) as they beat Kilgetty by ten wickets.

Kilgetty batted first after Herbie won the toss but they were bowled out for only 74.

Paul Nicholas was the pick of the bowlers for the home side as he finished with figures of 4-19.

Charlie Malloy also bowled well to finish with figures of 3-7.

Ollie Gamble scored 15 and Martin Lewis added 14 for Kilgetty but they were unable to cope with Herbie’s bowling.

In reply, Harry Nicholas finished not out on 28 while Jonty Bennet finished unbeaten on 36 as they cruised to victory.

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Lamphey seal first win of the season



LAMPHEY earned their first win of the season on Saturday (Jun 19) as they beat Hook by twenty runs.

Lamphey won the toss and batted first and despite some good scores they were bowled out for 158.

Peter McGilloway top scored with 47 and Nic Shelmerdine added 37 for the visitors.

Aled Phelps bowled well as he finished with figures of 5-34 while Brennan Martin (2-14) also claimed two wickets.

In reply, Jake Wicks scored 38 and Owen Phelps scored 30 but Lamphey were able to take wickets at regular intervals.

Aled Phelps also scored 22 but three wickets for McGilloway (3-26) and two for David Blackwell (2-37) helped Lamphey bowl Hook out for 138.

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Double centurions secure stunning win for Dock



PEMBROKE DOCK’s Jake Davies and George Smith both scored centuries as they helped Pembroke Dock cruise to victory over Carew seconds on Saturday (Jun 19).

The Dock chose to bat first after winning the toss and they scored a remarkable 295-4 in their 45 overs.

Jake Davies and Jake Griffiths shared 68 runs for the opening wicket before Griffiths departed on a score of 30 that had included two fours and three sixes.

Scott Griffiths departed for a score of 11 before Davies and Smith took control of the innings.

They shared 133 runs for the third wicket with Davies reaching his century while Smith reached his half century.

Their stand was eventually broken by Kerry Waters who had Davies caught by Jack Scourfield.

Davies hit twenty fours in his score of 118 in what was an excellent knock.

Smith continued on his way to a century and although they lost Nick Daley late on, he smashed his way to triple figures.

Daley’s departure meant the Dock stood on 261-4 with Smith sitting on 91. He soon reached his century and went on to finish unbeaten on 117.

His outstanding knock came off only 82 balls and included 12 fours and six sixes.

It was a fantastic innings from the Dock as they set Carew the daunting task of reaching 296 to win.

Carew seconds were never in the game after those knocks as the Dock bowlers tore through the batting line-up.

Rob Hearn claimed figures of 3-15 while George Smith completed a memorable day with figures of 2-3.

Euan McDonald claimed figures of 2-9 and there was also a wicket for Nick Daley (1-6).

Haydn Shapcott (11) and Barry Evans (10 not out) were the only Carew batsmen to reach double figures.

It meant that Carew were bowled out for just 46, giving the Dock victory by a staggering 249 runs.

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