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Pennar Robins 5

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Marching on: Ben Steele made two goals for the Robins

PENNAR ROBINS advanced to the quarter finals of the Senior Cup with a resounding 5-0 victory over Johnston on Saturday (Dec 13). Despite the cold conditions, The Robins made a flying start to the match and could have gone ahead in the third minute, but Phil Thompson’s shot on the turn was well tipped over the bar by keeper Martin John. John looked nervous in goal and a number of kicks went straight to Pennar players, and the second of which was sent back towards goal by Jimmy Russell, but the ball bounced over the keeper and over the net.

Johnston’s Ashley Shadow then tried his luck from long range, but his effort was brilliantly turned over by Robins keeper Stuart James. With thirty minutes gone, The Robins took the lead when Richard Hughes powered home a header from Ben Steele’s corner. The Tigers looked to get back into the game shortly before half time, but after good play by Steven Mills down the left, Liam Boswell’s shot was blocked well. After a tight first half it looked as if it would be much of the same in the second, but the game was over within just 13 second half minutes. Six minutes into the half Sam Southcott was played through, and his effort rolled into the net despite a desperate lunge from Johnston’s Chris Phillips. Another six minutes passed before the Robins added their third.

Ben Steele played the ball to Phil Thompson but after his first shot rebounded back off the post he put the ball in at the second attempt. Four minutes later they had a fourth. Johnston’s defender took the ball down from a corner but he dwelt on it too long which allowed Phil Thompson to take the ball off him and shoot high into the net. With 66 minutes on the clock The Robins had a fifth and they saved the best till last. Phil Thompson completed his hat-trick when he robbed the ball and his speculative effort from 40 yards out flew over the keeper and into the net. Johnston did not give up and with twelve minutes to go Ross Wellows played in Luke Hayward but his shot was well saved by The Robins’ keeper.

Phil Thompson could have had another goal soon after but his shot again rebounded off the post but this time into the hands of the Johnston keeper. The Robins could have had more goals, but they would have to settle for five and they now advance to the quarter finals of the cup. The draw for the last 8 has been made and the Robins will be at home against Angle after they beat Clarbeston Road 4-3.

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Division 2: Burton move up to third after beating Hook

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BURTON moved up to third place in the Division 2 table as they beat Hook by six wickets on Saturday (Jun 12).

Hook won the toss and elected to bat first and went on to make 183-8 from their 45 overs.

Owen Phelps top scored for Hook with 44 runs and Craig Nutty added 43 to the total.

Seth Willington also batted well for his score of 32 as they set Burton 184 to win the game.

Morgan Scale was the pick of the bowlers as he claimed four wickets for the loss of 6 runs.

Luke Hayman picked up 3-39 from his spell while George Williams finished with figures of 1-12.

In reply, Callum James finished with figures of 2-36 for Hook but it wasn’t enough to stop Burton on their way to victory.

Scale added to his earlier wickets with a score of 22 and Jake Davies added 34.

It was Jon Venables though who scored a century to all but seal the win for the home side.

He finished on a score of 109 as Burton went on to secure the victory.

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Junior cricket round up

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LLECHRYD under 11s played host to a travelling Haverfordwest team recently in the Pembroke County Junior League.

The opening Haverfordwest pair of Robbie Sterling and Harri Atyeo did very well against the quick bowling of Flo Cartwright and accuracy of Alex James. With a boundary for each and some good running between the wickets.

Oscar Patrick, was keeping wicket for Llechryd for the first time showed great skill behind the stumps and looks like a natural.

Olly Hicks and Megan Bateman were the next pair out. Some sharp fielding from Llechryds Charlie Pardoe was needed to keep the runs down. Dewi Morris also managing a maiden in his only over before taking over the gloves at the halfway stage of the innings.

Imogen Hicks and Osian Mills were now at the crease. After a few tight overs Isobel Dunkeld was on to bowl the 12th. Mills took a liking to this, launching a massive 6 over square leg. Dunkeld held her composure and followed up with a great wicket.

The final pairing, Ed Raymond and Deri Field knew they needed to add vital runs. Field showing bravery returning to bat after a nasty knock. Cerith Gill and Callum Pardoe bowled in tandem to do their best to keep the score down. Haverfordwest finished the innings on a respectable 257.

Llechryd decided to open the batting with Cerith and Oscar. Haverfordwest showed their intent, taking 2 wickets in the first 3 ball with one being a run out after some sharp fielding. Cerith responded with a classy cover drive for 4.

Next in was Alex and Callum. There was no end to the action with wickets falling and the ball sailing over the boundary.

The duo of Charlie and Dewi marched in to bat and the action didn’t let up for a minute. With quick running and boundaries momentarily interrupted with a stunning catch in the deep from Haverfordwest’s Harri Atyeo.

It was still all to play for when Flo and Isobel came to bat as the final pairing. Some classic cricket shots by the batsmen and cracking fielding highlighted the skills on display from both sides.

The Llechryd innings came to a close on 274.

Lamphey v Cresselly Under 11’s

There was another fantastic match in Lamphey as they welcomed Cresselly. Cresselly batted first scoring a strong total of 283 from their allocated 16 overs.

Lamphey started well with openers Elliot Midgley and Iori Evans scoring well off the first four overs.

The next pair Cory Shelmerdine and Morgan Price Richards running very well between the wickets; but in the end Cresselly’s bowling was slightly too strong.

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Narberth prove too strong for Llechryd

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NARBERTH proved too strong for Llechryd on Saturday (Jun 12) as they earned victory by 137 runs.

Llechryd won the toss and chose to field first but saw Narberth amass an excellent total of 282-8 from their 45 overs.

Jamie McCormack was the mainstay of the innings as he scored 96 but was unlucky to miss out on a century.

Richie Adams also batted well for his score of 66 while Loui Davies made 42.

Ben Hughes added 25 and Jordan Howell scored 21 as Narberth set their opponents a daunting target.

Johnnie Lewis was the pick of the bowlers for Llechryd as he finished with figures of 5-45.

In reply, John Curran scored 53 for the visitors while David Dunfee scored 34.

Dafydd Davies finished unbeaten on 22 but it was not enough to prevent defeat for the Division 1 newcomers.

Loui Davies added to his earlier runs with figures of 3-21 and Hughes also claimed two wickets.

Dave Johns finished with figures of 3-0 and Ben Quartermaine finished with 2-26.

That saw Llechryd bowled out for 145 as they remain bottom of the table.

They did at least pick up seven points for their efforts while Narberth claimed 20 points to move up to fifth place in the table.

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