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Herald Sporting Achievements 2014

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Tenby win Senior Cup.

Tenby win Senior Cup.

IT HAS been another amazing year for Sport in Pembrokeshire. There have been many ups and downs and here are some of our top stories. Firstly, in February, Neyland retained their indoor cricket title for the sixth year running. They comprehensively beat Whitland in the final game of the season to take home the silverware. Then in April, Tenby won the Senior Cup at their first attempt with a 2-0 victory over Merlins Bridge at the Bridge Meadow.

A penalty from Billy Vaughan and an own goal in injury time gave Tenby their first triumph sparking scenes of jubilation after the game. In May, Hakin United retained their league crown with a stunning 6-1 victory over Goodwick United. The Vikings were in superb form throughout the season and were deserved winners. Also in May, a group of Welsh Anglers won gold medals at the Home Nations Shore Championships which took place in County Wexford. Danny Worrall was also celebrating as he won the singles title in his first year playing in the Pembrokeshire Snooker League. Cricket took centre stage in the summer months and Kilgetty were the first team to bag some silverware as they beat Camrose and Spittal by 26 runs to win the Alan Brown Cup.

In late July, Neyland’s cricket team were at it again as they beat Haverfordwest to win the Duggie Morris Cup. Patrick Bellerby smashed a six of the last ball of the game to give his side victory. Ashley Sutton was unlucky as he fell three runs short of a century in the process. Just a week later, the Cup winners added the 2014 league title to their trophy cabinet. A draw with Carew meant that they could no longer be caught by Haverfordwest. Neyland were fantastic throughout the season and thoroughly deserved to retain their title. The football season returned in August with league Champions Hakin taking on Senior Cup winners Tenby in the Jubilee Cup.

Hakin were again celebrating as they beat Tenby 4-2 thanks to a hat-trick from Nicky Woodrow. At the end of August, Haverfordwest had the last laugh in the cricket season as they won the Harrison Allen Bowl with a crushing victory over Cresselly. The win gave them their first Harrison-Allen title in ten years and it was a much welcome victory to end the season on a high note. In October, Hakin United had one of the more remarkable results of the year as they beat Saundersfoot by 17 (seventeen) goals to nil in a ruthless display. In rugby, Milford Haven overcame Neyland in a gritty derby game winning by 31 points to 20.

The Mariners dominated for large periods of the game but Neyland did not give up making for an entertaining game. One week later and football was the highlight for all the wrong reasons, as a game between Hakin and Merlins Bridge had to be abandoned after an alleged punch was thrown. Police are now investigating what happened during the game which was called off after just 25 minutes. On Halloween, Haverfordwest County had one of those nights as a freak goal and a double penalty miss cost them all three points in their league game with Afan Lido. Midway through the second half Jordan Follows saw a penalty saved but he sent the re-take wide as the game finished 1-1.

Rallying came to the fore in November as Osian Pryce geared himself up to take part in the Wales Rally GB. Pryce was in confident mood ahead of the rally and he went on to finish as the leading non-Priority driver in 18th overall. In September, Neyland’s Steve Arnold entered his first powerlifting UK Open Championship and he took the competition by storm coming home in first place. That earned him a place at the World Championships in November. Steve performed well again but had to settle for a silver medal at the event in France. What a year it has been for Sport in Pembrokeshire! Let’s hope that 2015 will be even better.

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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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