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Harrison Allen Semi-final previews

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TONIGHT sees the first Harrison Allen Semi-final taking place between Llangwm and Lawrenny and it presents an excellent opportunity for both teams to make the final.

Llangwm were last in the final in 2013 when they were beaten by Neyland and they will be keen to get there once again and avenge that defeat.

Lawrenny were last in the final in 2001, the last time they won the final and although times have changed since then, they will also be eager to get back into the final.

Lawrenny celebrate after beating Neyland

Lawrenny have shown what they are capable of throughout this season in beating last season’s Harrison Allen winners Neyland and both Cresselly and Haverfordwest in the league.

Their game with Llangwm earlier in the season was a different story however as Llangwm came out on top scoring 276-2 before bowling Lawrenny out for 217.

Llangwm also recently beat Whitland in the league and they certainly have the players that can hurt any opposition.

Llangwm began their route to the semi-final with a 107 run victory over Saundersfoot having scored 204-8 in their innings.

They then won a close game with Pembroke as they surpassed their total of 144-2 to win the game by four wickets.

Llangwm: Have players that can hurt their opposition

Lawrenny earned a nine wicket win over Pembroke Dock in the second round to ease into the quarter finals where they beat St Ishmaels by five wickets having restricted them to 157-9.

The first semi-final starts at 6 and takes place at Kilgetty Cricket Club.

The second semi-final takes place on Thursday (Jul 12), and sees last year’s beaten finalists Cresselly take on Narberth.

Cresselly have reached the final in the last two seasons and were beaten on both occasions and they will be keen to get their hands on the trophy for the first time since 2009.

Narberth were last in the final in 2008 when they were beaten by Carew and they will also be looking to get their hands back on the trophy for the first time since 1959.

Narberth: Showed good qualities in their run to the semi-final

Cresselly began their route to the semi-finals with a hard-fought win over Kilgetty after scoring 185-5 before bowling their opponents out for 151.

They then beat Neyland in a repeat of last year’s final being bowled out for 112 before restricting Neyland to 107-5.

Narberth began their route to the semis with a close victory over Carew. Narberth scored 163-5 in their innings before restricting Carew to 160-8.

They had another close victory in the quarters as they beat Burton by two wickets, surpassing their total of 155-8.

Both sides have shown they can score runs and also defend totals so Thursday’s game in Whitland is set to be an excellent encounter.

The final will take place at Cresselly on Saturday, July 28.

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Haverfordwest County officials to visit Atlético Osasuna for strategic discussions

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NEXT week, Haverfordwest County A.F.C. chairman Robb Edwards and COO Beccy Nuttall will travel to Spain to visit Club Atlético Osasuna. During their visit, they will engage in high-level discussions with Osasuna’s upper management, focusing on community and fan engagement strategies.

In April, both Haverfordwest County A.F.C. and Club Atlético Osasuna were appointed to the Executive Board of the Union of European Clubs (UEC), an international organisation established in April 2023. The UEC was founded to provide a voice to the 92% of professional football clubs that often go unheard. The Union aims to democratise decision-making processes in European football, ensuring that each club has a vote and that the destiny of the sport is not determined solely by the wealthiest clubs on the continent.

“We look forward to this meeting with Osasuna and hope our collaboration with other clubs continues to grow,” said Edwards. The upcoming visit underscores the commitment of both clubs to fostering stronger ties and working collaboratively to shape the future of European football.

The discussions will likely cover a range of topics, from enhancing fan experiences to developing community outreach programmes, reflecting the shared values and objectives of both clubs within the UEC framework.

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Free multi-sports events for 5-7 year-olds in Haverfordwest

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SPORTS mad youngsters aged 5-7 and those looking to try out new sports and activities are invited to free multi-sport sessions in Haverfordwest.

The sessions run from 4.15pm to 5pm every Thursday during term time and are based on the Tennis Courts at Haverfordwest High VC School.

All sessions are free and there are a wide range of activities to try.

The sessions are run by Sport Pembrokeshire Staff and assisted by Young Ambassadors from Haverfordwest High

Local clubs also take part to run sessions and provide information on how to continue with any sport.

Parents/Carers who would like to sign children up for the session are required to complete the online form.

Dan Bellis of Sport Pembrokeshire, said: “It is great to see so many young people enjoying Sport and being physically active.

“The multi-sport sessions are great as they allow youngsters to try out so many different games and activities which really helps them to learn and develop.”

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Bike It 100: Kilgetty gears up for charity cycling event

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CYCLISTS from across the country are gearing up for the Kilgetty Bike It 100, a charity non-competitive cycling sportive set to take place on Sunday, 28th July 2024. Organised to support the Paul Sartori Foundation and Haverfordwest High School’s South Africa Rugby Tour 2025, the event promises a fun, friendly, and challenging day on the bike.

Participants can choose from three scenic routes of varying difficulty: 50.5 miles with an elevation of 3,400 feet, 77.8 miles with an elevation of 5,284 feet, and the full century route at 101.7 miles, climbing a total of 7,428 feet. Each route is meticulously planned with GPS guidance, direction markers, and designated water stops to ensure a safe and enjoyable ride.

Early bird entries are priced at £35 and are available until 31st May. Post this date, if slots remain, the entry fee will increase to £45. All participants will receive a commemorative Welsh slate medal upon completion. In addition to the ride, the event features organised outdoor BBQs, coffee stops, and well-earned drinks available for purchase at the finish, courtesy of Kilgetty Sports & Social Club.

The sportive has been a tremendous success in previous years, raising £12,000 in 2021 and 2023. Organisers hope to exceed this amount in 2024, bolstered by the community’s continued support and enthusiasm.

For more details and to register, participants can visit the British Cycling website or scan the QR code on the event poster. Queries can also be directed to [email protected].

Join us for a day of cycling through the beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside, all while supporting two fantastic causes. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to ride, enjoy, and make a difference. Secure your spot today!

For more information, visit British Cycling Event Details.

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