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Holders breeze through

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WEST Wales Cup holders Goodwick United got the defence of their trophy off to a winning start as they beat Seaside 7-3 on Saturday (Nov 3).

Jordan Griffiths scored a hat trick for the Champions while Kieran O’Brien also scored a brace. Lee Hudgell and Matty Delaney were also on target for the Pembrokeshire side.

Hakin United are also through after they thumped local rivals Milford United 12-2. Nicky Woodrow scored four times for the Vikings while Justin Harding, Mark Jones and Ryan Wilson all scored twice.

Shane Walsh and Adam John were also on target while Liam Parr and Morgan Picton scored consolation efforts for Milford.

Merlins Bridge secured an excellent 1-0 win in the second round of the West Wales Cup as they knocked out last season’s finalists Penlan Club.

Penlan were beaten by Goodwick in the final and would have been keen to reach that stage once again but the Wizards had other ideas.

Joe Leahy bagged the only goal of the game but it was enough to send the Wizards through.

Monkton Swifts earned their place in the next round with a 7-4 win over Felinfoel and St Ishmaels were knocked out beaten 3-2 by Plough Colts after extra time.

Clarbeston Road bowed out of the competition after being beaten 4-2 by Gorseinon. Jason Griffiths and Sean Seymour Davies scored for the home side but it wasn’t enough to see them through.

There was bad news for Clarby’s Tom Glover who sustained a broken ankle and he will be out for the rest of the season. The Herald wishes Tom all the best in his recovery.

A battling Letterston side were knocked out by Ynystawe Athletic as they were beaten 4-1. Geraint Mathias scored for the home team to make the score 1-1 at half time. However, their opponents upped their game in the second half to go through.

Herbrandston went through to the next round of the cup as they earned a 3-2 win over Johnston thanks to two goals from Andre Algieri. Scott Reid also scored for Herbie while the Tigers’ goals came from Ollie Murray and Scott Crawford.

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Neyland Town council to meet cricket clubs’ Village Cup expenses

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NEYLAND TOWN COUNCIL has agreed to donate £250 to the town’s cricket club as they continue their National Village Cup campaign.

Neyland beat Cresselly in the Dyfed Area final earlier this month to progress to the last 32 of the competition.

This Sunday (Jun 20), they travel to the West Midlands to take on Milford Hall and the town’s mayor has agreed to meet their expenses.

If Neyland can continue their journey in the Village Cup a final at ‘the home of cricket’, Lords awaits in September.

Mayor Simon Hancock said: “As Mayor, in consultation with the clerk, we have agreed to make a donation of £250 to Neyland Cricket Club to help meet their expenses in travelling to Stafford in the West Midlands on Sunday.

“They are down to the final 32 teams left in the Voneus Village Cup originally drawing 350 teams from England, Scotland and Wales.

“The Neyland Cricket team have achieved astonishing success over recent years and Neyland Town Council want to assist them in reaching Lords, ‘the home of cricket’ in September. Good luck for Sunday’s fixture.”

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Crymych cricket club face folding if players don’t come forward

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CRYMYCH Cricket Club has launched an appeal for new players to join the club as it looks to fulfil its fixtures.

The club, founded 40 years ago, plays in Division 4 of the Pembroke County Cricket Club league but has seen several players unable to commit to playing due to family or other reasons.

They also play games in the Ken Morris Cup and in the Tivy Valley League during weekdays.

On their social media, the club has warned that they face folding if they are unable to find new players.

Crymych’s latest fixture on Saturday, June 12, had to be cancelled because they were unable to raise a team.

It meant that there opponents, Llechryd Seconds, were awarded the 20 points as Crymych were unable to fulfil the fixture.

This Saturday (Jun 19), Crymych are scheduled to visit Whitland seconds and the following week (Jun 26) they are scheduled to face Carew thirds on home soil.

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Cresselly see off Pembroke Dock to reach Alec Colley quarters

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CRESSELLY booked their place in the quarter finals of the Alec Colley Cup on Wednesday night (Jun 16) as they beat Pembroke Dock.

The Dock won the toss and elected to field but they saw the home side reach 183-5 in their 20 overs.

Scott Arthur and Mike Venables shared 62 runs for the opening wicket as they batted well together.

Bowyn Clark made the breakthrough for the Dock as he bowled Arthur who had hit a four and two sixes in his score of 26.

Soon after, Rhys Daley trapped Julian Arthur leg before wicket and he also bowled Venables on a score of 32 (three fours, one six) to leave the hosts on 72-3.

However, Simon Cole and Damian Arthur shared an excellent fourth wicket stand worth 101 runs.

Arthur his six fours and a six in his score of 43 from 28 balls but he was caught by Chris Owen off the bowling of John Camani.

Simon Cole hit ten fours in a score of 66 from 40 balls as Cresselly set the Dock an imposing target.

Needing 184 to win, the Dock lost Rhys Daley early on when he was bowled by Morgan Lewis.

Archie Hillier-Wood and Anton John shared 30 runs for the second wicket but it was Lewis again who made the breakthrough as he had John caught by Josh Lewis.

Hillier-Wood and Peter Kingdom shared another 30 runs for the third wicket before Josh Lewis had Kingdom caught by Julian Arthur.

Matthew Lewis then trapped Hillier-Wood leg before on a score of 30 to reduce the Dock to 73-4.

Corey Lewis bowled John Camani before Simon Cole bowled Adam Phillips on a score of 18.

The Dock’s score had been helped along by 25 extras but time began to run out for them and Corey Lewis picked up his second wicket late on to reduce the Dock on 116-7.

It meant that Cresselly picked up the win by 67 runs.

Elsewhere, Herbrandston booked their place in the quarter finals as they beat Llechryd.

Llechryd scored 100-9 in their innings before Herbie passed their target with only two wickets down.

The nights’ other match saw Saundersfoot take on Stackpole.

Stackpole reached a score of 85-7 in their innings before Saundersfoot eased to a 10-wicket win.

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