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Rooks see off Robins to reach final

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CAREW booked their place in the Final of the Senior Cup for the first time since 2005 as they beat Pennar Robins 3-1 at the Bridge Meadow on Tuesday night (Mar 12).

The Bridge Meadow pitch passed an inspection earlier in the day after heavy rain but strong winds still made it tricky for both sides.

Carew and Pennar were keen to reach the final and although Carew held two league victories over the Robins, Pennar were in no mood to lie down.

Scott Ferney came close to opening the scoring for the Rooks but his effort was well saved by the Pennar keeper.

Nick Willis had an early chance for the Robins but he saw his shot go just wide of the posts.

They were then dealt a blow as Luke Phillips had to go off injured and he was replaced by Rhys Lucas.

At the other end Jason Donohoe had to be alert as he cleared a Carew shot off the line.

It was an even game but it was the Rooks who made the breakthrough five minutes before half time when Scott Ferney crossed for Sam Christopher who finished at the near post.

Early in the second half Shaun Whitfield doubled Carew’s lead as a corner fell kindly to him and he knocked the ball in.

The Rooks continued to dominate the game and saw a number of chances go begging.

They were made to pay for those misses as Pennar pulled a goal back with ten minutes to go through Connor Roberts.

His excellent strike from distance curled into the top corner to give the Robins some hope.

That set up a tense finish as Pennar looked to force the game into extra time but Carew had other ideas and they made the game safe late on.

Jordan Richards and Sam Christopher combined well to set up Ferney and he finished well to make it 3-1.

Carew will now play Monkton Swifts or Merlins Bridge in the final with those two playing their semi-final at the Bridge Meadow on Tuesday (Mar 19).

The Rooks have not won the Senior Cup since 1986 and they will be looking forward to the final in April.

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Lawrenny through in Village Cup

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LAWRENNY are through to the next round of the Village Cup after they beat Llandysul on Sunday (May 9).

Both teams were rained off the previous day but some good work meant that the game was able to go ahead.

Llandysul batted first but were bowled out for 82 in 26.3 overs as Jamie Lewis took five wickets for the visitors.

He went on to finish with figures of 5-22 from his seven overs while the home side’s top scorer was captain Llew Hughes who made a score of 20.

Lawrenny did not have it all their own way in their reply as Rhys Jones bowled well to finish with figures of 3-10.

However, an excellent knock of 52 from Harry Thomas steered Lawrenny to their target inside the 24th over.

Elsewhere, Carew’s game away at Drefach was called off while Cresselly had already received a bye to the next round.

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Lawrenny earn big win over Whitland

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LAWRENNY got their 2021 season off to the perfect start on Saturday (May 1) as they beat Whitland by 189 runs.

Whitland won the toss and elected to field but they could only watch as the home side piled on the runs before being bowled out for 264.

Kyle Marsh top scored with a score of 81 while Kurtis Mars also scored 45.

Tom Cole added 32 and James Phillips chipped in with a score of 29 as they batted well.

Wayne Howells and Jonathan Thomas finished with identical figures of 2-27 as Whitland’s bowling did at least keep the score below 300.

Whitland knew they would need to bat well to knock off the runs needed but came up against Ryan Morton who took four wickets for the loss of 17 runs.

Kurtis Marsh also claimed two wickets without conceding any runs as the visitors chances got smaller and smaller.

Geraint Jones did score 30 for Whitland but that was as good as it got as they were bowled out for just 75.

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Town earn comfortable win against Narberth

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HAVERFORDWEST got their season off to a good start on Saturday (May 1) as they beat Narberth by by 104 runs.

Narberth won the toss but elected to field first which would ultimately be a decision that would come back to haunt them.

The Town almost reached 200 runs, finishing their innings on 187-8.

Dai Davies top scored for the home side with a knock of 70 which included six fours and one six. He shared a third wicket stand of 49 with Mickey Jones.

Jones hit five fours in his knock of 46 before being caught off the bowling of Louis Hough.

Ben Hughes then had Ben Field caught by Hough to leave Town on 86-4.

Davies was joined in the middle by Jake Merry and the pair shared another good stand, worth 74 runs for the fifth wicket.

However, Merry fell for 32 and soon after Davies was out on 70 as Narberth hit back.

Ben Quartermaine picked up two late wickets as they were able to restrict their hosts to under 200.

Narberth’s opening pair shared 36 runs as they made a good start to their innings but wickets began to fall in quick succession and the 2019 Division 2 Champions were soon 36-4.

Jordan Howell scored 18 but he was his side’s top scorer as Will Phillips took four wickets for the loss of 15 runs for Town.

Ben Quartermaine scored 17 but he fell to Clive Tucker who went on to finish with figures of 3-15.

There was also two wickets for Dai Davies as Town bowled Narberth out for just 83.

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