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Cockburn and Williams earn win for Tish



tishLawrenny (5pts) 161-AO lost to St Ishmaels (29pts) 162-3 by 7 wkts AN EXCELLENT STAND of 95 by Phil Cockburn and Andrew Williams helped St Ishmaels to an impressive seven wicket success at Lawrenny. Lawrenny were all out for 161 as Jon Pawlett and Robbie Thomas each took three wickets each. In reply Rob Williams took two early wickets for Lawrenny, but Phillip Cockburn and Andrew Williams guided St Ishmales over the line. Jon Pawlett was in fine form early on as he had Andrew Cole caught and bowled on 17, Johnny Mathias bowled for 14 and Steve Lewis stumped by Peter Bradshaw. All of Lawrenny?s batsmen made a good start, but were undone by good bowling. Hugh Griffiths made the highest score of 40, including two fours and two sixes, but he could not go on as he was caught by Jon Pawlett off the bowling of Andrew Williams. They were eventually all out for 161 as Robbie Thomas took the final three wickets from just nine balls. Peter Bradshaw and Danny Howells each scored 13 before they were both trapped LBW off the bowling of Rob Williams as St Ishmaels stumbled early on in their reply. Jon Pawlett was also trapped LBW by Steve Lewis as St Ishmaels were reduced to 75-3. But that was the last wicket to fall as Phillip Cockburn and Andrew Williams kept their cool to take St Ishmaels to victory. Williams ended not out on 44 while his partner Cockburn scored a superb 64.

Lawrenny innings Andrew Cole c&b Jon Pawlett 17 Johnny Mathias b Jon Pawlett 14 Steve Lewis s Peter Bradshaw b J Pawlett 11 Hugh Griffiths c J Pawlett b Andrew Williams 40 Patrick Elliott lbw Matthew Phillips 15 Ian Jenkins b Andrew Pawlett 13 Joe Kidney b A Williams 22 Rob Williams b Robbie Thomas 12 Alaistair Edwards not out 11 Matthew Lewis c Jordan Milich b R Thomas 0 Jamie Lewis c&b R Thomas 0 Extras 6 Total 161 all out

St Ishmaels Bowling: Matthew Phillips 8-1-31-1; Jon Pawlett 12-3- 45-3; Jordan Milich 2-0-8-0; Andrew Pawlett 12-3-31-1; Andrew Williams 7-1-34-2; Robbie Thomas 1.3-0-6-3.

St Ishmaels innings Peter Bradshaw lbw Rob Williams 13 Danny Howells lbw Rob Williams 13 Jon Pawlett lbw Steve Lewis 23 Philip Cockburn not out 64 Andrew Williams not out 44 Extras 5 Total 162-3

Lawrenny Bowling: Rob Williams 12-2-37-2; Jamie Lewis 8.4-0-45-0; Alaistair Edwards 10-0-43-0; Steve Lewis 12-0-26-1; Joe kidney 1-0-8-0 62-3 by 7 wkts

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Signed Wales shirts gifted to RNLI go up for auction



FOLLOWING a winning start to the Six Nations Tournament, the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) have scored a winning try for the RNLI, gifting six signed rugby shirts to help save lives at sea.

Each rugby shirt has been signed by the full WRU squad and are accompanied by a certificate of authentication – a winning prize for any Welsh rugby fan.

To avoid a ruck for the WRU shirts the charity has placed all six signed shirts on an online auction, ensuring a fair game for all who wish to win the golden prize. The auction will be live until Wednesday, March 31, which allows plenty of time for supporters to bid for the team in red.

Each signed shirt includes Wales Captain, Mumbles RNLI supporter and the most capped international player of all time Alun Wyn Jones; as well as Louis Rees-Zammit, the Man of the Match in the nail-biting Scotland v Wales game.

Nick Evans, RNLI Fundraising and Partnership Lead said: ‘On behalf of the charity I would like to say a big thank you to the Welsh Rugby Union for donating these fantastic prizes to the RNLI. RNLI volunteers are on call 24-7 and are often called away from important events such as family celebrations – or international rugby tournaments – to respond to the pager if someone is in trouble at sea.

‘Like all charities, 2020 was a challenging year for the RNLI when all traditional fundraising had to stop – all our shops were closed, there were no collections and all events had to be cancelled. This is why we at the RNLI are so grateful to all the team at WRU for their ongoing support. The auction is now live and we would like to encourage all Wales rugby supporters to throw the RNLI a lifeline and place their bid for the winning prize.’

To place a bid or find out more about the charity auction please visit

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Five subs to be allowed for JD Cymru Premier clubs



THE FAW’s National Leagues Board has confirmed that JD Cymru Premier clubs will be permitted to make five substitutions in matches, in accordance with the Laws of the Game, until the end of the 2020-21 top-flight season.

FIFA extended the use of the rule, which was first introduced following the COVID-19 outbreak, citing “player welfare” as part of the reason for the temporary amendment to Law 3 of the Laws of the Game.

FIFA stated that “Some competitions which resumed in 2020 may have a shorter-than-usual recovery/preparation period before the start of their next season.”

“For many competitions, the 2020/21 season will involve matches being played in a condensed period due to a delayed start and the inability to end later than usual because of major international tournaments.”

With the JD Cymru Premier set to restart on March 2, the National Leagues Board has approved the use of the rule in the JD Cymru Premier until the end of the current campaign.

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Haverfordwest County’s remaining phase 1 fixtures released



HAVERFORDWEST County will return to action on Saturday, March 6, with a home game against Cardiff Met University.

The JD Cymru Premier has been granted elite status by the National Sports Group once again and the FAW has announced the rescheduled fixtures.

The first fixture upon the return will see Newtown AFC host Penybont on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 live on Facebook via Sgorio’s platforms.

Bala Town travel to The New Saints on Sgorio on March 6, 2021 with a 5pm kick off.

This will be followed by a full host of fixtures on Saturday, March 6, 2021.

The new calendar sees clubs play their final six matches of Phase One, which is now due to be completed on April 4, 2021.

Haverfordwest County’s remaining fixtures for phase 1 are listed below.

March 6 – 14:30

Haverfordwest County FC v Cardiff Met University FC

March 9 – 19:45

Aberystwyth Town FC v Haverfordwest County FC

March 13 – 14:30

Haverfordwest County FC v The New Saints FC

March 20 – 14:30

Connah’s Quay Nomads FC v Haverfordwest County FC

March 27 – 14:30

Newtown AFC v Haverfordwest County FC

April 2 – 17:00

Penybont FC v Haverfordwest County FC

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