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Llanrhian seal Alan Brown success

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LLANRHIAN won the Alan Brown trophy in Whitland on Sunday (July 7) as they beat Stackpole by 36 runs in Whitland.

Stackpole won the trophy in 2015 while Llanrhian were aiming to win it for the first time.

Llanrhian batted first and made 114-8 before Stackpole replied with 106-7 in their first innings. That meant Llanrhian led by 8 runs at tea and a score of 150-4 set Stackpole 159 to win the game.

Stackpole could only reach 122-7 in reply giving Llanrhian victory in an excellent game.

Llanrhian batted first but they lost Richard Reed and Jack Jones early on as both fell to the bowling of Richard Mackay.

Nigel Delaney made a score of 23 and Tom Clarke scored 27 as they piled on the runs.

Both fell to Simon Bevan though as Stackpole kept picking up wickets.

Ewan McDonald also claimed a wicket as did George Smith before Bevan claimed his third when he bowled Russell Watkins.

Dafydd Williams was run out late on but Ben RV Jones finished unbeaten on 37 as Llanrhian posted 114-8 in their first innings.

Stackpole lost opener Josh Davies early in their reply for a duck as he was caught by Reed off the bowling of Dafydd Williams.

Tom Clarke also bowled Alan Webster cheaply before Lewys Gibby and Simon Bevan took over.

Gibby scored 26 before he was bowled by Rhodri Owen and Bevan made a score of 40 before also falling to Owen.

Owen then had his third as he had Richard Mackay caught by Ben D Jones.

George Smith made a score of 12 before he fell to Karl Davies who then also had Alex Frearson caught by Richard Reed.

That meant that Stackpole finished on 106-7, giving Llanrhian a lead of eight runs at tea.

Llanrhian came out for their second innings determined to set a challenging target for their opponents and openers Reed and Ben RV Jones made a good start.

They shared 59 runs for the first wicket before Jones was bowled by Alan Webster on a score of 22.

Nigel Delaney was next in and he continued to put runs on the board in another good partnership with Reed.

Delaney made 28 before he was bowled by Richard Mackay.

Jack Jones made a score of 17 before he fell to the bowling of Ewan McDonald.

Reed had played superbly to reach a score of 60 but McDonald claimed his wicket to keep the score down.

Tom Clarke finished not out on 11 as Llanrhian reached 150-4 in their second innings, setting Stackpole 159 to win the game.

Josh Davies and Richard Mackay got their side off to a decent start in the final innings with Davies scoring 17 as he shared 33 runs with Mackay for the first wicket.

Davies was then caught off the bowling of Tom Clarke and Karl Davies then had Lewys Gibby caught by Nigel Delaney.

Rhodri Owen then had Alan Webster caught by Davies and George Smith caught by Reed as Llanrhian began to restrict Stackpole’s chase.

Mackay had made his way to a score of 32 but he was then bowled by Owen.

Paul Oeppen was run out on 14 before Ewan McDonald was caught by Davies off the bowling of Delaney.

Frearson finished not out on 16 but it wasn’t enough as Stackpole finished their second innings on 122-7, giving victory to Llanrhian.

After the match, Llanrhian’s Ben RV Jones was named man of the match for his excellent batting display over both innings.

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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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Carew prove too strong for Tish

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CAREW’s Iori Hicks picked up a five-wicket haul on Saturday (May 1) to help his side to victory over St Ishmaels.

Tish won the toss but elected to field first and that gave the visitors the chance to build a good total.

They made a steady start, reaching 40-1 after the first 11 overs. They made a series of 32-run partnerships as opening bat Brian Hall made his way to a half century.

Lewis Hicks made a score of 24 before he was bowled by Andrew Pawlett but when Shaun Whitfield was caught by Peter Bradshaw off the bowling of Jonathan Pawlett, the visitors had slipped to 92-4.

Hall and James Hinchcliffe then shared a stand worth 45 runs for the fifth wicket as they looked to accelerate the score.

Hinchcliffe was caught off the bowling of Andrew Pawlett on a score of 19. Hall was joined by Luke Hicks and the pair shared another good stand.

Hall reached his half century but was then caught by Andrew Pawlett off the bowling of Brennan Devonald on a score of 52, leaving Carew on 176-6.

Hicks then took over as he thumped three sixes in a score of 35 but he was then run out.

Iori Hicks and Ceri Brace both finished unbeaten with a six to their name as Tish were set 202 to win the game.

However, their reply did not get off to the best of starts as they lost three wickets in quick succession, all to the bowling of Rhys Davies, leaving them on 15-3.

They faced an uphill task from then on but Harry Nicholas and Brennan Devonald did their best to get their side back in the contest.

They shared 46 for the fourth wicket but then saw Devonald caught off the bowling of Whitfield on a score of 41.

Tish were not out of the game though as Nicholas was joined by Jonathan Pawlett and the pair shared 63 runs for the fifth wicket.

Nicholas reached his half century but was then out on a score of 51 and Pawlett was out to Iori Hicks on a score of 37.

Hicks then took over matters as he picked up four further wickets, including two ducks, to finish with figures of 5-15.

It meant that Tish were bowled out for 154.

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