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Mariners hold off Kidwelly

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Milford Haven 41-26 Kidwelly

MILFORD Haven held off a spirited fightback from Kidwelly on Saturday (Sept 28) as they earned a bonus point win.

The Mariners led 24-5 at the break and after increasing their lead early in the second Kidwelly hit back to within ten points of their opponents.

However, the home side saw the game out with their sixth try to seal the win.

Lee Riley was the first to go over for the Mariners and James Trueman added the extras for a 7-0 lead.

Dan Jenkins then got his name on the score sheet and Trueman again converted to double Milford’s advantage.

Trueman then added a penalty and the home side kept the pressure to score their third try of the match.

George Evans passed to Gareth Cheshire who was tackled but still managed to get the offload to Dan Birch who touched the ball down.

Trueman added the conversion to make it 24-0 but Kidwelly hit back before half time.

After some good play they worked the ball out to the right where James Owens picked the ball up and dived over to touch the ball down despite the best efforts of Dan Jenkins.

Kidwelly thought they had converted but the ball just went over the angle of the post and the score remained at 24-5.

Early in the second half the Mariners got the bonus point they were looking for when Jenkins grabbed his second try of the game.

Riley then claimed his second and Trueman added the extras to extend Milford’s lead to 36-5.

Kidwelly then hit back when Rhydian Davies scored a try and then also added the extras.

They then had Jonathan Williams sent off for a dangerous tackle but despite that they scored their third try when Alan Squire went over. Davies added the extras to bring the score to 36-19.

Sam Davies then sealed a bonus point for the Carmarthenshire side with their fourth try and Davies converted to bring his side within ten points.

Milford made sure of the win however as Ryan Mansell dived over late on and although the conversion was missed the home side had done enough.

On Saturday (Oct 5), Milford are at home again as they take on Tycroes. Kidwelly will look to bounce back when they take on Carmarthen Athletic.

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Harrison Allen: Lawrenny go through to quarter finals

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LAWRENNY booked their place in the quarter finals of the Harrison Allen Bowl on Wednesday night (May 25) as they beat Burton by nine wickets.

Lawrenny won the toss and elected to field and they were able to bowl Burton out for just 93.

Burton lost James Davies early on as he was caught by Tom Cole off the bowling of Jamie Lewis.

Ryan Morton also claimed two wickets as Burton slipped to 58-3.

That brought Luke Hayman into the middle with brother Toby and the pair took the score to 67-3 after 13 overs.

Toby reached a score of 37 before heading back to the pavilion while Luke added 12.

Steve Lewis was in fine form for Lawrenny as he took five wickets to finish with 5-13 while Ryan Morton finished with 2-26.

There were also wickets from Jamie Lewis (1-14) and Finley Lewis (1-7).

In reply, Steve Lewis scored 23 before he was sent back. Harry Thomas finished unbeaten on 23 while Troy Purslowe was not out on 45.

It sets up a quarter final against the winners of the game between Hundleton and Cresselly.

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Llangwm edge past Tish to book Harrison Allen quarter final spot

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LLANGWM secured their place in the quarter finals of the Harrison Allen Bowl on Wednesday night (May 25) as they beat St Ishmaels by 4 runs.

Tish won the toss and chose to field and they restricted Llangwm to 146-9 in their 22 overs.

Noah Davies and Joe Kiff made a good start for the hosts as they shared 67 runs for the first wicket.

Kiff was the first man to go as he was caught by Ieuan Hawkins off the bowling of Brennan Devonald on a score of 27 that had included two fours and two sixes.

Soon after, Davies, who had hit one of each boundary in his score of 27, was also following Kiff back to the pavilion after being bowled by Jonathan Pawlett.

Pawlett also claimed the wicket of Will Beresford before Steven Mills departed on a score of 16 (1 four, 1 six) when he was caught and bowled by Devonald.

That left Llangwm on 107-4 but scores of 15 from Matthew Kiff and 16 not out from David Lewis saw them to their total.

For Tish, Pawlett finished with excellent figures of 4-41 while Devonald finished with 3-25.

Peter Bradshaw hit two early fours in his score of 12 but he was run out.

Karl Rhead and Andrew Palmer shared 42 runs for the second wicket as Palmer made his way to a score of 35.

Rhead was bowled by Steven Mills who then did the same to Brennan Devonald moments later.

Palmer had reached 42 with five fours and a six but when he was brilliantly caught by Luke Brock off the bowling of Mills, Tish had slipped to 77-4.

Phil Cockburn and Jonathan Pawlett then shared 23 runs for the fifth wicket as they looked to keep Tish in the game.

Pawlett hit a six but was then caught by Oliver Davies to give Mills his fourth wicket and figures of 4-28.

Cockburn and Andew Pawlett then shared 37 runs for the sixth wicket as they took the tie down to the final over of the game.

They scored 17 runs off the 20th over and 18 runs off the 21st over meaning they would need 11 off the final over to win it.

Cockburn took a run off the first to bring Pawlett on strike. After missing the third ball he went for a run that wasn’t there and keeper Beresford ran out Cockburn.

He had hit two fours and three sixes in his score of 39 from 30 balls.

Andrew Pawlett and Andrew Williams could only take five runs from the next five balls but it wasn’t enough for victory.

Pawlett finished unbeaten on a score of 20 from 11 balls with one four and two sixes.

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Crymych Panthers hold Boccia competition

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CRYMYCH Panthers Boccia Club recently held their first in-house Boccia competition, with eight members competing in two categories: BC1&2 (participants with a physical impairment) and BC8 (participants with an intellectual impairment).

Games were played in a round robin style competition. The final of the BC1&2 between Racheal Bailey and James Pugh was a very close game with James winning by 3 points to 1. The BC 8 final was between Yvonne Berry and Dewi Evans. Dewi won by 10 points to nil, back on form as a former Welsh international Special Olympic team member.

The competition was sponsored by Andrew Scott Davies of Pembroke who took part in the 2021 CARTEN 100 bike to assist the club.

Andrew Scott Davies presenting the winners and runners up with their trophies. All participants received a certificate of attendance.

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