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Town bowl Tish out for win

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HAVERFORDWEST secured a 23-run victory on Saturday (May 22) as they bowled St Ishmaels out for their second win of the season.

Tish chose to field first after winning the toss and they were able to restrict Town to 147-9 from their 45 overs.

After a steady start, Town lost three wickets in quick succession. Brennan Devonald made the breakthrough as he had Mikey Jones caught by Peter Bradshaw.

He also trapped Ben Field leg before wicket and soon after Andrew Pawlett bowled Danny Potter on a score of 19.

Those wickets saw Town slip to 30-3 but Dai Davies and Jake Merry shared 65 runs for the fourth wicket.

Merry made 23 but he was caught by Bradshaw off the bowling of Ieuan Hawkins and moments later, Pawlett trapped Dan Field leg before.

Hawkins also had Archie Thomas caught by Lewis Rhead as Town slipped into further trouble on 97-6.

Town took the score past 100 as Davies reached his half century but wickets continued to fall as Jack Scriven was bowled by Andrew Williams.

Jordan Milich then did the same to Ashley James and Jonny White was then ran out as Town searched for late runs.

Davies remained and finished unbeaten on 70 with four fours and a six.

That set Tish 148 to win the game but they lost Peter Bradshaw early as he was trapped leg before by Johnny White.

Harry Nicholas and Daniel Richards shared 29 runs for the second wicket but Ashley James then had Richards caught by Jack Scriven on a score of 12.

James then had Brennan Devonald caught by Dai Davies for a golden duck as Tish slipped to 37-3.

Jordan Milich made 15 for Tish but he was bowled by Archie Thomas who then caught Andrew Williams to give Clive Tucker his first wicket.

Thomas was at it again as he trapped Gareth Virgo leg before and Jake Merry had Lewis Rhead caught by Mike Jones.

James also bowled Andrew Pawlett to leave Tish on 99-8.

Nicholas had made a patient 45 without any boundaries but he was finally caught by Scriven off the bowling of Merry.

James Hall finished unbeaten on 12 but the game was brought to a close when Thomas had Ieuan Hawkins caught by Ashley James.

That saw Tish bowled out for 124 as Town secured victory.

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Ammanford sign Kurtis Marsh from Lawrenny

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LAWRENNY’S Kurtis Marsh will play for Ammanford Cricket Club in the 2022 season after the two clubs agreed a deal.

Marsh was one of Lawrenny’s stand out performers in Division 1 of the Pembrokeshire League this year.

He scored a number of important centuries and fifties as his club just missed out on securing the league title.

In total he scored 1070 runs in 15 innings while his highest score was 140 not out.

He was the Division’s highest scorer by just over 200 runs and was unbeaten in five innings.

On Twitter, Lawrenny Cricket Club said: “Absolutely gutted to lose Kurtis Marsh to Ammanford but he absolutely deserves this opportunity to play at a higher level. An unbelievable player and a top, top bloke. Go and smash it up there Kurt!!”

Marsh will now look forward to testing himself in Division 1 of the South Wales Premier Cricket League.

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Carew and Hakin earn big wins in West Wales Cup

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CAREW and Hakin United were big winners on Saturday (Oct 9) as they booked their places in round two of the West Wales Cup.

Carew travelled to Neath Premier Division side Cilfrew Rovers and it didn’t take them long to settle as James Hinchcliffe scored in the opening minute.

Cilfrew’s task became ever harder three minutes later as Adam Muskett scored to put his side in a strong position.

Matthew Evans pulled a goal back for the Rovers after 16 minutes but with five to go until half time Carew scored their third through Sam Christopher.

Muskett and Hinchcliffe scored in quick succession in the second half to all but seal the win for the Rooks.

Goals continued to come as Muskett completed his hat trick before Shaun Whitfield, a Dylan Morgan penalty and two from sub Jack Christopher took Carew’s score into double figures.

Muskett then got his fourth of the game to make it 11-1 to Carew.

Hakin also made the trip to Neath to face Division 1 side Resolven and, like Carew, they did not have to wait long for the first goal of the game.

It came from Justin Harding after four minutes and it was soon 2-0 as Jaden Chapman scored.

Ben Aldred then scored two goals in the space of two minutes, both assisted by Ryan Wilson, to effectively win the game for the visitors.

Harding added his second and Hakin’s fifth shortly before half time.

Twenty minutes into the second half, the Vikings added a sixth as sub Laurie Haworth found the back of the net.

Aldred and Chapman added to the scoring before Shane Walsh scored with three minutes to go to seal a 9-0 win.

Kilgetty bowed out of the competition as they were beaten 4-2 by Giants Grave. St Ishmaels were also sent packing after they were beaten 7-3 by CKSV.

Merlins Bridge’s game away at Treboeth was postponed because of a positive covid-19 case amongst one of the Neath teams’ players.

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Saints go through to round two

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ST Clears booked their place in the second round of the West Wales Cup on Saturday (Oct 9) as they beat Llangyfelach 3-0.

The Saints started the game slowly with most of the squad having been at captain Danny Peters’ wedding the day before.

Swansea Senior League Division 2 side Llangyfelach hit the post early on in what was their only real chance of the first half.

The Saints had quite a few chances to take the lead as Steve Thomas hit the bar with a good header from Ben John.

They slowly got on top and and they finally took the lead when the Llangyfelach keeper spilled a corner and Kyran Lewis nodded in from close range.

The second half was tight with more chances coming for the visitors but it was also heated at times with a number of yellow cards shown.

The second goal for the Saints when Nick squire hit a 30 yard effort from outside the box into the top corner, assisted by Martin Thomas.

Shortly before full time, the home side had Michael Matwychuk sent off for an apparent off the ball elbow.

Nick squire scored his second of the game from close range not long after to seal the victory.

The Saints’ reward for their win is a home tie against Felinfoel in the second round.

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