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Johnston seal dramatic final ball win over Pembroke

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JOHNSTON are through to the quarter finals of the Harrison Allen Bowl after they beat Pembroke on the final ball of their game on Tuesday (May 25).

They had already beaten Division 1 side Tish in the first round but it looked as if their round two game would be heading for a super over.

However, when the final ball hit Curtis Hicks, he ran and Gary James was able to get in before Phil Hay’s throw hit the stumps.

Johnston won the toss and elected to field and they were able to remove opener Phil Hay early on when he was bowled by Mark Hicks.

Jack Harries hit five fours in a score of 32 from 22 balls but he was then caught by Geno Cleal off the bowling of Lee Summons.

Jonathan Rogers and Andrew Hay then shared 34 runs for the third wicket but Hay was then ran out by Leigh Walters on a score of 16.

Tom Kaijaks added one to the score before he was sent back after being trapped leg before by Summons.

Rogers and Luke Butler then shared another 36 runs for the fifth wicket. Butler then scored 11 but he was then ousted by Lewis Boswell.

Rogers, who had reached a score of 36 at that stage, then took matters into his own hand as he reached his half century.

Boswell also ran out Aidan Fraser late on but Rogers finished unbeaten on 68 with five fours and a six to his name.

That saw the hosts finish on 149-6, giving Johnston a target of 150 to win.

They made a steady start to their reply as Leigh Walters and Geno Cleal shared 21 runs for the opening wicket.

Rogers made the breakthrough as he bowled Walters on a score of 18 and soon after, Rob Smythe had Lee Summons stumped by Phil Hay.

Cleal also made a score of 18 but he was caught by Sam Davies to give Smythe his second wicket.

That left Johnston on 53-3 but an excellent stand of 69 between Liam Boswell and Josh Hicks swung the game in their favour.

Hicks made a patient score of 18 but he was caught by Jack Harries off the bowling of George Davies.

Boswell hit four sixes as he reached his half century and he was joined at the crease by Gary James.

But, the game swung back in Pembroke’s favour as Davies removed Boswell on a score of 56, leaving Johnston on 126-5.

Davies then claimed the wickets of Lewis Boswell and Mark Hicks as the visitors slipped to 143-7.

It came down to the final over with Johnston needing seven runs to win.

James ran 2 and then 1 off the first two balls before Curtis Hicks ran 2 off the third.

There was no run off the next ball but a wide gave Hicks another chance. He could not run off the penultimate ball meaning they needed one from the final ball.

The winning moment

The ball hit Hicks and he ran to the other end and Gary James was able to get his bat down in time before Phil Hay’s throw hit the stumps.

It was a dramatic end to a thrilling game and Johnston will now look forward to their Harrison Allen quarter final.

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Blues battle to win over Aberaeron in KO Cup

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HAVERFORDWEST booked their place in the quarter finals of the Pembrokeshire KO Cup, where they will meet Pembroke Dock Harlequins, after beating Aberaeron on Wednesday night (Oct 20).

Despite the atrocious weather conditions, which saw rain batter the Pembroke Road playing surface for much of the game, both sides played an excellent game.

In the end it was the Blues who came out on top with a 44-6 win.

Outside Half Jake Morgan got the Blues rolling early on with a penalty and Rhys Baker then scored the game’s first try to make it 8-0.

Second Row Jack Clancy got his name on the score sheet but the conversion was missed.

Aberaeron then got themselves on the board with a penalty but the Blues were soon back on the attack with Will Blackburn next to go over.

That was converted by Morgan to give the home side a 20-3 lead.

Lewis Tingay and Rhys Baker added further tries for the Blues while Aber added a further penalty as the sides went in at half time with the score reading 30-6.

Early in the second half Tingay added his second try of the night and Morgan added the conversion.

That all but ended any hopes the away side had of getting themselves back in the game and the Blues continued to play despite the pouring rain.

Tingay then completed his hat trick with a try under the posts giving Morgan a simple conversion to make it 44-6.

There was no scoring in the final twenty minutes but the Blues had done the job and booked their place in the last eight.

Their quarter final with the Quins will be played on or before January 22.

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Pembrokeshire Schools Under 10s get season up and running

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PEMBROKESHIRE Schools Under 10s played their first game of the new season last Sunday (Oct 17) against a strong OT Academy Squad.

The Pembrokeshire boys played four small sided games, drawing one and losing three. The boys are next in action next month when they hope to play Carmarthenshire Schools.

Pembrokeshire Schools Under 10s: Spencer James (Cleddau Reach), Noah Bicknell (Prendergast), Harri Jones (Holy Name), Jamie Cook (Pembroke Dock), Toby Jones (Holy Name), Isaac Jenkins (Narberth), Iori Williams (Narberth), Cai Price (Ysgol Caer Elen), Celt Edwards (Frenni), Joe Davies (Ysgol Glannau Gwaun), Jaden Petrie (Prendergast), Logan Lewis (Pembroke Dock), Zach Loveridge (Waldo Williams), James Burns (Lamphey).

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Pembrokeshire Junior Netball League results

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The results for the Pembrokeshire Junior Netball League for Saturday, October 16 were as follows:

• Under 12’s:

Chaos Thunder 11-1 Pembroke 2

Players player:

Chaos: Leah Davies

Pembroke: Holly Jones

Sapphires Whites 0-19 Pembroke 1

Players player:

Sapphires: Orla Maulio Martina

Pembroke: Skye Sutton

• Under 14’s:

Chaos Hurricanes 4-20 Sapphires Black

Players player:

Chaos: Bo Davies

Sapphires: Anya Beynon

• Under 16’s:

Chaos Blue 40-7 Pembroke

Players player:

Chaos: Lucy John

Pembroke: Megan Bowen

Sapphires Black 45-12 St David’s

Players player:

Sapphires: Ella Wainwright

St David’s: Skye Bramley

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