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Whitland secure first win

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WHITLAND picked up their first win of the season on Saturday (May 29) as they beat Llechryd by 97 runs.

Llechryd won the toss and elected to field but despite bowling Whitland out, they couldn’t restrict them to under 200 runs.

Whitland lost opener Kevin Pearce early on for a duck as he was caught by Graham Keen off the bowling of John Curran.

Dylan Blain was then trapped leg before by David Dunfee as Whitland were reduced to 28-2.

Geraint Jones and Wayne Howells then shared 87 runs for the third wicket with Jones smashing his way to a half century.

He hit eight fours and seven sixes in a knock of 85 from 56 balls but he was the next man out as he was caught by Tom Beard, giving Andrew Fletcher his first wicket of the day.

Howells had been a little more patient as his score of 18 came from 88 balls but he was then caught by Keen off the bowling of Fletcher.

Jonathan Thomas then hit three fours in a score of 20 before he was caught and bowled by Fletcher.

Gwion Howell added 16 to the score before he was caught off the bowling of Rhys Beard to leave Whitland on 156-6.

Jack Bowen and Scott Newton then shared 27 runs for the seventh wicket as they edged towards 200.

Bowen was also out to the bowling of Beard and soon after, Newton was then trapped leg before by John Curran on a score of 23.

Gethin Scourfield’s late score of 12 and Conor Bowen’s score of 4 saw Whitland over the 200-mark but Keen and Curran took their respective wickets to bowl the home side out for 202.

Llechryd got off to a bad start in their reply as they lost opener Jonny Lewis for a duck to the bowling of Wayne Howells.

Fellow opener James Betteley was ran out before Conor Bowen had Joe Mansfield stumped by Dylan Blain.

Howells then bowled John Curran to leave the visitors struggling on 12-4.

David Dunfee and Tomos Davies then did their best to keep Llechryd in the game as they shared 64 runs for the fifth wicket.

Dunfee hit two fours and two sixes as he reached a score of 39 but he was stumped by Blain off the bowling of Jonathan Thomas.

Davies was then caught and bowled by Thomas on a score of 22 as Llechryd’s hopes of victory began to fade.

Scott Newton then bowled Rhys Beard and Andrew Davies as Llechryd slipped to 92-8.

Newton also had Graham Keen caught by Jack Bowen and it was Bowen who wrapped up the innings when he caught and bowled Andrew Fletcher.

That saw Llechryd bowled out for 105.

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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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