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Llanrhian secure Alan Brown Cup hat trick



LLANRHIAN made it a hat trick of Alan Brown Cup wins as they beat Stackpole by five wickets in the final on Sunday (July 4).

The game was played at Whitland Cricket Club and the weather also played its part throughout the day.

The start was delayed because of earlier rain before the sides were forced off at the start of Llanrhian’s first innings.

Bright sunshine replaced the rain late in the afternoon before the game was completed in pouring rain with Llanrhian close to reaching their target.

Stackpole won the toss and chose to bat first but they lost both openers early on for ducks.

Alan Webster fell to the bowling of Daf Williams while John Williams was caught by Fraser Watson off the bowling of Jack Jones.

Lewys Gibby and James Adie got their side going with a good partnership which saw Gibby reach his half century.

Lewys Gibby reaches his half century for Stackpole

Adie scored 32 before was bowled by Chris Arundel while Gibby went on to make a score of 80 before he was stumped by Richard Reed off the bowling of Tom Clarke.

Watson also took the catch to dismiss Simon Bevan to give Clarke his second wicket.

Yori Roberts hit a couple of sixes in a later score of 26 before he was bowled by Nigel Delaney.

Stackpole finished their innings with a good total of 165-6 and Llanrhian knew they would need to bat well with rain looming over them.

Either side of a rain break, openers Jon Strawbridge and Paul Lewis shared a century stand for the first wicket.

Lewis made a score of 38 but he was then caught by John Williams off the bowling of Alan Webster.

Strawbridge continued to punish the bowlers as he neared his century, hitting nine fours and six sixes as he reached a score of 97.

Jon Strawbridge in action for Llanrhian

However, he was denied his ton as he was caught by James Adie off the bowling of Simon Bevan.

Jack Jones then finished unbeaten on 24 while Nigel Delaney was unbeaten on 11 as Llanrhian finished on 179-2.

That gave them a first innings lead of 14 but the game was still in the balance.

Stackpole looked to make a good start to their second innings but it was Llanrhian who soon gained the advantage.

Jack Jones trapped Alan Webster leg before, Tom Clarke had John Williams caught by Nigel Delaney and Jones also had Lewys Gibby caught by Matty Delaney.

That left Stackpole on 14-3 and it made their task of setting Llanrhian a big target even trickier.

James Adie and Yori Roberts took the score into the fifties but Nigel Delaney struck as he had Roberts stumped by Richard Reed on a score of 19.

Paul Oeppen fell in similar fashion and they also combined again to remove Adie.

Adie had reached a score of 63 but his wicket halted Stackpole’s momentum.

Chris Arundel picked up another wicket late on as Stackpole could only finish their second innings on 115-7.

That meant that Llanrhian would need just 102 to win the game.

Llanrhian lost wickets early on in their reply with Jonathan Strawbridge unable to replicate his first innings display.

He hit a six but was then caught by John Williams off the bowling of Jack Corbett.

Corbett struck again as he had Jack Jones caught by Paul Oeppen and Llanrhian were three down when Corbett had Richard Reed caught by Simon Bevan.

Paul Lewis had made a score of 27 but he also fell to the bowling of Corbett who went on to finish with excellent figures of 4-19.

Alan Webster bowled Nigel Delaney on a score of 19 as Llanrhian reached 92-5 off 13 overs.

The game finished in the rain

That was as good as it got for Stackpole though as Tom Clarke (8 not out) and Chris Arundel (11 not out) saw Llanrhian to victory despite the rain.

It was an excellent win for Llanrhian who retained the Alan Brown Cup once again and won it for the third year in a row.

Jon Strawbridge was named the man of the match after his excellent first innings score.


Veteran Vikings beaten by Swansea



HAKIN United Over 40s travelled to the Llandarcy Academy of Sport last Sunday (Nov 28) to play Swansea University.

Hakin took the lead inside 10 minutes as Matthew Price raced clear of the Uni defence before side footing the ball into the bottom corner.

A great start for the Veteran Vikings, but on the half hour mark, two quick goals for the Swansea men turned the game on its head.

A third goal just before half time put Swansea firmly in the drivers seat, but, the Hakin players felt that the goal was offside and that there was a handball in the build-up.

However, despite all of the protests, the goal stood.

Hakin looked far more purposeful in the second half, but they failed to find a goal that was going to get them back in the game.

Hakin are next in action on Sunday, December 12, when Church Village visit the Obs.

Hakin 40s: Jim Payne, Nick Jones, Adam Collins, Ali Davies, Paul Hannon, Marc Devonald, Simon Atyeo, Mark Riley, Paul Jones, Matthew Price, Phil Richards.

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Pembrokeshire Junior Netball League results



IN the Pembrokeshire Junior Netball leagues on Saturday (Nov 27), there were wins for Sapphires White Under 12s and Pembroke Under 14s.

There was also a win for Fishguard Under 16s as they beat Pembroke 28-24.

Results for Saturday, November 27:

Under 12’s:

Sapphires White 7-4 Chaos Thunder

Players player:

Sapphires: Orla Maulio Martina

Chaos: Annabel Richards

Under 14’s:

Pembroke 23-17 Sapphires White

Players player:

Pembroke: Carys Kenniford

Sapphires: Florence Barker

Under 16’s:

Fishguard 28 v 24 Pembroke

Players player:

Fishguard: Evie Rands

Pembroke: Megan Bowen

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Seagulls snatch late win over Nantgaredig



FISHGUARD scored a late try to seal their first win of the League 2 West season on Saturday (Nov 27) as they came from behind to beat Nantgaredig.

The Seagulls held a 12-5 lead at the break but Nant hit back in the second half to take a 17-12 lead.

Luke Marshall and Robbie Jones went over for the visitors while James Griffiths added one conversion.

Winger Iwan Thomas scored for the home side and vice-captain Gavin Orson scored and they were also awarded a penalty try.

Griffiths then slotted a penalty through the posts to bring the score back to 17-15.

With the clock ticking over the 80-minute mark, Fishguard attacked and were rewarded when Griffiths scored the try to put his side into the lead. Griffiths then added the extras before the referee blew for full time.

It left the home side feeling deflated having had the victory taken away from them in the last play of the game.

On Saturday, December 4, Fishguard are at home to Milford Haven while Nantgaredig travel to Tycroes.

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