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Quartermaine holds nerve to see Narberth to win over Whitland

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NARBERTH’s Ben Quartermaine finished unbeaten on 45 to see his side to a narrow win over Whitland on Saturday (July 10).

Whitland won the toss and chose to bat first and they amassed a total of 228-8 in their innings.

They lost openers Kevin Pearce and Jacob Owen early on as they slipped to 21-2.

Geraint Jones and Jonathan Thomas then took over as they shared 122 runs for the second wicket.

Jones smashed his way to a score of 91 from 60 balls as he hit seven fours and eight sixes. He was denied his ton though as he was caught by Richard Adams off the bowling of Matthew Johns.

Thomas had reached 27 at that point and he soon saw two more wickets fall in quick succession.

Johns trapped Scott Newton leg before and Ben Hughes bowled Gethin Scourfield to reduce Whitland to 165-6.

Thomas and Jack Bowen then shared another 36 runs to take Whitland past 200 runs while Thomas also reached his half century.

He went on to make a score of 73 with seven fours and a six but he was then bowled by Ben Quartermaine.

It proved a crucial wicket for Narberth as Whitland could only add eight more runs to their total following his dismissal.

In reply, all of Narberth’s top order made good contributions to set their side up for victory.

Openers Richard Adams and Jamie McCormack made scores of 34 and 30 respectively before both fell to the bowling of Scott Newton.

Jordan Howell was run out on a score of 20 while Kyle Quartermaine hit three fours and three sixes in a score of 40 before he fell to Conor Bowen.

Newton claimed his third wicket as he had Lewis Hough caught by Jacob Owen on a score of 29.

Loui Davies was bowled by Bowen for a duck before Newton claimed his fourth wicket as he bowled Ben Hughes.

Geraint Jones also picked up the wicket of David Johns as Whitland sensed victory.

However, Ben Quartermaine and Dan Hughes held their nerve to see Narberth over the line.

Hughes was not out on 15 while Quartermaine hit three sixes to finish unbeaten on 45.

The win for Narberth is their fourth of the season and they now sit in fifth place in the Division 1 table.

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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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