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Neyland seal home Village Cup semi-final after win in Derbyshire



NEYLAND will have a home tie in the semi-finals of the Village Cup after they beat Derbyshire side South Wingfield by five wickets on Sunday (July 18).

The Pembrokeshire side had already made the long trip to Mansfield for their abandoned last 16 tie and they made the slightly shorter trip to Derbyshire for their quarter final.

South Wingfield won the toss and chose to bat first but they were eventually bowled out for 101 in the 34th over.

The hosts made a steady start but Nathan Banner had opener Steven Wilson caught by Henry Durrant and Banner also bowled Andrew Wilson soon after.

That left the score on 18-2 but opener Richard Fenn and Alex Mace could only add another 22 runs before the next wicket fell.

Fenn had hit six fours in a score of 31 but he was then trapped leg before by Ross Hardy.

Mace fell on a score of 11 when he was caught and bowled by Andrew Miller who also ran out Charles Jones on the same score to leave the hosts on 57-5.

Sam Colclough did not last long in the middle as he was caught by Sean Hannon off the bowling of Miller for a duck.

Liam Mitchell scored 10 but he also fell to Miller when he was caught by Banner.

Harry Brown and Kyle Mitchell did their best to push the score on into three figures but after an eighth wicket stand of 25, Brown, who hit two fours and six in his score of 21, was caught by Patrick Hannon off the bowling of Henry Durrant.

That left South Wingfield on 96-8 and it was soon 97-9 when Brad McDermott-Jenkins trapped Mitchell leg before on a score of 9.

The home side were in danger of missing out on a three-figure score before Dan Connolly’s late boundary pushed the score to 101.

That was as good as it got though as Connolly was caught by Hardy off the bowling of McDermott-Jenkins.

Needing 102 to win Neyland made a steady start as Nick Koomen and Gregg Miller opened with a partnership of 31.

Miller departed first as he was caught by Kyle Mitchell off the bowling of Lewis Radford.

Soon after Ashley Sutton was caught by Sam Colclough off the bowling of Harry Brown as Neyland slipped to 40-2.

The Derbyshire side had their tails up with those two wickets but Koomen and Nathan Banner shared a third wicket stand of 54 to all but seal victory.

Banner was caught and bowled by Mitchell on a score of 23 and with the next ball, Mitchell had Ross Hardy caught by Liam Mitchell for a duck.

Sean Hannon was then caught by Steven Wilson off the bowling of Kyle Mitchell to reduce Neyland to 96-5.

However, with the very next ball, Koomen smashed the ball over the ropes to send Neyland to victory.

Koomen finished unbeaten on 68 with 11 fours and that late six to book a home semi-final tie for Neyland.

After the game, Neyland captain Sean Hannon said: “Delighted with another great win on the road. It will be nice to have home advantage in the semis which is reward for the effort the boys have put into travelling in the previous three rounds! Not only that but it’s nice for the supporters too, they will be able to come up and watch for once!”


Harrison Allen: Lawrenny go through to quarter finals



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



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



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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