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Lawrenny claim first Duggie Morris trophy after beating Carew

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LAWRENNY were crowned Duggie Morris Cup champions on Sunday (July 18) in a thrilling final at Burton Cricket Club.

Lawrenny were beaten finalists when the tournament was last played in 2019 while Carew had reached a first Duggie Morris final since 2009.

Carew team before the final

Played in the searing heat, both sides batted well with Carew opening up with a score of 154-5.

Lawrenny replied with the in-form Kurtis Marsh scoring another century, hitting a six off the last ball of the innings to reach a score of 100 not out.

That gave them a score of 182-2 and a lead of 28 runs at the interval.

Knowing they would need to erase that lead Carew looked to score quick runs but they struggled and could only reach 108-9 in their second innings.

That meant Lawrenny would need 82 to win the game and, although there were no Marsh heroics this time, they were able to knock off the runs needed to win the game.

Carew batted first after winning the toss and they had an early reprieve from a dropped catch in the field.

Rhys Davies scored 16 and Ian Sefton scored 17. Nick Davies added 22 and Luke Hicks scored 26 as all batted well.

Lewis Hicks was the star of the first innings though as he finished unbeaten on 51.

Lewis Hicks in action for Carew

Harry Thomas had good figures of 3-24 while Jamie Lewis and Kurtis Marsh each picked up a wicket.

Some good efforts in the field also kept the score down as Carew finished their first innings with 154 runs on the board.

The second innings became the Kurtis Marsh show as he peppered the boundaries on his way to finishing unbeaten on 100.

He had good support from brother Kyle Marsh who scored 65 while James Phillips added 13.

Kurtis Marsh on his way to his century

Shaun Whitfield and Sam Harts picked up the only wickets to fall.

Marsh’s super innings saw Lawrenny finish 28 runs ahead on 182 and Carew knew they would need to bat well if they were to give their opponents a three-figure target to chase.

However, they found runs hard to come by with Nick Scourfield their top scorer in the second innings with 34.

Shaun Whitfield added 23 and James Hinchcliffe finished unbeaten on 17 but Jamie Lewis took five wickets for 17 runs to help keep the score down.

Ryan Morton (2-15) and Kurtis Marsh (1-29) also bowled well as Carew’s final total of 108 meant Lawrenny would need just 82 to win the game.

Kurtis and Kyle Marsh both made scores of 22 in Lawrenny’s second innings to all but seal the win for their side.

Ceri Brace and Sam Harts picked up their wickets but they were unable to take any further wickets.

Harry Thomas finished unbeaten on 18 and James Phillips was unbeaten on 14 as they saw Lawrenny to an eight-wicket win.

Lawrenny celebrate their victory

Kurtis Marsh was named as the man of the match for his outstanding century.

After the match, Lawrenny captain Joe Kidney said: “A massive thank you to Burton for being great hosts as usual, best wishes to Carew and very proud of the lads for bringing Lawrenny home its first Duggie Morris Cup. Onwards and upwards!”

Umpires Allan Hansen and Glyn Cole

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Phillips takes a hat trick as Cresselly seal Alec Colley final spot

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CRESSELLY are through to the final of the Alec Colley Cup after beating Hook on Wednesday night (July 21) at Narberth Cricket Club.

Chris Phillips took a hat trick for Cresselly as they restricted Hook to 133-8 in their innings before going to pass their target for the loss of only one wicket.

Hook won the toss and batted first on another warm evening and openers Jamie Phelps and George James shared 37 runs for the first wicket.

Phelps scored 18 but he was then caught and bowled as Phillips picked up the first of his four wickets.

James hit five fours and six in his score of 33 but Phillips had him caught by Scott Arthur.

Phillips then removed Brennan Martin with the next ball before bowling Oscar Willington to claim his hat trick.

It left Hook reeling on 64-4 but scores of 32 from Liam Miller and 21 from Will Goronwy rescued Hook.

Matthew Lewis claimed the wicket of Miller and he later bowled Andrew Thomas to finish with figures of 2-29.

There was also two wickets for Corey Lewis but it was Phillips’ figures of 4-33 that stood out.

Scott Arthur and Neil Williams got Cresselly’s reply off to a great start as they shared 50 runs for the first wicket.

Williams was bowled by Oscar Willington on a score of 6 but that was the only wicket to fall.

Arthur and Chris Phillips shared 84 runs to take Cresselly into the Alec Colley Cup final.

Phillips added to his earlier wickets with a score of 25 not out that included four fours.

Arthur was the star of the innings however, as he hit 12 fours to finish not out on 73.

They will now play the winners of the tie between Neyland and Saundersfoot who play tonight at Carew Cricket Club.

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Serrant-Green signs for Haverfordwest County

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HAVERFORDWEST COUNTY AFC has announced the signing of forward Jack Serrant-Green.

The 27-year-old puts pen-to-paper on a deal that will see him play his football at the Bridge Meadow Stadium for the 2021/22 Cymru Premier season.

Serrant-Green arrives in West Wales having recently played in the League of Ireland for Finn Harps and becomes the Bluebirds’ sixth signing of the summer.

Born in Nottingham, he began his career at Burton Albion, playing for their Under-18s side.

In 2013, he moved abroad to play for Swedish outfit Gottne IF. After two years in the Ettan Norra, he moved around to other clubs like Gällivare-Malmbergets, IFK Umeå, Kiruna FF, Söderhamns FF and Bodens BK.

The prolific striker accumulated a total of 92 goals in 149 appearances during his spell in the third, fourth and fifth tiers of Sweden.

Jack has been assigned the number 15 shirt and is available for sponsorship. If you are interested in sponsoring our newest recruit, please contact r.edwards@hcafc1899.football.

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Pembroke U11s earn first win of season

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PEMBROKE Under 11s earned their first win of the season recently as they beat Lamphey.

Pembroke scored 255-4 while Lamphey could only reach 245-4. Elsewhere in the Under 11s leagues, Narberth beat Haverfordwest.

Narberth U11s (250-5) beat Haverfordwest U11s (231-7)

Narberth: Iddgoda 2/2 & 9, O Johns 3/2, Z Aspurra 2/10.

Haverfordwest: Will D 1/6, Brandon D 2/5, Osian M 1/2, Imogen H 1/2.

The Under 11’s Semi Finals will both be played on Monday July 26.

Hook will host St Ishmaels and Saundersfoot are at home to Llechryd. The winners of the two games will contest the final which will be played at Hook on Monday, August 9.

Under 13’s

Hook (121-2) beat St Ishmaels (34-all out)

Hook: Oscar Willington 27 retired & 3-0, Ifan Williams 25 retired & 1-0, Rhys Phelps 17, William Harries 13 retired, Charlie Holder 7, Edward Johnson 2-6, Callum Nutty 1-6, Harri Evans 1-7

St Ishmaels: Dylan McGuire 4, Alfie Thomas 4, Ethan Dawes 4, Sammy Wilson 1-14

Under 15’s

Whitland (73-5) beat Llechryd (72-6)

Whitland: Charles Bujega 27 not out, Rhys Jones 18, Ethan Ryan 13, Cai lewis 1-3, Dai James 1-12 Cian Rees 1-16

Llechryd: Tomos Lewis 19 & 2-7, Ifan WJ 9, Joe Dow 1-8

Cresselly (28-all out) lost to Lawrenny (29-0)

Cresselly: Charlie Arthur 9, Ollie Arthur 9

Lawrenny: Finley Lewis 17 not out, Will Allen 10 not out, Rhydian Eynon 1-0, Mark White 1-3, Corey Hall 3-9, Noah Williams 5-1

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