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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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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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