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Cresselly hold off Town to seal win

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CRESSELLY picked up their seventh win of the season on Saturday (Jul 31), as they beat Haverfordwest by just seven runs.

Having lost the toss, Cresselly were asked to bat first and they made 199-7 from their 45 overs.

They lost opener Matthew Morgan early on as he was bowled by Ashley James but Dan Sutton, fresh from his double century the previous week, and Simon Cole added 42 runs for the second wicket.

Cole made a score of 16 but he suffered the same fate as Morgan as Cresselly were reduced to 54-2.

Sutton hit seven fours and a six as he reached a score of 55 but he was then caught by Dai Davies off the bowling of Jake Merry.

Ollie Berry made a score of 29 with three fours but he was run out by Johnny White.

Chris Phillips and Charlie Arthur added another 39 runs for the fifth wicket as they looked to keep the scoreboard ticking over.

Phillips only hit two fours in his knock of 32 but he was then bowled by Archie Thomas.

Arthur fell soon after when he was caught and bowled by Clive Tucker on a score of 17 and that left Cresselly on 165-6.

Tucker also trapped Ryan Lewis leg before but Mike Venables and Tom Murphy were able to stay at the crease until the end.

Murphy was not out on 12 while Venables finished not out on a score of 21 from 16 balls.

Needing 200 to win, Town made a good start to their reply as Mikey Jones and Jake Merry shared 80 runs for the first wicket.

Chris Phillips then made the breakthrough as he had Jones stumped by Neilson Cole on a score of 28.

Merry had hit four fours in his score of 45 but he became Phillips’ second victim as he was caught by Simon Cole.

Dan Field could only add 12 before he was caught by Tom Arthur off the bowling of Phillips.

Phillips wasn’t finished there either as he had Danny Potter stumped by Cole as Town slipped from 80-1 to 104-4.

It was soon 111-5 as James Marchant was caught by Tom Arthur off the bowling of Cole.

Archie Thomas added 14 runs before suffering the same fate as Marchant as Town slipped into further trouble on 135-6.

However, Dai Davies and Jack Scriven added 42 runs for the seventh wicket to swing the game back in Town’s favour.

Scriven departed after being run out by Neilson Cole but with Davies nearing his half century, Town were still in with a chance.

Tom Murphy then had Ashley James caught by Matthew Morgan to reduce Town to 184-8.

Davies and Johnny White took the score into the 190s but Charlie Arthur bowled Davies on a score of 53 to all but end Town’s hopes of victory.

White and Clive Tucker were unable to find the runs needed as Cresselly held on for the win.

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Harrison Allen: Lawrenny go through to quarter finals

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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

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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

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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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