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Saundersfoot stun Neyland

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SAUNDERSFOOT claimed an excellent win on Saturday (May 7) as they beat champions Neyland by four wickets.

Neyland’s last defeat in league action came to Lawrenny in August 2021 and their most recent defeat before that came at the hands of Saundersfoot in 2019.

There was excellent weather for Saturday’s game and Saundersfoot chose to field on winning the toss.

Paul Murray and Lewis Page got Neyland going with a first-wicket of stand of 70 but Page departed having made 22.

Murray hit 12 fours and a six in his knock of 63 but he was caught by John Mansbridge off the bowling of Tom Mansbridge.

Andrew Miller and Nick Koomen then shared another 67 runs for the third wicket as Koomen made his way to a score of 41 with five fours and a six.

However, he was then caught by Yannic Parker off the bowling of Scott Helmich to leave Neyland on 167-3.

Soon after that became 4 as Helmich had Brad McDermott-Jenkins caught by John Mansbridge for a duck.

Neyland’s mini-wobble continued as Neil Powling then trapped Andrew Miller leg before on a score of 35 to leave Neyland on 167-5.

George Evans and Jack John steadied the ship and they were able to finish the innings unbeaten.

Evans finished with a score of 26 while John was not out on 14 as they helped their side post 224-5 from their 45 overs.

Saundersfoot lost Scott Helmich early on in their reply as he was stumped by Paul Murray off the bowling of Jack John.

However, Tom Mansbridge and Sam Franklin put their side in a great position with a brilliant second wicket stand worth 148 runs.

Franklin hit eight fours and two sixes in his score of 76 but he was then caught by John off the bowling of Nick Koomen.

Neyland began to hit back as Koomen then had John Mansbridge caught by Ian Jenkins before Koomen bowled Yannic Parker for a duck.

That left Saundersfoot on 176-4 but they still had Tom Mansbridge at the crease who continued to edge towards a century.

He hit eight fours and four sixes as he reached a score of 88 but he was caught and bowled by Gary Lloyd and the home side had two new batters at the crease with only 19 runs to get.

Jack Frankin and D Green held their nerve and they were able to see Saundersfoot to victory with scores of 9 and 14 not out respectively.

Neyland remain top despite defeat but they are now only two points ahead of Cresselly. Saundersfoot move up to seventh with their first win of the season.

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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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