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Quick-fire Scriven inspires Town

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llanrhian-hwestLlanrhian (145) lost to Haverfordwest (165) by 20 runs

LLANRHIAN missed a golden chance to claim victory against Haverfordwest as they lost by 20 runs. Dominic Wright finished not out on 70, but he ran out of partners as they were all out for 145. Haverfordwest had earlier slipped to 27-2, but Danny Potter and Simon Holliday shared a partnership of 57. Potter fell for 31 after he was trapped lbw by Gareth Davies and Simon Holliday was out for 26. Batsmen were finding runs hard to come by, but wicket keeper Huw Scriven did his best to inject some pace in to his side’s innings. Scriven smashed three sixes but he was then caught by Rees Price off the bowling of Gareth Davies having scored 31 off just 22 balls. Davies finished with figures of 4-34 from his 12 overs with Dominic Wright and Luke Jones also taking two wickets. Josh Wilment hit two late boundaries, one four and one six, to take his side to 165. Llanrhian started in a similarly slow fashion as they slipped to 44- 3. Gareth Davies scored 16 and Jack Jones scored 24, but both were out after good work from keeper Huw Scriven. Dominic Wright came to the crease with the score at 44-3 and he shared partnerships of 43 with Jack Jones and 33 with Geraint Morris. However, Town’s Simon Holliday and David Davies each took two late wickets as Wright ran out of partners. Scriven played an integral part for his side with three stumpings, two catches and a late run out. Wright had hit nine fours and a six in his innings of 70 not out but they ended up just 20 runs short.

Haverfordwest David Davies b Luke Jones 6 Kieran Griffiths c Ben o jones b Mathew Bennett 16 Simon Holliday c Gareth Davies b Dominic wright not out 26 Danny Potter lbw b Gareth Davies 31 Ben Field st Ben O’Jones b Gareth Davies 16 Huw Scriven (wk) c Rees price b Gareth Davies 31 Nigel Delaney b Dominic Wright 11 Avron Roulstone st Ben o Jones b Gareth Davies 1 Nigel Morgan c & b Luke Jones 1 Josh Wilment not out 14 Clive Tucker not out 1 Bowling: Mathew Bennett 11-2-52- 1; Luke Jones 10-2-36-2; Dominic Wright 11.2-2-38-2; Gareth Davies 12-4-34-4

Llanrhian Paul Lewis c Ben Field b Josh Wilment 7 Gareth Davies c Huw Scriven b Josh Wilment 16 Jack Jones st Huw Scriven b Simon Holliday 24 Richard Reed b Simon Holliday 1 Dominic Wright not out 70 Geraint Morris c Nigel Delaney b Nigel Morgan 15 Ben o Jones c Huw Scriven b Simon Holliday 2 Luke Jones st Huw Scriven b David Davies 3 Mathew Bennett st Huw Scriven b Simon Holliday 1 Rees Price run out (Huw Scriven) 0 Adam Phillips b David Davies 0 Bowling: Josh Wilment 7-2-17- 2; Clive Tucker 7-2-21-0; Avron Roulstone 5-0-28-0; Simon Holliday 12-1-41-4; Nigel Morgan 4-0-21-1; David Davies 3.5-0-12-2.

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Joyce set for second Olympic Games

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JASMINE Joyce has been selected to go to her second Olympic Games, representing Team GB at rugby sevens.

She is one of three female players who finished fourth in Rio – Natasha Hunt and Abbie Brown were also part of the squad five years ago. Brown will co-captain the side along with former Glantaf pupil, England international Megan Jones.

WRU CEO Steve Phillips said, “Huge congratulations to Jasmine Joyce who will fly the flag for Welsh Rugby in Tokyo next month. It’s a huge achievement to be an Olympian once, let alone twice and Jasmine will no doubt do her family, friends and Welsh rugby proud on the world stage once again. She has our full support and we will be watching the Tokyo Stadium action very closely.”

For Jasmine, from St David’s in Pembrokeshire, it’s the culmination of five years of hard work.

“After the amazing experience of competing in Rio, returning to another games has been front and centre of everything I’ve done for the past five years and being named in the squad makes it all worthwhile. The Olympic Games is the ultimate achievement for any sportsperson and that dream became so much more achievable for me when rugby sevens became a Olympic sport.”

At 20, Jasmine was one of the youngest players in the Team GB squad in 2016 and hadn’t been capped for Wales at 15-a-side. Five years on and with 19 senior Wales caps, she is looking to draw on her experience to help the side to come back with some silverware.

“I was the new girl in Rio with little pressure on my shoulders. I’ve definitely got a different mindset this time around. People know my game more and there is more pressure on me to perform but I’m happy with that. We were disappointed not to medal last time around and are definitely going for gold next month.”

Jasmine paid tribute to fellow Wales international and GB Sevens training squad member Hannah Jones who missed out on selection.

“Hannah is my best friend so it was great to train together in GB camp. She has put so much hard work into everything she has done in recent years too, as have all the players in the training squad and the fact she’s missed out shows the level of competition throughout the squad is insane.

“I’ve had so much support from my family, friends and coaches throughout my career. The fact that they won’t be able to travel to Japan is disappointing but I know that we will feel everyone’s support via social media over the next few weeks and that makes a huge difference.”

The women’s rugby sevens tournament takes place from July 29-31.

Team GB women’s squad:

Holly Aitchison

Abbie Brown

Abi Burton

Deborah Fleming

Natasha Hunt

Megan Jones

Jazmine Joyce

Alex Matthews

Helena Rowland

Hannah Smith

Celia Quansah

Emma Uren

Women’s reserve: Lisa Thomson

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Junior Cricket leagues round up

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THE Pembroke County Cricket Junior Leagues continued recently with some more excellent displays.

There were wins for Saundersfoot, Stackpole and Hundleton and St Ishmaels in the Under 11s leagues.

In the Under 13s league there were wins for Kilgetty, Llechryd and Hook.

Take a look below at all the best performances from the games.

Under 11’s

Saundersfoot 322 beat Lamphey 215

Saundersfoot:

Oli Cook 26 + 2-8

Olly Badham 20 + 2-1

Dan Broomhall 4-5, all 4 wkts in 1 over

Taylor Lewis 3-9

Saundersfoot

Lamphey:

Elliot 10 + 1-9

Iorri 11

Zed 11

Morgan 9

Pembroke 239-5 lost to Stackpole/Hundleton 280-4

Stackpole/Hundleton

2 wickets each for Summer Russant and Louis Dodson and 1 for Ossian Ridgeway

Summer Russant – 12

Ollie Frearson – 10

Louis Dodson – 9

Sam Adams – 7

Cresselly 219-10 lost to St Ishmaels 264-6

 St Ishmaels:

Dillion Lewis 15

Morgan Brittain 15 & 3-4

Rossi Ninnis 10

Caydyn Mcguire  2-7

Cresselly:

Griff Jenkins 16

Dylan Taylor 14

Ieuan Prout 8

Corrin Thornton 2-17

Under 13’s

Laugharne 55 all out lost to Kilgetty 61-2

Laugharne:

Issac Joliffe 7

Liam Morley-Trivett 6

Alfie Blewitt 5

Sam Lynch 1-5

Ellis Harvey 1-8

Kilgetty:

Lewis Rossiter 21

Logan Hall 21

Olly Badham 3-15

Kiaran Sine 2-6

James Keating 2-10

George Morgan 2-10

Llechryd 124-3 beat Neyland 122-7

Llechryd:

Evan Wyn Jones 29

M Williams 26

Y Harries 21

Evan Lewis 15

Ellis Gill 2 wickets

Neyland:

Korey Arran 25

Leo Power 25

Corey Riley 13 & 2 -6

Mason Kerrison 10

Hook 111-3 beat Haverfordwest 80-4

Hook:

Rhys Phelps 26* (retired)

William Harries 20 not out

Callum Nutty 16

Jamie Gray 1-3

Haverfordwest:

Sidak 25* (retired)

Finley 16 not out and 2-16

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Carew too strong for Kilgetty in Harrison Allen quarter final

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CAREW booked their place in the semi-finals of the Harrison Allen Bowl on Tuesday night (Jun 22) as they beat Kilgetty.

For Carew it will mean a first appearance in the semi-finals since 2012 (when they went on to reach the final).

Carew batted first against Kilgetty and they made an impressive total of 236-3 from their 22 overs.

Nick Davies scored 55 and Lewis Hicks made 65 as the visitors began well.

There were two wickets for Matthew Lewis (2-63) but he was expensive, while the only other wicket to fall went to Levi Hughes (1-42).

Tim Hicks finished unbeaten on 38 for Carew and Rhys Davies was not out on 40 as Kilgetty were set a target of 237 to win the game.

Richard Cope scored 39 for Kilgetty in their reply but he was his side’s top scorer.

Jordan Gorman added 24 and Tom Lewis scored 20 while there were scores of 10 from Max James and Sam Rossiter.

Shaun Whitfield did the damage for Carew with figures of 4-38.

Sam Harts (3-28) also claimed three wickets while Iori Hicks took two for 38.

There was also a wicket for Rhys Davies as Carew bowled Kilgetty out for 137 to seal victory by 99 runs.

It will mean a first semi-final for nine years and they will be keen to make sure that run won’t be repeated.

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