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Evans’ amazing century stuns Dafen

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PONTYBEREM’s opening batsman Rhodri Evans scored an amazing unbeaten 159 to help set up 176-run victory for his side over Dafen seconds on Saturday (Jun 1).

Evans carried his bat and was well supported by his team mates as Pontyberem closed their innings on 325-5.

In reply, Dafen seconds were unable to match the Bont’s score as they were bowled out for 149.

Dafen won the toss and elected to field but they were made to regret that decision after watching Evans pummel 21 boundaries in his knock.

The opening stand lasted for 49 runs before Dafen’s Luke Dunning bowled Jack Rogers on a score of 14.

Dunning bowled Rhys Harris and had Daniel Griffiths caught by Gleb Roberts with the next two balls as he claimed an excellent hat trick, reducing, Pontyberem to 49-3.

Evans was joined at the crease by Emyr Harries and the pair put on 167 runs in an outstanding partnership.

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Harris hit seven fours as he scored 78 but he was then stumped by Jack Wooller off the bowling of Chris Randell.

Evans continued to bat on while Pontyberem’s score was also helped along by some wasteful Dafen bowling as they gave away 48 runs in extras.

Evans and Dafydd Jones shared another 65 runs together before Jones was caught by Gary Phillips off the bowling of Jonathan Wastell.

That left Pontyberem on 281-5 but there was still time for Evans and Paul Rees to put on another 44 runs.

Rees was not out on 15 with a four and a six but the star of the show was Evans who finished unbeaten on 159 after hitting sixteen fours and five sixes.

Dafen knew they would need someone to replicate Evans’ score if they were to stand a chance of victory and they made a good start to their reply.

Gary Phillips and Chris Randell shared 67 runs for the first wicket. Phillips hit eight fours in his score of 40 but he was caught and bowled by Cadan Lewis.

Kelsey Powell was then run out by Jamie Jones without having faced a ball and Lewis then picked up the wicket of Randell who had scored 30.

That left Dafen on 72-3 but Jonathan Wastell and Jack Wooller shared 41 runs for the fourth wicket.

Wooller was then bowled by Jack Rogers and he then also caught and bowled Wastell on a score of 33 to leave Dafen on 117-5.

Dafen then saw three wickets fall in quick succession as Luke Dunning was bowled by Rhys Harris who then had Gleb Roberts caught by Rhodri Evans. Evans then had namesake Jac caught by Paul Rees as Dafen slipped to 133-8.

Emyr Harris ran out Matthew Thomas and Rhys Harris took the final wicket of Andrew Herbert to seal a big win for Pontyberem.

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Felinfoel win comfortably

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FELINFOEL continued their unbeaten start to the season on Saturday (Oct 5) as they beat Gowerton 23-0.

In a game played in difficult conditions both sides contributed to an open match with Felinfoel finally ending up comfortable winners.

Felinfoel took an early lead with a try from left wing Jordan Dunne converted by full back Aled Roberts.

Roberts added a further two penalties before the break making the score at half time 13 – nil.

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The weather conditions deteriorated in the second half and it was not until the 20th minute that Felinfoel increased their lead with a further penalty from Roberts.

As Felinfoel added further pressure, live wire wing Dunne went in for his second try again well converted from wide out by Roberts.

Gowerton came close to scoring at the end, but strong defence by Felinfoel prevented them from scoring.

Felinfoel now look forward to round two of the WRU Plate competition when they entertain Skewen on Saturday (Oct 12).

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Cherries hold off Penygroes

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Furnace United 18-9 Penygroes

FURNACE United welcomed Penygroes to Cae Castell on Saturday (Oct 5) and after two attritional battles last season this game was highly anticipated.

The field conditions were excellent even though there was a little drizzle throughout.

The game started at a frantic pace with Furnace taking the early initiative resulting in a try from second row Andrew Evans after five minutes. Daf Green slotted the conversion from out wide to make it 7-0 to the home side.

Five minutes later, from subsequent Penygroes pressure, they were able to score their first points of the game as the trusted boot of number 10 Christopher Powell slotted a penalty between the sticks.

Straight from the restart Furnace gained good field position and were awarded a penalty in front of the sticks.

Green added the three points to make it 10-3 to the home side.

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The rest of the first half saw Penygroes put pressure on the Furnace line but to no avail.

The first 25 minutes of the second half saw the visitors throw the kitchen sink at the Furnace line.

However, although some stern defence meant they weren’t able to cross the line, they did manage two further penalties from the boot of Powell to bring the score to 10-9.

Having defended for much of the half, Furnace looked to increase their lead and they marched up the field before Daf Green slotted a drop goal to make it 13-9 to the Cherries.

The last ten minutes saw Penygroes pressing again but without reward.

From the last play of the game, Furnace intercepted a loose pass and Centre Scott Davies galloped 60 metres down the paddock to cross and put the game to bed.

The conversion was missed but it mattered little as the Cherries earned an 18-9 victory.

On Saturday (Oct 12), both sides take a break from league action as they take part in the second round of the WRU Bowl.

Furnace are away to Cefn Cribbwr while Penygroes are at home to Abercarn.

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Burry Port stay in touch

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Burry Port Res 3-0 Evans & Williams Res

BURRY Port Reserves kept themselves in touch with the top two as they beat Evans and Williams Reserves 3-0 on Saturday (Oct 5).

A very even first half ended with Jamie Phillips heading home from a corner to make it 1-0 to Burry Port.

In the second half the home side played much better and were on top from the start going 2-0 up through Sam Saer.

They dominated for a spell but Evans and Williams came back strong and looked as if they might get one back.

Eventually the home side got their third through Ryan Owens to seal the win and all but end any hopes Evans and Williams had of getting back into the game.

Burry Port remain level on points with the top two with all three having won four of their five games so far this season.

On Saturday (Oct 12), Evans and Williams will look to bounce back when they take on Gorseinon Reserves.

The reserves do not have a game but Burry Port’s first team are in action in the first round of the West Wales Cup as they host Cwm Albion Colts.

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