Connect with us
Advertisement
Advertisement

Sport

Dafen earn crucial win

Avatar

Published

on

DAFEN earned a crucial win on Saturday as they beat Llangennech by 59 runs in Division 1 of the South Wales Cricket Association.

Dafen won the toss and elected to bat but they were bowled out for 171.

Matthew Evans and Nicky Davies shared 25 runs for the first wicket before Evans was caught by David Williams off the bowling of Michael Jones.

Jonathan Randell was trapped leg before by Matthew Jones and George Lavender was caught by Jones off the bowling of Aamir Ikram.

Nicky Davies hit five fours in his score of 43 but he was then trapped leg before by James Taube.

David Dunfee and Matthew Donoghue shared 36 runs for the fifth wicket but Llangennech struck again as Michael Jones bowled Dunfee on a score of 29 that came from 25 balls and included four fours and a six.

Donoghue and Oliver Evans shared another 33 runs but Matthew Jones then had Evans caught by Chris Hickey.

Photo by Darren Harries

The same bowler also bowled Philip George and when Daniel Vaughan was run out by Richard Clement, Dafen had slipped to 157-8.

Chris Hudson hit two late fours as Dafen attempted to ramp the score up but he was caught by Clement off the bowling of Matthew Jones.

Rhys Marchant was then caught and bowled by Jones for a golden duck as Dafen’s innings came to a close.

It left Donoghue not out on 33 as Llangennech were set 172 to win. Their target could have been 152 had it not been for the 20 extras they gave away.

Llangennech lost David Williams early in their reply when he was stumped by Daniel Vaughan off the bowling of Matthew Evans.

David Dunfee bowled Scott Lloyd and then trapped Chris Hickey leg before for a seven-ball duck as Llangennech were reduced to 18-3.

Matthew Jones and Hedd-Wyn Jones then shared 33 runs for the fourth wicket as they looked to keep their side in the game.

Matthew had scored 19 with three boundaries but he was then caught by Vaughan off the bowling of Jonathan Randell.

Randell then trapped James Taube leg before for a third-ball duck as the scoreboard read 51-5.

Richard Clement was next to go as he was caught by Vaughan off the bowling of Randell.

Hedd-Wyn Jones and Michael Jones then shared 32 runs as the former reached his half century.

He hit seven fours as he scored 55 but he was then caught by George Lavender off the bowling of Rhys Marchant.

Bav Patel was run out by Nicky Davies and Chris Hudson then bowled Simon Clement.

Marchant brought the game to a close as he bowled Michael Jones to leave Llangennech all out on 112.

On Saturday (Jul 27), Dafen will look for another win as they travel to Tata Steel. Llangennech are at home to the side just two points above them in the table in Briton Ferry Steel.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Sport

Scarlets make five changes for European quarter-final

Avatar

Published

on

Johnny Williams and Sione Kalamafoni have been handed their Scarlets’ European debuts for Saturday’s Challenge Cup quarter-final against Toulon at the Stade Felix Mayol (8.15pm UK time).

Both summer signings are included in a side showing five changes to the line-up that took the field against the Dragons in the Scarlets last match of the Guinness PRO14 season.

Wales and British & Irish Lions full-back Leigh Halfpenny returns to face his former side, linking up with Johnny McNicholl and Steff Evans in an all-international back three.

Williams and Steff Hughes continue their midfield combination, while Wales scrum-half Gareth Davies has recovered from injury to partner Dan Jones at half-back.

Skipper Ken Owens, Wyn Jones and Samson Lee pack down in the front row and behind them Tongan international Sam Lousi starts at lock alongside Jake Ball.

In a reshuffled back-row, the PRO14’s turnover king Josh Macleod gets the nod at openside;  Kalamafoni, who featured for Leicester Tigers in the pool stages of the tournament, wears the No. 8 jersey and Scotland international Blade Thomson has recovered from an Achilles issue to start at blindside.

On the bench, Ryan Elias, Phil Price and Javan Sebastian provide front-row cover with Lewis Rawlins and James Davies the other forward replacements. Kieran Hardy, Angus O’Brien and Tyler Morgan cover the backs. Morgan is set to make his first Scarlets appearance since joining from the Dragons.

The Scarlets and Toulon faced each other twice during the pool stages. A last-gasp converted try grabbed a 17-16 victory for the French side in November. The three-times European champions then claimed a crucial 27-15 win at Parc y Scarlets in January to ensure they topped the group. 

Head coach Glenn Delaney said: “It is a final for us. If you win three finals in a row you win a trophy. We are that far away from achieving the objective we all set out upon 12 to 13 months ago. It would be lovely to finish it off the right way. Whenever you get the opportunity to play for a trophy you have got to be very respectful and take it deadly serious, which is exactly what our boys have been doing.”

Scarlets team v RC Toulon (Saturday, September 19, 2020; kick-off 8.15pm UK)

15 Leigh Halfpenny; 14 Johnny McNicholl, 13 Steff Hughes, 12 Johnny Williams, 11 Steff Evans; 10 Dan Jones, 9 Gareth Davies; 1 Wyn Jones, 2 Ken Owens (capt), 3 Samson Lee, 4 Jake Ball, 5 Sam Lousi, 6 Blade Thomson, 7 Josh Macleod, 8 Sione Kalamafoni.

Reps: 16 Ryan Elias, 17 Phil Price, 18 Javan Sebastian, 19 Lewis Rawlins, 20 James Davies, 21 Kieran Hardy, 22 Angus O’Brien, 23 Tyler Morgan.

Unavailable because of injury

Rob Evans (neck), Rhys Patchell (calf), Liam Williams (foot), Daf Hughes (knee), Steff Thomas (knee), Alex Jeffries (elbow), Tomi Lewis (knee), Aaron Shingler.

Continue Reading

Sport

Pembrey Country Park to host one of first post-lockdown events

Avatar

Published

on

CARMARTHENSHIRE County Council’s Pembrey Country Park has been chosen to host one of the first outdoor sports events in Wales since the Covid-19 lockdown.

Welsh Government has given the go ahead for three trial sport and culture events as part of its continued easing of restrictions.

Pembrey Country Park will host a duathlon on Sunday, September 6, with a limited number of competitors, although there will be no spectators.

The event will be monitored and will help inform Welsh Government policy on future sporting events as the country continues its recovery from Covid-19.

The council is working with Welsh Triathlon to ensure athletes can compete safely, with strict risk assessments and protocols being put into place.

Cllr Peter Hughes Griffiths, Carmarthenshire County Council’s Executive Board Member for Culture, Sport and Tourism, said: “We’re delighted to host this trial event here in Carmarthenshire, and hope this signals a return of more sporting events in the future. Our teams are working alongside Welsh Government and Welsh Triathlon to ensure that the event is safe and secure whilst providing an exciting and challenging duathlon course for competitors.”

Continue Reading

Sport

Trundle and Robinson are back for another season with Ammanford AFC

Avatar

Published

on

Ammanford AFC are pleased to announce that the Ex Swans legends Lee Trundle and Andy Robinson are back for a second season with the club

The pair helped Ammanford AFC to achieve a respectable seventh place finish in the JD Cymru South league last season.

The Supporters of Ammanford will welcome the news and will be hoping that they can go and watch their team once clearance has been given.

Continue Reading

Trending

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK