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Smith shatters Llandeilo

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South Wales Association 

Division Three 

Felinfoel (254-5) beat Llandeilo (136) by 118 runs

In form: Tom Jones hit five fours and two sixes in a score of 42

In form: Tom Jones hit five fours and two sixes in a score of 42

GARETH Smith took six wickets for Felinfoel on Saturday (Aug 6) as he ripped through Llandeilo’s middle order to set up victory for his side. 

Felinfoel won the toss and elected to bat and that looked to be a good decision as they batted well to reach 254-5.

Smith opened the batting but was out early on for a score of 14 when he was caught and bowled by Charlie Bleasdale.

Stuart Parmenter was then bowled by Iestyn Rees, and Leighton Bonnell was caught by Evan Hall off the bowling of Anthony James for a score of 20.

They provided good support to Scott Davies, who hit eleven fours and three sixes in a knock of 87 from 86 balls.

Tom Jones hit five fours and two sixes in a score of 42 from 22 balls, but he was then bowled by Steffan Roberts.

Rhys Brown finished not out on 22 from 14 balls, while Craig Richards was not out on 44 as he hit three fours and a six.

That hitting took Felinfoel to an excellent total of 254-5 and left Llandeilo with a tough challenge.

Evan Hall was caught off the bowling of Anthony Mathias early on as Felinfoel looked for victory.

Anthony James made 25 before he was bowled by Craig Richards and Gareth Smith took the first of his wickets when he bowled Iestyn Rees for a score of 37.

Rhydian Thomas was then trapped leg before wicket by Chris Bowen for a score of 24.

Smith then returned and took the wickets of Edmund Cowan, Robert Davies, Gregory Leigh and Dai Rees.

His excellent spell of bowling saw Llandeilo slip to 131-8 and put Felinfoel on the brink of victory.

Chris Bowen then picked up his second wicket as he bowled Steffan Roberts for a score of 14.

It was Smith who wrapped up the game as he had Charlie Bleasdale caught by Stuart Parmenter for a score of four as Llandeilo were all out for 136.

The win for Felinfoel sees them pick up 28 points which keeps them on course for promotion to Division Two.

Llandeilo pick up five points for their efforts and remain bottom of Division Three.

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Shingler set to make 200th appearance for Scarlets

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SCARLETS’ Aaron Shingler is set to make his 200th appearance for the Scarlets on Friday night as his side take on Bennetton at Parc Y Scarlets in the United Rugby Championship.

Speaking to the press on Tuesday (Oct 19), Shingler said it would be a proud moment when he walked onto the pitch.

Scarlets go into the game on the back of two defeats against Leinster and Munster and Shingler said it had been a ‘difficult couple of weeks’ for the team.

He added that Friday’s game would be a ‘test of character’ as they look to get back to winning ways.

Scarlets take on Bennetton on Friday night, kick off 7:35pm, and they then have a break of over a month before their next United Rugby Championship game.

Coach Dwayne Peel also spoke to the media and added that it was important they picked up the win on Friday.

He went on to say that although he saw an improvement in the team in the Leinster game after defeat to Munster, there was still work to do.

Dwayne said: “The boys are disappointed. We felt that at half time (against Leinster) we were still in the game, we knew the game plan we had but we were disappointed we didn’t allow ourselves to do that. So we were disappointed but in a different way.

“Ten guys have now gone away to Wales so there is a different group of boys who will get an opportunity for this game.”

With Wales playing their autumn internationals following Friday’s game, the Scarlets are next in action on November 27 when they travel to South Africa for games against the Cell C Sharks and the Vodacom Bulls.

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Three in a row for Kidwelly

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KIDWELLY Town earned their third straight win in Carmarthenhire League Division 1 on Saturday (Oct 16) as they came from behind to beat Tumble 4-1.

Tumble had lost their last three matches prior to Saturday’s game and it was they who took the lead when Garin Morris scored in the tenth minute.

Chris Cray equalised for Kidwelly and it remained 1-1 until half time.

Both sides knew the next goal would be crucial but it was the home side who got it as Rob Davis set up Alex Kay to score.

And just a minute later it was 3-1 as Connor Howells scored.

That all but won the game for the home side who made sure of the points in injury time as Kay fired in his second goal of the game from the penalty spot.

Their fourth win of the season sees them stay in eighth place but they are now only three points behind third placed FC Carmarthen.

On Saturday, October 23, Kidwelly travel to Llangennech who sit just a point and two places above them in the table.

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Llangennech youth go top

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LLANGENNECH Youth moved to the top of the South East Carmarthenshire league on Saturday (Oct 16) as they thrashed Ammanford 47-0.

The home side ran in seven tries, six of which were converted, as they earned a third bonus point win in a row.

Rhys Harris scored a hat trick of tries and Kyle North also crossed the whitewash twice.

There were also tries for Ryan Guard and Kallum Morgan as the home side ran out comfortable winners.

Cameron Mills scored four of the conversion while the other two were scored by Tyler Payne.

The win sees Llangennech leapfrog Ammanford into top spot.

Llangennech will look to keep hold of their 100% record on Saturday, October 23, when they travel to Brynamman.

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