FELINFOEL earned victory in their first game of the season on Saturday (May 4) as they beat Landore by 47 runs.
Felinfoel won the toss and elected to bat and they made a good start as openers Andrew Thomas and Craig Richards shared 74 runs for the first wicket.
Thomas was the first to fall when he was trapped leg before by Paul Siberry on a score of 40. Richards fell soon after on the same score when he was bowled by Jay Copp.
Tom Jones scored 18 before he was caught by Ceri Evans off the bowling of Copp and Jonathan Cheal was then caught by Marc Evans off the bowling of Ahsan Mughal.
That left Felinfoel on 128-4 but a score of 46 from Rhys Jones took them towards 200 runs.
Jones was bowled by Mughal and Rhys Harries, who made 21, was then caught and bowled by Andrew Mumford.
Rohan Nangalia finished not out on 11 as Felinfoel reached 195-7 from their 50 overs.
Landore then made a good start to their reply as Kael Ace and Kevin Davies shared 68 runs for the first wicket.
Ace raced his way to a half century from 40 balls with five fours and four sixes but he was then caught by Chris Bowen off the bowling of Tom Jones.
Davies then fell for a score of 16 when he was caught by Stuart Parmenter off the bowling of Rhys Harries.
Harries then had the wickets of Jay Copp (14), Ahsan Mughal (9), while Parmenter took the wicket of Ceri Evans (2) to leave Landore reeling on 99-5.
It was soon 101-6 as Harries had Marc Evans caught by Craig Richards for a duck.
Andrew Mumford fell cheaply to the bowling of Rohan Nangalia before Mark Ace and Rob Draper offered some late resistance.
Ace scored 11 but was then caught by Richards off the bowling of Jonathan Cheal while Draper made 21 before being bowled by Nangalia.
The same bowler then trapped Paul Siberry leg before to bring Landore’s innings to a close on 148-all out.
On Saturday (May 11), Felinfoel will look for another win as they travel to Baglan
Scarlets’ grassroots clubs show community spirit in delivering vital food packages
Scarlets community clubs have been working together to help deliver vital food packages across the region.
Volunteers from grassroots clubs and WRU girls hubs across Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire have been helping take the food packages to vulnerable members of society who are self-isolating during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The clubs have teamed up with the Scarlets Community Foundation — the charity arm of the Scarlets — and Carmarthen-based food wholesaler Castell Howell, while Scarlets players Osian Knott, Kieran Hardy, Ryan Conbeer and Jac Morgan have also lent their hand to the operation.
More than 300 packages were due to be delivered on Monday and Tuesday (April 6 & April 7), with the initiative highlighting that even without any action on the field, rugby clubs remain at the heart of their community.
Scarlets Community Foundation manager Caroline Newman said: “We have been overwhelmed with the support that we have received from local clubs, the number of people prepared to volunteer to help the most vulnerable in our communities has been touching.
“People’s reasons for requesting packs have often been heart-wrenching and it really has made us appreciate what we have.
“The foundation has worked closely with Castell Howell to make sure the packages are ready to go to those whose need is greatest, managing to turn things around pretty quickly and I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved in making this happen, our funder, Castell Howell, all the clubs, our helpline volunteer and the foundation members.
“Great teamwork which has made me proud to be part of the fantastic community that rugby creates.”
Here are the rugby clubs and WRU girls rugby hubs taking part in the initiative
Aberaeron, Aberystwyth, Amman Utd, Ammanford, Burry Port, Betws, Bynea, Cardigan, Cefneithin, Felinfoel, Fishguard & Goodwick, Furnace Utd, Haverfordwest, Kidwelly, Llandeilo, Llandovery, Llandybie, Llanelli Wanderers, Llangennech, Llangwm, Merched Mynydd Mawr, Milford Haven, Narberth, New Dock Stars, Newcastle Emlyn, Neyland, Penybanc, Pontyates, St Clears, Stradey Sospans, Tenby Utd, Tumble, Tycroes, Whitland, Yr Hendy.
Wales v Scotland postponed
WALES’ Six Nations match at home to Scotland on Saturday has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The two other Six Nation fixtures had already been postponed and no date has been confirmed to complete the 2020 Championship.
The Welsh Rugby Union had insisted earlier on Friday the game would “go ahead as planned”.
A WRU statement read: “The Welsh Rugby Union has maintained an open dialogue with, and continued to seek advice and direction from, the National Assembly for Wales and other stakeholders, including the Six Nations, on this fast-moving issue.
“Whilst medical advice remains consistent, we have decided that it is in the best interests of supporters, players and staff to fall in line with recent measures taken across the UK and global sports industries.
“The WRU would like to thank all parties for their counsel on the subject and will make further announcements with respect to rescheduling the fixture in the coming days.
“Every effort has been made to stage this game and we appreciate that individuals will have been inconvenienced. Given the fluid and unprecedented nature of this issue a postponement became the only viable option.”
Domestic football at all levels in Wales suspended
THE FOOTBALL Association of Wales has today (13 March) taken the decision to suspend domestic football at all levels in Wales with immediate effect until April 4 due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The intention at this time will be to resume the football schedule depending on the medical advice and conditions from the relevant authorities at that time.
The FAW is fully aware of the impact this will have on the domestic game but the health and safety of all fans, players, volunteers and stakeholders are of paramount importance.
The FAW will continue to monitor this situation on a day-by-day basis and will continue to provide updates when appropriate.
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