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Felinfoel suffer defeat




FELINFOEL suffered defeat on Saturday (Jun 29) as they were beaten by six wickets by second placed Maesteg.

Maesteg won the toss and elected to field and that looked that to be a good decision as they were able to bowl Felinfoel out for 128.

Openers Stuart Parmenter and Andrew Thomas had made a good start for the home side as they shared an opening stand of 56 runs.

Parmenter hit five fours in a score of 32 but he was then stumped off the bowling of Martin Wilkshire.

Thomas hit four fours in a score of 31 but he was then caught by Luke Whelan off the bowling of Ewan Lambert.

Lambert then bowled Julian Griffiths and Rhys Jones in quick succession before Tom Jones was caught off the bowling of Chris Hicks.

That left Felinfoel on 85-5 and it soon became 94-6 as Jonathan Cheal was trapped leg before by Jeffrey Watkin.

Rohan Nangalia made a score of 18 but he was also out to the bowling of Watkin as wickets continued to fall.

Photo by Darren Harries

Josh Powell was next to fall when he was also caught off the bowling of Watkin and Wilkshire then bowled Johnathan Evans.

Anthony Mathias finished not out on 11 after Lambert claimed his fourth wicket when he had Stephen Jones caught.

That meant that Maesteg would need 129 to win but Felinfoel did their best to try and defend their total.

Anthony Mathias bowled Jonathan Hood for a duck and Stuart Parmenter then had Andrew Whelan caught by Andrew Thomas on a score of 26.

That made the score 43-2 but Ashley Colston and Michael Lambert shared 48 runs for the third wicket.

Lambert made 22 but he was then caught by Jonathan Evans off the bowling of Rohan Nangalia.

Colston hit seven fours in a score of 44 but he was caught by Jonathan Cheal off the bowling of Tom Jones. That made the score 95-4 but Felinfoel were unable to take any further wickets.

Kurt Vincent and Martin Wilkshire finished unbeaten on scores of 18 and 14 respectively as they guided Maesteg home with plenty of time to spare.

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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.

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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.”

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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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