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Llanelli too good for Gowerton

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LLANELLI kept themselves in the hunt for second place in Division 1 on Saturday (Aug 3) as they beat Gowerton by 68 runs.

Llanelli won the toss and elected to bat and they made a good total of 231-8 from their 50 overs.

They lost Ioan Phillips early on as he was trapped leg before by Luke Main and Iwan Rees was bowled by Will Collinson on a score of 21.

Ryan Nicholas and Steven Devonald then shared an excellent partnership as both reached their half centuries.

Nicholas made his way to a score of 71 but he was then also trapped leg before by Matthew Mason.

Devonald also batted well for his score of 68 but he was then caught by Harry Bolland off the bowling of Collinson.

Collinson also had Ben Edwards caught by Rhodri Owens and Chris Thomas caught by Main.

Marcus Leaf made a late score of 16 before he was caught and bowled by Mason.

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Aled Gilley finished not out on 13 as Llanelli set Gowerton 232 to win.

Gowerton made a steady start to their reply with a score of 18 from Lee Nicholas and 29 from Matthew Mason.

Both fell lbw to Mason but Tomas Davies and David Gascoyne kept the score ticking over for the visitors.

Gascoyne made a score of 25 but he was then caught by David Richards off the bowling of Jac Rees.

Harry Bolland made a score of 17 but he was bowled by Steven Devonald.

Davies was the top scorer for his side with 47 but when he was caught by Jac Rees off the bowling of Iwan Rees, Gowerton’s hopes began to fade.

Iwan Rees had William Jenkins caught by Marcus Leaf, Rhodri Owens caught by David Richards, Christopher Mason caught by Rees and Callum Eakins caught by Ben Edwards.

All four departed for single figure scores while David Richards had Luke Main caught to bowl Gowerton out for 163.

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Scarlets’ grassroots clubs show community spirit in delivering vital food packages

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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

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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

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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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