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Llandysul bowl Llangennech over

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LLANDYSUL’s Ashleigh Cox and Rhidian Harris each took three wickets to help their side to victory over Llangennech on Saturday (Jun 1).

Llandysul had been bowled out for only 115 but they produced an equally as good bowling performance to bowl their opponents out for 99 and earn the win by 16 runs.

The home side won the toss and elected to field but they saw Llandysul’s openers Rhidian Harris and Bleddyn Morgan share 54 runs for the first wicket.

Harris hit three fours on his way to a score of 24 but he was caught and bowled by Matthew Jones.

Bleddyn Morgan only found the boundary twice in his score of 32 and he was then caught by Bav Patel off the bowling of Matthew Jones.

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Ashleigh Cox was then caught by Hedd-Wyn Jones off the bowling of Stuart Goddard as Llangennech began to put the pressure on.

Ben Edkins and Llewellyn Hughes shared another 19 runs but when Edkins was caught by David Williams off the bowling of Jones, wickets began to fall regularly.

That left them on 86-4 and it soon became 90-5 as Steffan Jones was bowled by namesake Matthew.

Carwyn Evans and Hugo Laing were both caught and bowled by Matthew and Michael Jones respectively as they slipped to 108-7.

Matthew Jones then claimed his sixth wicket as he had Llewellyn Hughes caught by Hedd-Wyn Jones on a score of 27 that had included two fours and a six.

Luke Swift was then run out by Stuart Goddard and Michael Jones brought the innings to a close when he bowled Andrew Barrett.

Llangennech got off to a bad start in their reply as openers Scott Lloyd and Stuart Goddard both fell to Ashleigh Cox without scoring.

Cox also had David Williams caught by Andrew Barrett to leave Llangennech reeling on 8-3.

Jonny Taube and Matthew Jones did their best to stop the flow of wickets as they shared 49 runs for the fourth wicket.

Jones was then caught by Carwyn Evans off the bowling of namesake Steffan.

Taube was next out as he was bowled by Rhidian Harris on a score of 29.

James Taube was then bowled by Hugo Laing who also then trapped Hedd-Wyn Jones leg before on a score of ten.

85-7 then became 85-9 as first Chris Hickey was stumped by Barrett off the bowling of Harris and Michael Jones was then caught by Barrett off the same bowler.

Bav Patel was then caught by Barrett off the bowling of Llewellyn Hughes, bringing the game to an end with Llangennech all out on 99.

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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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Static Bike Challenge

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Firefighters from Llandelio Fire Station took part in a 22-hour static bike challenge to raise money for Llandilo Rural Fire Brigade who have been tirelessly battling the devastating bush fires in Australia. LLandilo town in Australia was named after Llandelio in Carmarthenshire and the Fire Stations have maintained their connection over the years.

Seeing the efforts and the devastation of the bush fires in Australia and the work and dedication from the Firefighters to ensure their communities are safe, crews from Llandelio decided to raise funds by undertaking a 22 hour cycle on static bikes to represent the time it takes to fly to Australia.

On the 15th February 2020 at 3pm the challenge started! The firefighters were split into two teams of five, with each team taking it in turn to cycle for 30 minutes each throughout the 22 hours. This ensured that they were continually cycling and whilst still being able to provide operational cover. All this took place during Storm Dennis and during the challenge crews were called out to a total of eight incidents, one of which was a property flooding, during which crews rescued 6 adults and 2 dogs from a potentially critical situation.

Watch Manager, John Herman from Llandeilio Fire Station said:

“This entire experience has brought the two fire stations closer together, and after keeping in contact throughout this last few months, we look forward to continuing that connection for years to come!”

Over the two days, crews welcomed many visitors who came to show their support and donate money to the charity. To date the figure stands at £2,500 which is equivalent to almost $4900 AUD, and this figure is still rising with donations coming in from schools, town councils and public donations! Crews would like to give a special thanks to Llandelio CP School and Ysgol Gynradd Ffaifach who raised collectively over £800 for the challenge.

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