CARMARTHEN Wanderers’ Steven Mills finished unbeaten to help his side to victory over Newbridge on Saturday (Aug 3).
Newbridge won the toss and elected to bat and they made a good total of 233-8 from their 50 overs.
They lost opener Ben Wellington early when he was caught by Gareth Thomas off the bowling of Steven Mills.
Travis Morgan and Alex Horton then shared 70 runs for the second wicket as they put their side in a good position.
Garmon Dyfri removed Morgan, who had scored 23, when he had him caught by Ifan Knott.
Horton and Will Davey then shared 85 runs for the third wicket as they continued to put runs on the board.
Davey made a score of 33 but he was then run out by Liam Rogers.
Owain Binding then bowled James Morgan and he did the same to Horton who had hit seven fours in a score of 77.
Elliot Jenkins made a score of 15 before he was caught and bowled by Thomas and Ian Hughes then had Joel Holley caught by Thomas.
He then also bowled James Horton as Newbridge slipped to 216-8. Matthew Williams batted on to finish unbeaten on 39 as Carmarthen were set 234 to win.
Openers Stephen Inward and Owain Davies got the Wanderers off to a good start as they shared 82 runs for the first wicket.
Davies hit six fours in a score of 44 but he was then trapped leg before by Matthew Williams.
Inward and Steven Mills then shared another 52 runs for the second wicket as they continued to bat well.
Inward hit six fours and a six in his score of 46 but he was then caught by Will Davey off the bowling of Elliot Jenkins.
Gareth Thomas was also out to the bowling of James Morgan but Newbridge were unable to claim any further wickets.
Owain Binding finished not out on 34 while Mills was unbeaten on 67.
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.
Static Bike Challenge
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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