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New secretary at Carmarthen Town

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Peter Price: Taking the reins as Secretary

Peter Price: Taking the reins as Secretary

THERE HAS BEEN A changing of the guard in the secretarial role at Carmarthen Town Football Club, as Gareth Jones has stepped down after many years of sterling service, to be replaced by Peter Price as new Club Secretary.

He will take on his new role at the end of the current season.

Current secretary Gareth Jones will continue to oversee some club administrative matters, including UEFA and domestic ground licences for Richmond Park.

Peter said:

“I am a passionate supporter of Carmarthen Town. I thoroughly enjoyed my time as a player. The time is now right for me to give something back to the club and take on many of the responsibilities previously handled by Gareth Jones.

“Gareth will continue to be a valuable mentor for my work with Carmarthen Town and I look forward to working with him – and other club officials – to make Carmarthen Town AFC an even bigger success story.”

Peter is well known as a former player and club captain and highly respected within footballing circles.

His main role within the club for the following season will be:

  1. Liaise with The Football Association of Wales, the West Wales Football Association, and the Carmarthenshire League.
  2. Administration duties regarding the signing of players, suspensions etc.
  3. Liaise with clubs and match officials regarding fixtures.

Gareth Jones said: “Peter’s arrival is a major boost to the ‘back-room’ team here at Carmarthen Town.

“We thank Peter for volunteering for this important role within the club and that he will prove to be a very valuable asset for Carmarthen Town Football Club.

“I will be on hand to continue to offer support and guidance but it will be great to Peter on board as the club continues to make progress both on and off the field of play.”

Retiring club chairman Jeff Thomas said: “Gareth Jones has been one of our club keystones for many years now and his work as club secretary has been outstanding over the years. He deserves the thanks of everyone at the club.”

Club chairman designate Chris Edwards said: “Building a team off the field, as well as on, is hugely important to us at Carmarthen Town.

“Gareth Jones has performed outstanding work and will continue to play a big role, but the arrival of Peter Price further strengthens our ‘backroom’ team and I have no doubt he will be a major asset for Carmarthen Town.”

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Mumbles win well against Ammanford seconds

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AMMANFORD seconds suffered a heavy 125 run defeat at the hands of Mumbles at Marespool.

Winning the toss, Ammanford invited Mumbles to bat first, and a terrific 188 run partnership for the second wicket, featuring Ben Jones (94) and Stuart Seaton (77), helped the home team to a healthy 221 for 4 in 45 overs.

Several Ammanford batsmen got into double figures but none were able to stay long enough to make any impression on the run chase. Eirian Morgan top-scored with 25, but the Ammanford innings finished disappointingly on 96 all out.

Gethin Morgan and Phil Roche each took three wickets for Mumbles.

Thirds beaten by Landore

Ammanford thirds travelled to Landore only to lose their match by 50 runs.

Ammanford skipper Carl Griffiths put Landore in to bat, and the home team scored 148 for 9. Landore
skipper Terry Summerfield top-scored with 33.

Ammanford’s Tom Davies was chief wicket-taker with 4 for 38.

Despite a solid 30 from opener and man-of-the-match Tom Davies, Ammanford failed to get anywhere near the required target and folded their innings on 98 inside 34 overs.

The defeat dropped them out of the top half of division six on the SWCA.

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Cwmamman United Juniors host end of season event

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CWMAMMAN United juniors held their end of season event at Clwb Godre’r Mynydd Ddu Glanamman.

As they celebrated throughout the day with their different age groups from Under 6 to Under 14 it looked as if almost every child in the Cwm had attended at some point.

The Juniors section at the club has grown to around 150 children over the last couple of years and with a dedicated and enthusiastic group of committee, coaches and volunteers behind them the club is excitedly anticipating further growth.

A fantastic time was had by all with all age groups proudly having their moment in the sun.

Robert Griffiths the Clubs Junior Chairman said: “I have to thank all our fantastic people at the club that get the kids out playing whether sorting games, coaching, fund raising or organising events such as our club parties and awards such as these.

“We continiue to grow and if your child would like to be part of a safe, healthy and fun environment they are most welcome here.”

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Depleted Ammanford beaten by seven wickets

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A DEPLETED Ammanford lost by seven wickets to Bridgend Town in a rain affected match at windswept Newbridge Fields on Satuday (Jun 25).

With the start delayed by over an hour because of rain, the match was reduced to 39 overs before a ball was bowled, and the toss immediately became the crucial factor in deciding the game’s outcome.

Bridgend won it and, predictably enough, put Ammanford in to bat.

The writing was on the wall as the visitors lost two wickets for 9 runs on an unpredictable wicket which was one of the first bowler-friendly tracks encountered this season.

Only four batters reached double figures as wickets fell at regular intervals. Top scorer was 14 year old wicket-keeper Gruffudd Owen (19no) who took the game to the visitors and looked capable of scoring many more had he not run out of partners.

Ammanford were all out for 90 inside 30 overs.

Tea was taken early as more heavy rain swept across Newbridge Fields, but unfortunately for Ammanford the sun made a reappearance and play eventually resumed.

The Bridgend batters did not have it all their own way, quickly losing both openers to opening bowler Owen Davies.

Davies removed a further wicket in a good spell of 3 for 15, but Thomas Cogbill (43no) and Luke Humphries (18) saw Bridgend safely home without further trouble inside 24 overs.

Next week, Ammanford welcome second placed Swansea to the Park, the memory of their 700+ run clash at St Helen’s still fresh in their minds.

Thirds beat Pontardawe by a single run

Ammanford thirds beat Pontardawe by a single run in a rain adjusted match at the Rec.

Batting first, Ammanford reached 132 all out, thanks mainly to their captain Carl Griffiths (41) and Dafydd Wyn Jones (21).

Rain meant that Pontardawe’s reply was restricted to just 16 overs, during which they had to score 53 runs.

They came very close, but two wickets each from Oliver Pallot and Iwan Matthews interrupted their progress and they fell short by a single run, finishing on 51 for 5.

The victory moved Ammanford into the top half of SWCA’s Division 6.

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