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14 golds for Harriers in Swansea

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Screen Shot 2016-06-03 at 10.23.47A TEAM OF Carmarthen Harriers track athletes travelled to the university track in Swansea last weekend to compete in this year’s West Wales Regional Athletics Championships and the 39 all performed well to collect plenty of medals in the sun.

In total, the club won 31 medals of which 14 were gold, three silver and three bronze. On an enjoyable day of athletics, a large number of 400 athletes from all West Wales clubs registered and competed.

Harriers Individual Performances:

Under 13’s:

Joshua Morse: Bronze Javelin 23.03; 5th Shot Put 6.92, Dylan Pearce-Taylor: 5th Javelin 18.06, Dafydd Waters: 4th 75 metres hurdles 15.02, Gwion Davies: 5th 75 metres hurdles 15.82, Morgan Batten: Silver Discus 20.58; Silver Javelin 25.55, Frank Morgan: Gold 1500 metres 05.04.48, Dafydd Jones: Silver 1500 metres 05.17.82: 6th 200 metres final 31.31, Tomos Roberts: Bronze Javelin 7.20; 4th Javelin 19.97, Daisy Thompson: Gold 800 metres 02.28.50: Silver 200 metres final 29.68, Ellie Loweth: 7th 200 metres final 31.75

Under 15’s:

Iwan Glynn: Silver 800 metres 02.15.76: 4th 300 metres final 41.75, Archi Morgan: 4th 1500 metres 04.59.97, Tomos Rees: Gold 1500 metres 04.41.81, Daniel Morse: 5th Shot Put 6.76, Gareth Thompson: 4th 800 metres 02.25.07, Ryan Thomas: 5th High Jump 1.35, Siwan Jones- Evans: Silver 800 metres 02.28.81: 4th 300 metres final 45.46, Maddie Morgan: 4th 1500 metres 05.27.21, Lili Church: Gold High Jump 1.57; 4th Javelin 21.98, Olwen Batten: 6th Shot Put 7.99; 11th Long Jump 4.03

Under 17’s:

Trystan Leech: 6th 1500 S/C metres 05.18.18, Ben Thomas: Gold 1500 metres 04.22.33, Iestyn Williams: 4th 800 metres 02.11.61; 4th 1500 S/C metres 05.11.30, Thomas Jones: Gold 1500 S/C metres 04.49.55, Joe Worrall: Gold Shot Put 12.32; Silver Discus 43.52, Zak Daly: Silver 400 metres 54.08, Rhys Thomas: Gold Hammer 19.43, Danielle Jones: Gold Discus 31.14; Silver Shot Put 10.81, Amelia Davey: Gold High Jump 1.40; 4th Javelin 27.98, Celyn Williams: Gold 300 metres 41.65, Non Morgan: 4th 800 metres 02.34.46, Amy Evans: Bronze Javelin 29.27

Under 20’s:

Sam Bleach: Silver Javelin 47.07, Dwayne Griffiths: Silver 400 metres 53.23, William Edwards: Gold High Jump 1.80

Senior’s:

Charles Griffiths: 5th 100 metres 14.69, Aaron Morgan: Gold Javelin 59.83, Paul Clarke: Silver 1500 metres 04.30.25, Sophie Pick: Gold High Jump 1.50; Silver Javelin 23.57: Silver Shot Put 8.60

On the same day, Ashraf Liles was running in the BMC Grand Series at Sport City and finished 1.57.32 in the Men’s 800m, while in the Night Trail Wales 10K on Friday Night, Sharon Leech won the ladies category comfortably in a time of 46.04.

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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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