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Aberaeron on top against Aber

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ABERAERON maintained their place at the top of the West Wales Cricket Conference as they beat Aberystwyth by three wickets on Saturday (Jun 23).

Aberaeron won the toss and elected to field and they restricted their opponents to just 161-6 in their 40 overs.

Ceri John and Zaid Khan made a good start for Aber in their innings as Khan scored 45 before he was caught by Louis Fice off the bowling of Neil Snowdon.

John top scored for the visitors with a score of 61 which included ten fours and a six but he was caught by Hywel Rees off the bowling of Paul Hughes.

Hughes then had Anthony Burrell caught by Dave Floyd for a score of 1 and Ted Trewella departed for the same score when he was caught by Fice off the bowling of Snowdon.

Gareth Lewis scorted 26 to try and improve Aber’s score but he was then stumped by Floyd off the bowling of Steff Rees.

Snowdon returned to pick up his third wicket as he had Tom Constantine caught by Chris Strange.

Ioan Morris finished not out on 10 for Aber but they had made a modest total of 161 and knew they would need to bowl well to defend it.

With 23 runs on the board for the first partnership, Aberaeron lost David Grinszpan when he was stumped by Robert Rudge off the bowling of Gareth Lewis.

J Fice and Chris Strange shared 42 runs for the second wicket before Strange was caught off the bowling of Lewis for a score of 32 which included five fours and a six.

Steff and Hywel Rees then both fell victim to the bowling of Constantine with Steff caught by Rudge and Hywel trapped leg before.

Fice and Snowdon then shared 45 runs for the fifth wicket before Snowdon was caught off the bowling of Ted Trewella for a score of 15.

Soon after Fice, who had hit nine fours in a score of 54, was caught off the bowling of Titus Mathew and that left Aberaeron on 138-6.

Sion Lewis then made 12 before he was run out by Zaid Khan leaving Aberaeron on 151-7.

However, Louis Fice finished not out on 10 and Dave Floyd not out on 5 as Aberaeron crept over the line.

On Sunday (June 24), Talybont earned their fourth win of the season as they beat Tywyn and District by one wicket.

Tywyn won the toss and elected to bat first making a good total of 184-5 from their 40 overs.

Callum Taylor made 12 early on before he was caught off the bowling of Josheff Joshi and James Bradbury-Willis only made 9 before he was caught by Dave Shaun.

Richard Rees batted well for his score of 38 before he was bowled by Philip Abraham.

Dave Jenkins and Ed Iffla made an excellent partnership before the latter was caught by Kevin Jenkins off the bowling of Sojan Varghese for a score of 41.

Matthew Maslin also fell victim to Varghese when he was bowled for a duck.

Dave Jenkins was the star of the show for Tywyn as he finished not out on 66.

Talybont knew they would need to bat well in their reply to reach their target but they made a slow start as opener Ben Harper was run out by Morgan York for a score of 5 and Tibby Joseph was run out by Dave Jenkins for a score of 2.

Philip Abraham also made five before he was caught by Dave Jenkins off the bowling of Richard Rees.

Josheff Joshi and Dave Shaun played well together with Joshi making 45 before he was bowled by Callum Taylor.

Ed Hughes then had Sojan Varghese trapped leg before and Graison John bowled.

Dave Shaun top scored with 80 for Talybont but he was then caught by Taylor off the bowling of James Bradbury-Willis.

Hughes also had Vinod Mathew caught by Bradbury-Willis and when Kevin Jenkins was caught by Matthew Maslin off the bowling of Rees it looked as if they have a secured a tied game.

However, Nijo John scored the one run needed to help his side over the line with the last ball of the innings.

Also on Sunday, UWA Commoners earned their fifth win of the season as they beat Aberystwyth Seconds by 127 runs.

The Commoners batted well and made an excellent total of 245-5 in their innings before bowling the Seconds out for just 118.

There are no fixtures on Saturday (Jun 30) with teams returning to action the following week.

On Saturday (Jul 7), Aber Seconds are at home to Aberaeron. On Sunday (Jul 8), Talybont face Aberystwyth and Tywyn host UWA Commoners.

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Junior tournament a great success

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THE highly acclaimed Bow Street Football Club Junior tournament celebrated its seventeenth year of existence in style on the weekend of July 13-14.

An excellent level of entries was again attracted this year, and large crowds came to enjoy the two-day festival, now widely recognised as one of the foremost events of its kind in Wales.

Bow Street chairman Wyn Lewis said: “It was another absolutely brilliant weekend. We were blessed with suitable weather on both days, and as a club, we are very proud to be the hosts of such a phenomenal event, and I want to thank all who contributed to the success of the tournament.

Builth: Under 11 winners

“I particularly want to thank the army of volunteers from Bow Street FC who worked extremely hard as a team to ensure that the whole event proceeded in an organised, efficient and friendly manner It is believed that there was over 1700 in attendance on the Saturday and we thank all our visitors for supporting us again this year.

“I would also like to thank our new tournament sponsors, Brian Jones and Castell Howell Foods for their magnificent support and commitment over the weekend.”

Brian Jones added: “We are delighted to support such a superbly organised event, and I was amazed at the standard of the youngsters on Sunday. The best thing was seeing all who were present thoroughly enjoying themselves.”

Penrhyn girls u12

Main organiser, Amlyn Evans added: “It is an absolute pleasure to organise such an enjoyable event. Again, as every year, the greatest pleasure is seeing the enjoyment on the faces of all the competitors and spectators. The effort put in by club officials to ensure the smooth running of the whole event is phenomenal. Not only is it enjoyable, but it does provide Bow Street youngsters and others from this area the invaluable opportunity to test their skills against a large variety of teams from away.”

There were teams participating from as far afield as Pontyclun, Cardiff, Pwllheli and Caernarfon and for the sixth consecutive year, an all-girls competition took place on the Sunday.

Bro Hedd Wyn: Winners U8

Winners and Runners up:

Under 6

Winners – Penrhyncoch

Runners Up – Llambed

Under 8

Winners –Bro Hedd Wyn

Runners Up – Lampeter

Under 10

Winners – Bow Street

Bow Street Under 10: Winners

Runners Up – Berriw

Under 11

Winners – Builth

Runners Up – Penrhyncoch

Under 12

Winners – Llanilar

Runners Up – Canton Rangers (Cardiff)

Under 14

Winners – Padarn United

Padarn United: U14 winners

Runners Up – Penrhyncoch

Under 16

Winners – Bow Street

Runners Up – Rhayader

Girls Under 12

Winners – Penrhyncoch

Runners Up – Porthmadog

Player of The Day – Keisha Swai(Porthmadog)

Mark Horwood Memorial Award

Mari Hefin: Winner of the Mark Horwood memorial award for Sunday

(Trophy for best local player of the day.)

Saturday – Stefan Gillies(Penrhyncoch)

Sunday – Mari Hefin(Bow Street)

Overall Player Of The Day

Saturday – Robin Williams (Bro Hedd Wyn)

Sunday – Cayo Carruthers (Llanilar)

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Large crowds expected for Junior tournament

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LARGE crowds are expected this coming weekend (Jul 13-14) for yet another huge occasion for Bow Street Football Club.

The club will be staging its seventeenth consecutive annual junior tournament. Since the inaugural tournament in 2003, the event has rapidly grown in to one of the most prestigious and successful in the whole of Wales.

The tournament is organised by the Spar Mid Wales League team, and games will take place on 9 different pitches at the club’s Cae Piod ground.

This year has again attracted an excellent number of entries with approximately 130 teams applying to participate in the eight different categories.

Teams from as far as Caernarfon and Cardiff will participate on the two days, and competition takes place on Saturday at under 6’s, under 8’s, under 10,s and under 11’s. On Sunday, teams compete at under 12’s, under 14’s and under 16’s.

For the sixth year running there will be a specific all girls category, which will take place on Sunday at under 12.

Bow Street FC are delighted to reveal that the tournament has a brand new sponsor. Castell Howell Foods, firmly established as one of the UK’s leading independent food wholesalers, has agreed to sponsor the extremely popular event for the next two years.

Bow Street Girls: Pictured at a previous event

Bow Street chairman Wyn Lewis said: “We are very proud that this tournament continues to go from strength to strength, and it is obvious from the entries that amazingly, its popularity is still increasing. It is incredible that many of our categories were full a couple of months in advance of the tournament. We are very grateful to the clubs from all over Wales who continue to support us.

“We are absolutely delighted to welcome Brian Jones and Castell Howell Foods on board as our tournament sponsors. Castell Howell are well known for their commitment to community activities especially junior sport, and we appreciate the faith they have shown in us by agreeing to become our partners. Brian Jones is a hugely respected figure in Welsh life and having been fortunate to meet him on a few occasions, it is obvious he has a huge passion for supporting youngsters playing all sports and taking part in community-based activities. The Bow Street tournament we believe is such an event as it enjoys support from all parts of Wales.”

Castell Howell’s Managing Director, Brian Jones said: “May I say how delighted, happy and proud we are to be associated with this now very well established, popular and hugely successful Junior Football Festival organised by Bow Street FC.

“We at Castell Howell are big supporters of communities and believe greatly in giving our youngsters opportunities and we are delighted to support this superb event in Bow Street.”

One of the tournament organisers, Amlyn Ifans added: “This year has attracted an exciting number of entries yet again, and we look forward to an enjoyable two days competition! It is marvellous that a small village community club continues to facilitate such a prestigious event, which gives our own junior players valuable experience of challenging players from outside the locality.’

One of the original organisers, Allan ‘Baba’ Evans said: “I am so chuffed at the way this event has developed since we started it in 2003. I am so proud of the way that the whole club and the community always embrace the annual tournament.”

Play starts at 10.00am on both days, a wide variety of refreshments are available, and, as ever, there is ample parking space.

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Old Gold opener for Aber

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ABERYSTWYTH Town will begin their 2019/20 JD Welsh Premier League season with a home game against Carmarthen Town.

The fixtures for the new season were released this week with the first fixtures taking place on Friday, August 16.

Aberystwyth, who finished eighth last season, will be looking to better that and finish in the top half of the table, something they last achieved in the 2014/15 season.

Aber make the return trip to Richmond Park on Saturday, October 19.

Their first away test of the season takes them to Jenner Park for a game against Barry Town United on Friday, August 23.

The Black and Greens welcome league newcomers Airbus UK, back in the league after a two year break, on Saturday, September 7.

Other league newcomers Penybont will look to give Aber a good test when they arrive at the KYMCO Stadium on Friday, October 4.

The Boxing Day fixture this year sees them travel to Latham Park to face rivals Newtown.

The return fixture at Park Avenue will take place on New Years Day.

Aberystwyth will end the first phase of the season when they take on Penybont at Park Avenue on Friday, January 17.

The Black and Greens recently announced that Gavin Allen would be their new Head of Coaching and Head of youth.

He will oversee the club’s academy, develop players and community links, oversee Coach development and liase with the FAW Trust to deliver on their key strategic aims.

Allen, who possesses an A-license Coaching Qualification, was appointed as First Team Assistant Manager in September 2018 and his experience was a welcome addition to the squad and coaching staff at Park Avenue.

The Black and Greens’ friendly schedule will kick off on Tuesday, July 9, when Mid Wales League big hitters Llanidloes Town visit Park Avenue for a 7.30pm kick off. Four days later Championship North outfit Gresford Athletic will follow the Daffs down the A44.

Aberystwyth Town have also confirmed that despite agreeing terms with the Club, Les Davies and Leo Riley have decided to sign elsewhere for Clubs lower down the pyramid.

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