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Talybont stun Commoners and Aberaeron tie

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THERE were some surprise results in the West Wales Cricket Conference at the weekend as Aberaeron’s game with Tywyn on Sunday (Jun 17) ended in a tie while Talybont beat UWA Commoners on Saturday (Jun 16).

The results mean Aberaeron now lead the table by three points from the Commoners with Aberystwyth close behind in third following their win on Sunday.

On Saturday, the Commoners won the toss and elected to bat and they made a good total of 188-6 from their 40 overs.

Neil Stent departed early having scored 15 but Rakesh Bhatia and James Bryan shared a good stand for the second wicket.

Bryan hit five fours in a knock of 35 but he was caught and bowled by Philip Abraham.

Tim Hughes made 10 before he was caught off the bowling of Angelo Matthews and Jacob Hughes-Pickering added 11 before being stumped by Sojan Varghese off the same bowler.

Josheff Joshi bowled Will Copeland for a duck while Tom Goodman made a late score of 11 for the Commoners.

Bhatia top scored for his side with a knock of 80 which included 11 fours and a six.

Talybont batted well in their reply but lost Angelo Matthews when he was run out by Chris Ward while Sojan Varghese also suffered the same fate.

Philip Abraham was caught by Bhatia off the bowling of Tim Hughes while Josheff Joshi was trapped leg before by Will Copeland.

Ben Harper was the man in form for Talybont as he guided his side over the line with just five balls left to spare.

On Sunday, Aberaeron won the toss and elected to bat against Tywyn but they could only reach 132-8 in their 40 overs.

J Fice was out early on for a duck as he was caught by Ellis Melia off the bowling of James Bradbury-Willis.

The same bowler then had Steff Rees caught by Dylan Williams for a score of 6.

David Grinszpan made 14 but was then caught by Jack Williamson off the bowling of Richard Rees who then also bowled Hywel Rees.

Alexander Pitchford scored 11 but was then caught by Dave Jenkins off the bowling of Bradbury-Willis.

That left Aberaeron on 42-5 but a partnership of 66 took them past a century of runs.

Dave Floyd made 10 before he was caught by Rees off the bowling of Jenkins and Neil Snowdon added 12 before he fell to the same bowler.

Jenkins then claimed his third wicket as he had Daf Floyd caught by Jack Morris for a duck.

Jenkinson and Mark Gleason then saw their side to their total with Jenkinson not out on 37 and Gleason not out on 14.

Niki Williams fell early in Tywyn’s reply as he caught by Floyd off the bowling of Steff Rees.

Bradbury-Willis and Richard Rees batted well together with Rees scoring 19 before he was caught by Snowdon off the bowling of Grinszpan.

Bradbury-Willis scored 23 but he was caught by Pitchford off the bowling of Paul Hughes who also had Jack Morris caught by Snowdon for a score of 9.

Jack Williams also batted well for his knock of 33 but he was stumped by Floyd off the bowling of Snowdon.

Dave Jenkins added 15 before being bowled by Rees and Matthew Maslin was run out as Tywyn’s chances of victory faded.

Ted Hughes kept his nerve however as he scored 4, the last of his runs coming with the very last ball of the game to earn a tie for his side.

The other game on Sunday saw Aberystwyth Firsts beat their Second team.

Aber firsts won the toss but elected to field and that proved to be a good decision as they were bowled out for 144.

Tom Constantine was bowled by Gareth Lewis for a duck and Carwyn Jenkins followed soon after when he was trapped leg before by Rowan Dunbabin.

Dafydd Jones and Owen Keyworth batted well together before Keyworth was caught by Ted Trewella off the bowling of Ceri John for a score of 34.

Jones had made 36 but he was caught by Bryn Morris off the bowling of Dunbabin.

Dunabin also had Anthony Evans caught by Gareth Lewis and he then bowled Alwyn Davies and Steffan Davies.

Ioan Morris scored 18 before he was caught by Zaid Khan and Gareth Lewis bowled Dylan Jenkins for a duck.

Emlyn Mainwearing was also bowled by Kahn for a duck and that left Gwern Penri not out on 20.

In reply, Aber firsts lost Johnny Cordy when he was caught by Dafydd Jones off the bowling of Constantine and Tom Williams when he was bowled by Mainwearing

Ifan Thomas only scored 5 before he was also bowled by Constantine.

Zaid Khan and Ceri John then swung the game in the firsts’ favour with a good partnership which was eventually ended when John was caught by Constantine off the bowling of Penri for a score of 50.

Ted Trewella was out for a duck when he was caught by Carwyn Jenkins off the bowling of Alwyn Davies.

The Seconds could not remove Khan as he finished not out on 63 to help the firsts over the line.

On Saturday (June 23), Aberystwyth are at home as they take on Aberaeron in what could be another crucial match in the race for the title.

On Sunday (June 24), Talybont host Tywyn & District while the UWA Commoners will be looking to bounce back from defeat when they take on Aberystwyth Seconds.

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Have your say on how Ceredigion becomes a more physically active county

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A CONSULTATION is currently underway on how Ceredigion is becoming a more physically active County. 

There is a plan to follow the “Sport & Recreational Activity Strategy 2014-2020” which is being developed, with an opportunity for Ceredigion residents to have their say.

Your feedback will be essential in supporting Ceredigion County Council’s production of a new development plan and in helping determine its priorities from 2022 to 2027. This will ensure that Ceredigion residents have access to quality opportunities to become more active, benefiting their physical and mental health and wellbeing.

The new plan will identify how becoming a more active county can contribute to the Council’s Corporate Strategies and the Local Wellbeing Plan.

To ensure that the plan meets the needs of all its residents, the Council would like as many people and organisations as possible to complete the survey. Residents have until 17 October to complete the survey: https://www.ceredigion.gov.uk/your-council/consultations/physical-activity-development-plan/

Councillor Catherine Hughes, Ceredigion County Council Cabinet Member for Porth Gofal, Early Intervention, Wellbeing Hubs and Culture said: “The physical and mental health and well-being of Ceredigion’s residents is very important. This is a chance for residents to have their say on how they want to receive sport and physical activities for the years to come. We recognise the impact that the coronavirus pandemic has had on sport and physical activity in the county and this is an opportunity to let us know how we can build back stronger.”

For further information or if you would like the survey in an alternative format, contact our Customer Services Contact Centre on 01545 570881 or clic@ceredigion.gov.uk.

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Dweud eich dweud ar sut y daw Ceredigion yn sir fwy egnïol yn gorfforol

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MAE YMGYNGHORIAD yn cael ei gynnal ar hyn o bryd ar sut mae Ceredigion yn dod yn Sir sy’n fwy egnïol yn gorfforol. 

Mae yna gynllun i ddilyn y “Strategaeth Chwaraeon a Gweithgareddau Hamdden 2014-2020” sy’n cael ei ddatblygu, gyda chyfle i drigolion Ceredigion ddweud eu dweud.

Bydd eich adborth yn hanfodol i gefnogi Cyngor Sir Ceredigion i greu cynllun datblygu newydd er mwyn pennu ei flaenoriaethau rhwng 2022 a 2027. Bydd hyn yn caniatáu i drigolion Ceredigion gael mynediad at gyfleoedd o safon i ddod yn fwy actif a fydd hefyd o fudd i’w hiechyd a’u lles corfforol a meddyliol.

Bydd y cynllun newydd yn nodi sut y gall fod yn sir fwy egnïol gyfrannu at Strategaethau Corfforaethol y Cyngor a’r Cynllun Lles Lleol.

I sicrhau bod y cynllun yn diwallu anghenion ei holl breswylwyr, hoffai’r Cyngor i gynifer o bobl a sefydliadau â phosibl gwblhau’r arolwg. Mae gan drigolion hyd at 17 Hydref i gwblhau’r arolwg: https://www.ceredigion.gov.uk/eich-cyngor/ymgynghoriadau/cynllun-datblygu-gweithgaredd-corfforol/.

Y Cynghorydd Catherine Hughes yw’r Aelod Cabinet Cyngor Sir Ceredigion ar gyfer Porth Gofal, Ymyrraeth Gynnar, Canolfannau Lles a Diwylliant. Dywedodd: “Mae iechyd a lles corfforol a meddyliol trigolion Ceredigion yn bwysig iawn. Dyma gyfle i’r trigolion ddweud eu dweud ar sut maen nhw eisiau derbyn chwaraeon a gweithgareddau corfforol am y blynyddoedd i ddod. Rydym yn cydnabod yr effaith y mae pandemig y coronafeirws wedi’i chael ar chwaraeon a gweithgarwch corfforol yn y sir ac mae hwn yn gyfle i roi gwybod i ni sut y gallwn ailadeiladu’n gryfach.”

Am fwy o wybodaeth neu os hoffech gael yr arolwg mewn fformat arall, cysylltwch â’n Canolfan Gyswllt Gwasanaethau Cwsmeriaid ar 01545 570881 neu clic@ceredigion.gov.uk.

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Three summer tests announced for Wales

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WALES will play three summer tests in Cardiff this July as revised international fixtures have been announced.

Wayne Pivac’s side will face Canada (July 3) and back-to-back games against Argentina (July 10 & 17) at Principality Stadium.

These tests replace the scheduled summer tour to Argentina which has had to be cancelled due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic and uncertainty around travel restrictions.

The Pumas will now travel to Cardiff for two tests against the Six Nations Champions.

Wales will kick off their summer campaign on July 3 at home to Canada. The Canucks who are coached by former Wales captains Kingsley Jones and Rob Howley will visit Cardiff for the first time since 2008.

“We are looking forward to this summer, the opportunity it presents, and we are delighted to have three tests confirmed,” said Wales head coach Wayne Pivac.

“It is disappointing not to have the opportunity to tour Argentina, especially on the back of our 2020 tour to New Zealand being cancelled, but in the current climate it is completely understandable.

“What is important is we have games and as we have said all along, this summer is a huge opportunity for us.   We are delighted and proud to have 10 players selected for the British & Irish Lions, it is reward for all their hard work and we wish them all the best this summer.

“With those players away we always earmarked this summer as an important development opportunity for us.

“It is an opportunity to bring players into this environment, look at them closely and expose them to test match rugby.  It is also an opportunity for current internationals to step-up into further leadership roles, so on both counts it is an important camp for us looking ahead to RWC2023.”

WRU CEO Steve Phillips added: “It is a huge credit to World Rugby that a full schedule of summer international rugby has been achieved against the backdrop of the global pandemic.

“Whilst it is obviously disappointing not to tour, we are delighted in Wales to be hosting Canada and to be able to honour the 2017 San Francisco agreement by hosting the Pumas for back-to-back matches, which will be hugely important to our international player development.

“Wayne has been adamant that his squad needs matches this summer and World Rugby have certainly delivered on that front.

“We are, of course, acutely aware of current restrictions and the ongoing and complex global COVID-19 picture. We will continue to monitor the situation in terms of any potential spectator access, but will remain entirely compliant and vigilant of all restrictions.

“In the current circumstances we are simply delighted to be able to play international rugby and any advance on that will be a bonus.”

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