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Page last updated on: 27 May 2016 13:32:03 +0100 .

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18/05/2016 - Apologies for the lack of updates on this website but due to software problems it has been beyond our control.  This has now been sorted, hopefully.

18/05/2016 - We have had some withdrawals from the various competitions we are running this year

Under 10's League - Pwll & Maesteg Celtic

Under 11's League - Dafen, Pwll & Kidwelly Town

Under 13's League - Tondu & Baglan

Under 15's League - Llandeilo

Under 17's League - Aberdare

28/04/2016 - The League Sponsorship deal was launched at the offices of JCP Solicitors in Llansamlet

John Davies, League Secretary presents a framed shirt to Kevin O'Brien, Director and Head of Recoveries & Professional Liability
and Richard Howells, Director & Head of Lifetime Planning Disputes of JCP Solicitors in appreciation of their support in Sponsoring the League in 2016

31/03/2016 - The league is pleased to announce that JCP Solicitors have agreed to become our main Sponsors - as part of the agreement they will be producing a leaflet which will be circulated to all schools within the league area giving contact details for each club.

31/03/2016 - Cricket coaching mats www.cricketcoachingmats.com have again taken space in our 2016 handbook and are offering a discount to clubs purchasing the mats

01/03/2016 - The fixtures have been circulated to clubs via e-mail and appear on the league & individual club play-cricket websites.  Requests for change of dates must be sent to Matthew Griffiths, Assistant Secretary by the 1st May 2016

01/12/2015 - Following the recent Annual General Meeting held at Ynystawe the clubs have agreed unanimously to change the format of the competitions we run.  We will be running leagues at Under 10, Under 11, Under 13, Under 15 & Under 17 in 2016.  There will be no cup competitions run at all.  Competition entry forms have been sent out to clubs and must be returned by the 31st January 2016 - another change as it used to be the 31st December.

03/09/2015 - Scheduled finals were won by:  

Final

Winners

 

Losers

Player of the final

Under 10 League  

Swansea Civil Service

Beat

Bronwydd

Osian Thomas (Swansea CS)

Under 11 League  

Swansea Civil Service

Beat

Pontardawe

Osian Thomas (Swansea CS)

Under 12 League  

Bronwydd

Beat

Pontarddulais

Jacob Jenkinson (Bronwydd)

Under 13 Cup  

Neath

Beat

Mumbles

Efan Davies (Neath)

Under 14 League  

Neath

Beat

Mumbles

Steffan Evans (Neath)

Under 15 Cup  

Neath

Beat

Ynysygerwn

Efan Davies (Neath)

Under 16 League  

Clydach

Beat

Drefach

Matthew Blake (Clydach)

Congratulations to all concerned

09/08/2015 - The winners of the zones of the under 11s, 12s, 14s and 16s leagues were:  

  

Zone A  

Zone B  

Zone C  

Zone D  

Under 10

Bronwydd

Swansea CS

Neath

 

Under 11  

Kidwelly

Swansea CS

Pontardawe

Maesteg Celtic

Under 12  

Bronwydd

Pontarddulais

Swansea

BF Steel

Under 14  

Carmarthen W

Mumbles Greens

Swansea

Neath

Under 16  

Drefach

Neath

 

 

Congratulations to all concerned and good luck in the semi-finals

29/04/2015 - Pwll have withdrawn from the Under 11 and Under 12 Leagues, and Llangennech from the Under 12 League.

29/04/2015 - Matthew Grffiths E-Mail address is m.griffiths483@btinternet.com

29/04/2015 - Congratulations & Well done to Keri Chahal who completed the London Marathon in 4hrs 25mins which was 5 minutes under his target time of four and a half hours.  He has raised over 2,500 for Parkinsons UK

23/04/2015 - Keri Chahal, one of our committee members is running the London Marathon on Sunday in aid of Parkinson's UK. You can sponsor him at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com and search for Keri Chahal. He has raised over 1,800 to date for this worthy charity. His father has suffered with Parkinsons for the last 10 years. Good Luck on Sunday Keri

23/04/2015 - The results hotline number on the result cards is wrong - it should be the same as that shown on the front of the 2015 handbook 07554-654038

18/04/2015 - Clubs are reminded that if they want to change the dates of any fixtures they must apply in writing (Letter or e-mail) to Matthew Griffiths before the 1st May.

16/04/2015 - Since the fixtures were circulated to clubs Felinfoel have withdrawn from U11 League, Morriston have withdrawn from U12 League & Dafen have withdrawn from Under 14 League (Zone B) - fixture link below have been updated to include the drop-outs as has the play-cricket website.

28/02/2015 - League & Cup fixtures have been circulated to clubs - they can also be downloaded from here Under 10's League Under 11's League Under 12's League Under 14's League, Under 16's League Under 13 & 15 Cup's

27/02/2015 - Jason Holder, who played against us in on our tour to Barbados in February 2009 is now the West Indies One Day Captain. When we were on tour we were told that he was a future WI captain & he has proved them right!!  You can find more information on the player here

10/02/2015 - Everyone connected with the Junior League extend our deepest sympathies to Daniel Allen (Gorseinon CC) and his family following the tragic accident in Bath yesterday which involved his father Phil. ‪#‎RIP‬

04/02/2015 - Congratulations to Daniel Jones on his selection at no.10 for this Saturday's Wales v England u20's game in Colwyn Bay. Daniel plays cricket for Carmarthen Wanderers. Kieran Hardy who also plays for Carmarthen W is on the bench for the game.

18/12/2014 - Following a meeting with league officials tonight and in the absence of any nominations for the vacancy of league secretary, John Davies has agreed to continue on a temporary basis. The league will continue to search for a replacement & anyone interested in the position should contact the Chairman Ian Murphy.

16/12/2014 - Tributes have appeared in the South Wales Evening Post to our former Secretary Clive Thomas - it can be found here

08/12/2014 - We have been informed that the funeral of our Life-Member and past Secretary Clive Thomas will take place at Margam Crematorium at 11am on Tuesday 16th December 2104.

02/12/2014 - The league is sad to announce the sudden death of our former Secretary & Life Member Clive Thomas. Clive served as Secretary from 1975 until 2005 and Umpired in the South Wales Cricket Association as well as being a past Secretary of Clydach Cricket Club. ‪#‎RIP‬

30/11/2014 - At the recent Annual General Meeting clubs voted to introduce an Under 10's competition into the league set-up.  This new competition will replace the Under 14's Cup Competition and will be played on Sunday mornings with matches taking place every two weeks. The "Incrediball Match" will be the ball used, with the Under 11's league using a proper cricket ball.  Competition Entry & Club Contact forms have been circulated to clubs and the forms have to be returned to Matthew Griffiths, Assistant Secretary by the 31st December 2014.

26/08/2014 - Photos from our finals week can be found on our Facebook page here

25/08/2014 - Congratulations to the winners of the League finals who were:  

Final

Winners

 

Losers

Player of the final

Under 11 League  

Llanelli

Beat

Ynysygerwn

Rhys Phillips (Llanelli)

Under 12 League  

Maesteg Celtic

Beat

Mumbles

Lloyd Freeman (Celtic)

Under 13 Cup  

Neath

Beat

Ynystawe

Rachel Davies (Neath)

Under 14 Cup  

Pontarddulais

Beat

Neath

Cameron Davey (Bont)

Under 14 League  

Ynysygerwn

Beat

Drefach

Nishaanth Dalavaye (Ynys)

Under 15 Cup  

Clydach

Beat

Mumbles

Jack Todd (Clydach)

Under 16 League  

Llanelli

Beat

Neath

Elis Richards (Llanelli)

 

Congratulations to all the Zone winners of the under 11s, 12s, 14s and 16s leagues:  

  

Zone A  

Zone B  

Zone C  

Zone D  

Under 11  

Llanelli

Swansea C S Reds

Clydach

Ynysygerwn

Under 12  

Bronwydd

Mumbles

Ynysygerwn

Maesteg Celtic

Under 14  

Drefach

Pontarddulais

Ynysygerwn

Neath

Under 16  

Llanelli

Pontarddulais

Neath

Maesteg

09/05/2014 - Update on the withdrawals so far - Briton Ferry Town have today withdrawn from the Under 11, 12 & 16 Leagues. Maesteg & Skewen have withdrawn from Under 12s League while TATA Steel and Ynysygerwn 'B' have withdrawn from U11 League and Kidwelly from Under 16s League.

25/04/2014 - Cricket coaching mats, www.cricketcoachingmats.com whose advert is on page 53 of this years handbook is offering a 10% discount to all member clubs.  The coaching mat, already widely used in Wales receives the following reviews

The coaching mats have really enhanced our junior coaching programme at Mumbles Cricket Club. Steve Davies,  Junior Coaching Coordinator.
 
The coaching mats are outstanding, every club should have one Alan Taylor, Sudbrook CC, Gwent
 
 We have 5 mats and they teach all the shots in a fun way Anglesey CC

25/04/2014 - The league were saddened to hear of the death of Norman Charles, former Secretary of the South Wales Cricket Association.  He was a great servant to the game, serving as Assistant Secretary & Umpires administrator for the Association and was made a Life-member in 1992.  In recent years he has been a loyal supporter & Patron of Felinfoel CC.  We extend our deepest sympathy to his family & friends at this sad time.

08/03/2014 - Clubs are to be made aware that Ieuan Hughes will be acting as the results Secretary this year and all result cards should be sent to him within four days of the match being played.  Results should still be sent by text to the results hotline on the day of the match

08/03/2014 - Clubs are reminded of the Extraordinary General Meeting being held on Thursday 13th March 2014 regarding the ball to be used in the Under 11's league this season. At the AGM it was decided that a hard ball could be used if both coaches agreed, however majority of clubs have indicated their ball of choice would be the Incrediball.

08/03/2014 - League & Cup fixtures for the coming season have been e-mailed to clubs and have been posted on the league's Play Cricket website or they can be downloaded via these links     Under 11's League    Under 12's League    Under 14's League    Under 16's League    Under 13/14/15 KO Cups     Dates of the Semi-Finals & Finals Week can be found here

28/02/2014 - When we toured Barbados in February 2009 we played against the Wanderers Academy and came up against Jason Holder and Craigg Brathwaite who both scored tons. Holder opened the bowling in today's One Day international against England in Antigua, having played 10 ODI's before today. Brathwaite has also represented the West Indies in test matches. Both were considered as future internationals by their coaches and have proved their #talent

24/01/2014 - The funeral of Brian Crockett will take place at Coychurch Crematorium, Bridgend, on Tuesday 4th February at 11.30am. See our obituary here

21/01/2014 - It is with deep regret that have to announce the death of our past Chairman & Life Member Brian Crockett. Brian had been unwell for some time. Our deepest sympathies are extended to his family at this sad time. #RIP

13/12/2013 - Congratulations to our globetrotter James Harris who has been selected to tour Sri Lanka with the England Lions in January. He is currently with the Lions in Australia.

England Lions will play five matches in Sri Lanka. After departing from the UK on January 27, the Lions will play two three-day matches against a Sri Lanka A Team Emerging Players XI in Colombo. The squad will then travel to Kandy for the first of three four-day matches against the Sri Lanka A team.

A second match will follow in Dambulla before the squad return to Colombo for the final game of the tour.

31/10/2013 - Clubs are reminded that the Annual General Meeting will take place at 7pm on Tuesday 26th November at the Ynystawe Cricket Club

25/10/2013 - Congratulations to Kieran Bull (Carmarthen Wanderers & Neath) and Aneurin Donald (Gorseinon & Mumbles) on being awarded Development Contracts with Glamorgan County Cricket Club. #Welldone #keepworkinghard

02/10/2013 - The final league tables can be downloaded from here

02/10/2013 - Congratulations to Aneurin Donald for being named in the England Development Programme Squad for 2013/14

02/09/2013 - Photos from the finals week have been posted on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SWJCL and our Twitter feed @swjcl

01/09/2013 - Congratulations to all the winners in our finals week

Finalists

   

Man of the Match

Under 11 League Swansea C S Blues Beat Ynysygerwn Dylan Bebb - Swansea C S
Under 12 League Neath Golds Beat Swansea C S Reds Ryan Thomas- Neath CC
Under 13 Cup Ynystawe Beat Neath Matt Blake - Ynystawe CC

Under 14 Cup

Clydach Beat Gowerton Jack Todd- Clydach CC
Under 14 League Llanelli Beat Ynysygerwn Gruff Saer - Llanelli CC
Under 15 Cup Mumbles Beat Swansea C S Will Turner- Mumbles CC
Under 16 League Pontarddulais Beat Neath Lukas Carey - Pontarddulais CC
 

The winners of the zones of the under 11s, 12s, 14s and 16s leagues were:

  Zone A Zone B Zone C Zone D
Under 11 Llangennech Swnasea C S Blues Ynysygerwn Maesteg Celtic
Under 12 Carmarthen W Swansea C S Reds Neath Golds TATA Steel
Under 14 Llanelli Swansea C S Reds Ynysygerwn Neath
Under 16 Llandeilo Pontarddulais Ynystawe Neath Golds

06/08/2013 - The semi-final play-offs are beginning to take shape.  These will take place during the week of the 11th - 17th August, with the finals week in Pontarddulais from the 18th - 25th August.

Under 11's League    
Semi-final1 Swansea C S Blues Llangennech
Semi-final 2 Maesteg Celtic Ynysygerwn
     
Under 12's League    
Semi-final1 Swansea C S Reds TATA Steel
Semi-final 2 Neath Golds Carmarthen W
     
Under 14's League    
Semi-final1 Llanelli Neath
Semi-final 2 Swansea C S Reds Ynysygerwn
     
Under 16's League    
Semi-final1 Pontarddulais Llandeilo
Semi-final 2 Neath Golds Ynystawe

06/08/2013 - You can now follow us on Twitter - @swjcl -

25/07/2013- Ieuan has yet to receive result cards for the following matches. Please send in cards asap to avoid further points being deducted.

U11 Zone A
18th June. Dafen v Llanelli Gwyn (Dafen 16 points deducted to date)

U11 Zone C
2nd July. Pontardawe v B F Steel (Pontardawe 8 points deducted to date)

U12 Zone C
15th July. Neath Blues v Neath Golds (Blues 4 points deducted to date)

U14 Zone B
20th June. Swansea v Gorseinon (Swansea 16 points deducted to date)

U16 Zone D
4th June. B F Town v Maesteg (B F Town 24 points deducted to date)
2nd July. Maesteg Celtic v Port Talbot (Celtic 8 points deducted to date)

 

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01/06/2013 - Ieuan Hughes has decided that he will be standing down as Assistant Secretary at the end of the current season, due to failing health.  He became Assistant Secretary back in 1978 when there was only the Under 16's League and the Under 13's, 14's & 15's Cups.  Over the last 36 seasons he has seen a big expansion in the league activities and the number of players playing cricket every week.

The Under 14's League began in 1982 and expanded to two zones in 1985, three zones in 1992 and four zones in 1994.  The Under 12's League began in 1991, and grew very quickly becoming two zones in 1992, three zones in 1993 and four zones in 1994.  The Under 11's Cup began in 1990 and quickly expanded to four zones and was later renamed the Under 11's League when clubs began playing each other on a home and away basis.

We are grateful to Ieuan for all his hard work over the years in ensuring that all the competitions run smoothly, and on time, to ensure that our finals week is able to go ahead each August.  I am sure that you will all join with we in wishing him a happy retirement after he has presided over the 2013 finals week at Pontarddulais from the 18th - 25th August.

10/05/2013 - Clubs are reminded that despite the rule changes made to the Under 11's competition to include the use of the Incrediball all players must still wear full protective equipment - this includes helmet, pads & box.  It has been brought to our attention that a game was played this week where players did not wear this equipment when batting.  Clubs are also reminded that result cards must still be sent in for matches cancelled due to the weather.  Failure to do so will result in a fine and possible points deduction.

22/04/2013 - Apologies if you have been unable to access the website recently, hopefully the issues around java have now been eliminated with the removal of the buttons from the sidebar. 

The withdrawals have begun with Maesteg and Tondu withdrawing from Zone D of the Under 11's League, Dafen from Zone B of the Under 12's League and Briton Ferry Town from Zone D of the Under 14's League.  Briton Ferry Town have joined Zone D of the Under 16's League instead, taking the place of the scheduled Bye.  The amended fixtures for these zones can be found here

A reminder to clubs that the Under 11's League is now played on a 18 yard pitch, using an Incrediball and is 16 overs per side.  League rules have now been updated on the site and can be accessed from the menu bar on the left.

Clubs only have a week to get their fixture changes in to Ieuan Hughes - they must be made in writing by both clubs before the 1st May.  If both clubs don't write in then the matches will have to be played on the original dates.

15/04/2013 - Congratulations to James Harris of Middlesex C.C.C. on his selection to the provisional England squad of 30 for the ICC Champions Trophy which is being held from June 6th to June 23rd.

21/02/2013 - Clubs should have received their 2013 league & cup fixtures by now - They can be downloaded from here

Under 16's League    Under 14's League    Under 12's League    Under 11's League    Under 13, 14 & 15 Cups    League Play-offs & Finals Schedule

Updated list of club contacts for 2013 can be found here

Clubs are reminded that if they want to change dates of fixtures this must be done in writing, by both clubs, to the Assitant Secretary Ieuan Hughes before the 1st May.  If both clubs do not write in agreement then the match will have to be played on the original date.

24/01/2013 - Congratulations to James Harris, now of Middlesex C.C.C. who has today been named in the England one day squad for the matches against New Zealand next month.  This follows his selection for the T20 squad which played India in December.  Hope he makes it into the team this time round.

17th February - 1st ODI, Hamilton (d/n) (01:00 GMT)

20th February - 2nd ODI, Napier (d/n) (01:00 GMT)

23rd February - 3rd ODI, Auckland (d/n) (01:00 GMT)

13/12/2012 - The Management Committe and Officials of the League extend our congratulations to James Harris on being called up to the England T20 squad for the 2 internationals against India next week.  James, who began his cricket career playing for Pontarddulais and recently announced he was moving to Middlesex to play his county cricket, has been called up as a replacement for the injured Chris Broad.  He was already out in India with the England Performance Programme.  If selected to play in one of the matches James will become the first player from the league to represent England in a Twenty Twenty International.  Robert Croft, Simon Jones, Steve Watkin, Greg Thomas and Hannah Lloyd have all played test and one day internationals for England.

26/09/2012 - The South Wales Junior Cricket League extend our deepest sympathies to the families of Ray Derrick, Aberdare CC and Ken James, Umpire, who have passed away recently. 

Ray Derrick was instrumental in setting up the Junior Section at Aberdare. He is the father of John Derrick the former Glamorgan all-rounder who is the performance manager with Cricket Wales. The funeral will be held on Friday 5th October with a service at St Elvan's Church in Aberdare Town Centre at 12:30 pm, followed by cremation at Llwydcoed Crematorium.  Parking in the immediate vicinity of St Elvan's is very limited so please allow plenty of time.

Ken James has been a league umpire in the South Wales Cricket Association for many years until illness prevented him from standing any more. He was a Vice-President of the Junior League and umpired many of our finals over the years.  His funeral will be held on Wednesday 3rd October with a service St. Johns Church, Gowerton at 2.15pm, followed by cremation at Llanelli crematorium at 3.30pm. A request has been made for attendees to wear club ties rather than black ties.

01/09/2012 - Any club requiring additional medals for their teams should contact Matthew Griffiths at "H" Sports - number above.  Photos from the finals week have been supplied to the South Wales Evening Post who will publish them as space permits.

 

Finals Week Results

Sunday 12th August

Under 14 Cup Final

Llanelli 91-7

Lost to

Neath 92-2

By 8 wickets

Man of the Match: Matthew Ellis (Neath) 41 & 4-0-20-2

Sunday 12th August

Under 15 Cup Final

Bridgend 74-9

Beat

Neath

73-10 by 1 wicket

Man of the Match: Sam Pearce (Bridgend Town) 41no & 3.2-1-8-2

 

Umpires:

Garry Hughes

&

Des Hill

 

Monday 13th August

Under 11s League Final

Ynystawe

Lost to

Swansea Civil Service Reds

By 18 runs

Man of the Match:

 

Umpires:

Eurof Davies

&

Ken Hembrow

 

Tuesday 14th August

Under 12s League Final

Port Talbot

Lost to

Ynysygerwn

-

Man of the Match: Liam Rogers, Ynysygerwn

 

Umpires:

Derek Rees

&

Matthew Griffiths

 

Monday 20th August

Under 13s Cup Final

Ynysygerwn 84-5

Beat

Llanelli By 10 runs

Man of the Match: Ellis Richards, Llanelli CC 51no

 

Umpires:

Derek Rees

&

Dean Mason

 

Tuesday 21st August

Under 14s League Final

Maesteg 30-10

Lost to

Neath 62-7

By 32 runs

Man of the Match: Rhodri Maddock, Neath C.C. 3-7

 

Umpires:

Alan Rees

&

Barrie Harvey

 

Wednesday 22nd August

Under 16s League Final

Bridgend 42-2 Beat Llandeilo 41-10 By 8 Wickets

Man of the Match: Elliott Rees, Bridgend Town 3-3 (Hattrick)

 

Umpires:

Alan Rees

&

Barrie Harvey

 

22/08/2012 - Bridgend Cricket Club added the Under 16's League to the Under 15's Cup which they won on the opening day of the finals week as they comfortably defeated Llandeilo by 8 wickets at Pontarddulais tonight.

The Towy Valley side, making their first ever appearance in a league final will not be happy with their batting performance which yielded just 41 runs as they were bowled out in the 15th over. Dafydd Jones 11, and Wyn Smith 10 the only batsmen to make any impression against the accurate Bridgend bowling attack. For Bridgend Archie Yates 1-4, Daniel Donnelly 1-0, Thomas Dalton 1-13, John Roberts 2-2 and Elliott Rees 3-3 (Hattrick) did the damage.

In reply Bridgend slumped to 13-2 before Owen Davies 20no and Troy St. David Smith 14no guided their side to victory in the 10th over. Caradog Davies 1-14 & Charlie Bleasdale 1-10 were the wicket takers for Llandeilo.  Umpires Alan Rees & Barrie Harvey named Elliott Rees as the Player of the final for his 3-3 which included a hattrick - the second in this year's finals week.  Photos of the teams will be added to the site as soon as possible.

For Bridgend this was their third final appearance in two years, and with all bar one of the Llandeilo players available to play for the Under 16's again next season I am sure that they can bounce back from this defeat as their opponents did after suffering defeat by 1 run in the Under 15 Cup final in 2011.

League Assistant Secretary Ieuan Hughes breathed a huge sigh of relief when the Under 16's League final came to a close earlier this evening to bring a close to the 2012 finals week. While the weather has not been brilliant we have managed to get all matches played, unlike 2008 when not one final was played.

Our thanks go out to Hugh Williams, groundsman, and to the committee of Pontarddulais Cricket Club for once again allowing us the use of their excellent facilities and for readily rescheduling the matches which were held up by the weather along the way. Our thanks also go to Ieuan Hughes for his work in ensuring that clubs played their matches to tight deadlines to ensure that we had a finals week.

To see a larger version of the photos click on the photos below or visit our new facebook page at

21/08/2012 - The South Wales Junior Cricket League is pleased to announce that John Davies, from Felinfoel is the latest member of the Management Committee to be made a Honorary Life-Member of the League. He first joined the committee at the Annual General Meeting back in 1983. In 1994 he was the Secretary of the 21st Anniversary committee which saw a celebration dinner in Swansea University where the guest speaker was the then Sir Colin Cowdrey. He also served as the registration secretary for a number of years, and at its height there were over 2,000 young cricketers registered to play cricket in the area. Despite taking two short breaks from the committee he has always returned to the fold.  From 2004-2006 he served as Vice-Chairman of the league, and in 2006 he took over the mantle of Secretary from the retiring Clive Thomas who had filled the post since 1975.

He joins a distinguished band of workers who have given their time to the league over the years - Brinley John (Treasurer 1973 - to date), D. Clive Thomas (Secretary 1975-2005), Ieuan Hughes (Assistant Secretary 1978 to date), Roy Williams (Chairman 1990-2003), Brian Crockett (Current Chairman & Vice Chairman 1996-2003), Eric Lewis (Auditor 1974-1978, Chairman 1979-1984 and Auditor 1985 to date), and Colin Davies (Vice-Chairman 1981-1989)

21/08/2012 - With the 6th of our 7 scheduled finals played tonight our Assistant Secretary Ieuan Hughes will breathe a huge sigh of relief if the Under 16's final is completed tomorrow evening.  The wet weather we have had this summer has caused great problems for Ieuan and our club junior organisers in trying to get matches played in time for our finals week.

Neath Under 14's completed the League & Cup double as they defeated Maesteg in the Final of The Under 14's League at Pontarddulais tonight.  Batting first Neath posted what many thought was a disappointing 62-7 from their 20 overs.  Gavin John top scored with 17 as Steffan Roberts 3-8 and Ben Phillips 2-5 kept things tight for Maesteg.  In reply Maesteg had no answer to the accurate Neath bowling attack as they were bowled out for 30.  Rhodri Maddock 3-7, David Mathews 4-3 and David Sharp 2-4 doing the damage.  Umpires Barrie Harvey & Alan Rees decided that the Player of the Final was Rhodri Maddock for his bowling and leadership of his Neath side.

21/08/2012 - Weather permitting the Under 14's League final between Maesteg and Neath will take place at Pontarddulais tonight with wickets pitched at 5.30pm, with the Under 16's League final between Llandeilo & Bridgend scheduled for tomorrow evening at the same time.  The league thanks the Officials and committee of the Pontarddulais Cricket Club for once again allowing us the use of their ground and facilities for our finals week.  Our thanks also go to Hugh Williams the groundsman for his help in ensuring that the finals have gone ahead as planned, and rescheduled where need be.

21/08/2012 - Congratulations to Ynysygerwn Cricket Club who defeated Llanelli by 10 runs in the final of the Les Sharp Cup at Pontarddulais last night. Batting first Ynysygerwn scored 84-5 and in reply Llanelli made 74-8.  For Ynysygerwn Dan Davies scored 19, Joe Lewis 19 and Tiaan Wheeler 17, while Tiaan also took 3-11. Umpires Dean Mason & Derek Rees decided that Ellis Richards of Llanelli was the Player of the final for his 51no.

17/08/2012 - The Under 13's representative game against Pembrokeshire scheduled for Wednesday 22nd August has had to be cancelled due to a clash with the West Glamorgan Under 13's fixtures.

15/08/2012 - Tonight's Under 13's Cup Final between Llanelli and Neath has been cancelled due to the wet weather and has now been rescheduled for Monday 20th August with wickets pitched at 5.30pm.

15/08/2012 - Ynysygerwn secured the Under 12's League with a comfortable victory over Port Talbot Town at Pontarddulais last night.  Liam Rogers of Ynysygerwn was named Player of the Final for his 19no and bowling figures of 4-2-3-3.

13/08/2012 - Swansea Civil Service Reds won the Under 11's League Final tonight as they defeated Ynystawe by 18 runs to secure the "Henry Williams Memorial Trophy".  It is the 1st time since 1995 for Civil Service to win the league.  Batting first Civil Service scored 90 for the loss of 5 wickets for a nett score of 70, while Ynystawe scored 76 for the loss of 6 wickets for a nett score of 52.  Umpires Eurof Davies and Ken Hembrow named Ynystawe's John Durrell as Man of the Match for his 18no, 2 wickets and catches.

12/08/2012 - Neath Under 14's became the first winners of the 2012 finals week as they defeated Llanelli by 8 wickets in the final of the John Davies Cup this afternoon.  Llanelli scored 91-7 from their 20 overs and Neath replied with 92-2.  Man of the match was Matthew Ellis of Neath who scored 41no and took 2-20.

In the final of the D C Thomas Under 15 Cup Neath batted first and were bowled out for 73.  In reply Bridgend made 74-9 to win by 1 wicket.  Man of the Match was Sam Pearce of Bridgend with 41no & 3.2-1-8-2.  Billy Yates (Bridgend) took 5-18 from 4 overs & Josh Griffiths (Neath) 4-17 including a hatrick.

League Semi-Finals

Under 11s League

5th August 2012

Swansea Civil Service Reds Beat Bronwydd

5th August 2012

Ynystawe Beat Port Talbot

 

 

 

 

Under 12s League

6th August 2012

Bronwydd Lost to Port Talbot Town

6th August 2012

Ynysygerwn Beat Pontarddulais

 

 

 

 

Under 14s League

9th August - Prelim Round

Llandysul Lost to Neath

 

     

10th August

Maesteg Beat Swansea

10th August

Llanelli Lost to Neath 

 

 

 

 

Under 16s League

9th August

Llandeilo Beat Mumbles

9th August

Bridgend Beat Neath

The winners of the Zones of each League Competition for 2012 are confirmed as:

  Zone A Zone B Zone C Zone D Zone E
Under 11 League Bronwydd Swansea C S Reds Ynystawe Port Talbot Town  
Under 12 League Bronwydd Pontarddulais Ynysygerwn Port Talbot Town  
Under 14 League Llandysul Llanelli Swansea Neath Maesteg
Under 16 League Llandeilo Mumbles Neath Bridgend  

12/08/2012 - Congratulations to Aneurin Donald of Gorseinon who has been selected to attend the England Under 16 Winter Development Programme in Loughborough this winter.  We also congratulate Gwenan Davies (Clydach), Isobel Day (Dyffryn), Nicola McCabe (Mumbles), Anwen Morgan (Drefach) and Kelly Rogers (Carmarthen Wanderers) who have been selected to tour Dubai with the Wales Under 19's women squad from the 16th-24th February 2013, where they will take part in an international tournament.  Gwenan Davies has also been invited to take part in the England Under 19's winter development programme.

05/07/2012 - Message from Ieuan Hughes (Assistant Secretary)

Would all Junior organisers and team managers/coaches please make a note of the new cut off dates for completion of the cup rounds.

1st Round Matches - to be completed no later than Sunday 8th July. -

2nd Round Matches - to be completed no later than Sunday 22nd July.

Semi- Finals - to be completed no later than Friday 3rd August.

Please make every effort to play these matches even if you have to swop venue's.

If matches cannot be played by these dates then clubs will need to toss a coin to find a winner. 

Please let Ieuan know the result by phone as soon as possible after the match and /or use the text result service.

21/06/2012 - At the Management Committee meeting held last night Ieuan Hughes expressed his concern over the number of outstanding cup matches.  While he realises that the persistent rain has caused much of the delays clubs are asked to try and play the games whenever, however and wherever they can.  With many first round matches yet to be played and the finals week scheduled for the 12th - 19th August we do not have much time left to get all the games played.  The line-up for the finals week can be found here

Some concern was also expressed about the number of points that are being deducted for late result cards.  Some clubs now find themselves with a minus total.  Result cards must be sent in to Ieuan Hughes even if a game is cancelled due to the weather, and even if you have text the result via the results line.

21/06/2012 - The weekly match reports written by John Edwards can be found on our play-cricket website. We are grateful to John for his input which helps to promote the League and gives the young cricketers who put in fine performances their moment in the headlines.  The report also printed in the South Wales Evening Post on a Saturday evening.

21/06/2012 - The Officials and Management Committee of the South Wales Junior Cricket League were saddened by the news of the tragic death of Tom Maynard the Surrey and former Glamorgan cricketer and extend our deepest sympathy to his family and friends at this sad time. Tom Maynards funeral is to be held at 12.00pm on Wednesday 4th July at Llandaff Cathedral, followed by a service at Thornhill Crematorium at 1.15pm and afterwards at Pentyrch Rugby Club.

07/06/2012 - John Davies, Secretary, would like to thank all the clubs who sent sympathy messages to him and his family following the recent sudden and unexpected death of his wife Diane.  He would also like to thank those who attended the funeral, it was much appreciated.

07/06/2012 - Message from Ieuan Hughes - With the amount of rained off games we are experiencing this season, clubs might run out of result cards. Only the HOME team has to send in result cards from now till the end of season for rained off games. Both clubs still have to send in cards if there is a walkover.

07/06/2012 - The League Squad travelled to Lords for the Annual Coaching Session which is sponsored by our President Russell Davies.  34 boys from 8 league clubs travelled to London and a great day was had by all.  Our grateful thanks go to our President for once again supporting the day which is a great experience for the boys & girls who go every year.  To see a larger version of the photo click on the photo below.

31/05/2012 - Aberdare have withdrawn from the Under 11's League

16/05/2012 - Following the sudden and unexpected death of his wife, clubs are asked not to contact our Secretary John Davies over the next two weeks.  Any queries clubs should contact Ieuan Hughes, Matthew Griffiths, Nigel Clayton (Vice-Chairman) or any other committee member.

11/05/2012 - There have been many more withdrawals - Dafen from Zone A of the Under 11 League, Gowerton from Zone B of the Under 11 League, Porthcawl from the Under 12, 14 and 16 Leagues and Margam from the Under 11, 12 and 14 Leagues.

04/05/2012 - Gowerton Blues have withdrawn from Zone B of the Under 16's league, and Llanelli have withdrawn from Zone A.  Margam have withdrawn from the Under 14's League.

04/05/2012 - Glamorgan County Cricket Club continue their special offers for the 2012 season with under 16's going free see the pdf file of their poster here

04/05/2012 - Cricket coaching mats teach large numbers of youngsters to bat properly in a short amount of time.  They have an advert on page 53 of this seasons handbook and are offering a 10 discount for orders from SWJCL clubs.  (Clubs may be able to get money from the Community Chest to purchase the equipment - contact your local county council for more information)

Fellow Welsh clubs have this to say about it

The coaching mats have really enhanced our junior coaching programme at Mumbles Cricket Club.  Steve Davies  Junior Coaching Coordinator.

"The coaching mats are outstanding, every club should have one  Alan Taylor  Sudbrook CC, Gwent

We have 5 mats and they teach all the shots in a fun way  Selwyn Rees   Anglesey CC

All Gresford youth teams did very well this year, either winners or runners up in their respective Leagues thanks in large part to the cricket coaching mat"

John Bell Gresford CC North Wales

The youngsters at Llandwrda CC tested 3 cricket coaching products for the SC4 Wales TV show Tin Gem.

The coaching mat was by far the best for improving skill levels      Llandwrda CC junior players

Dave Cooper can be contacted directly at cooper.david6@sky.com or by calling 07986 234 489 or by going to www.cricketcoachingmats.com

Remember, if you are not as happy as the people above then there is a full refund of your money. No catches !!!

23/04/2012 - Cricket Wales have announced that the new Community Coach for Swansea / Carmarthenshire South will be Keri Chahal who commences work on the 1st May 2012.  Keri is a former captain of Swansea Cricket Club and has previously played for Dafen CC.  Cricket Wales also have a new website which can be found at www.cricketwales.org.uk

23/04/2012 - Clubs are being encouraged to use the results hotline this year (Number is on the front cover of the handbook & on result cards).  This is in addition to the result card which still has to be returned to Ieuan Hughes, Assistant Secretary, within four days.  Matthew Griffiths has agreed to run the play-cricket website and results will be updated from results received on the hotline ensuring that league tables are updated the day after matches are played.  The text message should include the following

Competition eg: U12     Zone  A/B/C/D/E     Teams   Home Team score-wickets overs    Away Team score-wickets overs & result

23/04/2012 - The league are awaiting official notification from Briton Ferry Town that their Under 12's have withdrawn from the league.

19/04/2012 - Due to the unavailability of their ground on a Thursday evening, due to a clash with the Neath Guardian League, it has been agreed that Ynystawe CC can move from Zone C into Zone D of the Under 14's League thus replacing the bye created by the earlier withdrawal of Dyffryn.  Unfortunately it means that Zone C will now only have six teams and clubs will have four free weeks.  Teams that are not playing may arrange friendlies against each other.  The new updated fixtures can be found here.

12/04/2012 - League handbooks, summer draw tickets & result cards were distributed to management committee members at our meeting tonight.  You should receive them within a few days.  If not please get in touch with the secretary John Davies or Assistant Secretary Ieuan Hughes.

Looking for insurance for your club, then look no further:

19/03/2012 - Dyffryn have confirmed that they will not be taking part in the Under 14 & Under 16's League in 2012 due to a lack of players.  Fixtures in the handbook have been amended accordingly, please ensure that you amend your fixtures.

01/03/2012 - The league is pleased to announce that the Under 12's League will this year be sponsored by The Cricket Shack

25/01/2011 - Hard drive and a software problem have meant I have been unable to update the website as I would have hoped.  A new desktop and we are now off in time for the new season which starts with the Under 11's League on Sunday 29th April 2012.  If your club envisages any problems due to overlapping of rugby or football matches get in touch with your opponents early and get the matches re-arranged.  All applications for re-arranged matches must be made to Ieuan Hughes, accompanied by a letter of agreement from the opposing club prior to the 1st May.  Matthew Griffiths will be in charge of the play-cricket website this year and clubs are being asked to text the match result through to him within 12 hours of the completion of the game.  The results hotline number will be published on this website, in the handbook and will be on the 2012 result cards.

25/01/2012 - The league & cup fixtures for 2012 have been released to the club organisers.  They can be downloaded from here in microsoft word 2003 format:

Under 11's League    Under 12's League    Under 14's League    Under 16's League    U13/14 &15 Cup Competitions

07/10/2011 - Congratulations to Scott Phillips (Mumbles & Carmarthenshire), Sean Griffiths (Port Talbot & West Glam) and Aneurin Donald (Gorseinon & West Glam) who have been selected for the Glamorgan Academy.  At 14 Aneurin becomes the youngest ever to join the academy - good luck to them all, from everyone at the Junior League.

07/10/2011 - Daniel Jones (Carmarthen Wanderers & Carmarthenshire), Callum Eakins (Gowerton & West Glam), Kierran Bull (Carmarthen Wanderers & Carmarthenshire) are among the 12 boys selected for the Emerging Players Programme (EPP).  They will attend weekly net sessions alongside the academy players, and we congratulate them and wish them well.

07/10/2011 - Among the 13 girls selected for their EPP are Gwennan Davies (Clydach & West Glam), Rosie Fuge (Gowerton & West Glam), Izzy Day (Dyffryn & West Glam) and Annwen Morgan (West Glam).  Congratulations & good luck to them all.

01/09/2011 - Congratulations to all the winners from the finals week which went very smoothly, with rain only delaying the Under 11's final which was played on the Thursday evening instead of the Monday evening. There were some excellent games of cricket, played in great spirit, and all the teams were congratulated by the match umpires for the way they played the games. 

League Semi-Finals and Finals 2011

Under 11s League

7th August 2011

Neath

Beat

BSC Port Talbot

7th August 2011

Carmarthen W

Lost to

Pontarddulais

 

 

 

 

Under 12s League

8th August 2011

Llanelli

Lost to

Swansea Civil Service

8th August 2011

Porthcawl

Beat

Tondu

 

 

 

 

Under 14s League

9th August - Prelim Round

Maesteg

Beat

Llandeilo

 

 

 

 

10th August

Ystradgynlais

Lost to

Pontarddulais

10th August

Maesteg

Beat

Swansea

 

 

 

 

Under 16s League

9th August

Carmarthen W

Beat

Ynysygerwn

9th August

Mumbles

Beat

Port Talbot

 

Finals Week

Sunday 14th August

Under 14 Cup Final

Dafen 91-7

Lost to

Maesteg 92-5 (19.2 overs)

By 5 wickets

Sunday 14th August

Under 15 Cup Final

Bridgend 95-9

Lost to

Ynysygerwn 96 all out

By 1 run

 

Umpires:

Derek Rees

&

Dean Mason

 

Tuesday 16th August

Under 12s League Final

Porthcawl 

263-5 (243)

Lost to

Swansea Civil S 286-5 (266)

By 23 runs

 

Umpires:

Eurof Davies

&

Ken Hembrow

 

Wednesday 17th August

Under 13s Cup Final

Maesteg 53-9

Lost to

Ynysygerwn 54-0

By 10 wickets

 

Umpires:

John James

&

Neil Hobbs

 

Thursday 18th August

Under 11s League Final

Pontarddulais 293-3 (281)

Beat

Neath 290-6 (266)

By 15 runs

 

Umpires:

John James

&

Barrie Harvey

 

Friday 19th August

Reserve Day

 

 

 

 

Sunday 21st August

Under 14s League Final

Maesteg 104-7

Lost to

Pontarddulais 140-2

By 36 runs

Sunday 21st August

Under 16s League Final

Mumbles 113-6

Lost to

Carmarthen W 115-1

By 9 wickets

 

Umpires:

Alan Rees

&

Barrie Harvey

 

 The results of the semi-finals and finals can be downloaded here in word format or here in pdf format.  Copies of the match programmes from the finals week can be downloaded - Programme 1 - Programme 2 - Programme 3 - Programme 4.  Photos from the  2011 & previous finals week will be added to the Junior League Flickr pages as soon as possible.

05/08/2011 - The line-up for the league semi-final play-offs are nearing completion.  These matches start with the Under 11's League on Sunday 7th August, and the Under 12's League on Monday 8th August.  Tuesday 9th August sees the Under 16's League semi-finals taking place and on Wednesday 10th August the Under 14's League take place.

The finals week starts with the Under 14's Cup and Under 15's Cup Finals at the Pontarddulais Cricket Ground on Sunday 14th August.  These are followed by the Under 11's League Final on Monday 15th August, the Under 12's League Final on Tuesday 16th August and the Under 13's Cup Final on Wednesday 17th August.  If the weather has been kind to us the Thursday & Friday evenings will be free, but any finals cancelled due to the weather will be rescheduled for these nights.  Hopefully the week comes to an end on Sunday 21st August with the Under 14 and Under 16 League Finals taking place.

05/08/2011 - Some people have been asking questions about the highest number of runs scored in a league match.  Jason Davies 206 & Delwyn Jenkins 28no put on 240 for 1st wicket for Ammanford in their game against Llandeilo in an Under 16's League Match in July 1990.

 

Over the years the league have tried various competitions which haven't really taken off.  One of these was an Under 15's extended overs competition and in a match against Margam James Bennett and Lee Jenkins of Felinfoel put on 317 for the first wicket in 39 overs.  Both players scored centuries.

12/07/2011 - Despite fines and reminders in the minutes one club is still having points deducted for a missing result card which took place back during the first week of May!!  Why should the boys and girls suffer through the incompetence of club organisers?

12/07/2011 - Glamorgan are coming to Swansea at the end of this month, thanks to the continued efforts of the St. Helens Balconiers.  From Wednesday 27th July to Saturday 30th July they play a four day County Championship match against Northamptonshire.  On Sunday 31st July they play a One Day match in the Clydesdale Pro 40 against the Nottinghamshire Outlaws with play starting at 1.30pm.  Sixteen and under's go free, so why not arrange a trip from your club.  On the Sunday the ECB Cricket Factory will run from 12 mid-day until 5pm with children having the opportunity for coaching in batting, bowling, fielding and throwing.

23/06/2011 - League tables confirmed by the assistant secretary Ieuan Hughes can be found here.  They may differ slightly to those on our play-cricket website as these tables only include result cards received by him up until 9am today.

08/06/2011 - Links to the Match Results and League Tables can be found here on our play-cricket website. Results will not appear in the tables until I receive them from Ieuan Hughes and confirm them on the site.  Last weeks' results will be added as soon as possible - my wife is currently in hospital, so my time is limited.  

26/05/2011 - Junior Organisers are asked to enter Christian names as well as surnames on result cards.  This will help John Edwards and Ieuan Hughes when they are preparing match reports for the South Wales Evening Post.  John has been telephoning clubs to try and find out the full names of players putting in good performances, but if you can assist with this small task it will make his life a lot easier.  We are grateful to John for his time and effort in promoting the league through the local press.

20/05/2011 - Thanks to the generosity of our President Russell Davies our Under 15's made the long trip to the Lords Cricket Ground yesterday.  They spent three hours in the Indoor Cricket School, followed by a tour of the hallowed ground and then spent a couple of hours watching the first day's play in the Middlesex v Glamorgan County Championship game.  It was a good day for Glamorgan, and for James Harris who had made the trip to Lords with the league as a 14 year old.

Other photos from the Lords Trip can be found here

20/05/2011 - Swansea are the latest team to withdraw from a competition with their Under 16's pulling out of Zone B

10/05/2011 - League tables and results can now be found on our play-cricket site.  If clubs enter their results after each game, the league tables will be updated automatically.  If not then they will not be updated until I get the results from the Assistant Secretary Ieuan Hughes, which could be up to a week later.

10/05/2011 - Drefach have withdrawn from Zone A of the Under 11's League, and Ystalyfera from Zone D of the Under 14's League.

10/05/2011 - We have been informed of further errors in contact numbers in the league handbook -

Mark Todd Clydach cc u12s
Home : 01792 845051
Mobile : 07810643527
 
Chris Davies' of Swansea contact number is 07800751984.  The number showing against Chris Davies is that of Paul Jones.

 07/05/2011 - Kidwelly have withdrawn from Zone A of the Under 12's League, and BSC Port Talbot from Zone D.

02/05/2011 - Cricket coaching mats teach large numbers of youngsters to bat properly in a short amount of time    .They have an advert on page 53 of this seasons handbook and are offering a 15 discount for orders from SWJCL clubs.

The coaching mat was featured on the CH4 Wales programme Tin Gem last summer and was voted as the best cricket coaching aid by the youngsters at Llanwrda CC.
 

Fellow Welsh clubs have this to say about it

The coaching mats have really enhanced our junior coaching programme at Mumbles Cricket Club.  Steve Davies  Junior Coaching Coordinator.

The coaching mats are outstanding, every club should have one  Alan Taylor  Sudbrook CC, Gwent

We have 5 mats and they teach all the shots in a fun way  Selwyn Rees   Anglesey CC

All Gresford youth teams did very well this year, either winners or runners up in their respective Leagues thanks in large part to the cricket coaching mat

John Bell Gresford CC North Wales

The youngsters at Llandwrda CC tested 3 cricket coaching products for the SC4 Wales TV show Tin Gem.

The coaching mat was by far the best for improving skill levels      Llandwrda CC junior players

Dave Cooper can be contacted directly at cooper.david6@sky.com or by calling 07986 234 489 or by going to www.cricketcoachingmats.com

Remember, if you are not as happy as the people above then there is a full refund of your money. No catches !!!

02/05/2011 - There are telephone number errors in the club contacts in the 2011 handbook - Morriston CC - John Sayce 01792-537226 (H) Rob Malt 01792-702957 (H) 01792-702957 (M) and Skewen CC - Wynford Millward 01792-427175.

02/05/2011 - All fixtures have now been posted to clubs play-cricket websites, and clubs are asked to enter their results there after each game.  This will assist us in getting the league tables updated a lot quicker.  League tables will only appear on our play-cricket website this year with a link from this website.

02/05/2011 - There have been a few withdrawals from the various leagues - Pwll have withdrawn from Zone A of the Under 11's League, Maesteg Celtic from Zone D of the Under 11's League, Llangennech from Zone A of the Under 12's League and Briton Ferry Steel from Zone D of the Under 14's League.

06/04/2011 - A reminder that if you want to change the dates of any of your matches you must apply in writing to Ieaun Hughes, Assistant Secretary, by the 1st May 2011.  Your opponents must also agree in writing by the same date.  Applications will be refused if letters are only received from one club.

06/04/2011 - Do you fancy yourself as the manager / coach of a cricket team?  There are two online cricket management games which are free to play.

 

Just click on the logo above to visit the websites and register to play - you will have to wait a couple of weeks, keep watching your e-mails, and you will be up and running.  Battrick has First Class (3 day matches) BT20 (Twenty20 matches) One Day Competition and a one day KO Cup Competition, while From the Pavilion has a one day KO Cup Competition, a one day Competition, a Twenty20 Competition and a youth league. In each game you have to train / coach your players to improve them, and you can buy players on the transfer market but you have to be very careful as you can run out of money and that is the end of your game.  There is a membership fee which you can pay which entitles you to member benefits, but this is not essential - you can play for free.  Try them and see, WARNING - they can become addictive!!

29/03/2011 - Swansea Cricket Club have informed the league that they will not be playing any league matches at the Fairwood ground in 2011.  All their matches will be played at Ashleigh Road unless clubs are notified otherwise.  In the event of a match being played at St. Helens clubs will be informed accordingly.  If you do not hear from Swansea then your match will be taking place at Ashleigh Road. Address: King George V Playing Fields, Ashley Road, Swansea, West Glamorgan, SA2 8QB. T: 01792205522.  Located off Mumbles Road.  Map of ground location

28/03/2011 - With the league season just over a month away the season takes on a new format this year.  The Under 11's Cup becomes the Under 11's League Competition and will see matches played on a weekly basis, with teams split into four zones with the four zone winners playing off for a place in the final in August.  The Under 12's league has 3 zones of 12 teams, playing each other once.  The three zone winners and the best runner-up will play-off for the two places in the final.

The Under 14's league has five zones this year, with two of the zone winners having to play-off for a place in the semi-finals.  The Under 16's League has the same format as previous years with four zones and the winners meeting in the semi finals.

The finals week will once again take place at the Pontarddulais Cricket Ground from Sunday 14th August to Sunday 21st August 2011.  The line-up for the play-offs and the finals can be found here.

The full list of league and cup fixtures can be found here.

01/03/2011 - Due to a lack of response from clubs the averages will not be printed in the handbook or published on the website this year.

01/09/2010 - Llangennech defeated Port Talbot by 8 wickets to win the Under 16's Bill Edwards League, while Carmarthen Wanderers defeated Ynystawe by 22 runs to win the Roy John Shield Under 14's League as the 2010 season came to a close.

26/08/2010 - The rain of the last week has caused havoc to our plans to play the two outstanding finals this week.  With the bank holiday weekend ahead, we have now had to make arrangements to play the Under 16's League final between Llangennech and Port Talbot at Pontarddulais Cricket Ground on Tuesday 31st August.  The Under 14's League Final between Carmarthen Wanderers and Ynystawe will take place at the same venue on Wednesday 1st September 2010.  Wickets pitched in both finals at 5.15pm.

22/08/2010 - The heavy rain of the last three days has left the Pontarddulais Cricket Ground saturated and as a consequence both the Under 14's and Under 16's League Finals scheduled for this afternoon have been postponed.  We are liaising with the Pontarddulais Cricket Club in the hope of getting the matches played sometime this coming week.

Congratulations to the winners of the competitions played to date, and commiserations to the losers.

Sunday 15th August 2010
Under 14's Cup Final
1.30pm Mumbles 53-3 Beat Gowerton 51-10 by 7 wickets
Man of the Match: Matthew Shepherd (Mumbles) 13 runs & 4-1-6-2
 

Under 15's Cup Final

4.30pm Pontarddulais 68-9 Lost to Port Talbot 113-4 by 45 runs
Man of the Match: Sean Griffiths (Port Talbot) 64no and 3-0-10-0
 

Monday 16th August 2010

Under 11's Cup Final

5.30pm Swansea Civil S 272 Lost to Ynystawe 290 by 18 runs
Man of the Match: Matt Blake (Ynystawe) 18no and 4-2-5-5
 

Tuesday 17th August 2010

Under 12's League Final

5.30pm Maesteg 244 Beat Dyffryn 229 by 15 runs
Man of the Match: Steffan Roberts (Maesteg) 2 and 4-0-6-4
 

Wednesday 18th August 2010

Under 13's Cup Final

5.30pm Gowerton Beat Gorseinon by 21 runs
Man of the Match: Will Hughes (Gowerton) 45no and 4-0-18-1
 

Wednesday 1st September 2010

Under 14's League Final

5.15pm Ynystawe Lost to Carmarthen W by 22 runs
Man of the Match: Daniel Jones (Carmarthen W) 50no & 3-0-19-1
 

Tuesday 31st August 2010

Under 16's League Final

5.15pm Llangennech Beat Port Talbot by 8 wickets
Man of the Match: Scott Phillips (Llangennech) 31no & 3-0-13-0
 

13/08/2010 - The line-up for the finals week is almost complete and the match schedule can be found here.  Good luck to all the teams involved, and let's hope the weather is kind to us.

Congratulations to the following clubs on winning their zones of the following competitions:

  Zone A Zone B Zone C Zone D
Under 11 Cup Ammanford Swansea CS Ynystawe Maesteg Celtic
Under 12 League Llanelli Gowerton Dyffryn Maesteg
Under 14 League Carmarthen W Mumbles Ynystawe Port Talbot
Under 16 League Llangennech Gorseinon Ynysygerwn Port Talbot

13/08/2010 - Results for the week ending 7th August have been added to the site. See link to see results.  Final league tables will be posted when time allows.

27/07/2010 - League tables have been posted on the site today and can be found here or here.    You can see the progress clubs are making in the various cup competitions here

29/06/2010 - A few records were set in the recent Under 11's fixture between Bridgend Town and Porthcawl.  The visitors racked up a total of 403 of which T Cogbill scored 57 - he also took 6 wickets for 1 run when Bridgend batted.

20/06/2010 - It is time for clubs to return the trophies they won last year.  We need them back asap as some are in a poor state of repair and we need to assess them in order to purchase new trophies ready for the finals week.

09/06/2010 - Congratulations to the following players who have scored centuries so far this season - Joe Farthing (Clydach) 101 v Dyffryn (U16 League), Alex Griffiths (Maesteg Celtic) 103no v Porthcawl (U16 League), Aneurin Donald (Gorseinon) 101no v Drefach and 125 v Ystradgynlais (Under 13 Cup), Lukas Carey 100 v Briton Ferry Steel (Under 13 Cup),  Sean Griffiths (Port Talbot) 125no v Porthcawl (U16 League).  Aneurin Donald, who is a member of the Wales Under 13 squad, also scored an unbeaten hundred for Gorseinon 1st XI against Llanelli in the SWCA KO Cup Competition.  Congratulations to them all!!

09/06/2010 - The League Under 15's squad travelled to Lords cricket ground last Friday 4th June.  There they spent three hours in the indoor cricket school, followed by a guided tour of the ground and a change to watch some of the Middlesex v Northamptonshire county championship match which was going on at the time.  We are grateful to our President Russell Davies, LLB., for once again making the trip possible.  Russell has supported the trip to Lords for the last 16 years.

25/05/2010 - Pwll have withdrawn from Zone A of the Under 11's Cup and Neath have withdrawn from Zone C.  Neath have been replaced by Mumbles 2nd XI.  In the Under 14's League Pwll have withdrawn from Zone A and Margam from Zone D.  Margam have been replaced by Porthcawl.  Late notification of the junior contacts for Porthcawl for this season Under 11 s--Chris Jenkins   Tel. 01656-746136.   Under 12s Andrew Cogbill 01656  784115. Under 14's Peter Downes 01656 785505 or Mike Mort 01656 782438 and Under 16s  John Edwards  01656  771631.

24/05/2010 - League results received up to Monday 24th May have now been added to the site and links can be found from here.  League tables will be posted once we have sorted out the point deductions caused by clubs withdrawing from the various competitions.

03/05/2010 - You can find a list of the agreed re-arranged matches and those applications which were refused here

01/05/2010 - Looking to make things easier for yourselves?  Take a look at http://www.teamer.net/pages/demo or read this.

Here's a summary of the info:
 
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25/03/2010 - Can I draw clubs attention to the advert on page 53 in the 2010 league handbook for the Cricket Coaching Mats or visit their website at www.cricketcoachingmats.com where you can see a video of the mat in action.

Clubs who have purchased a mat say it is the best thing they have ever bought for their juniors and as a special offer there is a 25 discount on any order from South Wales Junior League Clubs. To read the latest testimonials from clubs click here - you may be able to get a Community Chest Grant via your local council to help you purchase a mat(s).

15/03/2010 - The league and cup fixtures were sent out to clubs at the end of January.  If your club hasn't received them you can download them in word format from here:

Under 11's Cup    Under 12's League    Under 14's League    Under 16's League    Cup Competitions

and in pdf format from here                Under 11's Cup    Under 12's League    Under 14's League    Under 16's League    Cup Competitions

26/01/2010 - The league and cup fixtures have been done and will be posted on the website and circulated to clubs over the weekend, along with the new list of club contacts for the coming season.

27/10/2009 - It is with deep regret that we have to announce the death of our President Mr. Bill Edwards, OBE.  Bill had been unwell for some time, and was a resident in a Nursing home in Sketty, Swansea.  He had served the Junior League as our President since the formation of the league back in 1973 and was made life-president a few years ago.  He always tried to attend our annual presentation evenings and our annual general meetings where he liked to speak and keep people informed of what was happening within the game.  If he didn't like the changes, he wouldn't be afraid to speak his mind.

Bill, who ran a sports shop near St. Helens, Swansea, was known throughout the world and for many years provided the kit for the West Indies Cricket Board.  He was also responsible for bringing many of the West Indies cricketers over to play in the South Wales Cricket Association.  A former Chairman, and a Life-Member of the South Wales Cricket Association, he also served the Welsh Cricket Association, Wales Minor Counties and Glamorgan County Cricket Club.  Up until he was taken ill he was attending regular ECB cricket meetings at Lords.  He was awarded the OBE for his services to cricket around the time of his 80th birthday, and many joked that it was the right award for Old Bill Edwards.

A true gentleman, Bill was a unique character and a great servant to cricket locally and nationally.  He will be sadly missed by all his family, friends and cricketing colleagues throughout the world.  We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife, family and friends at this sad time.

Thank you, and RIP Bill.

05/09/2009 - Finals Week Photos - The photos are available to purchase from John Davies at a cost of 3.50 for A4 size, 2.00 for A5 size and 1.50 for 7x5 and payment should be sent with the order. You can print off an order form here.  Should you wish to see a copy, all clubs have been provided with a sample. (All photos are copyright of the photographer).  Some of the match scorecards have still not been received and until they are all available they will not be posted on the site.

01/09/2009 - Final league tables in word and Acrobat reader have now been uploaded to include all results received up to and including Saturday 29th August.  Disappointingly there are still some outstanding result cards, even though clubs have been fined and had points deducted for not sending them in.

01/09/2009 - The wet weather of the last week has finally put paid to the remaining finals in our 2009 finals week.  The Under 14's League Final had been rescheduled for Wednesday 26th August, but was again rained off.  A quick rescheduling by Ieuan Hughes, Assistant Secretary, with the agreement of the Pontarddulais Cricket Club, saw both finals to be played on Friday 28th August.  Again the wet weather intervened and both were called off early morning.  All four clubs agreed to try and play the matches at Pontarddulais on Bank Holiday Monday, 31st August.  Much to our dismay, and the disappointments of the players involved, the wet weather again led to the matches being cancelled early on the Monday morning.  So for the second year in succession our finals week has become a washout.  The week started so well with five of our 7 matches played to a conclusion, but as the wet weather continues to affect grounds we do not see the outstanding matches being played until the start of next season.

From Sunday 23rd August to Friday 28th August the Pontarddulais Cricket Club had a match planned on the ground every day, but only 3 overs were bowled in the whole week and that was on the Sunday morning as Wales Minor Counties began a three day match on the ground.

22/08/2009 - Photos from the Finals played to date have now been added to the site and can be viewed from here

21/08/2009 - The weather finally intervened in this week's finals week as the Under 14's League final was abandoned after 6 overs last night and the Under 16's final was cancelled tonight.  Other finals earlier in the week were all played to a successful conclusion with some thrilling cricket played, and results can be seen below.  The Under 14's league final has now been rescheduled for next Wednesday evening 26th August and the Under 16's league final rescheduled for Friday evening 28th August with wickets pitched at 5pm.

The League wishes to thank the Pontarddulais Cricket Club for once again allowing us the use of their excellent facilities for our 2009 finals week.  Special thanks to Hugh Williams, Alan Rees and their team of helpers who have ensured that whenever possible the matches have been able to go ahead as planned.  We would also like to thank all the Umpires who have agreed to stand in the various finals throughout the week and adjudicate on the Man of the Match decisions.

As the rain moves off across the mountains in the distance Umpires John James and Dean Mason walk out to inspect the the wicket after a very heavy shower had forced the players from the field in the Under 14's League Final. Despite the sunshine the damage had been done and the match was abandoned due to the wet conditions.

12/08/2009 - The league finals week will take place at the Pontarddulais Cricket Club from Sunday 16th August through to Friday 21st August 2009.  The match schedule will be as follows:

Date Final Teams Winners
Sunday 16th August Under 14's Cup Final Port Talbot v Carmarthen Wanderers Port Talbot by 6 wickets
Sunday 16th August Under 15's Cup Final Maesteg Celtic v Mumbles Maesteg Celtic by 2 runs
Monday 17th August Under 11's Cup Final Dyffryn v Maesteg Maesteg by 9 runs
Tuesday 18th August Under 12's League Final Ynystawe v Ystradgynlais Ynystawe by 2 runs
Wednesday 19th August Under 13's Cup Final Carmarthen Wanderers v Pontarddulais Carmarthen W by 45 runs
Thursday 20th August Under 14's League Final Pontarddulais v Port Talbot Abandoned after 6 overs
Friday 21st August Under 16's League Final Ynysygerwn v Llangennech Cancelled

League Play-offs 2009

Under 11 Cup Semi-Finals

Sunday 9th August Llanelli v Maesteg Won by Maesteg
  Dyffryn v Gowerton Won by Dyffryn
     

Under 12's League Semi-Finals

Monday 10th August Maesteg v Ynystawe Won by Ynystawe
  Drefach v Ystradgynlais Won by Ystradgynlais
     
Under 14's League Semi-Finals
Wednesday 12th August Clydach v Pontardulais Won by Pontarddulais
Thursday 13th August Llanelli v Port Talbot Won by Port Talbot
     
Under 16's League Semi-Finals
Tuesday 11th August Carmarthen Wanderers v Ynysygerwn Won by Ynysygerwn
  Maesteg Celtic v Llangennech Won by Llangennech

20/07/2009 - League tables have now been uploaded to include all results received up to and including Saturday 18th July.  Up to date results for the cup competitions are also online.

05/07/2009 - Everyone connected with the league was saddened to hear of the tragic death of respected League Umpire Alcwyn Jenkins yesterday.  Umpiring the division one clash at St. Helens between Swansea and Llangennech he was struck on the side of the head by a ball thrown in by a fielder, and collapsed to the ground.  Attempts to resuscitate him at the ground and in the air ambulance failed and he died at Morriston Hospital. 

Alcwyn loved his cricket and would be seen umpiring most nights of the week during the summer and in the Swansea Indoor League in the winter.  He also served on the Management Committies of the Junior League and the SWCA over the years. A true gentleman, he will be sadly missed by all who knew him.  Our deepest sympathy goes out to son, daughter and their families at this sad time.

01/07/2009 - League Tables are now online and include results received by the Assistant Secretary up to and including Saturday 27th June.  There are still some outstanding result cards!!  Clubs are reminded that they cannot reverse fixtures unless approved by the assistant secretary.  It has come to our attention that some clubs are not complying with the rules and switching matches - these games will be declared null & void.

19/06/2009 - Nigel Garland of Clydach has a new mobile number 07964-041292 and Terry Boyle is no longer a junior organiser with Bridgend Town, please contact Nigel Clayton, details as in handbook.  Peter Doyle, BSC Port Talbot can also be contacted on 07813-465948 Clubs in membership details have been updated and can be downloaded in word or adobe reader formats.

16/06/2009 - League Tables are now online and include results received by the Assistant Secretary up to and including Saturday 27th June.  Hopefully they will be kept up to date from now until the end of the season.  Some clubs are still being deducted points for outstanding result cards - points that could cost clubs the championship at the end of the season!!  A reminder that result cards must still be submitted even if the match is cancelled!!

11/06/2009 - League tables will hopefully be posted on the website next week - we have not seen any point in producing tables before now due to the high number of matches cancelled due to the wet weather.  Some teams have only played one out of a possible 5 matches in some of the league competitions, so bear with us.  If you want to make up your own tables results up until last Sunday have been posted on the site.

11/06/2009 - For those of you wondering when the Lords Trip will take place this year, unfortunately it will not.  Due to the large volume of international cricket being played on the ground this year it has not been possible to find a suitable date for the trip.  We normally arrange the trip to coincide with a Middlesex CCC match at Lords, but with Test and One Day matches against the West Indies and Australia as well as the Twenty20 competition the county are having to play most of their matches away from Lords.  Hopefully those that were due to go this year will not lose out as we may increase the age to Under 15's from now on.

The Management Committee will review the Lords Trip and the future of representative matches at a future meeting.  Due to problems with finding fixtures for the various age groups, and clashes with the county regional sides it was decided not to carry out net trials in April this year.  We will review this again after the current season ends.

01/06/2009 - The league is pleased to announce a new sponsorship deal with W WALTERS ENGINEERS LTD, of KEMYS WAY, SWANSEA ENTERPRISE PARK, MORRISTON SA6 8QF.  Tel: 01792-797790 Fax: 01792-781164.  The company has agreed a two year sponsorship deal and we are very grateful for their financial support.

24/05/2009 - I am pleased to report that the information we received regarding the death of our president Bill Edwards was incorrect. Our apologies to everyone who may have been affected by the information posted here over the weekend.

21/05/2009 - League results for the first two weeks of the season have now been added.  League Tables will be produced after the latest round of match results are known early next week, and will then be updated weekly.

20/05/2009 - Due to work commitments I have not been able to update the website as I would have liked.  I am in the process of getting the results of matches played during the last 2 weeks from the Assistant Secretary and hope to get them online as soon as possible.  There have been a few withdrawals from the various competitions and clubs affected by these have already been informed.

In the Under 16's League Briton Ferry Town were a late entry into Zone C, taking over the Bye previously allocated to clubs in that zone.  Following the withdrawal of Pontardawe from Zone C of the Under 14's LeagueYnystawe were moved from Zone B into Zone C and will take over Pontardawe's fixtures while Mumbles Blacks came into Zone B and play the fixtures previously allocated to Ynystawe.  Porthcawl have this week withdrawn from Zone D of the Under 14's League with the vacancy offered to Port Talbot Town.  Ystradgynlais have withdrawn from the Zone C of the Under 11's Cup with the vacancy being offered to one of the clubs on the reserve list.

20/05/2009 - Sunday 10th May saw the 2008 Under 13's Cup Final between Pontarddulais and Llanelli played at the Pontarddulais Cricket Ground.  In a closely contested match the home side came out victors by 10 runs.  Hopefully, where the weather allows, we will see more of the outstanding finals played over the next few weeks.

23/02/2009 - Although the league Under 17's lost all five matches on their tour of Barbados you can see what the standard of players they came up against when you look at the Barbados Cricket Association's Presidents XI for their current match against the England touring side. Kraig Braithwaite and Jason Holder, who both scored hundreds for the Wanderers Academy against the league, were both included in the Barbados team.  Holder claimed two wickets in England's first innings and is being talked about as a future West Indies cricketer.

19/02/2009 - The league Under 17's have lost all three matches they have played on tour so far.  They have come up against some very strong academy teams,  You can see scorecards of the matches and follow the tour blog from here.

Today three members of the tour party rescued a woman who had got into difficulties in the sea.  Players Owain Luckwell, Tom Day and tour follower Rhys Williams, all from Gorseinon ran into the sea and prevented the woman from being washed onto the rocks near the hotel.

Philip "Oggie" Holding, Dafen C.C.

04/02/2009 - It is with deep regret that I have to inform member clubs of the sudden and untimely death of Philip "Oggie" Holding of Dafen Cricket Club.  Although he had been unwell during the last two years his death was totally unexpected.  We extend our deepest sympathies to his wife Jen, sons Carl, Ben, and Adam and all their family.

A hard hitting opening batsman Phil began his cricketing career with Dafen in this league and he was a member of the Dafen side which won the inaugural "Bill Edwards" Cup in 1973 and 1974.  Progressing to senior cricket he represented Dafen, Llanelli, Skewen, Copperworks, South Llanelli, Pwll and Felinfoel.  He was a tidy bowler and could also turn his hand to keeping wicket as the above photo shows.

Last season saw him represent the Wales 50+ side in their County Championship and he played regularly for Dafen 2nd XI, helping to bring on the young players and helping them to the Division 2 championship.  He became junior organiser at Dafen around 15 years ago and over this time he saw his teams play in several junior league finals during our finals week at Pontarddulais.

A great character, loved by everyone, he will be greatly missed around the local cricket grounds.  RIP Phil Holding, or as everyone knew him "Oggie".

His funeral will take place at 12.15pm on Tuesday 17th February with a service at the Llanelli & District Chapel, Box Cemetry, Llanelli, and internment in the cemetery.  This will be followed by refreshments at the Dafen Cricket Club.

02/02/2009 - The Chairman and Secretary will be away from Tuesday 10th to Wednesday 25th February.  Any urgent matters should be referred to Ieuan Hughes, Assistant Secretary on 01792-416650.

02/02/2009 - The league and cup fixtures have been circulated to clubs via e-mail and will be posted to those clubs who are not on e-mail within the next couple of days.  The fixtures can be downloaded from the website in word format

Under 11's Cup    Under 12's League    Under 14's League    Under 16's League    Cup Competitions

Or in Adobe Reader's pdf format from here

Under 11's Cup    Under 12's League    Under 14's League    Under 16's League    Cup Competitions

You can download from here

21/11/2008 - The Annual General Meeting of the league takes place at the Neath Cricket Club, The Gnoll, Neath, at 7pm on Wednesday 26th November, 2008.  Paperwork was circulated to clubs on Tuesday 11th November in accordance with the league rules.  If you have not received your copies the agenda can be downloaded from here and the balance sheet here.  Clubs not present at the AGM face a fine of 30 in accordance with the league rules.

Leonard (Len) Thomas, Felinfoel C.C.

21/11/2008 - It is with deep regret that we have to inform clubs of the sudden death of Len Thomas of the Felinfoel Cricket Club, at the age of 72.  Len served the Felinfoel Club as a Committeeman, Secretary and Assistant Secretary.  He was made a life-member of the club earlier this year after his decision to stand down as Junior Organiser during one of the most successful times in the Club's long history.

The club's Under 12's won the League Championship in 2001 and 2002.  The same boys were Runners-Up in the Under 13's Cup in 2003, and Runners Up in the Under 15's Cup in 2005.  As these junior players progressed into the senior sides the club's 2nd XI won the Division Five Championship in 2007 and the 1st XI won the Division Five Championship in 2008.  Len was an all-round sportsman - A Junior Sprint Champion, he played rugby for Felinfoel and Llanelli, cricket for Felinfoel and captained the Allt-y-Grabban Veterans Golf Team.  His work coaching the Juniors at Felinfoel gave him great satisfaction, and he was delighted back in August when the Championship and promotion back to division 4 was secured. His work has left a lasting legacy at the club, and the high esteem in which the young boys viewed Len was plain to see as they volunteered to be bearers at his funeral.  His funeral took place yesterday, 20th November.  We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife Marion, son Mark, daughter Mandy and their families.

Wayne James, Ystalyfera C.C.

06/10/2008 - It is with deep regret that we have to inform clubs of the sudden death of Wayne James of the Ystalyfera Cricket Club.  Wayne has served the Ystalyfera Cricket Club as a player and committeeman for 38 years and was their 1st XI captain in 2008.  He was also one of the club's junior organisers responsible for the Under 11's.  We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife Janice, their family and the Ystalyfera Cricket Club at this sad time.  Funeral arrangements can be obtained from the Ystalyfera Secretary Andrew Rees.

28/08/2008 - With league semi-final play-offs still to be played we are now running out of time in our quest to complete our 2008 finals.  On Sunday we will attempt to get the Under 12 League Final between Carmarthen Wanderers and Ystalyfera underway at 1.30pm with the Under 14's Cup Final between Llangennech and Gorseinon at 4.30pm.  Monday will see us try to play the Under 13's Cup Final between Llanelli and Pontarddulais will get underway at 2pm with the Under 15's Cup Final between Swansea and Mumbles starting at 5pm.  The Under 11's, 14's and 16's Finals will now have to be rescheduled for the start of the 2009 season.

Matthew Griffiths (Swansea Civil Service) has a new mobile telephone number 07876 053159

26/08/2008 - Our attempts to get our finals played continues to be hampered by the unbelievably wet weather we are experiencing this year.  We are still waiting for some of our semi-final play-offs to be played at Under 11, 14 and 16.  Ieuan Hughes, our Assistant Secretary, is in daily contact with the Pontarddulais Cricket Club and we all hope that the weather will relent for us to get the finals played as soon as possible.  The Under 12's final between Carmarthen Wanderers and Ystalyfera was rescheduled for tonight but has had to be cancelled due to the saturated ground and already the Under 13's final between Llanelli and Pontarddulais is already a doubt for tomorrow evening.  The Under 15's Cup final between Swansea and Mumbles is scheduled for Thursday evening and the Under 14's Cup final between Gorseinon and Llangennech is scheduled for Friday evening, but this could all change as the weather takes control.

24/08/2008 - The league finals programme has been hit again with the cancellation of today's Under 13's and Under 14's Cup finals.  With the weather still holding up some of our league semi-final play-offs the finals programme will now have to be reviewed again.

22/08/2008 - The wet weather of the last week has led to all our scheduled finals being cancelled.  Thanks to the excellent support of the Pontarddulais Cricket Club we have been able to re-arrange our finals week for next week.  As some of the semi-final play-offs have yet to be played we have had to re-schedule our matches.  Sunday 24th August will see the Under 13's and Under 14's Cup Finals taking place.  The Under 11's Cup Final is scheduled for Tuesday 26th, the Under 12's League Final on Wednesday 27th and the Under 15's Cup Final on Thursday 28th August.  Weather permitting the week will come to a conclusion on Sunday 31st August with the Under 14's League and Under 16's League finals being played. 

The above schedule is of course dependent on the weather and the outstanding semi-finals being played.  We are indebted to Hugh Williams, groundsman, Alan Rees, chairman,  Matthew Davies, secretary, and the management committee of the Pontarddulais Cricket Club for allowing us the extra time in which to make use of their excellent facilities.

16/08/2008 - The wet weather of the last couple of weeks has played havoc with our finals week.  With the Pontarddulais ground waterlogged we have had to cancel the Under 14's and Under 15's Cup Finals scheduled for tomorrow and with the two semi-finals of the Under 11's Cup and one semi-final of the Under 12's League still to be played and more rain forecast we have had to cancel the finals scheduled for Monday and Tuesday.  Hopefully the Under 13's Cup will be able to go ahead as planned on Wednesday evening.  We hope to reschedule the finals cancelled on Sunday to later in the week.

Under 13's Cup Final will be between Llanelli v Pontarddulais

Under 14's Cup Final will be between Llangennech and Gorseinon

Under 15's Cup Final will be between Swansea and Mumbles

04/08/2008 - The line-up for the various semi-final play-offs are almost complete

Under 16's League - Clydach v Carmarthen Wanderers and Mumbles v BSC Port Talbot - To be played on Tuesday 12th August

Under 14's League - Llangennech v Clydach or Ynysygerwn and Gorseinon v Maesteg Celtic

Under 12's League - Carmarthen Wanderers v Pontarddulais and Ystalyfera v Port Talbot

Under 11's Cup - Pontarddulais v Maesteg and Dafen v Ystradgynlais

30/07/2008 - Glamorgan's James Harris of Pontarddulais has been named in the England Under 19's squad for the five one day matches against New Zealand in August.

England one-day squad: Tom Westley (Essex,capt), William Beer, Ben Brown (both Sussex), Liam Dawson, Hamza Riazuddin (both Hants), Luke Fletcher, Alex Hales, Ian Saxelby (all Notts), James Goodman (Kent), James Harris (Glam), Daniel Redfern (Derbys), Ben Sanderson (Yorks), James Taylor (Leics), Alex Wakely (Northants).

29/07/2008 - The league extends our deepest sympathies to Mark Miller of Pwll C.C. on the death of his mother.  Mark received the sad news during the Bronwydd v Pwll match last Thursday evening, and the match was abandoned as a mark of respect.

29/07/2008 - The latest results have been posted onto the site with league tables due to be posted later this evening.

25/07/2008 - Swansea Civil Service C.C. will be holding a memorial match at their ground on Sunday 27th July in memory of their and the Junior League's late Chairman Henry Williams.  Wickets will be pitched at 2.00pm.  The club also has a new website www.swanseacs.play-cricket.com

25/07/2008 - Representative Matches Update - Players selected for the various age group matches will receive a letter inviting them to play in the match for which they have been selected.  Unfortunately we have experienced problems in arranging matches again this year.  The Under 10's have played one match against Mid Glam, the Under 14's have 2 matches in August and letters have already gone out to the selected players.  The Under 16's have upcoming matches as well.  We are still hoping to arrange matches for the Under 11, 12 and 13's but at the moment things look bleak.  Some of the scheduled matches have had to be abandoned due to the weather.  We hope to play Mid Glam again at Under 10's before the end of the season.  If your child has not played for the league this year we can only apologise, and we will be reviewing our policy for future years. Peter Williams, Chairman

25/07/2008 - A reminder to everyone that this website is run voluntarily and is updated as and when time permits.

03/07/2008 - Help Needed - The Assistant Secretary Ieuan Hughes has today received a result card in the post, which apart from having a stamp on it, is as the card left the printers back in March!!  There is no age group, competition or match result thereon.  In order to avoid a fine the club concerned should contact Ieuan as soon as possible.

01/07/2008 - The League Under 16's take on Gorseinon College at the Gorseinon Cricket Ground on Wednesday 9th July with wickets pitched at 10.45am.

01/07/2008 - We have just been informed that Callum Walters has been selected for yje Wales Under 11's squad and Ashley Colston for the Wales Under 12's squad for the 2008 season.  Both boys are from the Maesteg Cricket Club, and I'm sure you will join me in congratulating them both on their selection.

19/06/2008 - The league Under 10's defeated their Mid Glam counterparts in a close fought encounter at Gorseinon on Sunday.  The match report can be found here and the match scorecard here.  There were two notable performances as captain Ellis Richards of Llanelli scored a half-century and Gareth Thomas of Gorseinon took a hat-trick.

18/06/2008 - Congratulations to Matthew Pryce (Neath), James Carpenter (Dafen), Charles Lowen (Swansea) and Tom Morgan (Maesteg Celtic) who have been selected in the 16 man Wales U15`s squad for 2008.  We also congratulate Daniel Jones (Carmarthen Wanderers) and Steffan Jones (Bronwydd) on their selection for the Wales Under 12's squad, and Aneurin Donald (Gorseinon) and Callum Eakins (Gowerton) on their selection for the Wales Under 11's squad.  If you know of any other players from league clubs who are in the national sides please e-mail the secretary.

16/06/2008 - I'm pleased to say that the approved league tables have now been uploaded onto the site.  Please accept my apologies for the delay but my wife was readmitted to hospital last week.  Hopefully they will now be kept up to date on a regular basis.  Results for week ending 14th June are also now online, and Cup results have also been updated.  League tables in word format can be found here or in .pdf format here.

10/06/2008 - Latest results have now been uploaded and league tables will follow later.

 
10/06/2008 - Can I draw clubs attention to the advert on page 67 in the league handbook for the Cricket Coaching Mat www.cricketcoachingmats.com
 
Clubs say it is the best thing they have ever bought for their juniors and as a special offer there is a 10 discount on any order from South Wales Junior League Clubs.

10/06/2008 - Match Result Cards - Clubs are not completing result cards properly.  Ieuan Hughes, Assistant Secretary, has had to make several telephone calls to clubs to find out match scores.  This will now stop and any cards received incomplete will be marked down as not received and this will lead to a fine and could lead to a deduction of points.  You have been warned

20/05/2008 - Results for the first 2 weeks of the season have now been added to the site.  League tables will be updated as soon as possible - my wife is currently in hospital in Carmarthen so between working and visiting her I have little time to spend on updating the website.

10/5/2008 - Clubs are reminded that it is the duty of the home club to contact their opponents to organise dates of all cup fixtures.

10/05/2008 - There have been a few withdrawals from league competitions - Briton Ferry Town from the Under 11's league, Hendy from the Under 14's league, Morriston from the Under 16's league, and Swansea Civil Service from the Under 14's reserve league.  Gowerton Blues will replace Hendy in the Under 14's league and still honour their fixtures in the Under 14 reserve division.

10/05/2008 - Omitted from the 2008 Handbook - Kidwelly Town C.C. - Rhydian Griffiths, Bryn Sul, 53 Ferry Road, Kidwelly. Tel: 01554-891139.  Mumbles C.C. use their artificial wicket for all Under 11 & Under 12's matches.  Mumbles C.C. will also use Underhill Park & Murton Green when their own ground is unavailable.

10/05/2008 - The league chairman's mobile number on page 1 of the handbook is wrong - the correct number is listed on page 83 under Gorseinon C.C.

10/5/2008 - Martin Donnelly of Ystradgynlais C.C. has a new mobile number - 07891-786954.

10/5/2008 - All correspondence for Margam C.C. should be addressed to Peter Reynolds, Secretary, 40 Victoria Road, Aberavon, Port Talbot SA12 6AD. Tel: 01639-885752 (H) or 07989-123507 (Mobile).

10/5/2008 - Following the league indoor net trials letters have been sent out to all the players selected for the league squads for 2008, and the Under 14's trip to Lords.  The squads will appear on the website as soon as possible.

22/02/2008 - It was mixed results for our two England players in the two one-day matches played today.  James Harris returned excellent figures of 5-29 from 10 overs and scored 8no from 5 balls as England Under 19's lost by 13 runs to Bangladesh Under 19's in the latest round of World Cup matches. Chasing a target of 150 England were bowled out for 136 with 14 balls of their innings remaining.  England qualify for the quarter finals despite the defeat and will now face Zone D winners - probably India - on Sunday.  See the match scorecard here.

Stephanie Davies scored 25 from 33 balls and took 0-14 from 4 overs as England Ladies beat New Zealand 'A' by 97 runs.  See the match scorecard here.  England now go on to play New Zealand in five one day matches over the next 10 days, with the first match on Sunday 24th February.

19/02/2008 - James Harris took 2-22 from 7 overs as England Under 19's began their World Cup campaign with a convincing 10 wicket win over Bermuda in Malaysia.  This followed his 3-40 in England's opening match 10 wicket win against Ireland.  Follow the Under 19's World Cup from here.

14/02/2007 - Congratulations to Stephanie Davies, formerly of Aberdare C.C., who now plays for Bath & Somerset Ladies.  On Monday 11th February she became the latest player from the league to play International cricket when she made her England one-day debut against Australia in Sydney and returned the excellent figures of 9 overs 0 maidens 47 runs 4 wickets.  She becomes the second player from the league to progress into the England Ladies Senior sides following Hannah Lloyd.  Hopefully she will soon progress into the Test team as well, as England take on Australia at the Bowral on Friday, before they move onto the New Zealand leg of the tour where they will play a further five one day internationals.  See the scorecard from the 5th ODI here.  You can read more on Stephanie on the Somerset C.C.C. website and read an article from the Times here.  Stephanie spent last summer at Lords as one of the MCC Young Cricketers and will return there again this summer.

The Somerset website states that Stephanie was awarded her cap ahead of the game by captain Charlotte Edwards.  Batting first the hosts scored 211 for nine in their 50 overs, with the Somerset player being the pick of the bowlers, taking four wickets for 47 from her nine overs.

In reply England were all out for 170 with Stephanie, who batted at number 10, being dismissed for two. After the game Steph Davies said: "It was really exciting to make my debut and play my first international for England at the SCG. I started nervously, but then got back into it towards the end to get four wickets." 

"It was really hard to begin with and the Australian batters were really going for it. If you didn't get the ball in the right areas they'd take advantage and punish you for it.  The Bath youngster added: "We're obviously disappointed not to win the series - we had been playing good enough cricket to win it, but we're confident going through to the Ashes on Friday."  This result means that the one day series was tied at two matches each.

Stephanie Davies in action

She was part of the Aberdare side which won the Under 16's League in 2004.

06/02/2008 - Our Treasurer Brinley John has made it a hat-trick of awards for his outstanding services to cricket.  Back in the summer he was awarded a certificate in the England & Wales Cricket Board's NATWEST OSCAS.  In December he won the Kelly Evans Shield at the Brin Isaac Memorial Awards Dinner in Llanelli and last week he was awarded The Ryan Jones memorial award for outstanding services to sport by Carmarthenshire Local Sports Council in partnership with Carmarthenshire County Council.  Unfortunately Brin has been unwell for a few weeks and was unable to attend the latest awards ceremony at the Stradey Park Hotel but the award was delivered to his home later in the week.  Congratulations to Brin on all his awards - they are all well deserved after his 35 years outstanding service to the league, and we all wish him a speedy recovery.

06/02/2008 - The Indoor Net Trials will be held at Coedcae School, Llanelli on the following dates:

    Under 10's - Tuesday 11th March    Under 11's Tuesday 18th March, Under 12's Tuesday 1st April,

    Under 13's Tuesday 8th April and Under 14's Tuesday 15th April.

Nomination forms have been e-mailed to those clubs on the e-mail list and will be posted out to other clubs later this week.  Alternatively you can download the nomination forms from the members area.  Forms must be returned to the secretary by no later than Saturday 1st March.

15/01/2007 - It is with deep regret that I have to announce the death of our Chairman Henry Williams.  Although unwell, and unable to attend meetings during the last year he continued to take an interest in all the league's activities.  He attended our AGM in November and was looking forward being able to be more involved in the coming year, so his death has come as a great shock to us all.  We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife Gill and their family at this sad time.

Funeral Wednesday 23rd January, service 1.15 p.m. at Capel-Y-Crwys, Three Crosses, prior to cremation 2.30 p.m. at Swansea Crematorium. Family flowers only, donations in lieu if so desired (cheques only please), to Ty Olwen c/o Eddie Tucker Funeral Directors, 10 Swan Court, The Precinct, Killay, SA2 7BA. Telephone 01792 280101.

14/01/2008 - The League & Cup fixtures are now online and can be downloaded from here.  Fixtures have also been posted out to clubs - please check for errors and contact the assistant secretary asap if you find any!!

12/01/2008 - League and Cup fixtures for the coming season are in the process of being finalised and should be published on the website within the next week.  Disappointingly there has been a very poor response to requests for clubs to submit their 2007 averages for the Under 14's and 16's, but those received will be published here on the website soon.

12/01/2008 - We are awaiting confirmation from Lords regarding the annual Under 14's trip to the Indoor Cricket School. Hopefully the trip will take place on Friday 30th May 2008 which coincides with the first day of the Middlesex v Derbyshire County Championship match.  Once again we are grateful to Russell Davies for his continued support of this trip.

10/11/2007 - The Annual General Meeting will take place at St. Helens, Swansea on Wednesday 28th November 2007 commencing at 7pm.  Clubs are reminded that if they do not attend they face a 30.00 fine.  Details will be forwarded to clubs in the next few days.

10/11/2007 - It gives us great pleasure in announcing that Stephanie Davies, formerly of Aberdare C.C. and who now plays her cricket for the Somerset Ladies has been selected for the Senior England Ladies squad which tours Australia and New Zealand this winter.  Announcing the squad the senior coach Mark Dobson said

Steph Davies will be a great asset to the squad. She has been performing consistently in the LV County Championships and Super 4s for the past few seasons as well as for the England Development side.  She offers us additional depth in our batting and bowling departments and it'll be a great opportunity for her to show what she can do at the next level."  The full squad can be seen here.  I'm sure everyone will join me in congratulating Stephanie on her selection, and wish her a successful tour and hope that she can help the Ladies retain the Ashes which they won by beating Australia on home ground in 2005.

10/11/2007 - Congratulations to Gwennan Davies of Clydach who, following her trip to Edgbaston on the 22nd September, has been invited back to attend further coaching during the winter with the ECB Junior Womens Regional Programme.

27/09/2007 - Well done to Rosie Fuge (Gowerton), Chloe O'Connor (Ynystawe), Emily Thomas (Llanelli), and Gwenan Davies (Clydach) on being selected to play for the Wales Girls Under 13's in the ECB Under 13's National Final against Kent at the County Ground, Taunton earlier this month.  Samantha Howells (Port Talbot Town) played in the earlier rounds of the competition.

27/09/2007 - Congratulations to Gwenan Davies (Clydach) on being invited to attend the ECB Junior Womens Regional Programme of squad coaching at Edgbaston on Saturday 22nd September.  It caps a fine year for the all-rounder who also played for the Senior Wales Ladies against the MCC Ladies.

05/09/2007 - For your information the 2008 league season will commence on Monday 5th May and will run for 14 weeks, ending on Thursday 7th August.  The semi-final play-offs will then take place during the week commencing Sunday 10th August, with the finals week scheduled for Sunday 17th to Sunday 24th August inclusive.  Any clubs thinking of planning a tour are asked to avoid the semi-finals and finals weeks and are reminded that they can reschedule a league match in accordance with league rules.  Cup play by dates dates will change by 2 days due to the leap year.

31/08/2007 - Photos from the finals week have now been added to the site and can be found here.

31/08/2007 - We have another Champion among us - Our treasurer Mr. Brinley John was awarded a 1st and 3rd prize for his onions at the Pontarddulais Horticultural Show last Monday.  He is now available, at a cost, to give help and advice to groups or individuals on how to grow prized onions.  Let us hope he doesn't take it up on a full time basis or our finances will suffer!!  Well done Bryn.  He has also received a certificate from the ECB for his nomination in the 'Outstanding Services to Cricket' category in the NATWEST Oscas Awards.

30/08/2007 - The league Under 11's lost their match against Carmarthenshire at Pwll C.C. by 2 wickets yesterday to bring the curtain down on the 2007 season.  Batting first the league scored 97-8 with Ben Francis of Mumbles top scoring, and in reply the Carmarthenshire region reached the target with 4 overs to spare.

27/08/2007 - The Summer Draw was made at the Pontarddulais Cricket Club on Sunday 26th August and the prize winners can be found here.

27/08/2007 - The finals week came to an end in glorious sunshine at Pontarddulais yesterday.  In the two finals played Maesteg Celtic won the 'Roy John Shield' when they defeated Pontarddulais by runs to become the 2007 Under 14's League Winners, and Gowerton Blues defeated Briton Ferry Town by 88 runs to take the 'Bill Edwards Cup' become the 2007 Under 16's League Winners.  The Under 14's Man of the Match was Glen Williams of Maesteg Celtic who scored 50no and took took 4-11, while the Under 16's Man of the Watch award went to Jack Lyle of Gowerton.

24/08/2007 - Carmarthen Wanderers won the Under 11's Cup when they defeated Ystalyfera at Pontarddulais last night.  The Ystalyfera team put up a spirited performance but were well beaten by the more experienced Carmarthen team.  Daniel Jones, grandson of our late vice-chairman Glyn Jones, was voted Man of the Match for his all-round performance.

23/08/2007 - The final representative match of the season takes place at Pwll cricket ground Llanelli on Wednesday 29th August when the Under 11's take on Carmarthenshire with wickets pitched at 11.30am.  Letters have been sent out to the boys selected to represent the league in this match.  Carmarthenshire have cancelled the Under 10's match scheduled for the same day.

Unfortunately the weather has played havoc with our representative match programme this year with the vast majority of matches cancelled.  We hope that the boys selected for the various age group squads this year, and who have not played for the league, will still attend our net trials next spring.

23/08/2007 - Maesteg Celtic are the latest winners in our finals week as they defeated Gowerton by 9 wickets in the 'Les Sharp' Under 13's Cup competition last night.  Alex Griffiths was named man of the match by umpires Garry Hughes and Des Hill, for his 48 not out.  The match scorecard can be found here.

21/08/2007 - Congratulations to Mumbles Under 12's who defeated Llanelli by 38 runs in the League Final played at Pontarddulais tonight.  Batting first Mumbles amassed 321 for the loss of 5 wickets for a net score of 301, while Llanelli scored 299 for the loss of 9 wickets for a net score of 263.  The match scorecard can be found here.  It was an excellent game of cricket played in good spirit.  Glamorgan legend Don Shepherd presented the runners-up trophy to the Llanelli captain Oliver Furneaux and Daniel Jones presented the "Glyn Jones Memorial Trophy" to the Mumbles captain Ieuan Rosser.

20/08/2007 - Heavy overnight rain has meant that the ground in Pontarddulais is too wet for tonight's scheduled Under 11's Cup Final between Carmarthen Wanderers and Ystalyfera.  The final will now take place at the same venue on Thursday 23rd August, commencing at 5.30pm.

20/08/2007 - Congratulations to Mumbles Under 14's and Pontarddulais Under 15's who won the first two finals to be played during our finals week.  In the 'John Davies' Under 14's cup final Pontarddulais batted first and scored 85-4 from their 20 overs with Andrew Williams top scoring with 30, Rhodri Davies 14, Steffan Jones 11 and Thomas Carey 11.  For Mumbles Ellis Jones took 2-10, James Shiels 1-27 and Jamie Sheldon 1-7.  In reply Mumbles reached the target for the loss of only 1 wicket thanks to 42no from Cameron Protheroe, 29 from Daniel Lewis-Williams and 9no from Ellis Jones.  The only wicket taker for Pontarddulais was Steffan Jones with 1-12.  Umpires Brian Jones and Neil Hobbs adjudged Cameron Protheroe for the "Man of the Match" award.  You can view the match scorecard here

In the Under 15's 'DC Thomas' Cup Final Gowerton batted first and scored91-9 from their 20 overs with Lee Nicholas top scoring with 24, Tom Jones 15, and Toby Davies 13 with the damage being done by Daniel Roberts 4-17, Thomas Carey 2-20 and William Jones 1-12 with 2 run outs.  In reply Pontarddulais were guided home to a 6 wicket win by a fine 62no from England Under 15's Daniel Roberts.  Wicket takers for Gowerton were Joe Parkhouse 1-15 and Lewis Beynon 2-6 with 1 run out.  Umpires Neil Hobbs and Brian Jones adjudged Daniel Roberts as the "Man of the Match".  You can view the match scorecard here.

17/08/2007 - The League is pleased to announce that they have agreed a new 3 year sponsorship deal with 'H' Sports, 49 The Grove, Uplands, Swansea.  This is an extension to the one year deal which the company agreed to prior to the commencement of the current season and will cover the 2008-2010 seasons.  We are very grateful to 'H' Sports for their continued support.

16/08/2007 - Gareth Thomas and Daniel Roberts both played for the England Under 15's in their matches against the England Regional XI at Loughborough last week - scorecards from the match can be found here.  Both boys scored runs and took wickets in the matches - Well done boys!!

16/08/2007 - The league finals week takes place at the Pontarddulais Cricket Ground from Sunday 19th to Sunday 26th August 2007 (weather permitting!!) and the match programme is coming together.  There are still a couple of semi-final matches to be completed but the match schedule can be found here.

07/08/2007 - The league tables have now been updated to include the results of the last 2 weeks - I'd like to thank everyone for their patience, but the delay in updating the site was unavoidable.

30/07/2007 - Due to events outside the league the webmaster may not be able to update the league results and league tables this week.  We would like to apologise to all clubs for any inconvenience caused.

30/07/2007 - Congratulations to Gareth Thomas of Carmarthen Wanderers and Daniel Roberts of Pontarddulais on their selection to the England Under 15's squad for matches against the Regional Select Under 17's at Loughborough between the 4th and 9th August.    We also congratulate James Harris of Pontarddulais and Glamorgan on his selection for the England Under 19's squad after several impressive performances for the county in his maiden season in first class cricket. 

20/07/2007 - A request for the Under 14's match between Carmarthen Wanderers and Llandysul scheduled for the 9th August to be rearranged to the 10th August due to the Under 14's Festival has been turned down in accordance with rule 11b of the Competition Rules.  All clubs are expected to play through the various festivals which are being held over the next few weeks.

20/07/2007 - Clubs are still submitting result cards without total scores shown putting the result in doubt!! Please ensure that all details are included on the card.

18/07/2007 - The Under 13's match against Mid Glam will take place at Newbridge Fields, Bridgend on Sunday 22nd July - a map can be found here - park in the Council Offices off Merthyr Mawr Road (Don't follow the route to the Bridgend Athletic Club as you will have passed the ground).  Letters have gone out to the boys selected. 

The Under 13's match against Pembrokeshire on Wednesday 25th July will take place at Haverfordwest Cricket Ground directions to which can be found here - any boy selected who is looking for transport should contact the secretary John Davies on 01554-778951 to arrange a lift.  Pembrokeshire have requested a 11.30am start so players are asked to be at the ground by no later than 10.45am.

14/07/2007 - Unfortunately we have had to cancel the Under 10's and Under 11's matches against Carmarthenshire planned for tomorrow due to the unavailability of many of our players.  As we were playing Carmarthenshire we could only select a few of their players and with most of our team made up of players from West Glam our team was decimated when their players pulled out as they were playing for their region.  We apologise to everyone but in the circumstances there is nothing we could do.

10/07/2007 - Clubs are reminded that competition rules state that the player numbers for the Under 11 cup are 8 a side and for the Under 12 league is 10 a side.  These must be adhered to at all times

09/07/2007 - The representative teams for the Under 10 & Under 11 matches against Carmarthenshire on Sunday 15th July and the Under 13 matches against Pembrokeshire on Wednesday 18th & 25th July have been posted on the website today.  Letters will be posted to the boys selected tomorrow.  See the teams here.

02/07/2007 - League tables have been updated (subject to confirmation by Assistant Secretary 3/7/07) and can be downloaded in word format here.  There are a few outstanding result cards which have attracted a fine and are now accruing a points deduction - don't forget to send your's in even if the match is cancelled.

02/07/2007 - I'm sorry to have to report that our league treasurer Brinley John is back in hospital after a very brief return home.  We wish him a speedy recovery and hope he is soon back among us and taking charge of the fines again!!

02/07/2007 - The two representative matches planned for yesterday were both cancelled due to the wet weather.  Unfortunately we are unable to re-arrange these fixtures.

26/06/2007 - Clubs are reminded that they must send a result card in even if the match is cancelled due to the weather.  Late result cards or cards not received are liable to a fine and a points deduction.  Don't let your side down - get your result cards in on time - it also helps us to keep the league tables up to date.  There are some cards outstanding - see the league tables for more information.

25/06/2007 - Congratulations to Gwenan Davies of Clydach C.C. who represented the Wales Ladies XI in their recent match against the MCC Ladies at the Radyr Cricket Club, Cardiff on Friday 15th June.  Gwenan opened the bowling and had figures of 1-19 from 7.1 overs when the match was abandoned.  Her return should have been even better as she had a catch dropped by the wicket keeper off the second ball of the match and another dropped in the slips during her second spell.

20/06/2007 - Letters have today been posted to the boys who have been selected to play for the league Under 10's against Mid Glamorgan at Hirwaun C.C. and the Under 13's against West Glamorgan at Skewen C.C. on Sunday 1st July 2007.  The teams have now been posted on the website.

20/06/2007 - The East Zone of the Under 9's softball competition gets underway on Sunday with a festival at the Ynysygerwn Cricket Club commencing at 10.30am.  There has been a late entry into the Zone with Porthawl C.C. taking up the vacant place, making it 6 clubs competing.  Originally it was suggested that clubs invite a team from the West Zone to make up the numbers but this is no longer necessary, so if your club has contacted a guest team then please advise them of the change.  Ynystawe and Porthcawl need to advise the secretary of dates when they can host a festival.

14/06/2007 - The league treasurer Brinley John is a patient at Prince Philip Hospital in Llanelli and I'm sure everyone will join me in wishing him a speedy recovery.

14/06/2007 - A reminder to clubs in Zone D of the Under 11's Cup Competition that Margam have withdrawn from the competition.  This was posted on the site on the 1st May.  Also Aberdare were moved into Zone C prior to the commencement of the season.

13/06/2007 - Shaun Morgan of Port Talbot Blues has had a transfer granted to the Port Talbot Golds in the Under 12's League Competition.

13/06/2007 - A large number of result cards have been received without the total runs scored being entered thereon.  Prior to the season clubs were circulated with samples of correctly completed result cards.  These details are required in order to supply the press with match results.  In future result cards received by the Assistant Secretary incomplete or wrongly completed will be deemed as not received and clubs may be fined and have points deducted.

12/06/2007 - A complaint has been received regarding an inadequate wicket prepared for a recent Junior League Under 16's match.  Clubs are reminded that they have a duty to provide a safe playing environment for players of all ages.  The league is monitoring the situation and action may be taken against any club found to be providing sub-standard wickets.

12/06/2007 - Due to work commitments Paul Kenealy has had to stand down as organiser of the Mumbles Blacks Under 11's squad, and has been replaced by Stuart Shiels, 7 Weig Gardens, Gendros, Swansea Tel: 01792-585842 or 07969-314663.

12/06/2007 - The league Under 12's played Mid-Glam Under 12's at the picturesque Margam Park yesterday and came away with a 4 wicket win.  Only one player from the team originally selected took the field as the team was decimated by players withdrawing due to representing West Glamorgan and Carmarthenshire Regions.  League officials were left frustrated when news filtered through that players in the league squad had been told by their counties that they were not required to play and these players were then left without matches on one of the warmest days of the summer.  More information on the match to follow when available.

12/06/2007 - News has just been received regarding an excellent performance by one of our Under 11's Squad players Daniel Jones of Carmarthen Wanderers.  Playing for Carmarthenshire Under 12's against Pembrokeshire Under 12's at Stradey Park, Llanelli yesterday Daniel returned the excellent figures of 5-26 and followed this up with an outstanding 138no with the bat.  Daniel is in the Wales Under 11's squad again this year after making his debut for them as an under 10 in 2006.  Daniel is the grandson of the late Glyn Jones, Vice-Chairman of the Junior League.  Despite Daniel's efforts Carmarthenshire still lost the match.

07/06/2007 - Congratulations to James Harris of Pontarddulais C.C. who is the latest player from within the Junior League to progress into the Glamorgan 1st XI.  Since his debut he has been in record breaking form with both bat and ball.  In a recent match against Gloucestershire at Bristol he celebrated his birthday in style and returned match figures of 12/118 to become the youngest ever player to take ten wickets or more in a match.  He took 7-66 in the first innings and 5-52 in the second innings.  In the current match against against Nottinghamshire he has excelled with the bat as he scored 87no to become the youngest ever player to score a Championship half-century for the county.  He featured in a record 9th wicket partnership of 185 with another of our former players Robert Croft who scored 115.  Harris was denied a possible century when he ran out of partners when Dean Cosker was dismissed.  He followed that up with 2 wickets in the Nottinghamshire first innings, and his performance must have impressed England Under 19's Coach Andy Pick who was watching from the stands.

Another former league player Gareth Rees recently scored his maiden first class century when he scored 107 in the Glamorgan v Esses match at Swansea.

07/06/2007 - The links to the league tables are now working - for some reason there was a slight problem which has now been rectified.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

05/06/2007 - To Junior Organisers - Please ensure that when you post your result cards you have paid the correct postage fees as Royal Mail no longer deliver mail with wrong postage.  The Assistant Secretary does not have the ability to visit the Royal Mail Sorting Office in Llansamlet to collect and pay for such items.  Result Cards arriving late or not received are subject to a fine and possible points deduction - You have been warned!!

04/06/2007 - The League squad attended the Lords Indoor Cricket School for their Annual Coaching trip on Friday and a very enjoyable day was had by all.  We are very grateful to Russell Davies for his continued support of this trip.  Photos from the day have now been added to the site and can be viewed from here.

Action from the 2007 league coaching trip to Lords.

04/06/2007 - The League Under 12's play Mid Glamorgan Under 12's at Margam C.C. next Sunday 10th June with wickets pitched at 1pm.  Players are required to be at the ground by 12 mid-day.  The team can be found here.

29/05/2007 - Warning to Junior Organisers - We've had the first instance of a club being awarded a match due to their opponents failing to comply with the rules!!  Clubs were warned before the season started of the amendment to rule 4a which was voted on at the AGM last November.  The rule clearly states that "a minimum of 6 players on the fielding side must bowl, with the exception of the wicket keeper. Failure to comply with this rule will result in the award of the match to the opposing team".  Don't let the side down - Ensure that your club complies with the rules.

22/05/2007 - Congratulations to Charles Lowen of Swansea and Thomas Morgan of Maesteg Celtic who have both been selected for the Wales Under 14 squad for the coming season.

16/05/2007 - The league are hoping to re-arrange the Under 13's match against Pembrokeshire which was cancelled last Sunday.  We are seeking venues for Sunday 27th May.

16/05/2007 - In an effort to establish uniformity at our representative matches the league are looking at making cricket shirts and a short sleeve sweater available to squad members to purchase.  Each player will be allocated a squad number and this will appear on the rear of the shirt, and the league logo will be embroidered on the front.  We are currently seeking prices for the shirts and once this is finalised we will be writing to parents.

15/05/2007 - Felinfoel have withdrawn from Zone A of the Under 14's League due to a lack of players and they will be replaced by Gowerton Blues.  Ammanford have withdrawn from Zone A of the Under 12's League due to a lack of players and they will be replaced by Llanelli 'B'.  Due to a clash of fixtures between the two Llanelli and Gowerton teams there may have to be some flexibility over venues for matches.

14/05/2007 - Results of the matches scheduled to be played during the first week of the season have now been posted on the site.  In a very wet week not many matches were played to a successful conclusion.

14/05/2007 - There are still some boys selected for the Lords Trip on the 1st June who haven't sent back the Parent Consent form & payment for the trip.  Make sure you have returned your form or you may lose out on the trip.

14/05/2007 - The Under 13's match against Pembrokeshire was cancelled on Sunday due to the heavy rain.

14/05/2007 - Ystradgynlais C.C. are looking for fixtures for their Under 10/11 side for the coming season.  Anyone able to help can contact Carwyn Hopkins on 01639 845052 or 07831 635023 (Mobile)

08/05/2007 - Due to a clash with the West Glam v Mid Glam Under 13's fixture next Sunday we have had to make 2 changes in our team for the fixture against Pembrokeshire.  Sam Davies of Gowerton replaces Cameron Bamford (BSC) and Owen Morgan (Llangennech) replaces David Phillips (Mumbles) with Chris Jenkins (Gorseinon) coming in as 12th man.

08/05/2007 - Disappointingly the Under 16 League season got off to a damp start on Tuesday evening with rain arriving in the west early evening.

08/05/2007 - The list of re-arranged matches agreed by the management committee can be found here.

07/05/2007 - The final two representative squads have been announced and letters have been posted to the boys selected for the Under 10's and Under 11's squads for the coming season.  The squads can be seen here - if you are included but have not received your letter by the end of this week it is due to you not yet returning the form you were given at the indoor net trials.  Your letter has been sent to your club's junior organiser.

07/05/2007 - Letters have today been posted to the boys selected to represent the league Under 13's against Pembrokeshire Under 13's at Gorseinon next Sunday 13th May.  The team for the match can be seen here - if you haven't received your letter by Thursday 11th May please contact the secretary John Davies 01554-778951 to confirm your availability.

07/05/2007 - The League Under 13's defeated their Mid Glamorgan counterparts at Ystradfechan, Treorchy on Sunday.  See the match report submitted by Peter Williams here.

01/05/2007 - Margam have withdrawn from Zone D of the Under 11's Cup Competition and BSC Port Talbot from Zone D of the Under 12's League Competition.

01/05/2007 - Are you a parent or junior player who scores for your club on occasions, but are unsure if what you are doing is right?  If you click here you will find a 15 minute guide to scoring which is aimed at beginners and will greatly assist you.

30/04/2007 - News has just been received that Tom Cartwright, former England, Warwickshire, Somerset & Glamorgan bowler, has passed away.  Tom has helped the development of many young cricketers throughout Wales in his position as Director of Coaching with the Welsh Cricket Association, and Coach of the Wales Under 16's for many years.  Our deepest sympathy goes to his family at this sad time.  See the BBC news artice here.

30/04/2007 - Letters have been issued to those boys selected in the league squads at Under 12's, Under 13's, the Lords Trip and the Barbados Tour 2009.  The squads can be seen here - If you are in the squad and haven't received your letter then you have not returned the contacts form issued at the net trials and the letter has had to be sent via your cricket club.  A reminder that unfortunately we will not be sending letters out to those who have not been selected.  The final net trials for the Under 10's & 11's are being held at Coedcae School, Llanelli, tomorrow night - 1st May.

30/04/2007 - The league Under 15's defeated BSC Port Talbot by 156 runs at the BSC ground on Sunday.  Batting first the league reached 248-4 with Joe Parkhouse (Gowerton) scoring an excellent 118no, and Daniel Rees (Skewen) 35.  In reply BSC were bowled out for 92 with Ashley Churchill 3-8 off 6 overs and Tom Day 3-11 doing the damage.  The match was being held to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the BSC club's entry into the South Wales Cricket Association.  Read the match report written by Peter Williams here.

30/04/2007 - The league Under 13's travel to play Mid Glamorgan on Sunday 6th May - the team can be found here.  There has been a change of venue since the letters were sent out to the players selected - the match will now be played at Ystradfechan which is near Treorchy in the Rhondda.  A map can be found here (This is to the bowls club - you will have to ask where the cricket ground is!!).  The Under 13's will entertain Pembrokeshire on Sunday 13th May with the team due to be selected this week.

26/04/2007 - The league is pleased to announce that they have received a grant of 500 from the Llanelli Rural Council's Community Development Fund.  The grant has been awarded towards the running costs of the league's representative programme and the Under 14's annual coaching trip to Lords.  We thank the council for their generous help.

26/04/2007 - The league are pleased to announce that we have secured a sponsorship deal with 'H' Sports, Swansea, for the coming season.  We also welcome Design Concept Interiors Ltd, of Swansea as sponsors of the Under 14's league and London & Oriental Homes, of Swansea as sponsors of the Under 16's League.  We are grateful to Mr. Henry Williams of 'H' Sports and all our sponsors and handbook advertisers for their invaluable support.  Without the support of local councils and local companies the cost of running the league would be very restrictive.

26/04/2007 - A big thank you to everyone who has attended the indoor net trials again this year.  The standard has been very high and the selectors have had difficulty selecting the final league squads.  The final trial for the Under 10's & 11's will be held next Tuesday 1st May.  Once the squads have been selected letters will be sent out to the players selected - unfortunately we will be unable to write to everyone who attended so if you have not received a letter within 3 weeks of attending the net trials then you have not been successful on this occasion.

13/04/2007 - Apologies if you haven't been able to access the website in the last couple of days but this was due to the transfer of the site onto new servers.  This has now been done and hopefully there will be no more problems.

07/04/2007 - We apologise in advance if there is a loss of service on the website - we have been advised that the company hosting our website will withdraw it's web hosting service from the end of April and we have to find another hosting company by then.  There may be a loss of service during the changeover.

07/04/2007 - Due to circumstances beyond our control we have had to cancel the Under 13's net trials scheduled for Tuesday 10th April.  These will now take place at Coedcae School, Llanelli on Tuesday 24th April 2007 instead.  The Under 10/11 net trials will now take place on Tuesday 1st May instead of the 24th April.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.  Players should turn up on the new dates at the same times as they were originally advised.

05/03/2007 - An error has been found on the Under 16's Zone D fixtures for the 29th May and the 17th July - Clubs affected have been informed but the corrected fixtures can be found here.

05/03/2007 - The Indoor Net Trials will take place as follows:

Tuesday 3rd April 2007 - Under 14's        Tuesday 10th April 2007 - Under 13's
Tuesday 17th April 2007 - Under 12's      Tuesday 24th April 2007 - Under 10's & Under 11's

Nomination forms have to be returned by Junior Organisers by Thursday 8th March.

05/03/2007 - The Under 14's Annual Trip to the Indoor Cricket School at Lords has been confirmed for Friday 1st June 2007.  The squad will be selected from those who attend the Indoor Net Trials at Coedcae School.

23/01/2007 - Nomination forms for the Indoor Net Trials are being sent out to clubs within the next couple of weeks.  Once again the nest will be held at the excellent facilities at Coedcae School, Llanelli.  Clubs will not have to nominate those that were included in our league squads for 2006 as we already have these boys on record.

23/01/2007 - The 2007 fixtures have now been added to the website - these are subject to change in the event of a club withdrawing from any of the Leagues / Zones. To see the fixtures click here or use the menu at the side of the page.

21/01/2007 - The 2006 Averages have now been added to the website - apologies for the delay but this is down to the poor response from the clubs.  No averages were sent in by Clydach, Dafen, Dyffryn, Felinfoel, Margam, Neath, Pontardawe, Porthcawl, Port Talbot, Pwll, Swansea, Ynystawe and Ystalyfera.  You can see the Under 16's Batting & Bowling and the Under 14 Batting & Bowling averages by clicking on the links. 

23/10/2006 - Photographs from the presentation evening have finally been added to the website - apologies for the poor quality, but the flash on the camera was not powerful enough to cope with the poor lighting around the stage.  Click here to see the photos.

23/10/2006 - Club organisers are again asked to send in their Under 14 and Under 16's averages to the secretary as soon as possible.  Response to date has been very poor. 

22/08/2006 - Junior Organisers are asked to send their club's Under 14 and Under 16 League Averages to the secretary as soon as possible so that they can be added to the website.  Get them in now, don't leave it a couple of weeks, by then you will have forgotten about them.  If your juniors have performed well during the season let them see their performances listed on the website and in the 2007 handbook.  Many clubs did not submit their averages in 2005 don't let your club be one of the missing ones this year.  They can be e-mailed to the secretary.  The first club to submit their averages were Mumbles.

21/08/2006 - The League Finals Week came to a successful conclusion yesterday when the final two matches were played at Pontarddulais.  Despite the heavy rain on Saturday, and overcast conditions at the start of the afternoon, both matches were concluded without any rain interruptions.  In the Under 14's League final Carmarthen Wanderers bounced back from their disappointments in the Under 14's Cup final to defeat Maesteg Celtic by 66 runs.  Opening bats Andrew Edwards 52no and Gareth Thomas 50no set Carmarthen up for a big score before they both had to retire due to the rules of the competition.  The Carmarthen innings closing on 131-2 from their 20 overs.  In reply Maesteg Celtic were always behind the clock and  their innings closed on 75-6 with Owen Ham scoring 18 and Tom Morgan 16.  Wicket takers for the Wanderers were Andrew Edwards 2-0-9-1, Gareth Thomas 2-0-9-1, Daniel Jones 4-0-14-1 and Ryan Preece 1-0-5-1.  Gareth Thomas was declared man of the match by the Umpires Neil Hobbs and Brian Jones.

In the Under 16's Final Swansea defeated local rivals Morriston by 6 wickets.  Batting first Morriston scored 81 for 8  with Stuart Johnson top scoring with 25, assisted by Matthew Bennett 18 and Andrew Harris 15.  For Swansea Darren Morris took 4-8, Josh Hughes 2-11, and Tom Buckley 1-21.  In reply openers Josh Hughes and Rhodri Evans started briskly and had set Swansea up for what appeared to be an easy win, but the Morriston team continued to fight and eventually Hughes was dismissed for 19 and Evans for 21.  Ceri James chipped in with 13 before he was dismissed.  Swansea eventually reached the target with 2.3 overs to spare as their innings closed on 82-4.  For his bowling performance Daniel Morris was declared Man of the Match by the umpires Neil Hobbs and Brian Jones.

18/08/2006 - The last two finals take place at Pontarddulais on Sunday, with the Under 14's and Under 16's League Finals taking place.  The Under 14's final is scheduled for 1.30pm and will see Maesteg Celtic taking on Gowerton Reds or Carmarthen Wanderers who play off tonight in their semi-final at Gowerton.  There is a local derby in the Under 16's final with Morriston taking on Swansea at 4.30pm.

18/08/2006 - After the most exciting match of the finals week to date Maesteg Celtic won the Under 13's "Les Sharpe" Cup as they defeated Mumbles by 7 wickets on Wednesday evening.  Batting first Mumbles scored 83-7 from their 20 overs with Daniel Lewis Williams top scoring with 35 and Tom Greenwood chipping in with 14.  For Maesteg Celtic Ales Griffiths took 1-14, Matthew Davies 1-11, Owen Ham 2-8, Glen Lawlor 1-13 and Ryan George 2-7.  In reply some tight bowling in the early overs from Jack Longden 1-11 and Daniel Lewis Williams with 4 maidens saw Celtic requiring almost 7 runs an over from the final 11 overs of their innings.  They reached the target with 5 balls to spare thanks to 25 from Owen Ham, and 43no from Alex Griffiths.  Other wicket takers for Mumbles were Luke Brown who took 1-29 and Ieuan Rosser 1-18.  To see the photographs please follow the link.

16/08/2006 - Neath are the latest addition to the winners list, as they defeated Pontarddulais by 13 runs to become the first winners of the "Glyn Jones Memorial Trophy" as Under 12 League Winners.  Glyn's widow Marian made the presentation of the cup to the winners, while his grandson Daniel presented the medals to the winners and runners-up.  Follow the link to see the photographs.

14/08/2006 - Congratulations to Maesteg Celtic who defeated Clydach by 18 runs to win the Under 11's cup tonight.  Clydach batted first and scored 293-6 for a Net score of 269 with Joe Farthing 19, Jordan Garland 13, Ashley Parrry 18 and Gwenan Davies 15 the main contributors.  In reply Celtic scored 295-2 for a Net score of 287.  Top scorers were Morgan Griffiths 19, Aled Jones 12, Lloyd Jones 10 and Lewis Jenkins 10.  Photographs of both teams can be seen here.

13/08/2006 - Gowerton won the first two trophies of the finals week as their Under 14's stormed to a 10 wicket win over Carmarthen Wanderers to win the John Davies Cup Competition.  A young Wanderers side never recovered from the early loss of openers Gareth Thomas 7 and Andrew Edwards 8, and could only manage 69-7 from their 20 overs.  This was always going to be a hard total to defend and Joe Parkhouse 50no and Tom Jones 15no saw Gowerton home with ease.  Before the match players of both teams observed a minutes silence in memory of Glyn Jones, Vice-Chairman of the league and a life-member of the Wanderers, who passed away on the 7th July.

Gowerton also won the Under 15 DC Thomas Cup when they defeated Felinfoel by 8 wickets with Joe Parkhouse once again to the fore.  Felinfoel were restricted to 85-9 from their 20 overs with Parkhouse claiming 3-12, and he top scored with 33no in the Gowerton reply of 87-2 as victory came with 4 overs to spare.

12/08/2006 - The line-up for the league finals week is now almost complete.  The only match to be decided is the Gowerton Blues v Carmarthen Under 14's League Semi-Final, which has been held up due to Gowerton having to play off against Pontarddulais to decide who won the zone.  All finals will take place at the Pontarddulais Cricket Club's ground during the coming week and the full line-up can be seen here.  Good luck to all the teams and let us hope for dry, sunny weather.

10/08/2006 - The league Under 11's went down to a heavy defeat against their North East Wales counterparts at Bronwydd C.C. yesterday. Batting first NEW scored 229-6 from their 40 overs.  Wicket takers were Jack Longden 1-7, Sam Jones 1-34, and Patrick Foley 1-16, while there were 3 run outs.  Scoring 142-9 from their 40 overs our boys did the best they could against a very well drilled side, which has made it through to the Welsh Regional Under 11's Final to be held at Sophia Gardens on Friday 18th August.  Jack Underwood top scored with 20, while Myles Thomas 17, Jack Longden 15, Aled Stone 13, and Matthew Williams 12 all reached double figures.

With the match against Carmarthenshire cancelled this was the one and only match our side will play this year, whereas the North Wales side have played together regularly throughout the summer, and this could be seen in the way their team performed as a unit.  A match report and scorecard will be added later.

The League Under 11's which lost to North East Wales at Bronwydd C.C. yesterday. To see a larger version click here.

The North East Wales Under 11's squad which defeated the League Under 11's at Bronwydd.  The NEW team play Gwent in the Regional Final of the Under 11's Competition at Sophia Gardens on Friday 18th August and we wish them well.

10/08/2006 - The Pembrokeshire Under 15's side which defeated our Under 15's at Whitland on the 30th July have made it through to the final of the Regional Under 15's Competition and they will play North East Wales Under 15's under the Sophia Gardens floodlights on Friday 18th August.  Pembrokeshire have played regular fixtures throughout the season, while it was the only game to be played by our boys.

07/08/2006 - The England and Wales Cricket Board have, through the England and Wales Cricket Trust, launched an interest free loan scheme to qualifying clubs.  There is a qualifying criteria, and clubs can apply for up to 50,000 which is repayable in quarterly payments over the term of the loan.  The loan can be for up to 75% of the total costs of the project, which can be for ground improvements - artificial wickets - changing room improvements etc.  The guidance notes & qualifying criteria can be seen here - You will need acrobat reader software to open the file and this can be downloaded from this website

06/08/2006 - The League Under 12's bounced back from their defeat to Pembrokeshire last week to defeat their Mid Glamorgan counterparts by 4 runs in an exciting match at Skewen today.  Peter Williams has sent in a match report and the match scorecard which can be found here.

03/08/2006 - The finalists for the Cup Competitions are now known - Maesteg Celtic will play Mumbles in the Under 13's Final on Wednesday 16th August, with Carmarthen Wanderers playing Gowerton in the Under 14's Final and Felinfoel playing Gowerton in the Under 15's Final, both on Sunday 13th August.  The Under 11's Cup Semi-Finals and the Under 12's, 14's and 16's League Semi-Final play-offs take place next week.  The full line-up for the Semi-Finals and Finals can be found here.

30/07/2006 - Bad news on the rep matches played against Pembrokeshire today as the Under 12's scored 150 all out, but lost by 8 wickets at Llanddewi Velfrey and the Under 15's, who were bowled out for 138, lost by 7 wickets at Whitland.  The Under 16's match was called off late on Saturday evening as Pembrokeshire only had 6 players available.  The Pembrokeshire Under 15's have only lost 1 match this season and play Mid Glam in the semi-final of the Welsh Regional Competition on Thursday, and we wish them good luck.

   

The Under 12's who lost by 8 wickets to Pembrokeshire at Llanddewi

 

The Under 15's who lost by 7 wickets to Pembrokeshire at Whitland.

To see larger photo just click on the photo you want to enlarge - If you want to save a copy right click on the photo and select save as and select a location on your computer to save it to.

27/07/2006 - A tribute to our late Vice Chairman, Glyn Jones, has now been added to the site.  It includes the article which appeared in the Carmarthen Journal on the 19th July.  You can view it here.  At the management committee meeting held on Thursday 27th July it was unanimously agreed to purchase a new trophy for the Under 12's League Competition and this would be named "The Glyn Jones Memorial Trophy".

26/07/2006 - Yet another player who started his career in this league has progressed into the Glamorgan 1st XI.  Gareth Rees, who played for Llanelli, makes his debut in the County Championship match against Gloucestershire at Cheltenham College today.  He replaces another former league junior Richard Grant, who played for Neath, and is out due to a broken arm.  We all wish Gareth the best of luck - he has earned his call up after several impressive performances for the county 2nd XI this season.

25/07/2006 - With the finals week just a matter of weeks away all trophies won by clubs in 2005 must be returned to the Secretary or Assistant Secretary as soon as possible.  League rules state that they should have been returned by the 30th June!!

25/07/2006 - The league semi-finals are starting to take shape with Llangennech and Pontarddulais already having secured their Zones in the Under 12 League.  Carmarthen Wanderers have won their Zone of the Under 14 & Under 16 League, and Swansea have won their Zone of the Under 16 League.  You can see the up to date league tables here.  We also have our first finalists in the cup competitions - Felinfoel have made it to the Under 15's Cup Final and Carmarthen Wanderers have made the Under 14's final.

20/07/2006 - The teams selected to play Pembrokeshire at Under 12's, 15's and 16's are now online & letters have gone out to the players selected.  Since the letters went out there has been a change in the venue for the Under 12's match - this is now at Llanddewi Velfrey which is on the A40 between Whitland and Narberth.  The Under 15's still play at Whitland with the Under 16's playing at Narberth.  See the teams selected here.

17/07/2006 - The Under 10's defeated their Pembrokeshire counterparts by 15 runs at Carmarthen Wanderers yesterday.  Batting first the league scored 128-7 from their 40 overs.  The main contributors were Owain Binding 18, Daniel Jones 17, Alex Wigley14, Steffan Jones 14 and Callum Walters 14.  In reply Pembrokeshire were restricted to 113-5 from their 40 overs with skipper Daniel Jones claiming 2 quick wickets for the league to reduce the visitors to 3-2.  The visitors slumped to 37-4, and 67-5 but D. Cole 23 no, S Whitfield 21no and G Wilkins 12 brought respectability to the score.  Daniel Jones took 2-9 from 7 overs, Callum Walters 1-9 from 4 overs and James Bevan-Jones 1-3 from 4 overs.

Meanwhile the league Under 13's lost their match against West Glamorgan Under 13's by 6 runs at Mumbles.  West Glam 176 for 6 40 overs, Ellis Jones 42, S.Owen 21no.

SWJCL 170 for 9 40 overs
1. Sam Chiffi            29
2. Rhys Baggeridge  26
3. Daniel Martoni      1
4. Ben Davies             0
5. Scott Maynard      14
6. Matthew Knight     0       5-1-13-0
7. Dan Hughes          12       6-1-13-2
8. Will Collinson        24no    7-1-36-0
9. Johnath. Gardiner  26        8-0-45-2
10.Lloyd Bevan            1       5-0-21-1
11.Nicky Thomas        1no     6-0-21-1
    Stephen Thomas    -          3-0-15-0
We were looking good at 75 for 0 after 15 overs, chasing 176. But slumped to 103 for 6 after 30 (They were 103 for 4 after 30 overs).
Struggled against their 1st change spinners who bowled 16 overs for just 28 runs. Will Collinson & Jonathan Gardiner almost pulled it round for us at the end.
Our bowling was a bit ragged in the last 10 overs when we bowled 6 wides & 6 no balls.

The League Under 10's which defeated Pembrokeshire Under 10's by 15 runs at Carmarthen Wanderers C.C. on Sunday.

16/07/2006 - On the 9th July 2006 at Builth Wells an exiciting day of cricket finals took place. The zonal finalists  for the Under 13's Cup were St Fagans, Pontarddulais and Brymbo.  St Fagans 129 for 1, Pontarddulais 83 all out, St Fagans won by 46 runs. Pontarddulais 49 all out, Brymbo 50 for 3, Brymbo won by 7 wickets.  St Fagans 139 for 4, Brymbo 67 all out, St Fagans won by 76 runs.

St Fagans are the Welsh 2006 champions and go onto the Midlands Regional Final at Colwall on Thursday 20th July 06.

10/07/2006 - The Under 13's team to play West Glamorgan Under 13's at Mumbles C.C. on Sunday 16th July has been announced.  Click here to see the team selected.  Letters have gone out to the boys selected today.  The Under 11's match against Carmarthenshire scheduled for Gorseinon C.C. yesterday, was cancelled due to the wet weather.

07/07/2006 - It is with deep regret that we have to inform the league member clubs of the death of our Vice-Chairman Glyn Jones, earlier today.  A hard working member of the management committee for 20 years, he has been involved with our indoor net trials and been manager of some of our representative teams over the years.  Glyn has lead our Under 14's annual coaching trip to the Lords Indoor School, but had to drop out this year due to illness.  His great enthusiasm for the game has been responsible for producing many promising young players at his club Carmarthen Wanderers, and within the league.  Glyn was a former Welsh League soccer referee and later became a referees' assessor and was well known in football circles throughout South and Mid Wales.

He was made very proud earlier this year when his grandson Daniel was selected for the Wales Under 11's squad a year above his age group.  Glyn will be greatly missed by all who knew him, and our deepest sympathies are with his family at this sad time.

The funeral is on Thursday 13th July 2006 with a service at Midday at Llangynog Church followed by cremation at Parc Gwyn, Narbeth at 1.45pm.

 
Llangynog is about 7 miles west of Carmarthen town. The best route is to follow the dual carriageway from Carmarthen towards St Clears for approximately 5 miles before turning left and following the signs for Llangynog. The turning left is about 3 miles after passing the United Counties Show Ground which is also on the left.

06/07/2006 - Our congratulations go out to Gowerton Cricket Club's Under 15's team which qualified for the finals of the Portman Under 15's Welsh Cup Competition at Builth Wells last Sunday, 2nd July.  Unfortunately they lost both their matches against fellow finalists Newport and Brymbo.

The following extract comes from the CBW website.  "The U15 final  for the 2006 season was played on July 2nd 2006 at Builth Wells between the zonal finalists  Brymbo, Gowerton and  Newport.  Gowerton 98 for 6, Newport 102 for 3, Newport won by 7 wickets.  Gowerton 116 for 7, Brymbo 118 for 6, Brymbo won by 4 wickets.  Newport 177 for 3, Brymbo 117 for 6, Newport won by 60 runs. Newport are the Welsh 2006 champions and go onto represent Wales in the UK competition."

Next Sunday, 9th July, Pontarddulais Cricket Club will play in the final of the Under 13's Welsh Cup Competition and we wish them well.  At the time of writing their opponents had not been decided as Mochdre and Brymbo had to play off in the Northern Zone and Ponthir and St. Fagans had to play off in the Southern Zone.  Good luck to Pontarddulais!!

03/07/2006 - The league Under 11's team to play Carmarthenshire Under 11's at Gorseinon Cricket Club on Sunday 9th July has been announced - click here to see the team and reserves - letters have today been sent out to the boys selected.

02/07/2006 - Congratulations to the Under 14's team which defeated their Pembrokeshire counterparts at Pwll Cricket Ground this afternoon.  In an exciting encounter the League secured victory off the final ball of the match.  Batting first the league scored 181-4 from their 40 overs thanks mainly to the efforts of Rhys Clayton 83 no, Dewi Williams 21, Jamie George 24no and Lee Nicholas 14.  Chasing 182 to win, Pembrokeshire entered the final over needing 12 runs to win and only 1 wicket in hand.  With 9 runs coming from the first 5 balls they needed 3 runs to win from the final ball bowled by Rhys Batcup, but our bowler kept his cool and a perfect ball saw wicket keeper Llyr Morris whip off the bails to run out the final batsman and secure a 2 run victory.  For the league Josh Marshall took 2-23 from 5 overs, Jamie George 2-14 from 5, Rhys Clayton 1-35 from 8 overs, Nick Rothero 2-24 from 5 overs and there were 3 run outs.  Rhys Batcup bowled well, without any luck, with figures of 0-20 from 7 overs, Tom Day 0-30 from 5 overs and Josh Simmons 0-23 from 5 overs.

The Under 14's team which defeated Pembrokeshire by 2 runs in an excellent match played at Pwll this afternoon.  To see a larger version of the photo click here. Also photographed are umpires Richard Lewis (Left) and Neil Hobbs (2nd Right) along with Peter Williams (2nd left) and Ian Murphy (far right), coach and manager of the team.  Missing from the photo is Gareth Baglow of Mumbles who was called up late and had not arrived at the time the photo was taken.

28/06/2006 - The Under 14's team to play Pembrokeshire at Pwll Cricket Ground, Llanelli on Sunday 2nd July 2006 has been announced.  To see the team click here.  The ground is on the A484 Llanelli to Burry Port road and next to the fishing lakes - To see a map to the ground click here - the red circle on the map indicates the Colliers Arms - travel past the pub and the ground is on the left hand side.  There is ample parking.

26/06/2006 - We are pleased to report that the two representative matches played by the league yesterday ended in wins.  The Under 10's defeated Mid Glamorgan by 5 wickets at Porthcawl Cricket Ground, and the Under 12's defeated Carmarthenshire by 5 wickets at Gorseinon Cricket Ground. Well done to all the players involved and a big thank you to both clubs for allowing us the use of their grounds.  Next Sunday the Under 14's side will be playing Pembrokeshire at Pwll Cricket Ground with a 1pm start - the team selected will be posted on the website later, along with further information on yesterday's matches.

The League Under 10's which defeated Mid Glamorgan Under 10's at Porthcawl C.C. yesterday.  To see a larger version click here.

26/06/2006 - Despite a nightmare homeward journey from Lords, the Under 14's squad had a thoroughly enjoyable day last Friday.  The day included indoor net coaching, indoor matches, a guided tour of the ground and the opportunity to see Middlesex batting against Lancashire.  Hopefully it will be a day they will remember for the rest of their lives.  Once again our sponsor met us at the ground and took as many parents as time permitted into the famous pavilion for a look around.  All I can say is the view from, and the beer in, the members bar is fantastic!!

We are grateful to our sponsor for his continued support - without this support over the last 13 years the boys that have visited Lords on this annual trip would not have been able to do so.  Thanks again.

The League Under 14's Squad photographed with the coaches in the Lords Indoor Cricket School

If you travelled to Lords and would like a copy of the photograph please e-mail the secretary and he will then e-mail you the photograph. To see a larger version of the photo click here.

13/06/2006 - Details of the planned representative matches can be found here - unfortunately the two planned fixtures for the Under 13's have fallen by the wayside as our planned opponents have both withdrawn for various reasons.  Attempts to find replacements are ongoing, but are proving to be a battle.  Venues for the matches against Pembrokeshire are still awaited.

13/06/2006 - With the league season reaching the half-way stage with the latest round of matches this week the league tables are now beginning to take shape.  The wet weather of May meant that not many matches were played and much of the points gained were from abandonment's.  The tables have now been updated to include results received up until Sunday 11th June 2006.  Some clubs are late getting their result cards in to the Assistant Secretary and this leads to a fine and eventually a points deduction - this punishes the boys not the club so get your result cards in on time - within 4 days - to avoid any disappointment.

06/06/2006 - The league tables have been updated to include results received up to Sunday 4th June 2006.  Minutes of the Management Committee Meeting held on Thursday 1st June are now online in the members area.  The Under 16's rep game against Pembrokeshire scheduled for Sunday 11th June has had to be cancelled due to both sides having problems finding a team due to exam commitments - we are looking at suitable dates to re-arrange the match.

29/05/2006 - Details of the Squads selected for the Under 10's to Under 14's representative matches have now been added to the site.  All players who attended the indoor nets should by now have received letters informing them whether they have been selected or not.  If you have not been selected and your letter has not arrived I can only apologise as we have been made aware of a few letters which have not been delivered to their destination.  Click here to see the selected squads.

29/05/2006 - Letters are being sent out tomorrow to the Under 14's squad which will travel to Lords for coaching on Friday 23rd June 2006.  This trip coincides with the third days play in the Middlesex v Lancashire County Championship match.  The cost of the trip for the boy is 5.00 and cheques should be made payable to the SWJCL.  The coach departs from Pontabraham Services at 5am and will pick up at Hendy 5.10am, Ynysforgan Depot 5.20am, Skewen Police Station 5.30am, Chapel of Ease, Port Talbot 5.40am and Sarn Park Services 6am.  We plan to leave Lords for the return journey at 5pm.

29/05/2006 - Margam have withdrawn from Zone D of the Under 11's Cup Competition, which now leaves this zone with only four teams remaining.

16/05/2006 - Ynysygerwn have today withdrawn from Zone D of the Under 11's Cup Competition.

16/05/2006 - Letters have today been sent out to the players who attended the indoor net trials in Coedcae School.  Apologies for the delay but this has been caused by the late return of the forms by some of the boys.  We wanted to let everyone know at the same time whether they had been selected or not. Some forms have still not been returned, but it has now been decided to inform those who have not returned their forms via the club organiser.

30/04/2006 - On the eve of first matches of the 2006 season take place in the Under 12's league Felinfoel have been forced to withdraw from Zone A due to a lack of players.  Their place in the competition will be taken by Gowerton Blues who were denied a place in the competition originally due to too many entries being received.  The fixtures on the website have now been updated to include these changes.

25/04/2006 - With just a week to go before the start of the 2006 season the league has been hit with the news that Margam have withdrawn from Zone D of the Under 14's League.  Clubs affected by this withdrawal will now have a bye on the dates they were due to play Margam - the new fixtures can be seen here in word format or here in .pdf format.

04/04/2006 - Drefach Cricket Club have withdrawn from Zone A of the Under 16's League Competition.  Fixtures have now been amended accordingly.  Clubs in Zone A will now have a bye when they were due to play Drefach - see the updated fixtures here for .pdf file or here for word file.

23/03/2006 - Indoor Net Trials - These will take place between Tuesday 4th and Thursday 13th April 2006 at Coedcae School, Llanelli.

Under 10's & 11's Tuesday 4th April 2006 - 5.30pm-8pm

Under 12's Thursday 6th April 2006 - 2 sessions - 5.30pm - 7.15pm and 7.30pm - 9.15pm

Under 13's Tuesday 11th April 2006 - 2 sessions - 5.30pm - 7.15pm and 7.30pm - 9.15pm

Under 14's Thursday 13th April 2006 - 2 sessions - 5.30pm - 7.15pm and 7.30pm - 9.15pm

Players nominated by the clubs can be seen here along with the times they are due to attend.

23/03/2006 - Briton Ferry Town Cricket Club have withdrawn from Zone C of the Under 12's League and have been replaced by Port Talbot Golds who were on the reserve list.  This has had some effect on the fixture list due to Briton Ferry Town's scheduled fixtures clashing with those of Port Talbot Blues who are in Zone D.  This has meant that in order to cater for the Golds the original fixtures affecting BFT have had to be reversed.  The new fixtures can be found here.

13/03/2006 - Gorseinon Under 16's have withdrawn from Zone B of the Under 16's League due to a shortage of players - the fixtures have been amended accordingly.  The minutes of the Management Committee meeting held on Thursday 9th March are now online and can be found in the members area.  All club organisers have been advised of the user name and password to enter this area.

17/02/06 - Following a late request from Maesteg Town the league have agreed to their admission into Zone D of the Under 14's League Competition.  They will now take the place of the bye in the previously circulated fixtures.  The on-line fixtures have now been updated to include this change and each club involved has been notified.

Nomination forms for the Indoor Net Trials, which will this year be held at Coedcae School - Llanelli - have now been added to the members area.  You can download them to complete on your PC and e-mail them back to the secretary - by no later that Thursday 9th March 2006.

25/01/2006 - Visit the new members area where you can download minutes of management committee meetings.

21/01/2006 - All league and cup fixtures for 2006 are now online and can be found from here.  There are also links to download the fixture files in word format and acrobat reader format.  If you see any errors please contact the Assistant Secretary Ieuan Hughes immediately.

Clubs are reminded that if they want to swap the dates for any scheduled fixtures both clubs involved must write to the Assistant Secretary before the 1st May 2006.

13/01/2006 - The club contacts pages have now been updated in readiness for the 2006 season.  The Under 14 & Under 16's batting and bowling averages are now online and can be viewed from here.  Once again there has been a poor response from clubs, so if your name is not included take it out on your club coach as he has not sent your club's averages into the Assistant Secretary Ieuan Hughes. 

The Under 11 Cup, and Under 12's 14's and 16's League fixtures are in the process of being drawn up and will be posted on the site as soon as they are available.  The draws for the Under 13, 14 and 15 cups have been made and these will be posted on the site soon - so keep watching this space for updates.

12/01/2006 - Congratulations to Simon Jones on being awarded the MBE in the New Year's Honours list.  The whole of the Ashes winning squad have been awarded 'gongs' to mark their achievement in regaining the Ashes last summer.

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