Your Llangennech correspondent is Chris Thomas, Thornton, 7 Clos Plas Isaf, Llangennech. 01554 821319
Coffee morning A Macmillan coffee morning will be held at Capel Bach Bethesda on Friday from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Arumba Arumba Llan will hold a charity evening in aid of Europac (pancreatic cancer research) on Friday, October 5, at the rugby club. The star performer will be Red Mick, a Simply Red tribute act. Tickets from Arumba members or behind the bar at the club , 01554 820495.
What’s on This week at the Community Centre: Cymraeg i blant, Crossroads Luncheon Club, library, Rugbytots, karate, short mat bowls, Merched y Wawr, dawnsio gwerin, table-top sale, Tiny Toes ballet, knit and chat group, art classes, WEA classes, British sign language class, Baby College and a Plaid Cymru meeting. For more details see www.llancentre.com
Foot clinic For more information or to book an appointment at the planned foot clinic at the Community Centre phone Sharon on 07790230195.
Cricket presentation On September 15, Llangennech Cricket Club held its presentation evening for the 2018 season with chairman Keith Thomas welcoming officials, players and guests. In an excellent season weather-wise he reviewed the performances of the club’s senior sides, highlighting the achievement of the 1st XI in gaining promotion into division 1 of the SWCA as champions. The 2nd XI had also been promotion contenders until the end of August. There was victory over Llanelli in the Welsh Cup before a defeat by the eventual winners Ammanford, followed by a lastball defeat in the league’s T20 competition at Skewen. The midweek side ended in fourth spot in the league and were also runners-up in the bowl competition for the second successive year. Chairman of the South Wales Cricket Association, Neil Hobbs, presented club captain Matthew Jones with the Glamorgan County Cricket Supporters Club Cup as well as individual trophies to each participating player. For the senior teams, batting awards were then presented to Scott Lloyd, Michael Lloyd and Geraint Lodwig, while Simon Clement and Iwan Hicks secured bowling awards. Jonathan Taube, home on holiday, scored 129 for the 3rd XI against Swansea Civil Service, a club record for that team. The annual awards were presented as follows: James Taube won the Evan John Griffiths Six-Hit award by hitting 15 sixes in league matches, two more than his nearest rival. The Jim Brown Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement was presented by his son Martin to Simon Clement for the second successive year. Llyr Soady-Jackson received the Lu Davies Memorial Trophy as the Most Promising Player, while the Players of the Year, chosen by players and committee, were Simon Clement, Iwan Hicks and Geraint Lodwig. The Clubman of the Year award and the Brin Williams Memorial Trophy was won by Geraint Lodwig.
The chairman thanked everyone for their contributions and assistance, and stated that 2019 would be an exciting year with the club’s return to the first division. It would also be an expensive year with continually rising costs. Various social events are planned for the winter to keep the club’s players together and raise funds, and he appealed for everyone’s support.