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Llanrhian seal Alan Brown success

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LLANRHIAN won the Alan Brown trophy in Whitland on Sunday (July 7) as they beat Stackpole by 36 runs in Whitland.

Stackpole won the trophy in 2015 while Llanrhian were aiming to win it for the first time.

Llanrhian batted first and made 114-8 before Stackpole replied with 106-7 in their first innings. That meant Llanrhian led by 8 runs at tea and a score of 150-4 set Stackpole 159 to win the game.

Stackpole could only reach 122-7 in reply giving Llanrhian victory in an excellent game.

Llanrhian batted first but they lost Richard Reed and Jack Jones early on as both fell to the bowling of Richard Mackay.

Nigel Delaney made a score of 23 and Tom Clarke scored 27 as they piled on the runs.

Both fell to Simon Bevan though as Stackpole kept picking up wickets.

Ewan McDonald also claimed a wicket as did George Smith before Bevan claimed his third when he bowled Russell Watkins.

Dafydd Williams was run out late on but Ben RV Jones finished unbeaten on 37 as Llanrhian posted 114-8 in their first innings.

Stackpole lost opener Josh Davies early in their reply for a duck as he was caught by Reed off the bowling of Dafydd Williams.

Tom Clarke also bowled Alan Webster cheaply before Lewys Gibby and Simon Bevan took over.

Gibby scored 26 before he was bowled by Rhodri Owen and Bevan made a score of 40 before also falling to Owen.

Owen then had his third as he had Richard Mackay caught by Ben D Jones.

George Smith made a score of 12 before he fell to Karl Davies who then also had Alex Frearson caught by Richard Reed.

That meant that Stackpole finished on 106-7, giving Llanrhian a lead of eight runs at tea.

Llanrhian came out for their second innings determined to set a challenging target for their opponents and openers Reed and Ben RV Jones made a good start.

They shared 59 runs for the first wicket before Jones was bowled by Alan Webster on a score of 22.

Nigel Delaney was next in and he continued to put runs on the board in another good partnership with Reed.

Delaney made 28 before he was bowled by Richard Mackay.

Jack Jones made a score of 17 before he fell to the bowling of Ewan McDonald.

Reed had played superbly to reach a score of 60 but McDonald claimed his wicket to keep the score down.

Tom Clarke finished not out on 11 as Llanrhian reached 150-4 in their second innings, setting Stackpole 159 to win the game.

Josh Davies and Richard Mackay got their side off to a decent start in the final innings with Davies scoring 17 as he shared 33 runs with Mackay for the first wicket.

Davies was then caught off the bowling of Tom Clarke and Karl Davies then had Lewys Gibby caught by Nigel Delaney.

Rhodri Owen then had Alan Webster caught by Davies and George Smith caught by Reed as Llanrhian began to restrict Stackpole’s chase.

Mackay had made his way to a score of 32 but he was then bowled by Owen.

Paul Oeppen was run out on 14 before Ewan McDonald was caught by Davies off the bowling of Delaney.

Frearson finished not out on 16 but it wasn’t enough as Stackpole finished their second innings on 122-7, giving victory to Llanrhian.

After the match, Llanrhian’s Ben RV Jones was named man of the match for his excellent batting display over both innings.

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Insport award for Rowing Club

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WISEMANS Bridge Rowing Club has gained the Insport Bronze award.

The insport programme – designed by Disability Sport Wales – supports clubs in developing inclusive provision, opportunity and practices which ensure that disabled people gain access to the level of participation and performance they require.

The club offers sea rowing and began its insport journey in 2015 by completing numerous Community Chest applications.

The club formed a link to a community disability sports group run by the local Rotary club and, after discussions with Angela Miles at Pembrokeshire County Council, it was decided to contribute to the sessions by offering indoor rowing.

Members have truly bought in to the insport vision and the community ethos it has produced.

The work with insport has also allowed the club to develop its in-house training with three members now fully qualified British Rowing coaches.

It has resulted in the formation of the Tenderfoot insport rowing crew, a group aged 18 to 60 with varying levels of physical and intellectual impairments.

The Tenderfoot crew utilise an indoor rowing machine to establish their techniques and improve fitness while also striving to improve their ‘personal bests’ each week.

They have already undertaken their first water-based session in a rowing boat thanks to the work of rowing club volunteers.

The club’s advice to any other organisation looking to begin their insport journey is: “Be open minded. Ask questions to the participants as they are the experts of what they can and cannot do. Sometimes you don’t have to reinvent the wheel to safely run a session. Most of all enjoy it.”

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Wisemans Bridge: Insport award for rowing club

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WISEMANS BRIDGE ROWING CLUB has gained the Insport Bronze Award.

The insport programme – designed by Disability Sport Wales – supports clubs in developing inclusive provision, opportunity and practices which ensure that disabled people gain access to the level of participation and performance they require.

The club offers sea rowing and began its insport journey in 2015 by completing numerous Community Chest applications.

The club formed a link to a community disability sports group run by the local Rotary club and, after discussions with Angela Miles at Pembrokeshire County Council, it was decided to contribute to the sessions by offering indoor rowing.

Members have truly bought in to the insport vision and the community ethos it has produced.

The work with insport has also allowed the club to develop its in-house training with three members now fully qualified British Rowing coaches.

It has resulted in the formation of the Tenderfoot insport rowing crew, a group aged 18 to 60 with varying levels of physical and intellectual impairments.

The Tenderfoot crew utilise an indoor rowing machine to establish their techniques and improve fitness while also striving to improve their ‘personal bests’ each week.

They have already undertaken their first water-based session in a rowing boat thanks to the work of rowing club volunteers.

The club’s advice to any other organisation looking to begin their insport journey is:

‘Be open minded. Ask questions to the participants as they are the experts of what they can and cannot do. Sometimes you don’t have to reinvent the wheel to safely run a session. Most of all enjoy it …’
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62 medals for Dyfed

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OVER 500 of Wales’ top school pupils headed to the Cardiff International Sports Stadium in Leckwith on Saturday, July 6, for the 72nd edition of the Welsh Schools National Track & Field Championships.

All those taking part were selected to represent one of the eight districts from Afan Nedd Tawe, Cardiff & Vale, Dyfed, Eryri, Glamorgan Valleys, North East Wales, Powys and South East Wales. The age groups were junior (year 8 & 9); middle (year 10 & 11) and senior (year 12 & 13).

For the eighth successive year, the championships made up part of the Urdd’s “Gemau Cymru” bilingual event for hundreds of young people in the Welsh sporting calendar. It provided an opportunity for talented young athletes to compete in a high-profile multi-sport event across Cardiff, Swansea and Y Bala.

SIAB Schools International call ups were at stake as the annual fixture between Welsh schools, English schools, Scottish schools and Irish schools arrives at Swansea University Athletics Track and hosted by Welsh Schools this weekend and will feature several of the West Wales regional athletes. A WSAA under 20 team have also been chosen ahead of the Welsh Athletics Outdoor International in Swansea at the end of this month.

The first three finishers in each individual event were awarded with association medals presented throughout the day.

At Cardiff under senior team manager Hedydd Davies, Dyfed schools saw sixty-seven of its athletes make the journey up the M4 to Cardiff to compete for the West Wales based district (made up of the Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire & Ceredigion counties).

They won a total tally of sixty-two medals: 29 gold, 15 silver and 18 bronze rounded off with four out of six relay teams making the podium.

Senior Girls: Nieve Jenkins (Dyffryn Taf), Chloe Butterworth (Emlyn), Lisa Cowdy (Penweddig), Thea Jenkins (Pembrokeshire College), Alice Evans (Haverfordwest High)

Middle Girls: Lili Church (Aberaeron), Nia Williams (Bro Dinefwr), Flavia Jenkins (Dyffryn Taf), Kasia Cook (Llandovery College), Beca Roberts (Bro Pedr), Ffion Smith (Llandovery College), Ellie Loweth (QE High), Tanwen Moon (Maes Y Gwendraeth), Ellen Delaney (Bro Gwaun)

Junior Girls: Lleucu Lloyd (Y Preseli), Megan Cole (Y Preseli), Cordelia Walker (Aberaeron), Amy White (Haverfordwest High), Hannah Carpenter (Bryngwyn), Gracie Griffiths (Haverfordwest High), Ella Wintle (Y Preseli), Jessica Lee (Dyffryn Taf), Ffion Ouseley (Y Preseli), Hannah Forkuoh (Coedcae), Robyn Lewis (Haverfordwest High), Zara Evans (Henry Richard), Lucy Wintle (Y Preseli), Chloe Simmonite (Coedcae), Sophia Reid-Thomas (Bro Myrddin)

Senior Boys: Andrew Salmon (Coleg Sir Gar), William Lloyd (Y Preseli), Oliver Wheeler (Pembrokeshire College), Dafydd Lewis (Coleg Sir Gar), Ben Thomas (Y Strade), Joshua Thomas (QE High), Eli Oneyewu (Dyffryn Aman), Kyle Cook (Llandovery College), Callum Campion (Coleg Sir Gar)

Middle Boys: Meirion Lloyd (Bro Pedr), Grufydd Morgan (Aberaeron), Joshua Hathaway (Penglais), Connor Handford (Llandovery College), Dylan Phillips (Bro Gwaun), Harry Davies (St Michaels), Dafydd Jones (Bro Myrddin), Iwan Glynn (Bro Myrddin), Joseph Reynolds (Milford), Liam Edwards (Bro Myrddin), Tyree Thompson (Haverfordwest High), Harley Lewis (Haverfordwest High), Alistair Donnison (Penglais), Adam Beer (Glan Y Môr), Dylan Morgan (Greenhill), Jac Williams (Bro Pedr)

Junior Boys: Sion O’Keefe (Bro Pedr), Dafydd Pawlett (Haverfordwest High), Jack Thomas (QE High), Rogan Cox (Bro Myrddin), Liam Topp (Harri Tudur), Frank Morgan (Bro Myrddin), Max Morgan (Greenhill), Osian Roberts (Bro Pedr), Michael Jenkins (Y Preseli), Iolo Griffiths (Y Preseli), Timothy Pena (Dyffryn Aman), Harry Fuller (Dyffryn Taf), Iestyn Comey (Dyffryn Taf)

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