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Hook through to Harrison Allen second round

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HOOK made it through to the second round of the Harrison Allen Bowl tournament as they beat Stackpole by six wickets on Tuesday (May 8).

Stackpole batted first and reached 152-3 from their 22 overs with Josh Davis top scoring on 67.

Rob Mathias made an early contribution of 26 while Lewys Gibby finished not out on 21.

Jonathan Willington took two wickets for the loss of 37 runs from his five overs while Aled Phelps took one wicket from his six overs.

Hook made an excellent start in their reply as opening pair Bradley Flood and Matthew Holder shared 27 runs for the first wicket. Flood was the first to fall as he picked out Jonathan Hughes on the boundary.

27-1 soon became 28-3 as two wickets in two balls from George Smith halted Hook’s momentum. Unfortunately he was unable to claim a hat trick.

Stackpole’s George Smith is congratulated after the second of his three wickets

Smith had Jamie Phelps caught on the boundary by Williams for a duck and with the next ball Smith bowled Aled Phelps.

Holder and Brennan Martin then built a steady partnership to put Hook back in contention. Martin smashed two big sixes in a row as he quickly joined Holder on a score of 31.

Holder was eventually out when he was stumped off the bowling of Smith for a score of 36.

Martin continued to punish the bowlers as he made his way to his half century to guide his side towards their target. He finished not out on 86 hitting six sixes and three fours.

Jonathan Willington was also not out on six as Hook reached their target in the sixteenth over.

Stackpole’s Smith finished with excellent figures of 3-44 from his six overs.

Hook will now go on to play Burton in the second round on Wednesday, May 23.

Also on Tuesday, Carew eased to an eight wicket win over Whitland and they now go on to face Narberth in the second round on Thursday, May 24.

Tonight, there is more Harrison Allen first round action as Laugharne host 2017 winners Neyland while Llanrhian take on Herbrandston.

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Ultra-runner demonstrates to never give up on your dreams

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Rhys O’Mara (Left), Sanna (Centre) and Hollie Thomas (Right)

INSPIRATIONAL speaker Sanna Duthie recently inspired Military and Protective Services learners at the College with her story of running the 186 mile Pembrokeshire Coastal Path in a record breaking 51.5 hours without any sleep, to help raise money for the Welsh Air Ambulance.

Former College learner Sanna Duthie, an office manager by day and active runner by night, shared her experience of running the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path in record breaking time. Sanna had participated in a few marathons over the years such as Tenby Long Course Weekend, the Gower 50 and the London Marathon.

However, the real adrenaline rush to complete the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path was when Sanna competed in a 100 mile race of the coastal path in 2017.

“I realised I wasn’t too bad at that distance and then that’s when I got it in my head about doing the whole thing.”

Running a coastal path isn’t the easiest challenge and Sanna had to be prepared with an extensive training programme running over 300 miles a month equivalent to 10 miles a day. Sanna also had strength and conditioning training at a local gym to ensure her successful recovery.

“Coast running is hard on your muscles and joints and you need to strengthen those in order to not get injured,” said Sanna.

Originally Sanna started to run the entire coastal path in August 2020 but after 63 miles had to abandon the race due to dangerous weather conditions. This only made Sanna more determined and she completed her ultra-run on 8 th May 2021.

Sanna explained the highs and lows of the run, “There were times when I just wanted to quit, and I even started to hallucinate but I used a tactic where rather than focus on the whole run I broke it down into sections – this made things less overwhelming. Close friends and family would join alongside me on different stages of my run, and this motivated me to get to the finish line.”

Protective services learner Rhys O’Mara was thoroughly inspired by Sanna’s story, “I feel like, from the talk, I’m more inspired to go out and push myself to take on bigger and better physical challenges, the talk really showed that you can achieve anything when you dedicate yourself to a task. After College I’m looking to join the RAF as a drone pilot and have a full career in the forces.”

Sanna was the first female to run the entire coastal path and breaking the previous record of 64 hours and 32 minutes and raised an impressive £5,768.14 for charity.

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Veteran Vikings beaten by Swansea

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HAKIN United Over 40s travelled to the Llandarcy Academy of Sport last Sunday (Nov 28) to play Swansea University.

Hakin took the lead inside 10 minutes as Matthew Price raced clear of the Uni defence before side footing the ball into the bottom corner.

A great start for the Veteran Vikings, but on the half hour mark, two quick goals for the Swansea men turned the game on its head.

A third goal just before half time put Swansea firmly in the drivers seat, but, the Hakin players felt that the goal was offside and that there was a handball in the build-up.

However, despite all of the protests, the goal stood.

Hakin looked far more purposeful in the second half, but they failed to find a goal that was going to get them back in the game.

Hakin are next in action on Sunday, December 12, when Church Village visit the Obs.

Hakin 40s: Jim Payne, Nick Jones, Adam Collins, Ali Davies, Paul Hannon, Marc Devonald, Simon Atyeo, Mark Riley, Paul Jones, Matthew Price, Phil Richards.

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Pembrokeshire Junior Netball League results

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IN the Pembrokeshire Junior Netball leagues on Saturday (Nov 27), there were wins for Sapphires White Under 12s and Pembroke Under 14s.

There was also a win for Fishguard Under 16s as they beat Pembroke 28-24.

Results for Saturday, November 27:

Under 12’s:

Sapphires White 7-4 Chaos Thunder

Players player:

Sapphires: Orla Maulio Martina

Chaos: Annabel Richards

Under 14’s:

Pembroke 23-17 Sapphires White

Players player:

Pembroke: Carys Kenniford

Sapphires: Florence Barker

Under 16’s:

Fishguard 28 v 24 Pembroke

Players player:

Fishguard: Evie Rands

Pembroke: Megan Bowen

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