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Thomas century sees Lawrenny to win

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LAWRENNY lead the Division 1 table after the first round of games following their eight wicket win over Whitland on Sunday (Apr 28).

Lawrenny won the toss and put Whitland into bat and the home side bowled their opponents out for 179.

Harry Thomas then scored an unbeaten century to help his side to an emphatic win.

Whitland began well with Dylan Blain and Jack Bowen sharing 70 runs for the first wicket.

Ryan Morton made the breakthrough as he bowled Bowen on a score of 28 which included one four and two sixes.

70-1 soon became 70-2 as Harry Thomas had Blain caught by Steve Campbell on a score of 41 which included seven fours and one six.

Johnathan Thomas was then caught and bowled by Morton before Matthew Davies was also caught and bowled by Morton for his third wicket.

Paul Davies had hit five fours and a six in his knock of 42 but he was then bowled by Thomas.

That left Whitland on 128-5 and wickets continued to fall at regular intervals.

Geraint Jones hit a quickfire 21 from 16 balls with three fours and a six but he was then bowled trapped leg before by Thomas.

Martin Thomas was then out for a score of 7 as he was bowled by Brad McDermott-Jenkins and Thomas returned to claim his fourth wicket as he had Nathan Evans caught by Patrick Elliot.

Rob Williams then picked up a wicket as he had Gethin Scourfield caught by James Skeels on a score of ten.

McDermott-Jenkins then claimed his second wicket as he had Wayne Howells caught by Skeels and Whitland’s innings came to a close in the 44th over.

Lawrenny made an excellent start to their reply as openers Thomas and James Phillips shared 173 runs for the first wicket to all but seal victory.

Phillips hit ten fours in his knock of 69 before he was eventually bowled by Dylan Blain.

Blain then had McDermott-Jenkins caught and bowled on a score of three but it was too little too late for his side.

Thomas carried his bat, hitting 18 fours and a six in his knock of 109 from 124 balls, to see his side to victory.

On Saturday (May 4), Lawrenny are away to Carew while Whitland are at home to Haverfordwest.

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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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