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Whitland stun Cresselly

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WHITLAND earned their first win of the season on Saturday (May 11) as they excellently chased down Cresselly’s score.

They had Geraint Jones to thank as he took two wickets and then scored a century to help set up victory.

Whitland won the toss and elected to field and although Geraint Jones claimed the early wicket of Dan Sutton (22), Cresselly made a good start.

Phil Williams and Simon Cole shared a second wicket stand of 122 as they looked to take the game away from Whitland.

Cole hit ten fours as his score of 58 came from 57 balls but he was then caught by Jacob Owen off the bowling of Davies.

Williams also found the ropes ten times in his score of 62 but he was also out to Davies as he hit the ball straight to Jack Bowen.

Iwan Izzard was then bowled by Davies on a score of 2 and Whitland had reduced Cresselly to 174-4.

Alex Bayley and Ryan Lewis then shared 36 runs for the fifth wicket before Bayley, who hit two fours and a six in his score of 33, was caught by Nathan Evans off the bowling of Owen.

Evans then took another catch as he had Steffan Jenkins giving Jones his second wicket of the day.

Mike Shaw then made 14 from 12 balls before he was run out as Cresselly continued to put runs on the board.

Lewis hit five fours and a six as his score of 47 not out came from 31 balls as Cresselly finished on 262-7.

Having seen Cresselly’s score, Whitland may have regretted choosing to field but they did not seem fazed by having to chase 263 to win.

Dylan Blain and Jack Bowen got their side off to a good start with an opening stand of 30 but Blain was then caught by Simon Cole off the bowling of Sam Harts on a score of 10.

Bowen made 21 from 16 balls with three fours and a six but was then bowled by Tom Arthur leaving Whitland on 54-2.

However, Geraint Jones and Matthew Davies took control of the game as they shared an excellent partnership of 184.

That took Whitland past 230 runs and brought them to within touching distance of victory.

Jones smashed his way to a century, hitting six fours and fourteen sixes as he went on to score 150 from only 74 balls.

His brilliant innings was brought to and end however when he found Sam Harts off the bowling of Ryan Lewis.

Davies batted on and made a half century before finishing not out on 62 to see Whitland to their target inside the 35th over.

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Free multi-sports events for 5-7 year-olds in Haverfordwest

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SPORTS mad youngsters aged 5-7 and those looking to try out new sports and activities are invited to free multi-sport sessions in Haverfordwest.

The sessions run from 4.15pm to 5pm every Thursday during term time and are based on the Tennis Courts at Haverfordwest High VC School.

All sessions are free and there are a wide range of activities to try.

The sessions are run by Sport Pembrokeshire Staff and assisted by Young Ambassadors from Haverfordwest High

Local clubs also take part to run sessions and provide information on how to continue with any sport.

Parents/Carers who would like to sign children up for the session are required to complete the online form.

Dan Bellis of Sport Pembrokeshire, said: “It is great to see so many young people enjoying Sport and being physically active.

“The multi-sport sessions are great as they allow youngsters to try out so many different games and activities which really helps them to learn and develop.”

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Bike It 100: Kilgetty gears up for charity cycling event

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CYCLISTS from across the country are gearing up for the Kilgetty Bike It 100, a charity non-competitive cycling sportive set to take place on Sunday, 28th July 2024. Organised to support the Paul Sartori Foundation and Haverfordwest High School’s South Africa Rugby Tour 2025, the event promises a fun, friendly, and challenging day on the bike.

Participants can choose from three scenic routes of varying difficulty: 50.5 miles with an elevation of 3,400 feet, 77.8 miles with an elevation of 5,284 feet, and the full century route at 101.7 miles, climbing a total of 7,428 feet. Each route is meticulously planned with GPS guidance, direction markers, and designated water stops to ensure a safe and enjoyable ride.

Early bird entries are priced at £35 and are available until 31st May. Post this date, if slots remain, the entry fee will increase to £45. All participants will receive a commemorative Welsh slate medal upon completion. In addition to the ride, the event features organised outdoor BBQs, coffee stops, and well-earned drinks available for purchase at the finish, courtesy of Kilgetty Sports & Social Club.

The sportive has been a tremendous success in previous years, raising £12,000 in 2021 and 2023. Organisers hope to exceed this amount in 2024, bolstered by the community’s continued support and enthusiasm.

For more details and to register, participants can visit the British Cycling website or scan the QR code on the event poster. Queries can also be directed to [email protected].

Join us for a day of cycling through the beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside, all while supporting two fantastic causes. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to ride, enjoy, and make a difference. Secure your spot today!

For more information, visit British Cycling Event Details.

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Pembrokeshire street footballers to represent Wales

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A WALES team full of Pembrokeshire footballers is heading to Dublin with their eyes on a major international prize.

Street Football Team Wales is taking part in the Irish Homeless Street League 20th Anniversary International Tournament between June 7th and 10th.

As well as a squad full of Pembrokeshire players, the Head Coach is also from the county.

Jo Price is a former Arsenal and Wales goalkeeper and now works as a Community Regeneration Officer for Pembrokeshire County Council.

Jo is a big advocate for Street Football, run through social inclusion charity Street Football Wales.

The squad train at The Garth Youth Project, known as the Hive, in Haverfordwest.

The national team training sessions have been taking place since February to prepare for the tournament.

Jo said: “It is always an honour to play for your country and to have a Wales team made up entirely of Pembrokeshire players is such a wonderful achievement for our county.

“Each of the players is an inspiration but a special shout-out must go to Captain Marie Tilley who has overcome cancer to lead her country.

“Last week the players were surprised with the news that when they take to the pitch in Dublin they will be wearing the official Wales football kit, their faces were a picture and our thanks goes to the Football Association of Wales who are also providing training and travel kit.”

Wales will take on Ireland, Spain, Romania, Poland and Scotland during the tournament.

Representing Wales are: Marie Tilley (C), Cerys Phillips, Freya Marshall, Niamh Mathias, Bryony Davies, Claire Mantripp, Shauna Bennett, Kayleigh Summers and Megan Tinley.

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