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Neyland extend lead again

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NEYLAND extended their lead at the top of Division 1 to 44 points on Saturday (Jul 6) as they eased to a seven wicket win at Burton.

Burton won the toss and elected to bat first but they were bowled out for 104. Neyland then reached their target inside 21 overs to seal their ninth win from eleven games.

Burton’s innings did not get off to the best of starts as they lost opener Toby Hayman for a duck when he was caught by Nick Koomen off the bowling of Nathan Banner.

Fellow opener Jonathan Venables did not last much longer as he was caught by Tom Pritchard off the bowling of Henry Durrant.

That left them on 3-2 as Morgan Scale and Luke Hayman tried to repair the damage.

Durrant struck again however as he had Scale caught by Ross Hardy on a score of 11 to make the score 20-3.

Hayman was out soon after when he was caught by Koomen off the bowling of Patrick Hannon.

32-4 became 37-5 as Matthew Webb was caught by George Evans off the bowling of Andrew Miller.

Geraint Rees then bowled James Davies and had Jack Davies caught by Koomen as Burton slipped to 56-7.

Martin James and Will Ridge then shared 35 runs for the eighth wicket as they looked to give their side something to defend.

James had played brilliantly with eight four and a six in his score of 50 but he was then bowled by Pritchard.

Ridge scored 17 but also fell to the bowling of Pritchard when he was caught by Hardy.

Miller then brought the innings to a close as he had John Scale caught by Banner, leaving Neyland with a target of 105 to win.

Burton picked up the wicket of the in-form Patrick Bellerby, who had scored 269 runs over the previous weekend, for a duck as he was caught by Martin James off the bowling of Matthew Webb.

Koomen and Ross Hardy then shared 50 runs for the second wicket to set their side on their way to victory.

Hardy made 22 before he was caught by Luke Hayman off the bowling of Morgan Scale.

George Evans was caught and bowled by Hayman as Neyland were reduced to 89-3.

Koomen and Nathan Banner were untroubled however as they saw the visitors to their target with plenty of time to spare.

Banner finished unbeaten on 12 while Koomen hit eleven fours as he made a score of 68.

On Saturday (Jul 13), Neyland are away to St Ishmaels while Burton travel to Carew.

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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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