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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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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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