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Carew/Saundersfoot regain Ormond Youth Cup

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THE combined team of Carew and Saundersfoot regained the Ormond Youth Cup on Sunday (Aug 4) as they beat Whitland in the final.

The game was played at Carew and there was a good crowd in attendance to see some excellent cricket.

Whitland batted first and openers Gethin Scourfield and Harry Jones got their side off to a steady start.

However, having scored 13, Scourfield found the hands of Tom Mansbridge to give Carl Thomas his first wicket.

Aryan Kawale then struck as he had Jones caught by Morgan Grieve on a score of 19.

Rhys Richards also claimed the wicket of Jamie Thomas, caught by namesake Carl, as Whitland’s momentum stalled.

A knock of 39 from Jacob Owen kept Whitland going but he saw a number of his partners depart for single figure scores.

Richards bowled Harry Fuller on a score of 9 before Mansbridge claimed the wickets of Trystan Rees and Luc Owen.

Thomas also claimed the wickets of Dafydd Jones and Ollie Bujega as Whitland stuggled to reach a century of runs.

Owen’s excellent knock was brought to an end when he was stumped by Grieve off the bowling of Thomas who finished with figures of 4-20.

Chasing down 101 in their first innings, Carew and Saundersfoot got their innings off to a good start with Tom Mansbridge and Morgan Grieve both making scores of 29.

Mansbridge fell when he was caught and bowled by Jacob Owen and Grieve found the hands of Harry Jones to give Luc Owen his first wicket.

Rhys Grigg and Carl Thomas continued to put runs on the board as they set about giving their side a first innings lead.

Thomas was run out on a score of 20 before Rhys Grigg, who fell two runs short of a half century, was stumped by Sam Davies off the bowling of Gethin Scourfield.

That saw Carew and Saundersfoot to their total of 147-4, giving them a lead on 46 at the halfway stage.

Whitland knew they would need to bat well if they were to erase that lead and build a good total for them to defend.

They could not, however, resist the bowling of Rhys Grigg who first had Gethin Scourfield caught by Aryan Kawale and he then had Harry Fuller caught by Elliot Waters.

He claimed his third wicket as Jamie Thomas was caught by Tom Mansbridge for a duck.

Carl Thomas then trapped Jacob Owen leg before and Aryan Kawale had Harry Jones caught by Grigg.

Rhys Richars bowled Trystan Rees before Dafydd Jones did his best to up Carew and Saundersfoot’s target.

He made his way to a score of 18 but he was then trapped leg before by Thomas.

Grigg and Thomas finished with excellent figures of 3-13 and 2-13 respectively as Whitland could only reach 72-7 in their second innings.

It meant that Carew and Saundersfoot would need just 27 to win the game.

Gethin Scourfield bowled Morgan Grieve early on and Carl Thomas was caught and bowled by namesake Jamie.

That was as good as it got for Whitland though as Tom Mansbridge and Aryan Kawale comfortably saw their side to victory.

It was an excellent win for Carew and Saundersfoot who won the Ormond Youth Cup for the second time in three years.

Rhys Grigg was named man of the match.

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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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