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Hayman stars in Burton win



BURTON finished their 2019 campaign with a win as they beat St Ishmaels by 23 runs on Saturday (Aug 24).

Burton batted first and scored 174-9 from their 45 overs with Luke Hayman scoring a half century.

Richard Hayman and James Davies got their side off to a steady start as they shared 33 runs for the first wicket.

It was Brennan Devonald who made the breakthrough as he bowled Hayman and he then had Jack Davies caught by Peter Bradshaw.

Devonald then claimed his third wicket as he had Jonathan Venables caught by Harry Nicholas.

James Davies had batted well, hitting six fours in a score of 41 but he was then bowled by Devonald who went on to claim figures of 4-24 from his 12 overs.

That left Burton on 86-4 and it soon became 99-5 as Aled Thomas was bowled by Andrew Pawlett. Archie Smithies then had Morgan Scale caught by Jack Nicholas.

Nicholas then had Matthew Webb caught by Julian Forster as Burton slipped to 112-7.

Dan Llewellyn and Luke Hayman then shared 30 runs for the eighth wicket as they looked to give their side a good total to defend.

Smithies then bowled Llewellyn and had Iestyn Evans caught by Devonald leaving Burton on 154-9.

Hayman batted on however as he reached his half century, finishing unbeaten on 54 with seven fours and a six.

Tish were also guilty of giving away 23 runs in extras which ultimately proved to be the difference.

In reply, Tish lost Peter Bradshaw early on when he was caught by Luke Hayman off the bowling of Matthew Webb.

Daniel Richards scored 22 but he was then caught by Richard Hayman off the bowling of Webb.

Harry Nicholas and Phil Cockburn then shared 57 runs for the third wicket as they looked to put their side in a good position.

Nicholas made a score of 17 before he was bowled by Luke Hayman and he then also had Brennan Devonald caught by John Scale to leave Tish on 92-4.

Cockburn hit six fours and a six in his score of 34 but he was then bowled by Morgan Scale.

Hayman then bowled Archie Smithies on a score of 15 and he then did the same to Mark Mathias.

Andrew Pawlett made a score of 18 but Hayman then had him caught by Dan Llewellyn as Tish fell to 148-8.

Morgan Scale then had Ned Smithies caught by Llewellyn as Tish’s hopes began to fade.

Jack Nicholas had made a score of 24 but he was then bowled by Hayman who finished with excellent figures of 6-29 from his 6.5 overs bowled.

It was a good win for Burton which sees them finish 12 points behind Tish, leaving them to wonder what could have been had they picked up a few more points.


Ultra-runner demonstrates to never give up on your dreams



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



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



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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