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Narberth and Saundersfoot cut short by rain

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NARBERTH’s game with Saundersfoot was abandoned on Saturday (Jun 5) as rain ruined any chance of a result for both sides.

Narberth had posted 229-8 in their 45 overs after being asked to bat by their opponents.

The made a good start too with openers Hadleigh Luff and Richard Adams sharing 48 runs for the first wicket.

Luff had hit five fours in a score of 26 but he was then run out.

Adams and Jamie McCormack then shared another 46 runs for the second wicket as they continued to put runs on the board.

McCormack hit five fours and a six as he raced to a score of 35 but he was then caught by Sam Franklin off the bowling of Neil Powling.

Nick Cope then bowled Adams on a score of 33 before Powling caught and bowled Kyle Quartermaine to leave Narberth on 106-4.

Jordan Howell and Lewis Hough then shared 86 runs for the fifth wicket to put the home side in a strong position.

Howell hit seven fours in a score of 38 but he was stumped by Daniel Brace off the bowling of Cope.

Tudor Hurle then had Ben Quartermaine caught by Danny Caine and two balls later he bowled Hough.

Hough hit five fours and four sixes as he scored 58 from 45 balls but his wicket left Narberth on 208-7.

Hurle also had Loui Davies caught by Brace as Narberth set Saundersfoot 230 to win the game.

Their reply did not get off to the best of starts, however, as Ben Quartermaine caught and bowled Danny Caine for a duck.

Scott Helmich made 14 before he was bowled by Loui Davies and Quartermaine then had Nick Cope caught by Daniel Hughes to leave Saundersfoot on 32-3.

Opener Tom Mansbridge and Sam Franklin then shared 95 runs for the fourth wicket to keep their side in with a chance of winning.

Mansbridge hit six fours in a score of 59 but he was caught by Kyle Quartermaine off the bowling of Ben Hughes.

Franklin hit five fours and two sixes in a score of 53 but he was caught and bowled by Ben Hughes.

Hughes also bowled John Mansbridge but with rain coming down the players were forced off.

No further play was possible as both teams took home their bonus points accrued from the game.

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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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