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Lamphey U11s celebrate win in first league game



LAMPHEY’s Under 11 side picked up a win in their first league game last week as they beat the joint team of Stackpole, Hundleton and Bosherston in a closely thought game.

Lamphey scored 287-3 after Stackpole had earlier scored 286-1.

For Stackpole, Ossian Ridgeway scored 11, Louis Dodson added 10 and there were scores of 8 from Ollie Frearson and 6 from Summer Russant.

Elsewhere, Pembroke reached a score of 217-6 in reply to St Ishmaels’ score of 295-4

Abdulla Bhatti scored 13 and finished with figures of 2-6 while Evan Clark took 2-14.

Rossi Ninnis scored 24 and there was a score of 14 from Dillion Lewis who also had good bowling figures of 2-7

Harry Wilson and Caydyn Mcguire each made scores of 11 while Morgan Britton took 2-14.

Saundersfoot beat Cresselly as they scored 294-1 before restricting their opponents to 260-7.

Olly Badham top scored with 26 and he also claimed excellent figures of 3-4.

Taylor Lewis 11, Olly Cook scored 10 while Dan Broomhall finished with figures of 2-15.

Ieuan Prout scored 22 and Griff Jenkins added 14. Phoenix Phillips scored 10 and took 1-18 while there was also a score of 10 from Archie Noyce.

The under 11s season got underway on a lovely evening at Cresselly with Olly Cook winning the toss for Saundersfoot and electing to bat.

Olly Badham (26) showed tremendous powerful stroke play along with Ollie Cook (10) and Taylor Lewis (11).

Pick of the bowlers for Cresselly included Phoenix Phillips 1-18 off 2, Griff Jenkins 0-4 off 2 Archie Noyce and Callum Prater 0-8 and Ellin Rdwards 0-9.

In reply Cresselly batted really well and were able to keep with the run rate – Griff (14) and Phoenix (10) set the tone however it was Ieuan Prout (22) which included 2 x 6s and 2 x 4s which really set the pace.

Ably supported by Archie Noyce (10) Cresselly found themselves well above the run rate at the halfway Mark. However, saundersfoot managed to take a late glut of wickets and this brought the run rate down rapidly.

Dylan Taylor along with Elin tried their best but Callum and Corrin who played some nice shots, found it tough going against 2 bowlers who regularly open the bowling for Cricket Wales West.

Zach and Ethan whilst not on the official scorecard, also batted really positively and ran extremely well between the wickets. Both hit boundaries to end the innings nicely.

In the Under 13s league, Neyland beat Haverfordwest.

Neyland scored 80-1 after earlier bowling Haverfordwest out for 78

Korey Arran retired on a score of 28 and later took two wickets for figures of 2-18.

Corey Riley also retired on 28 before also going on to finish with figures of 2-5.

Sammy Vaughan Harries finished unbeaten on 12.

Ashleigh Watkins took 2-8 while Evan Roberts was not out on 3 and also took 1-15.

Jack scored 19, Freddie scored 12, Finlay added 8 while Harry finished not out on 8 and Sidak finished with figures of 1-6.


Welsh Government Rural Affairs Minister congratulates this year’s award winners



EVERY nominee for this year’s Lantra Cymru Awards scheme has demonstrated their commitment to lifelong learning and maintaining the highest standards across all areas of working, Welsh Government Minister Lesley Griffiths has said.
The Minister has thanked and congratulated all this year’s award winners as well as the training providers who had nominated them.
The Minister said: “The Lantra Cymru Awards are a great opportunity to celebrate the commitment and passion of individuals across Wales. A huge well done to all the nominees, winners and training providers for all of their hard work including to increase efficiency and introduce further innovative ideas into their ways of working.”
Leading Welsh agriculturalist Mr Peter Rees, chair of Lantra Wales, presided over this year’s selection panel, which included Kevin Thomas, Director of Lantra Wales, Dr Nerys Llewelyn Jones, founder and Managing Partner of Agri Advisor solicitors and agricultural Health and Safety expert Brian Rees, a former chair of the Wales Farm Safety Partnership and a Farming Connect farm safety mentor.
Mr Rees said that the Lantra Cymru Awards was always one of the highlights of the annual Welsh farming calendar, adding that it was testament to all the industry’s rural stakeholders, including colleges and training providers, that despite the current economic challenges within the industry, they had again identified and nominated many outstanding individuals.
“The Lantra Cymru Awards scheme, now in its 28th year, rewards the lifelong learning achievements of the many workers who, through their significant skills and abilities, contribute not only to farming but to the wider rural agenda in Wales, our rural economy and to the communities where they live and work.
“Each nominee’s clear commitment to continuous professional development and achievements within the environmental and land-based sectors, is doing so much to maintain professional, up to date standards within our industry.
“Each one of them is making a significant contribution, not only within their own particular area of working, but to the sustainability and modernisation of Welsh agriculture long term,” said Mr Rees.
Farming Connect is delivered by Menter a Busnes and Lantra Wales and funded by the Welsh Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

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Funding boost on offer for local sports groups



INVESTING in grassroots and community sport has led to more than £300,000 being accessed by local clubs in 2022 and this year it could be your chance for a share.

Pembrokeshire County Council’s Sport Pembrokeshire helped 55 sports clubs receive a share of £335,388 from Sport Wales via the Be Active Wales Fund grants system last year.

In 2023 there are grants available for a variety of schemes or activities including coach education courses, essential items of equipment, new team start-ups and developing ‘on field’ activities.

Examples from last year include a Sea Cadet unit receiving £16,522 to buy a new safety boat as well as powerboat and safety boat courses, a table tennis club that got £700 for two new tables and a local football club accessed a grant of nearly £8,000 for training courses, balls, bibs, cones and goalposts.

Graham Willcocks at Trefloyne Junior Golf Academy, said: “The grant we received from the Be Active Wales Fund got us off to a flying start. We didn’t have much in the bank so it was a massive leap for us when they provided all the equipment we needed to get youngsters starting to play golf.
“With the support of Alan Jones at Sport Pembrokeshire, it was easy, with a straightforward application process and a really fast turnaround. Without that grant we wouldn’t be anywhere near where we are today.”

Sports Development Link Officer at Sport Pembrokeshire, Alan Jones added: “We would love to hear from any clubs and sports groups, large or small, to see if we can help access some grant funding to support community sport, and encourage people to get in touch.”  

Any sports clubs interested can find out more about the grants from Sport Pembrokeshire and the Sport Wales websites.

Email for more information and to tell the team about what your club needs and what you would like to do.

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Wales supporter from Pembrokeshire dies in Qatar during World Cup



A WALES fan has passed away while following his team with his friends and family at the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.

Kevin Davies, a 62-year-old from Pembrokeshire, has sadly died while in the Middle East with his son and some pals to witness Wales’ first World Cup campaign since 1958.

The Pembrokeshire Herald understands that Mr Davies died of natural causes on Friday but he was not at the stadium to watch Wales’ 2-0 defeat by Iran.

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office confirmed it was “supporting the family of a British man who has died in Qatar”.

His family is being offered UK consular assistance.

The Wales Football Supporters’ Group said: “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Kevin Davies, of Pembrokeshire, who sadly passed away in Doha yesterday.

“The Red Wall are a family and we are here for you.”

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