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Carew hold off Tish chase to earn fourth win



CAREW held off a strong chase from St Ishmaels to seal their fourth win of the season on Saturday (Jun 11).

Tish won the toss and chose to field but they saw Carew amass 263-7 from their 45 overs.

Carew lost Rhys Davies and Tim Hicks (23) early on, both to Jonathan Pawlett, as they fell to 47-2 but Ian Sefton and Lewis Hicks shared 118 runs for the third wicket.

Both reached their half centuries but their partnership was eventually broken by Phil Llewellyn.

Hicks had hit five fours and a six in his score of 53 but he was then caught by Brennan Devonald.

Sefton had hit 11 fours in his score of 63 but he was then trapped leg before by Andrew Williams to make the score 168-4.

Shaun Whitfield and Nick Davies added another 33 runs fore the fifth wicket. Whitfield only faced 11 balls but he hit a four and two sixes to reach a score of 20 before being caught by Devonald off the bowling of Williams.

Luke Hicks joined Davies in the middle and they continued to put runs on the board with a sixth-wicket stand of 52.

Hicks hit two fours and a six in his score of 19 from 11 balls but he was run out by Jonathan Pawlett.

Davies hit three fours and two sixes in his score of 49 and was unlucky to miss out on a half century as he was bowled by Devonald.

That meant that Tish would need 264 to win the game and although they lost Phil Llewellyn early in their reply, caught by Rhys Davies off the bowling of Sam Harts, they responded well.

Peter Bradshaw and Karl Rhead shared 76 runs for the second wicket. Rhead hit five fours and a six in his score of 38 but he was bowled by Sion Jenkins.

Andrew Williams came in and scored 28 but he was caught by Tim Hicks off the bowling of Shaun Whitfield.

Soon after, Brennan Devonald was bowled by Jenkins as Tish slipped to 101-4.

Bradshaw and Phil Cockburn shared 28 runs for the fifth wicket but Rhys Davies caught and bowled Bradshaw on a score fo 38.

Cockburn and Jonathan Pawlett then added another 43 runs for the sixth wicket as they looked to keep their side in the game.

Cockburn hit five fours in his score of 32 but he was then bowled by James Hinchliffe.

Jonathan Pawlett was joined by Andrew Pawlett and the pair finished unbeaten but they had been left with too much to do as they fell 50 runs short of their target.

Andrew was unbeaten on 12 while Jonathan hit seven fours to finish not out on 48.

On Saturday, June 18, Carew host Llangwm while St Ishmaels travel to Saundersfoot.


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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