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Latest Pembroke County Junior League results

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THE Pembroke County Junior Leagues, sponsored by Llewellyn Davies & co Chartered Accountants, continued last week with some more exciting matches.

There was a first for Llechryd as their two Under 11s sides faced each other in the league for the very first time.

Under 13’s

Haverfordwest (90-3) Hook (88-10)

Haverfordwest: Dafydd Williams 28 not out, Finlay Atyeo 11, Brandon Dewstone 2-6, Deri Field 2-4, Olly Hicks 1-7

Hook: Harry Wilson 14, Alex Blowers 1-10

Lamphey (93-2)  St Ishmaels (103-2)

Lamphey: Evan Clark 25 not out, Morgan Price Richards 14, Iori Evans 23, Elliot Midgley 11 not out

Llechryd (94-2) Laugharne (86-10)

Haverfordwest Under 13s
Lamphey and St Ishmaels

 Under 11’s

 Llechryd (H) (331-4) Llechryd (S) (323-3)

Report supplied by llechryd

Monday evening saw, what was a first for Llechryd where two sides from the club faced each other
in the league.

Not only did they put out two sides, but the softball game was contested in a 10 a side match.

Llechryd (s) won the toss and decided to field first. The opening pair for Llechryd (h) of Florian Cartwright and Zeb Hallam managed to score an impressive 43 from the first 4 overs for the loss of 1 wicket taken by Amelia Evans.

Alex James and Cerith Gill looked to continue the high run rate by knocking the ball to all parts of the ground. They were kept in check by the accurate bowling of Trystan Beard and Callum Baily who both took a wicket a piece.

Some sensible batting through the middle overs by the pairs of Isobel Dunkeld with Catrin Bailey and Gwilym Wyn Jones along side Evan Young kept the scoreboard ticking over without losing any wickets.

Riley Williams and Lowri Rees Langley were the final pair of the innings. As they tried to put on as many runs as possible the bowlers seized the opportunity and wickets were picked up by Noah Davies, Cornelia Harries and Lili Rees Langley. One of them the result of a superb one handed catch by Oscar Patrick. The innings finished on 331-5.

Llechryd (s) needed to get off to a quick start chasing a high total. Bryce Franklin and Luke Wilson got
things underway. Some initial big hitting was responded to by the fielding team with wickets for Alex and Cerith.

After Gwilym had taken an early wicket against the new pair of Dewi Morris and Callum things could have got tight, but they responded with some good running between the wickets with the odd boundary.

Some terrific bowling by Evan and Catrin, taking a wicket each, put some real pressure on Cornelia and Amelia but they didn’t panic and recovered well. Lili and Noah came in and kept out the bowlers and set up the final pair.

Oscar and Trystan still had plenty to do but they looked to take the attack to the opposition. 5 boundaries were hit in the final 2 overs of the game but unfortunately Llechryd (s) came up just short finishing on 323-3.

This was a great night for the club and really highlights the thriving junior section we currently have. A big thanks to all the coaches and parents who make it possible.

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

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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

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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 sport@pembrokeshire.gov.uk 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

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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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