Month: August 2014

Wales U17s reach final.

Cricket Wales U17s boys team will face Lancashire in the ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board) national one-day final at Kibworth in Leicestershire on Sunday (August 31), after a superb semi-final win over Essex. The visitors reached 309-9 in their 50 overs at Ebbw Vale, with Sam Pearce (Mid Glamorgan) leading the Welsh attack with figures of 3-40, as well as a catch and run-out. Wales achieved their target on the first ball of the final over, ending on 311-7. Three Wales players got their half-century: Gareth Ansell (Gwent) (51), Jack Thorpe-Yon (Gwent) (51) and Keiran Carlson (Cardiff and...

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‘Boundary of Wales’ walk reaches finish line.

A 1,000-mile walk around the ‘Boundary of Wales’ reaches the finish-line this weekend, when Stephen Hedges arrives at Mumbles Cricket Club after an epic fund-raising trek. Stephen has been walking the ‘Boundary of Wales’ in memory of his late father, former Glamorgan cricket star Bernard Hedges, who died earlier this year. The walk will end at Mumbles CC on Sunday afternoon (August 24) – 50 days after it started, and will have raised thousands of pounds to give more children access to cricket in Wales. By the time he sits down for afternoon tea at the annual club hog...

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Wales-wide tennis competitions encourage young players.

Tennis Wales has teamed up with Sytner Mini to provide more opportunities for young players to get interested in tennis. A series of three-hour events, organised and run by Tennis Wales, are being held in September in clubs around Wales. They will be aimed at players, born on or after April 1st 2006, who may not have participated in competitions before, such as those unrated or those rated Red 3 or Red 4. Each event costs £5 and will incorporate relays, fun games, and umpired matches, and participants will receive a certificate and a t-shirt. The dates and times...

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Wales U12s win Taunton Festival.

The Wales U12 boys cricket team has won the prestigious Taunton Festival , scoring victories over Yorkshire, Somerset and Cornwall on their way to the title. “This is a fantastic achievement and was reward for the effort and hard work that the boys had put in throughout the season,” said team coach Mike Knight. “The win over Yorkshire was undoubtedly the team’s best performance of the year.” Wales U12 v Somerset A measure of the improvement in the Wales batting was clearly evident in this match. Having been 1-6 wickets earlier in the season against Somerset before being bowled...

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CARDIFF CASTLE CALLS.

Written by Rob Jones of facebook.com/world.of.words.org Until a July 2014 Paul Weller gig I had never been inside Cardiff Castle, However, after this gig there was a steely desire to make an instant return and explore a flamboyant focal point of the Welsh capital city. The incredible buildings, extravagant décor plus breathtaking architecture make for an interesting day and wondrous weather enhances the experience. This cultural and historical centre piece offers a surfeit of stories and surprises; and, a cast of characters play roles in the development and design of a phenomenal feature. The audio accompaniment at each information board...

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