Neil Harris Frustrated By "Naive" Referee As Cardiff City Tripped Up By "Clever" Aleksandar Mitrovic

Neil Harris Frustrated By “Naive” Referee As Cardiff City Tripped Up By “Clever” Aleksandar Mitrovic

Linton Lewis . . . Lawyer, Politician, Multi-Millionaire . . . And Welsh Club Cricket Legend

With cricket finally back – and the West Indies playing England in the first Test of the summer in Southampton – it seems a good time to remember Ammanford’s Caribbean king, Linton Lewis. Owen Morgan tells the tale of one of Welsh cricket’s most remarkable success stories. The names trip easily off the tongue. They are pronounced as if spoken by someone born and bred in the area. Myddynfych . . . Pantyffynnon . . . Tirydail. They are place names that would not come naturally to anyone unfamiliar with the Carmarthenshire town of Ammanford.

GB Road For Wales Sevens Is The Wrong Direction, Says Aled Thomas

GB Road For Wales Sevens Is The Wrong Direction, Says Aled Thomas
Aled Thomas has called on the Welsh Rugby Union to invest more in their sevens programme - rather than go for the money saving option of amalgamating with England and Scotland. All three Unions are looking at ways of cutting costs at the moment and one of the latest ideas is to combine the three sevens teams into one GB team to play on the World Sevens Series circuit. Team GB already plays at the Olympic Games every four years. But Thomas, who famously helped Wales to win the 2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens title in Dubai, believes reducing the opportunities for young players to develop on the circuit could be counter-productive.

Welsh Trio Take Flight For Fight Island . . . The Brave New World Of UFC

Welsh Trio Take Flight For Fight Island . . . The Brave New World Of UFC
“Fight Island” sounds as if it could be William Golding’s follow-up to Lord of the Flies, or something out of a Bond movie, but’s actually the next incarnation of UFC. Not only that, but the pandemic-busting event – held in Abu Dhabi - is going to feature Welsh fighters John ‘The Welsh wrecking Machine’ Phillips, Jack Shore and Brett Johns. Chris Saunders sets the scene. As we step out of the gloom into a brave new post-coronavirus world, it’s becoming clear that some sporting institutions are transitioning better than others. Watching football in empty stadiums is jarring and unnatural and we haven’t even tried to play rugby without the roar of the crowd.

Cardiff City Warned They Will Face The Menace Of Mitrovic

Cardiff City Warned They Will Face The Menace Of Mitrovic
Cardiff City have been warned that Fulham’s armoury will be fully stocked tonight with 31-goal Aleksandar Mitrovic waiting to be launched in their direction. The Serbian striker is set to return from a three-match suspension to face the Bluebirds at Craven Cottage, where any slip-up could result in Neil Harris’s side tumbling out of the play-off spots by the end of the weekend. Mitrovic has scored 23 Championship goals already this season, plus eight more for Serbia, and will provide a tough challenge to a Cardiff side that conceded three goals at home to Blackburn Rovers in defeat on Tuesday.

Lauren Price Will Use Olympic Delay To Be Better - And Wiser - In Tokyo Next Year

World boxing champion Lauren Price was ready to realise her ambition of reaching an Olympic Games when the coronavirus swept in to scupper her plans in March. The 26-year-old from Newport was less than 24 hours away from fighting for her place in Tokyo at a qualifying tournament in London before organisers determined it too risky for the tournament to continue. Instead of basking in the glory of another momentous moment in her career, Price headed for lockdown in her flat near the GB training base in Sheffield, with team-mate Kariss Artingstall for company.

Rhian Brewster And Swansea's Young Brigade Are Leading The Charge, Says Steve Cooper

Rhian Brewster And Swansea’s Young Brigade Are Leading The Charge, Says Steve Cooper
Steve Cooper has backed Rhian Brewster to remain the man for the big occasion after he started the comeback that saw his side move to within collar-breathing distance of play-off rivals Cardiff City. On-loan Liverpool forward Brewster scored his eighth goal in 16 games since joining on loan from Liverpool in January as the Swans beat Birmingham City 3-1 at St Andrew's. It meant back-to-back victories for Cooper’s side for the first time since December as they moved to within a point of sixth-placed Cardiff with four games remaining. The teams now have identical goal difference.

Sport Wales Insist Women's Sport Is Part Of Planned Return

Sport Wales Insist Women’s Sport Is Part Of Planned Return
Women’s team sports must not be left behind in the return to action and recovery from Covid-19, a leading Welsh sports administrator has warned. Chris Jenkins, chief executive of Commonwealth Games Wales and a member of the committee liaising with Welsh Government on the staged return of elite performers, insists the planning is in place to ensure there is no long-term gender gap. Former Olympic champion Denise Lewis is one of many voices to have spoken of concern that women’s sport risks being marginalised during the current pandemic.

Crowning Glory: Wales Golf Elite Amateur Events Set For Go-Ahead

Wales Golf will be able to crown champions this year, with elite amateur events set to go ahead with safety measures in place. There will be men’s and ladies Welsh Amateur champions for 2020 despite the coronavirus crisis, as well as junior and age group champions. The Ladies Open Seniors is still scheduled to go ahead on the original date in September.

It's All Looking Rosey For Harriet As She Tees Up First Pro Event

Wales international Harriet Lockley, aged 15, will be playing in her first pro event and mixing with the likes of 2018 Ladies British Open champion Georgia Hall and fellow Solheim Cup player Charlie Hull. It will also be making history as the first ladies professional event to be held at Open Championship venue Royal St George’s on the Kent coast.

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Katie George Promises To Light The Flame For Welsh Fire

By Gavin Chilton Katie George is convinced The Hundred is going to shake-up cricket like a Joffra Archer bouncer. The England international has already been named as the spark to ignite Welsh Fire, the new franchise which will be based in Cardiff when the radical 100-ball tournament starts next summer. Together with Bryony... Read More

The Eagles Have Landed . . . As Cohesion Cup Winners

The four World Cup ties may have been the biggest cricket matches played in Cardiff this year – but they were not the most significant. The final of the Cardiff Community Cohesion Cup was played between Cardiff Eagles and a Glamorgan/South Wales Police XI, which included ex-Glamorgan professionals Ian Thomas,... Read More

Glamorgan's Marnus Labuschagne Is Proving The Big Hit Of The Summer

Marnus Labuschagne has been hailed as a game-changer after the young Australian blasted another century for Glamorgan. Labuschagne struck 106 against Worcestershire on day of their Specsavers County Championship Division Two game at Sophia Gardens. The hundred was the 25-year-old’s fourth of the season and added to his four other... Read More

Wales Complete Series Win Despite France Putting On Their Sunday Best

Wales clinched a series win over France despite losing the final... Read More

Welsh Cricket Have Fingers Crossed That World Cup Delivers In Cardiff . . . And Beyond

The Cricket World Cup takes its bow in Wales tomorrow (Saturday), when New Zealand and Sri Lanka meet at Cardiff's Sophia Gardens. Graham Thomas reports on how Cricket Wales have tried to ride the wave and get more youngsters involved in a sport that is heading towards changing times. The Cricket... Read More

Barrington Nurtured Wizards Man Marwan And Brother Mohamed On Their Way To World Squash Glory

Jonah Barrington, arguably the biggest name in World squash, played a huge role in the emergence of Egyptian brothers Mohamed and Marwan Elshorbagy. Former World number three Marwan makes his debut for Welsh Wizards in Cardiff on Tuesday in a mouthwatering first string clash with New Zealand’s Paul Coll. The Premier Squash... Read More
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