They play every week and bid to outdo each other as much with their names as on the scoreboard. Base Invaders v Son Of A Pitch. Drum and Bases v Saved By The Balls. Bats Hit Crazy v The Merry Go Rounders.
Gemma Grainger has insisted Wales can still stay in the top tier of the Nations League despite suffering her biggest defeat as manager in front of her own fans. The Wales boss was left looking for crumbs of comfort after her team were demolished, 5-1, by a slick Denmark side at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Tributes have been paid from across Welsh rugby to Glanmor Griffiths, the founding father of the Principality Stadium, who has died at the age of 83. During his time as treasurer, chair and president of the Welsh Rugby Union he became a towering and sometimes controversial figure who became known throughout Wales simply as ‘Glanmor’.
Matthew Maynard insists it will be the business of winning and not emotion driving him through his final match as Glamorgan coach which starts on Tuesday. The Glamorgan stalwart – as superb batsman, trophy-winning captain and in recent years in coaching – will end his time as head coach at Sophia Gardens when the county play their final match of the County Championship season at home to Derbyshire.
Gemma Grainger insists she will send her Wales team out against Denmark on Tuesday night, convinced they can score the goals for success in the Women’s Nations League. Wales lost 1-0 in their opening fixture of the tournament away in Iceland last week, a failure in front of goal that has become a recurring theme against higher-ranked opposition.
Gareth Anscombe admits there is an element of relief after Wales avoided a fight to the finish in their quest for a Rugby World Cup quarter-final place. Wales’ record-breaking 40-6 victory over Australia meant they got the job done early in Pool C.
The Welsh fans ran out of songs to sing long before the celebrations ran out, after watching Australia routed in a way none had seen in their lifetimes. The helplessness of Wales against Australia on occasion down the years was replicated, but in mirror image.
Wales record victory over Australia has seen their odds on winning the World Cup almost halve overnight. Warren Gatland’s red wall shut out the Aussies with a record 40-6 triumph that has seen their price on lifting the trophy drop from 40/1 before the game to just 22/1 this morning (Mon).
Andy Cook scored a hat-trick as he helped to bury Newport County, 4-1 at Rodney Parade. Bradford City smashed Graham Coughlan’s team’s unbeaten league record. The 32-year-old striker, whose 31 goals last season enabled the Yorkshiremen to reach the play-offs, hadn't scored this season, but grabbed two in the first half and then bagged his hat-trick in the 92nd minute.
In a tale of redemption and raw rugby spirit, Aberavon roared back to life after a recent defeat by Pontypool. The Wizards conquered the same team this time round with a triumphant 20-10 victory at the formidable Talbot Athletic Ground.
Jonny Bairstow proved he is on track for a return to Cardiff with Welsh Fire this summer as well as Ashes duty for England. The Yorkshire batsman fell three short of a dashing century on his first outing in almost eight months, picking up where he left off last summer... Read More
Welsh Fire will be undertaking a major overhaul for their 2023 The Hundred campaign, as they have only retained five players from last year's squad. The team had a disappointing season in 2022, finishing last in the league table after losing all eight of their matches. In response, they have... Read More
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The Hundred: World Cup Winner Tammy Beaumont Says The Chance To Captain Welsh Fire Was Too Good To Refuse
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By Lucy Rees The Hundred will return to Cardiff in 2022 - after its off-field success in the inaugural year - with the Welsh Fire teams desperate to improve their finish on the leaderboards. After an encouraging start to their season, Welsh Fire men finished seventh out of eight teams, while the... Read More
By James Skeldon As the domestic cricket season draws to a close, ECB chief executive Tom Harrison believes The Hundred has opened up a whole new audience to the sport. Welsh Fire were one of eight teams to compete in the brand new competition, aimed at bringing in higher revenues to the... Read More