By Hannah Blackwell
Wales beat Scotland 56-52 in their final warm-up match before they leave for the Netball World Cup in South Africa.
Welsh Feathers led 30-25 at half-time and kept their noses in front, despite Scottish Thistles having the better of a tight second-half at Cardiff’s House of Sport.
The hosts were captained by the experienced Nia Jones and included Christina Shaw, Ella Powell-Davies, Clare Jones, Bethan Dyke, Phillipa Yarranton and Georgia Rowe in the starting line-up.
— kelly walker (@kelly_walker) July 9, 2023
Wales and Scotland both qualified for the 2023 Netball World Cup in Cape Town after securing the top two places at the European Qualifier in Glasgow.
Welsh Feathers begin their campaign against South Africa in on 28 July, before facing Jamaica and Sri Lanka in Group C.
Scottish Thistles get their tournament under way on the same day against Malawi, before Group B matches with Barbados and England.
We come out winners in our World Cup Warm Up Match🏴
A massive thank you to @ScotThistles for making the journey to Wales for valuable preparation before the Netball World Cup🇿🇦
— Wales Netball | Pêl-Rwyd Cymru (@WalesNetball_) July 9, 2023