Jamie McIlroy and James Harris Strike, But Glamorgan Are Left Frustrated


Promotion-chasing Glamorgan went from excitement to frustration in their vital County Championship Division Two match against Worcestershire at New Road.

The Welsh County had Worcestershire clinging on at 103 for 5 in their first innings, but a top score of 74 not out from Brett D’Oliveira meant the hosts recovered to make 284 all out on Sunday.

Seamers Jamie McIlroy and James Harris claimed three wickets apiece for Glamorgan, who need a victory to keep up their hopes of promotion to Division One.



Welsh netball changed a name and lost a player over the weekend, just weeks after the Netball World Cup.

The Celtic Dragons became the Cardiff Dragons for the 2024 season, a decision made to better reflect their identity with the capital where they play all their home matches.

But the Dragons will be without Wales international Clare Jones for the 2024 campaign after the 32-year-old opted to retire from domestic netball.

Jones, who spent seven seasons with the Dragons, said: “It is with a fulfilled heart that I announce my retirement from Super League. I hang my Super League trainers up with a strong sense of pride, gratitude, and contentment.”

Last month, Jones played in her first Netball World Cup with Wales, helping them secure a ninth-place finish.



Welsh Olympic champion Lauren Price continues her rise towards a professional world title after a weekend victory over Zambia’s Lolita Muzeya.

Price won by a sixth-round stoppage after a cut appeared over Muzeya’s eye and the referee brought an end to the contest.

The 29-year-old – who shared the limelight on the undercard of the Chris Eubank Jr v Liam Smith main event at Manchester Arena – has now won all of her five professional fights.



It remains tough going for Geraint Thomas and his Ineos Grenadiers team at the Vuelta a Espana.

The Welsh star is back in 22nd place in the general classification, 12 minutes and 34 seconds behind leader Sepp Kuss of the USA.

Thomas suffered on Stage 9 – a hilly stage from Cartagena that was hit by poor weather, with general classification times taken more than 2km from the finish.

Jumbo Visma’s Kuss held on to the leader’s red jersey heading into Monday’s rest day.