Penarth U13s are off to the Welsh finals after a strong win over Cowbridge.

The win came from a thrilling cricket match that saw spectators gripped throughout as the Penarth team battled their formidable opponents.

The game, played on the Penarth Cricket Club ground, tested the home team's mettle against Cowbridge's renowned batting lineup and disciplined bowlers.

Boasting exceptional skill and determination, the Penarth side, many of whom have been playing in an older age group, exuded a maturity beyond their years.

They faced the challenging pressure with calm and composure, meticulously executing their game plan to secure a triumphant outcome.

The hard-fought victory was a collaborative panorama, as every player stepped up when needed most.

Batsmen didn't cower, bowlers held their nerve and fielders put in a fantastic shift to save vital runs.

This wasn't simply a win on the board, but also a morale booster for the team, their relatives and their followers.

As they look to replicate this successful performance in the Welsh finals, an infectious enthusiasm buzzed around the Penarth community who rallied behind the budding youngsters.