Boundary of Wales walk

Stephen Hedges (8422856)

Stephen Hedges (8422856)

First published in News

The son and grandson of Welsh cricket star Bernard Hedges recently arrived in the local area as part of their Boundary of Wales walk, a 1,000-mile trek to give more children access to cricket in Wales.

Stephen and Ellis Hedges set off from Mumbles on July 5 and will follow the Wales Coastal Path and Offa’s Dyke – a total of 1,050 miles, climbing a height equivalent to four Everests.

Last week they walked from Fishguard to Moylegrove, Poppit, and up the coast to Aberporth.

The pair are walking in memory of Mr Hedges who died in February.

They expect the walk to take 51 days, and hope to raise £10,000 for the Cricket Foundation’s Chance to Shine programme, which enables children in state schools in Wales to play cricket, through the work of Cricket Wales, and have raised more than £1,100 toward their target.

Bernard Hedges was one of the great Glamorgan batsmen, with a dazzling career which stretched from 1950-68. He amassed nearly 18,000 runs in that time and remains seventh on the all-time run-scorers list for the county.

His son David Hedges lives in Penparc, and will join his brother and nephew on some of the coastal stretches.

Donations can be made at and the walk’s progress can be followed at and on Twitter @BoundaryOfWales.

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