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Wales succumb to Jamaica at World Cup


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Wales are playing at their first World CupVenue: Cape Town, South Africa Dates: 28 July to 6 AugustCoverage: Watch live coverage across BBC TV and the BBC iPlayer, listen to commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live, 5 Sports Extra & BBC Sounds and follow text commentary of selected matches on the BBC Sport website and app.Wales suffered a second successive defeat of their Netball World Cup campaign as they succumbed to Jamaica in Pool C in Cape Town.Jamaica, the 2022 Commonwealth Games silver medallists, led 23-11 after the first quarter in which Wales rallied from an early 6-1 deficit.Wales trailed 44-23 at half time and were 58-29 down as the Sunshine Girls dominated the third quarter.There was no respite as Jamaica looked to Sunday’s showdown with South Africa.Welsh Feathers coach Emily Handyside made one starting line-up change from their opening 61-50 defeat by hosts South Africa with Shona O’Dwyer coming in for Clare Jones at centre.Jamaica had beaten beat Welsh Feathers’ next opponents Sri Lanka 105-25 in their opener.Welsh Feathers, who are world ranked ninth, must beat the Lionesses, ranked 15th, on Sunday (08:00 BST) to reach the classification rounds.Wales confirmed their place at the tournament, qualifying for their first World Cup since 2015, with an unbeaten European qualifying campaign.They next face Sri Lanka at 08:00 BST on Sunday, 30 July in their final Group C match.Wales squad: Nia Jones (capt), Bethan Dyke (vice-captain), Lucy Howells, Clare Jones, Nansi Kuti, Zoe Matthewman, Shona O’Dwyer, Ella Powell-Davies, Georgia Rowe, Christina Shaw, Sarie Watkins, Phillipa Yarranton.

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