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MAESTEG CELTIC .101-2 SWANSEA CIVIL SER­VICE ...................... 99

WITH both teams look­ing to get their sea­sons back on track with Maesteg Celtic los­ing their last two and Swansea Civil Ser­vice los­ing their last four. Bat­ting first after win­ning the toss, the away side’s Damian Devon­ald passed the quar­ter cen­tury mark and looked to get his side off to a good start.

How­ever, fin­ish­ing on 26, he would end the match as his side’s lead­ing scorer for the day as Swansea Civil Ser­vice failed to get go­ing. Swansea’s strug­gles were in large part thanks to the home side’s Phil Poole, tak­ing a bril­liant five wick­ets with two maid­ens, with the con­ces­sion of just 20 runs. The away side would in fact not even reach a cen­tury be­fore be­ing bowled all out for just 99.

With the home side sens­ing a first win in three, Mor­gan Grif­fiths clearly wanted to put the away side out of their mis­ery as quickly as pos­si­ble as he made his half cen­tury, ex­actly half of what his side needed to claim vic­tory. And with Matthew Davies also put­ting on a solid bat­ting dis­play, it took the home side just over 30 overs to reach their tar­get and fi­nally get their sea­son back on track.

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