SOUTH WALES AS­SO­CI­A­TION

Wales On Sunday - - CRICKET -

LLANELLI sealed the South Wales Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion Di­vi­sion One ti­tle in style with a huge nine-wicket vic­tory over Gor­seinon at Stradey Park.

The lead­ers held an 18-point ad­van­tage at the start of the day but shrugged off any com­pla­cency doubts with a de­ter­mined and pro­fes­sional per­for­mance.

Gor­seinon bat­ted first and built up a strong lead with Chris Mor­gan help­ing them onto 142 with 60. But Dan Roberts took 4-21 as they were bowled out. And tal­is­man Mar­cus Leaf was once again in in­spired form as his un­beaten 70 guided Llanelli to vic­tory. Craig How­ells added an un­beaten 36 as they knocked off the runs to seal the win, and the ti­tle, on 144-1.

Near­est chal­lengers Dafen Wel­fare beat Bri­ton Ferry Steel by 97 runs as they hoped for a Llanelli de­feat, but will have to set­tle for a run­ners-up spot. David Wil­liams hit 83 for Dafen as they fin­ished the first in­nings on 225-8. Luke O’Con­nor whacked 46 in re­ply for Bri­ton Ferry, who were dis­missed on 128 with Jonathan Randall tak­ing four wick­ets. The de­feat con­firmed Bri­ton Ferry’s rel­e­ga­tion.

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