Griffiths the inspiration as Felinfoel claim double
WITH the All Wales Sport Midweek Cricket League title trophy already on display in the cabinet, Felinfoel completed the double when defeating Llangennech by seven wickets in the 16-overs-a-side Bowl final at Pontarddulais Cricket Club.
Despite losing the prized wickets of Andrew Thomas, run out for 10, and Scott Davies, bowled by James Taube for five, with just 32 on the board in pursuit of 89 all out, Julian Griffiths (40no) and Tom Jones (34no) guided Felinfoel to glory with an unbroken partnership of 58.
All-rounder Griffiths proved an inspiration for Felinfoel, earlier claiming 3-12 as the Llangennech batsmen struggled to make headway. Only Dai Williams (27), Chris Hickey (13) and Alan Warner (10) managed double figures.
In the semi-final, Felinfoel were indebted to a timely 34 not out from Rhys Harries in the three-wicket win at Pontarddulais.
After making a bright start in chasing 85-5, Felinfoel slipped from 28-0 to 36-4 and 56-5 before Harries came to the rescue.
The Felinfoel fielding was also sharp, with Thomas running out Pontarddulais opener Cameron Davey for 21. Iwan Rees lost his wicket in the same way for 15.
In the other semi-final, the bulk of the runs in a Llangennech score of 124-6 in the 42-run win at Dafen were contributed by Dai Williams (30), James Taube (25) and Matthew Jones (25).
Jonathan Randell took 3-17 for the home team.
Dafen were tumbled out for 82, with only Gethin Long (35) and Tom Lavender looking comfortable against a lively bowling attack spearheaded by Chris Hickey (3-19).