SKIPPER EVANS BLOW FOR CLUB
AMMANFORD Cricket Club are looking forward to the summer of 2019.
Their optimism is well grounded since they enter the coming season on the back of one of their more successful campaigns of recent years.
They ended the 2018 season in a creditable fourth position in the first division of the South Wales Premier League, being pipped for third place by Cardiff on the final day of the season.
In addition, they won the Welsh Cup, beating Neyland easily in the final at Sophia Gardens.
And in a previous visit earlier in the summer to the Cardiff Test ground, they also won the Premier League T20.
Ammanford enter 2019 with no marquee signings, deciding that the team which served them so well last year is more than capable of improving their achievements this summer.
One piece of bad news is that they will be without their hugely experienced captain Alun Evans, who has succumbed to a knee injury and will be absent for a substantial proportion of the season.
Ammanford’s first Premier League match is away to Neath on May 4.
In preparation they will play a couple of friendlies, firstly against Ynystawe away this coming Saturday, and then home to Carmarthen Wanderers on Sunday.
The Ammanford team that won the Welsh Cup at Sophia Gardens at the end of last season, beating Neyland easily in the final.