Bont suf­fer nar­row loss

Llanelli Star - - CRICKET -

PON­TARD­DU­LAIS suf­fered a nar­row de­feat to Port Tal­bot Town in their open­ing South Wales Pre­mier Cricket League match of the sea­son.

Bont looked on course for vic­tory at one stage in a lows­cor­ing con­test, only for Port Tal­bot’s lower-or­der bats­men to come to their res­cue.

Af­ter be­ing put in to bat, Pon­tard­du­lais were dis­missed for 138 in 33.2 overs. Rhys Thomas held the in­nings to­gether with a fine 57 – a knock that featured six bound­aries – be­fore he was dis­missed by spin­ner Stu­art Phelps.

Daniel Rowe took 3-26, with Phelps claim­ing 2-13.

The Pi­rates were in all sorts of trou­ble in re­ply when they slumped to 45-5, but Mark Cox (25 not out) and Richard Ed­wards (21) stead­ied the ship.

Bont also con­trib­uted to their own down­fall by con­ced­ing 33 ex­tras, a whop­ping 22 of which were wides.

Jonny White took three wick­ets and Dafydd Davies claimed 2-14 from a miserly 10-over spell.

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