Bont suffer narrow loss
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.