Bron­wydd can’t take ad­van­tage of new square

Llanelli Star - - CRICKET -

BRON­WYDD en­ter­tained Tata Steel at Cnwc y Deri in the first match to be played on the newly-laid square and out­field.

The home club were keen to see how it would play, but af­ter talk­ing to the um­pires af­ter the game there were no con­cerns and the new sur­faces will only im­prove the over­all fa­cil­i­ties at Bron­wydd.

Early May is never a good time to lose the toss but Oli Furneaux did and the home team were asked to bat. They lost two early wick­ets but James Cale, con­tin­u­ing his good form from last year, was joined by Ge­orge Glee­son and they took the score to a pa­tient 44 be­fore Cale was out for 23.

Glee­son, play­ing the an­chor role faced, 91 de­liv­er­ies for his 13 runs, and con­tri­bu­tions from Oli Furneaux (20), Phillip How­ell (18) and Meirion Davies (11) pushed the score to 123. Tata bowled very well, with skip­per Nathan Fer­rell tak­ing 5-11 from nine overs.

Bron­wydd were de­ter­mined not to be put off by their low score and they were fully aware that with good bowl­ing any­thing was pos­si­ble

Tata also lost an early wicket and were three down for only 40, but opener Ro­han Her­bert car­ried his bat, fac­ing 127 de­liv­er­ies to fin­ish on 61 not out, and to­gether with Kelvin Bar­tle (35no) saw their team home.

Furneaux used eight bowlers but Bron­wydd’s to­tal was al­ways go­ing to favour the team that last year were play­ing in the Pre­mier League.

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