Bronwydd can’t take advantage of new square
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.