Har­ris in a hurry as Llan­deilo make early state­ment

Llanelli Star - - CRICKET AND RACING -

LLAN­DEILO got their sea­son off to a fine start with an eight-wicket de­feat of Bri­ton Ferry Steel Sec­onds in di­vi­sion four of the South Wales Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion.

Ferry chose to bat, but it was slow go­ing as Char­lie Bleas­dale and Chris Jenk­ins bowled tight lines. Jenk­ins made the break­through with a sharp catch taken by Rhys Jones.

The in­tro­duc­tion of Phil Har­ris and An­thony James saw wick­ets fall at reg­u­lar in­ter­vals, though a spir­ited 40 not out from Thomas Wil­liams pro­vided some re­spectabil­ity to the to­tal of 84.

Har­ris ended with fig­ures of 4-31 and James took 3-12. Rudi Botes picked up two late wick­ets on his de­but.

Llan­deilo suf­fered an early set­back when opener Rhys Jones had his leg stump re­moved by St­ef­fan Evans in the first over.

Rhy­dian Thomas then featured in a match-win­ning part­ner­ship dom­i­nated by Neil Har­ris. Mix­ing watch­ful de­fence with ag­gres­sion to­wards the bad ball, Har­ris made an un­beaten 63 to see his side to vic­tory af­ter just 21 overs.

The match ball was spon­sored by LBS.

But Llan­deilo Sec­onds went down by 53 runs at Bri­ton Ferry Town in di­vi­sion seven.

The Neath side’s to­tal of 162-5 was dom­i­nated by knocks of 96 from Ben­jamin Probert and 33 from Stephen Richards. Max Mun­day took 3-7.

Llan­deilo made a promis­ing start with Hugh Towns (33) and Tom Prosser (20) both in form. But when both de­parted, the run rate proved too high and the in­nings closed on 109-7.

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