Morgan punishes Neath as Bont bag first success
PONTARDDULAIS claimed their first victory of the season in the South Wales Premier League when they coasted home by eight wickets at home to Neath.
The home side chased down Neath’s total of 205 all out in impressive fashion, with Owen Morgan leading the way with a stylish century.
Morgan came to the wicket following the loss of Paul Rees and struck five sixes and six boundaries in his innings of 104 not out. Gary Arrowsmith added 45 and skipper Cameron Herring was unbeaten on 30.
Earlier, William Jones took a superb 7-25 as Neath collapsed from 121-1 to lose their last nine wickets for 84.
Glamorgan’s Billy Root topscored for Neath with 84.
Meanwhile in division two, newly-promoted Gorseinon have two wins from two.
Gorseinon, last season’s South Wales Cricket Association champions, were five-wicket winners at Panteg.
The hosts were all out for 131, Connor Barry and Nishaanth Dalavaye bagging three wickets apiece, and that total was never going to be enough as Gorseinon got home with nearly 17 overs to spare.
Llanelli’s bid to regain their Premier League status at the first time of asking is off to the perfect start.
Relegated at the end of last season from division two, the Stradey Park club have won both of their opening matches on their return to division one of the South Wales Cricket Association.
They followed up on their opening-day win at Briton Ferry Steel with a six-wicket home win over neighbours Dafen Welfare.
Visitors Dafen, having been put in, were all out for 166.
Opener Ioan Phillips (51) and Steven Devonald (57) then struck half centuries to see Llanelli to victory with 6.4 overs to spare.
Matthew Davies struck 88 for Maesteg Celtic against Gowerton at Victoria Road as they successfully chased down their 211 victory target with nine balls to spare.
Gowerton had earlier made 210-6 off their 50 overs.
David Gascoyne top-scored with 75.