Glee­son broth­ers shine as Bron­wydd see off Cow­bridge

Llanelli Star - - LOCAL CRICKET -

BRON­WYDD claimed a much­needed vic­tory in divi­sion one of the South Wales As­so­ci­a­tion against a strong Cow­bridge team who had won their first two league games.

They won the toss and put Bron­wydd in. The early loss of Phillip Howell brought Ge­orge Glee­son to the crease to join James Cale and the pair took the score to 88, with both players show­ing good form. Glee­son was out for 33 and the vis­it­ing cap­tain used his bowlers in short spells in an ef­fort to slow the Bron­wydd scor­ing, but at 104-2 the home team were well placed to set a chal­leng­ing to­tal.

How­ever, Bron­wydd lost their re­main­ing eight wick­ets for only 32 runs, finishing on a dis­ap­point­ing 136 all out. Cale was fi­nally out for a well-con­structed 56, and the only other players to reach dou­ble fig­ures were Oli Furneaux (13) and James Dick­son (10). Nick Wood, Brad Evans, Sam Rout­ledge and Yo­hin Punja all took two wick­ets each.

With a small tar­get and Cow­bridge in­clud­ing two players who scored more than 1,000 runs last sea­son, the Bron­wydd bowlers knew that a test awaited. Tom Glee­son re­moved the dan­ger­ous Tom Mer­i­laht in the first over and Brad Evans in his sec­ond.

Cow­bridge then slipped to 22-4, but the re­li­able Ben Wright was still there and his ex­pe­ri­ence showed as Rout­ledge (14) and Wood (28) helped Cow­bridge closer to their tar­get. Tom Glee­son was then bought back into the at­tack and got the im­por­tant wicket of Wright for 44. His brother Ge­orge then took 2-8 and vic­tory was achieved by 12 runs. Tom Glee­son fin­ished with fig­ures of 10-5-17-5.

The game was spon­sored by SJ Con­struc­tion and GLT & Son Roofing Ser­vices Ltd.

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