Bont storm back to form
PONTARDDULAIS bounced back from defeat at Cardiff with a two-wicket home win over Clydach in the South Wales Premier League.
The victory lifted Bont to second in the table after Mumbles were beaten at home by Bridgend.
Bont are now 11 points adrift of St Fagans, who eased to an eight-wicket victory over Port Talbot Town.
Clydach looked set for a big total as Jason Davies and Steffan Davies put on 51 for the first wicket.
But the dismissal of Steffan Davies for 29, dismissed leg before by Owen Morgan, halted their momentum.
Jason Davies went on to make 43, with skipper James Garland cracking three boundaries and two sixes in a fine 44.
Callum Hanney chipped in with 32 as the visitors reached 210-9.
William Jones spearheaded the Bont attack with 3-19 and Iestyn Rees claimed 3-52.
Pontarddulais looked in all sorts of trouble as they stuttered to 31-4 in reply, with Kazi Szymanski doing most of the early damage.
And victory still looked a long way away when Jack Butler and Rees came together with the score at 94-6.
But the pair put on 98 for the seventh wicket before Butler fell for 52, with Szymanski claiming his fourth wicket of the innings.
Rees also played well for his 45 before he was removed by Garland.
But by that point Bont needed just six for victory and Jones and Dafydd Davies saw them home with four overs in hand.
Bont head east on Saturday when they make the trip to reigning champions Newport, who currently prop up the table.