Bont storm back to form

Llanelli Star - - CRICKET -

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.

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