Derby dismay for Gors as Swansea batsmen make hay
GORSEINON slipped to fourth in South Wales Premier League 2 when they were well beaten by Swansea at St Helen’s.
The visitors won the toss and elected to field but were under pressure from the off as Swansea openers Brad Wadlan and Sam Cooper made quick progress.
They took the score on to 99 before the first wicket fell, with Cooper bowled by Connor Barry for 47.
Skipper Wadlan fell shortly after for a fine 52, with 10 boundaries coming in his 42-ball knock.
But that did little to stem the flow of runs as Adnan Ghori and Conor Miles produced a partnership of 87, only ended when Miles was dismissed by Nishaanth Dalavaye for 64.
It was some relief to Gorseinon as he had clubbed seven boundaries and four sixes in his entertaining knock.
Swansea went on to reach 302 all out, with Andrew Dyer leading the way with the ball with 3-64. Dalavaye and Kieran O’Connor both took two wickets.
The Gorseinon reply got off to the worst possible start when Kieran Howells was dismissed off the first ball.
Abdullah Rahimi and Scott Thomas steadied the ship, but a steady stream of wickets meant the home side were always on top.
Christopher Thomas top-scored with a fine 74, which featured nine fours and a six, while Thomas added 35.
But the visitors were all out for 195 in the 49th over, with Jake Roberts taking 3-39. Ghori and Gareth Hayden both took two wickets.
Gorseinon are at home on Saturday when Newport Fugitives make the trip along the M4.