Derby dis­may for Gors as Swansea bats­men make hay

Llanelli Star - - CRICKET -

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.

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