Llan claim thrilling win
LEADERS Llangennech have drawn 19 points clear of the chasing pack in the All Wales Sport Midweek League following a three-wicket win in a thrilling finish against Dafen.
In successfully chasing a score of 101-6 off 20 overs, Llangennech slipped from 42-0 to 50-6 and 86-7 before Chris Hickey steered his team to victory with a match-winning 31 not out.
James Taube was out for 35 and Iwan Hicks for 11, with the winning runs coming off the penultimate ball of the reply.
The mid-innings collapse was caused by pace bowler Adil Mukthar, who claimed five wickets in nine balls to finish with figures of 5-16.
In the batting for Dafen, Jonathan Randall scored 33 and Shaun Evans 24 as they shared a second-wicket stand of 43.
Matthew Jones was the pick of the bowlers for Llangennech, returning figures of 3-6.
There was also a nail-biting finish between Gowerton and Pontarddulais, with the game finishing in a tie.
Chasing a Pontarddulais score of 120-5 off 20 overs, Gowerton needed two runs to win off the last ball but managed only a single to close on 120-4.
Harry Bolland, who was still there at the end, shared a fourth-wicket partnership of 96 with Rhodri Owens (59). His knock included five boundaries, and the pair were the only batsmen to get the better of Ellis Lowe, who claimed 2-6.
The bulk of the runs for Pontarddulais were contributed by Iestyn Rees and Dafydd Davies, who both scored 26. Matthew Mason claimed 2-14 for Gowerton.
Following heavy overnight rain, the game between Ammanford and Llanelli was abandoned without a ball bowled.
Fixtures ( June 12): Ammanford v Gowerton, Gorseinon v Dafen, Llanelli v Llangennech.