Howells on song as Gors stay in touch at the top
GORSEINON remained hot on the heels of the leaders of South Wales Premier League 2 when they saw off Newport Fugitives in style.
The Fugitives have struggled this season and went into the game on the back of five successive defeats.
Even so, Gorseinon impressed with the way they went about their 81-run victory.
Having been put into bat, Gorseinon made their way comfortably to 86-1 before opener Kieran Howells was out for 59, his 56-ball innings featuring 10 fours and a six.
A mini-collapse saw them slump to 102-6 before some late-order hitting from Abdullah Rahimi, whose 43 came off 44 balls, and a quick cameo helped them to a total of 191.
Alec Holdaway was the Fugitives’ best bowler, claiming 4-14 off his 10 overs.
The visitors were in trouble from the moment opener James Didcote was bowled by Andrew Dyer in the first over.
The Fugitives slumped to 25-3 before a partnership of 53 between Holdaway and skipper Nathan Millichip gave them some hope.
But Millichip’s dismissal – stumped by Greg Fisher off the bowling of Nishaanth Dalavaye – sparked another collapse and when Holdaway was out for 46 to become Fisher’s third stumping of the innings, the hosts were on the verge of victory.
And they wrapped it up soon after when last man John Berry was dismissed by Kieran O’Connor for two.
Dalavaye took 3-20, Dyer ended with figures of 2-18 and O’Connor claimed 2-26.
Gorseinon are nine points adrift of leaders Swansea. They entertain fifth-placed Ynysygerwn this Saturday.