Cup dreams are still alive
BRONWYDD’S fine association with the Cricketer Village Cup continued when they won the regional final with a six-wicket victory at Cresselly.
The home team elected to bat and the opening pair of Daniel Sutton and Phil Williams took the score to 39 after 10 overs before the former was out for 23.
Simon Cole (51) and Phil Williams (64) put on 100 for the second wicket and at 139 with nine overs left the hosts were looking to post a score nearing 200. But Mathew Vaughan with 3-31 and a wicket each for James Cale, Tom Gleeson and Colin Tucker restricted the final total to 185-6 after 40 overs.
Tucker set the tone by taking 1-16 off eight overs.
Bronwydd openers Cale and Philip Howell put on 47 before the latter was out for 14. Cale was the steadying influence on the early part of the innings and with Oli Furneaux (18) and Meirion Davies, he helped take the score to 120 when he was run out for a fine 59.
Carwyn Jones joined Davies and they struck 24 off the 37th over to take the game away from Cresselly.
Davies was unbeaten on 42 and Jones was 33 not out from only 14 deliveries.
Bronwydd visit Warwickshire to play Fillongley on June 23 in the last 32 of the competition.