VISITORS EDGE THRILLING GAME
Gowerton batsman Callum Eakins in action against Tata Steel. Visitors Tata won their South Wales Cricket Association division one clash by 10 wickets.
Picture: Phil Davies CARMARTHEN Wanderers’ superb start to the season is in danger of becoming derailed.
Having made their best ever start to a campaign during their time in the Premier League, producing a run that delivered five successive victories, the Wanderers will be disappointed with recent performances.
And that is especially the case in the narrow defeat against Newport Fugitives at Trinity Fields on Saturday.
The Fugitives, who are at the bottom of the table, restricted the Wanderers to 157-9 off their 50 overs, which looked a competitive total.
Owain Davies top-scored with a carefully constructed 29. Owain Binding made 24 and Steve Inward 21.
Jack Thorpe-Yon, Meirion Thomas and James Didcote all took two wickets for the Fugitives.
In response, the visitors were wobbling at 70-5, but their lower-order batsmen rode their luck, aided by a disappointing Wanderers fielding display that was well below their usual high standards, to win the match by one wicket with three balls to The home side made 240-8, with spare in a very exciting game. Dafydd James not out on 57. Daniel
Nathan Millichip top-scored with Davies added 46 and Adam Wassell 27, with Robert Williams scoring 25 41. Garmon Dyfri, Steffan Jones and and Matthew Evans 22. Ian Hughes Mark Wilson all picked up two wicktook 4-18 forets.theWanderersand
Leighton Walters claimed 3-22. But the Wanderers were never in
Match sponsors were Tesco contention in their reply as they foldCarmarthen and the ball sponsor ed to 120 all out in the 42nd over. was Lloyds Bank Commercial. Bradley Roderick-Evans top-scored
On Saturday the Wanderers travel with 27, but the next highest scorer to Gorseinon. was Andrew Harley with 18.
Meanwhile, Carmarthen WanderJohn Hughes took 3-25 for Neath. ers Seconds went down by 120 runs The Wanderers host Gorseinon on to Neath Seconds at The Gnoll. Saturday.