Rees is star of the show against weak­ened Bron­wydd

Llanelli Star - - CRICKET -

BRON­WYDD’S trip to Stradey Park to face a Llanelli team who were in the Premier League last sea­son was al­ways go­ing to be a tough task.

And with three of their reg­u­lar play­ers un­avail­able, this proved to be the case as the home side eased home by eight wick­ets.

Bron­wydd skip­per Oli Furneaux won the toss and elected to bat first, but the vis­i­tors were soon in trou­ble when James Dick­son was ad­judged lbw with only four on the board.

Iwan Davies, pro­moted up the or­der, scored a flu­ent 58 but wick­ets fell at the other end and only Furneaux (22), Car­wyn Jones (17) and Tom Glee­son (15) made con­tri­bu­tions.

The fi­nal to­tal of 144 was un­likely to pro­vide a real test for the Llanelli bat­ting line-up.

Llanelli open­ing bowler Steve Devon­ald ended with fig­ures of 3-14 off 8.4 overs, with Iwan Rees tak­ing 3-40.

Aled Gil­ley chipped in with 2-29. The Llanelli re­ply was dom­i­nated by Rees, who struck 12 bound­aries in his 75 to com­plete a fine all-round match be­fore he was dis­missed by Llanelli opener Ioan Phillips in ac­tion against vis­i­tors Bron­wydd. Pic­ture: Phil Davies. Cal­lum Collins-Davies.

And with Craig How­ells re­main­ing un­beaten on 37, vic­tory went the way of the home team af­ter only 30 overs.

Tom Glee­son was the pick of the bowlers, fin­ish­ing with 1-17 off nine overs, but the small tar­get gave the other bowlers lit­tle room for er­ror.

Bron­wydd en­ter­tain Gow­er­ton on Satur­day.

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