WRIGHT BLITZ SEES OFF LLAN

Llanelli Star - - CRICKET -

COWBRIDGE are in still in charge in di­vi­sion one of the South Wales Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion af­ter mak­ing light work of Llan­gen­nech.

Af­ter be­ing set 167 to win, for­mer Glam­or­gan bats­man Ben Wright hit 11 fours and three sixes in his 100 off 111 balls to steer Cowbridge home.

Open­ing part­ner Thomas Mer­i­laht was 64 not out as the pair led the Vale of Glam­or­gan side to a crush­ing 10-wicket win.

Ear­lier, Llan­gen­nech were bowled out for 166, Chris Hickey top-scor­ing with 48 as Rian Thomas picked up three wick­ets and Sa­muel Rout­ledge and Tom Wil­liams two apiece.

Near­est chal­lengers Tata Steel also bagged 20 points from a 10-wicket vic­tory at Gow­er­ton.

Nathan Fer­rell and David Jones both took three wick­ets as hosts Gow­er­ton were all out for 126, be­fore Mor­gan Jones (57no) and Martin Lewis (56no) got Tata to their tar­get with the min­i­mum of fuss in 30.2 overs.

Skip­per Be­van Daniels (41) and David Gas­coyne (39no) top-scored for Gow­er­ton.

In di­vi­sion two, Felin­foel earned a max­i­mum 20 points thanks to an eight-wicket win away to Margam.

Craig Richards (3-12), An­thony Mathias (2-9), Rhys Har­ries (2-33) and Tom Jones (3-12) skit­tled the Port Tal­bot side out for 90 in 42.3 overs.

Then Richards (28no) and skip­per Ju­lian Grif­fiths (46no) eased Felin­foel to 93-2 in just 19.2 overs.

Drefach also had joy on their trav­els with a 15-run suc­cess at Skewen.

Owen Dono­van (31no) and Harry McBryde (23) were the top scor­ers as the Gwen­draeth men were dis­missed for 131 in 47 overs.

But once Skewen open­ers Cal­lum Davies and Dean Kri­escher were out the rest of the bat­ting, apart from No. 10 Steve James (31no), put up lit­tle re­sis­tance and the hosts folded to 116 all out in the 49th over.

Harry McBryde (3-39), cap­tain Rob Seymour (3-11) and Leigh Davies (2-13) were the most suc­cess­ful of the six bowlers used.

In di­vi­sion three, a su­perb 189-run part­ner­ship be­tween skip­per Craig Evans (125no) and Daniel Grif­fiths (82), bat­ting at six and seven, steered Pon­ty­berem to a 124-run win at home to Mor­ris­ton — this af­ter Berem had slumped to 32-5.

The hosts fin­ished on 251-7 and then re­stricted Mor­ris­ton to 127-8 in their 50 overs, Jack Rogers tak­ing 3-27, Dafydd Davies 2-24 and Craig Evans 2-2.

Down in di­vi­sion seven there were mixed for­tunes for Pon­ty­berem Sec­onds, who on Satur­day lost by eight wick­ets away to Pon­tar­dawe Sec­onds, who made 126-2 chas­ing Pon­ty­berem’s 125 all out.

Craig Bowen top-scored for Berem with 36 not out.

And then on Sun­day it was a case of blink and you missed it for Pon­ty­berem’s re­ar­ranged home game against Bri­ton Ferry Town Sec­onds.

Ferry Town’s in­nings lasted just 14.2 overs as they were shot out for 14, six of their bats­men hav­ing ducks as Tris­tan Jones took 4-5.

Pon­ty­berem then took just 4.4 overs for open­ers Iestyn Davies and Dafydd Davies to reach 15-0.

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