Pon­tard­du­lais close in on top spot af­ter beat­ing Saints

Llanelli Star - - CRICKET -

PON­TARD­DU­LAIS moved to within three points of the sum­mit of di­vi­sion one of the South Wales Premier League sum­mit af­ter a three-wicket win at lead­ers St Fa­gans.

It was only the sec­ond league de­feat of the cam­paign for St Fa­gans and their first since early May.

The Cardiff side posted 189-9 off 50 overs af­ter be­ing put fin, with Dafydd Davies tak­ing 3-17, Iestyn Rees 2-48 and Sam Pearce 2-33.

Bont were then in a sport of bother at 28-3 but 66 from Pearce plus 38 from Rhys Thomas and 21 not out by Jack But­ler helped the vis­i­tors get the runs with three overs to spare.

Bont Sec­onds also en­joyed suc­cess with a six-wicket win at home to Swansea Sec­onds in the Premier League West 2nd XI cham­pi­onship.

Bowler To­mos Fowler, the sixth bowler used on the day by Bont, ended up with the su­perb fig­ures of 6-44 as the St Helen’s team were dis­missed for 145 in 40.3 overs.

The home side then fell to 8-2 but 30 from opener Ed Si­vak and un­beaten knocks of 31 and 26 from Aled Richards and skip­per Fowler re­spec­tively saw Bont ease to 148-4 in 33 overs.

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