Bont well beaten by village neighbours
THERE were half-centuries for Greg Fisher (95) and Daniel Allen (50no) in the All Wales Sport Midweek Cricket League as they shared a second-wicket partnership of 137 for Gorseinon in a 73-run win against Pontarddulais.
After losing the wicket of Jack Donovan, bowled by Ryan Thomas for 2, Fisher and Allen took control in helping Gorseinon accumulate 175-2 off 20 overs. Fisher was denied a century when bowled by Ellis Lowe.
It proved too tough a task for Pontarddulais, who in reply were tumbled out for 102. Only Kyle Powney (24), Alex Thomas (24) and Alex Stewart (21) made headway against the bowling of Haroon Ali (2-11) and Joe Baker (2-15).
The victory keeps Gorseinon in second place in the table, but with a 33-point lead at the top of the table Llangennech remain hot favourites to capture the title following a 28-run win at Ammanford.
Despite losing the prized wicket of James Taube, bowled by Sion Lloyd Evans for 28, Llangennech recovered to post a healthy 173-3 off 20 overs. There were half-centuries for Jonathan Taube, who retired on 55, and Matthew Jones 52, who shared a second-wicket stand of 114.
Although Rhys Davies (60) and Eirian Morgan (39) did their best to keep pace with the required target, it was too tough an ask and eventually both retired to the pavilion to give other batsmen time in the middle.
In the remaining game, the Dafen innings closed on 133-2 off 20 overs in the 22-run win against Llanelli at Stradey Park. Nicky Davies hit 60 and Jack Evans 34.
Llanelli in reply were dismissed for 111, the damage being inflicted by Jonathan Randall (5-15). Only Ryan Nicholas (30), Sam Weeds (18) and Robert Thomas (16) managed double figures.
Results (June 26): Ammanford 145-2 lost to Llangennech 173-3 by 28 runs; Gorseinon 175-2 beat Pontarddulais 102 by 73 runs; Llanelli 111 lost to Dafen 133-2 by 22 runs.
Tonight’s fixtures (July 3): Ammanford v Pontarddulais, Gowerton v Llanelli, Llangennech v Gorseinon.