Bont well beaten by vil­lage neigh­bours

Llanelli Star - - CRICKET/GOLF -

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.

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