Fran­cis left stranded as Gor­seinon claim thrilling tie

Llanelli Star - - CRICKET -

GOR­SEINON were in­volved in a thriller in South Wales Premier League 2 as they tied their match at Mal­pas.

The vis­i­tors set a healthy tar­get after post­ing 248-9 in their 50 overs. They were led by a patient 52 from Scott Thomas, while there were solid con­tri­bu­tions from Greg Fisher (36), Christo­pher Mor­gan (33), Kieran Howells (31) and Gafyn Don­ald (25).

Lewis Mor­gan took 4-55 for Mal­pas.

The hosts got off to a fine start in re­ply as Ryan Ward and Michael Martin put on 64 for the first wicket.

Ward’s dis­missal for 42 brought James Fran­cis to the crease and he struck 11 fours and three sixes to carry his side to the brink of vic­tory.

But Fran­cis was to be left frus­trated on two counts. Mal­pas could not quite claim vic­tory as they reached 248-7 at the close to force a tie, while Fran­cis was left stranded on 99 not out.

Don­ald and Nishaanth Dalavaye both snapped up two wick­ets for the vis­i­tors.

Gor­seinon, who stay sixth in the table, host bot­tom side Pan­teg on Satur­day.

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