Ma­son the all-round star for Gow­er­ton

Llanelli Star - - CRICKET -

SEC­OND-PLACED Gow­er­ton moved to within 25 points of All Wales Sport Mid­week League lead­ers Llan­gen­nech fol­low­ing a 33-run vic­tory against Gor­seinon in the lat­est round of games.

De­spite los­ing the wick­ets of Tom Davies, who was bowled by Tom Clarke for nine, and Ben White­house, bowled by Jamie Mann for just five, Gow­er­ton re­cov­ered thanks to solid bat­ting from Ospreys rugby star Hanno Dirk­sen (59 not out) and Matthew Ma­son (35) to reach 148-6 off 20 overs.

Ma­son was even­tu­ally re­moved when he was trapped lbw by Tom Clarke.

Al­though Daniel Allen with 34 helped Gor­seinon make a good start in pur­suit of the tar­get, the later bats­men failed to keep pace with the re­quired run rate de­spite the valiant ef­forts of Steve Davies with 24, Tom Clarke (22) and Ab­dul­lah Rahimi (16).

The in­nings came to a close on 115.

The wick­ets for Gor­seinon were shared be­tween Ma­son (315), Ethan Har­ris (3-19), Mar­vel Biju (2-4) and Rho­dri Phillips (2-15).

In the only other game played, Llanelli claimed a surprise 10-wicket win against Pon­tard­du­lais.

In suc­cess­fully chas­ing 119-6 off 20 overs, Ben Ed­wards ham­mered a su­perb 78 not out, which in­cluded a six and 10 fours.

El­lis Richards added 34 not out to help the Stradey Park men knock off the runs in 17 overs.

Alex Ste­wart (33 not out) top-scored in the Pon­tard­du­lais in­nings.

Fix­tures ( July 24): Dafen v Llan­gen­nech, Llanelli v Am­man­ford, Pon­tard­du­lais v Gow­er­ton.

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