Prob­lems mount for Gors af­ter heavy home loss

Llanelli Star - - CRICKET -

GOR­SEINON’S win­less run in South Wales Premier League 2 now stretches to six matches fol­low­ing their week­end de­feat at home to New­bridge.

They went down by seven wick­ets to the Gwent out­fit and are now back in sev­enth in the ta­ble.

Gor­seinon started the sea­son in fine form by win­ning their first three matches. But since then they have strug­gled for form and their last win came against Newport Fugi­tives on June 8.

Hav­ing been put in to bat by the vis­i­tors, Gor­seinon were im­me­di­ately in trouble at 12-2 fol­low­ing the early dis­missals of Eddie Evans and Jack Dono­van.

Gafyn Don­ald (34) and Scott Thomas (21) stead­ied the ship and a stand of 47 be­tween Nishaanth Dalavaye (28) and Christo­pher Mor­gan helped the hosts to­wards a re­spectable to­tal.

Mor­gan ended un­beaten on 42 as Gor­seinon reached 160-9. Chris James ended with the su­perb fig­ures of 4-11 off eight overs.

The home side en­joyed an early break­through when New­bridge skip­per James Mor­gan was bowled by Don­ald for nine.

But the vis­i­tors were rarely trou­bled as opener Travis Mor­gan struck 10 bound­aries in his 75 and he found ex­cel­lent sup­port from Will Davey (35no) and Alex Hor­ton (27) as New­bridge reached their to­tal with 15 overs to spare.

Con­nor Barry took 1-28 off his 10 overs.

Gor­seinon head to third-placed Pe­narth on Satur­day.

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