Gor­seinon aim­ing to deny Dafen

Llanelli Star - - CRICKET -

WHILE Llan­gen­nech have se­cured the All Wales Sport Mid­week Cricket League ti­tle, the at­ten­tion now turns to the semi-fi­nals of the pop­u­lar Bowl com­pe­ti­tion.

The top four clubs at the end of the sea­son qual­ify, and al­ready through are Llan­gen­nech, Pon­tard­du­lais and Gow­er­ton.

And Gor­seinon will deny Dafen a place if they get seven points from the last game at home to Llanelli tonight.

Pon­tard­du­lais com­pleted their league pro­gramme with a com­fort­able seven-wicket win at home to Dafen on Fri­day.

Af­ter bowl­ing Dafen out for 81, Alex Thomas (39no) helped Pon­tard­du­lais knock off the runs in the 12th over.

In the bat­ting for Dafen, only Jonathan Randall (20) made head­way against the bowl­ing of Luke Ben­ton (2-5), Dafydd Davies (2-7) and Iestyn Rees (2-17).

Only a cou­ple of days pre­vi­ously Dafen were in­volved in a thriller when ac­count­ing for visit­ing Gor­seinon by three runs.

Bat­ting first on a placid track, the home team rat­tled up 166-7 off 20 overs, the bulk of the runs com­ing from Matthew Donoghue (41), Tom Laven­der (29) and Jonathan Grif­fiths (27). An­drew Dyer claimed 3-24.

But de­spite a half-cen­tury from Matthew Carey (56) plus 34 not out from Sam Coker, Gor­seinon just failed to get the 11 runs needed from the last over and fin­ished short on 163-8.

RE­SULTS ( July 31): Dafen 16-7 beat Gor­seinon 163-8 by 3 runs.

(Au­gust 3): Pon­tard­du­lais 84-3 beat Dafen 81 by 7 wick­ets.

FIX­TURES (Au­gust 7): Gor­seinon v Llanelli, Llan­gen­nech v Gow­er­ton.

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