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Smith shatters Llandeilo

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South Wales Association 

Division Three 

Felinfoel (254-5) beat Llandeilo (136) by 118 runs

In form: Tom Jones hit five fours and two sixes in a score of 42

In form: Tom Jones hit five fours
and two sixes in a score of 42

GARETH Smith took six wickets for Felinfoel on Saturday (Aug 6) as he ripped through Llandeilo’s middle order to set up victory for his side. 

Felinfoel won the toss and elected to bat and that looked to be a good decision as they batted well to reach 254-5.

Smith opened the batting but was out early on for a score of 14 when he was caught and bowled by Charlie Bleasdale.

Stuart Parmenter was then bowled by Iestyn Rees, and Leighton Bonnell was caught by Evan Hall off the bowling of Anthony James for a score of 20.

They provided good support to Scott Davies, who hit eleven fours and three sixes in a knock of 87 from 86 balls.

Tom Jones hit five fours and two sixes in a score of 42 from 22 balls, but he was then bowled by Steffan Roberts.

Rhys Brown finished not out on 22 from 14 balls, while Craig Richards was not out on 44 as he hit three fours and a six.

That hitting took Felinfoel to an excellent total of 254-5 and left Llandeilo with a tough challenge.

Evan Hall was caught off the bowling of Anthony Mathias early on as Felinfoel looked for victory.

Anthony James made 25 before he was bowled by Craig Richards and Gareth Smith took the first of his wickets when he bowled Iestyn Rees for a score of 37.

Rhydian Thomas was then trapped leg before wicket by Chris Bowen for a score of 24.

Smith then returned and took the wickets of Edmund Cowan, Robert Davies, Gregory Leigh and Dai Rees.

His excellent spell of bowling saw Llandeilo slip to 131-8 and put Felinfoel on the brink of victory.

Chris Bowen then picked up his second wicket as he bowled Steffan Roberts for a score of 14.

It was Smith who wrapped up the game as he had Charlie Bleasdale caught by Stuart Parmenter for a score of four as Llandeilo were all out for 136.

The win for Felinfoel sees them pick up 28 points which keeps them on course for promotion to Division Two.

Llandeilo pick up five points for their efforts and remain bottom of Division Three.

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Mumbles win well against Ammanford seconds

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AMMANFORD seconds suffered a heavy 125 run defeat at the hands of Mumbles at Marespool.

Winning the toss, Ammanford invited Mumbles to bat first, and a terrific 188 run partnership for the second wicket, featuring Ben Jones (94) and Stuart Seaton (77), helped the home team to a healthy 221 for 4 in 45 overs.

Several Ammanford batsmen got into double figures but none were able to stay long enough to make any impression on the run chase. Eirian Morgan top-scored with 25, but the Ammanford innings finished disappointingly on 96 all out.

Gethin Morgan and Phil Roche each took three wickets for Mumbles.

Thirds beaten by Landore

Ammanford thirds travelled to Landore only to lose their match by 50 runs.

Ammanford skipper Carl Griffiths put Landore in to bat, and the home team scored 148 for 9. Landore
skipper Terry Summerfield top-scored with 33.

Ammanford’s Tom Davies was chief wicket-taker with 4 for 38.

Despite a solid 30 from opener and man-of-the-match Tom Davies, Ammanford failed to get anywhere near the required target and folded their innings on 98 inside 34 overs.

The defeat dropped them out of the top half of division six on the SWCA.

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Cwmamman United Juniors host end of season event

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CWMAMMAN United juniors held their end of season event at Clwb Godre’r Mynydd Ddu Glanamman.

As they celebrated throughout the day with their different age groups from Under 6 to Under 14 it looked as if almost every child in the Cwm had attended at some point.

The Juniors section at the club has grown to around 150 children over the last couple of years and with a dedicated and enthusiastic group of committee, coaches and volunteers behind them the club is excitedly anticipating further growth.

A fantastic time was had by all with all age groups proudly having their moment in the sun.

Robert Griffiths the Clubs Junior Chairman said: “I have to thank all our fantastic people at the club that get the kids out playing whether sorting games, coaching, fund raising or organising events such as our club parties and awards such as these.

“We continiue to grow and if your child would like to be part of a safe, healthy and fun environment they are most welcome here.”

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Depleted Ammanford beaten by seven wickets

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A DEPLETED Ammanford lost by seven wickets to Bridgend Town in a rain affected match at windswept Newbridge Fields on Satuday (Jun 25).

With the start delayed by over an hour because of rain, the match was reduced to 39 overs before a ball was bowled, and the toss immediately became the crucial factor in deciding the game’s outcome.

Bridgend won it and, predictably enough, put Ammanford in to bat.

The writing was on the wall as the visitors lost two wickets for 9 runs on an unpredictable wicket which was one of the first bowler-friendly tracks encountered this season.

Only four batters reached double figures as wickets fell at regular intervals. Top scorer was 14 year old wicket-keeper Gruffudd Owen (19no) who took the game to the visitors and looked capable of scoring many more had he not run out of partners.

Ammanford were all out for 90 inside 30 overs.

Tea was taken early as more heavy rain swept across Newbridge Fields, but unfortunately for Ammanford the sun made a reappearance and play eventually resumed.

The Bridgend batters did not have it all their own way, quickly losing both openers to opening bowler Owen Davies.

Davies removed a further wicket in a good spell of 3 for 15, but Thomas Cogbill (43no) and Luke Humphries (18) saw Bridgend safely home without further trouble inside 24 overs.

Next week, Ammanford welcome second placed Swansea to the Park, the memory of their 700+ run clash at St Helen’s still fresh in their minds.

Thirds beat Pontardawe by a single run

Ammanford thirds beat Pontardawe by a single run in a rain adjusted match at the Rec.

Batting first, Ammanford reached 132 all out, thanks mainly to their captain Carl Griffiths (41) and Dafydd Wyn Jones (21).

Rain meant that Pontardawe’s reply was restricted to just 16 overs, during which they had to score 53 runs.

They came very close, but two wickets each from Oliver Pallot and Iwan Matthews interrupted their progress and they fell short by a single run, finishing on 51 for 5.

The victory moved Ammanford into the top half of SWCA’s Division 6.

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