LLANDYSUL moved up to third place in Division 1 on Saturday (Jun 29) as they earned a narrow three wicket win over Dafen.
Llandysul won the toss and elected to field and they were able to keep Dafen to 190-9 in their 50 overs.
Dafen lost opener Nicky Davies early on when he was run out on a score of 11 by Joe Swift.
Scott Phillips made the same score before being bowled by Swift who then had Simon Davies caught by Ieuan Paske to leave Dafen on 49-3.
Matthew Evans had hit four fours and a six in his score of 29 but he was trapped leg before by Llewelyn Hughes.
George Lavender made a score of 18 but he was then caught and bowled by Hughes. He then claimed his third wicket as he bowled David Dunfee on a score of 17.
That left Dafen on 105-6 but Matthew Donoghue and Jonathan Randell shared 38 runs for the seventh wicket.
Randell made a score of 19 before he was caught by Hughes off the bowling of Steffan Jones.
Donoghue was joined by Philip George and the pair shared another 47 runs for the eighth wicket.
George also made a score of 19 but he was then caught by Ben Edkins off the bowling of Arfon Jones.
Donoghue had hit five fours in a score of 42 but he was then caught by Carwyn Evans off the bowling of Arfon Jones as Dafen finished on 190-9.
Llandysul’s reply got off to a bad start as they lost both openers cheaply. Meurig Jones was caught by Daniel Vaughan off the bowling of David Dunfee and Gary Williams was caught by Jonathan Randell off the bowling of Matthew Evans as Llandysul were reduced to 9-2.
Ben Edkins hit three fours and a six in his score of 20 but he was then stumped by Vaughan off the bowling of Phillip George.
That left them on 39-3 but Bleddyn Morgan and Llewelyn Hughes shared 79 runs for the fourth wicket to put their side in a good position.
Morgan hit seven fours in a score of 44 but he was then caught by Vaughan off the bowling of Chris Hudson.
Matthew Donoghue then bowled Steffan Jones before Hughes, who hit seven fours and a six in his score of 54, was caught by Simon Davies off the bowling of Hudson to leave Llandysul on 135-6.
Carwyn Evans and Ieuan Paske then shared 29 runs for the seventh wicket to edge their side closer to their target.
Evans was trapped leg before by Randell but Dafen were unable to take any further wickets.
Paske and Joe Swift finished unbeaten with Paske hitting four fours and a six in his score of 37 while Swift scored 14.
Mumbles win well against Ammanford seconds
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.
Cwmamman United Juniors host end of season event
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.”
Depleted Ammanford beaten by seven wickets
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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