Skipper Evans keeps Ammanford on winning track

ON SONG: Ammanford maintained their winning ways in SWCA Division One.

ON SONG: Ammanford maintained their winning ways in SWCA Division One.

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SWCA Division One

Clydach (169) lost to Ammanford (173-5) by five wickets

Ammanford continued their winning ways with a convincing victory at Clydach on Saturday.

Alun Evans won the toss and invited the home team to bat, then took the first wicket as Clydach reached 29.

This signalled the beginning of a regular fall of wickets as the tight Ammanford bowling strangled the Clydach batsmen into fatal errors.

Opener Donne top scored for Clydach with 42, but significantly it took him 42 overs to accumulate those runs.

Liam Garland (29) made the only other substantial contribution to the hosts’ total of 169 which they reached in their final over.

Matthew Roberts took five for 40, with three of his wickets coming in the final over.

Skipper Evans took two for 23, whilst 16-year-old Sam Jones took two for three in his six overs, the maximum allowed him due to his age.

Ammanford didn’t get off to the best of starts with bat in hand however, losing Rhodri Davies with the score on 20.

Evans joined Matthew Roberts and they pair put on half a century before Roberts was run out for 40.

Rhys Davies (25) helped take the score to 120 before departing then Craig Maloney stayed with his skipper until the scores were level.

Ammanford needed a six for the extra batting point, but Maloney skied his effort and was caught for 35.

Evans then tried for a six but his effort fell a few yards short and Ammanford were through on 173 for five in 44 overs, the easy victory yielding 24 points.

Ammanford remain second in the table, one point behind Carmarthen Wanderers despite having won all three of their matches, while the Wanderers have two wins and a draw.

Next week Ammanford entertain Dafen at the Park.

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