Ammanford maintain gap over pack at top of table

GLOVES AT THE READY: Ammanford wicket keeper Gareth Slade prepares for any Clydach batting slip ups.Pic: SDD

GLOVES AT THE READY: Ammanford wicket keeper Gareth Slade prepares for any Clydach batting slip ups.Pic: SDD

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SWCA Division One

Ammanford (197-4) beat Clydach (196-9) by six wicket

After some torrential overnight rain, Saturday morning revealed a superb track at the Park which Clydach’s top order savoured.

The visitors raced to 100 for the loss of only the one wicket and top of the table Ammanford looked to have a battle on their hands.

The introduction of spinner Matthew Roberts slowed the visitors' progress considerably.

Roberts figures of six for 46 continued his remarkable sequence of wicket taking as Clydach stumbled to 196 for nine.

Jason Davies (55) .

Matthew Fisher also claimed a wicket as did Craig Maloney while Samuel Jones added a run-out.

In response, the Ammanford opening pair of Rhys-Huw Davies and Rhys Culley put on 23 before the first wicket fell.

Davies’ dismissal meant in-form captain Alun Evans had the chance of an extended innings.

The skipper put on 87 with Culley, who was unlucky to be run out for 49.

Evans went on only to eventually depart for 67.

Fisher (33no) and Craig Maloney (26) guided Ammanford to the verge of victory.

The latter falling for 26.

Ammanford wicket-keeper Gareth Slade joined Fisher in the middle to collect the vital runs.

Clydach's youngest player deserves a mention however. Gwen Davies batted, fielded and bowled with great skill, and is obviously in the team on merit.

She fully deserved the wicket of Maloney, who went to a fine one-handed catch.

Ammanford’s six-wicket victory means they still enjoy a 30-point cushion at the top of the table with four games to go.

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