9:30am Wednesday 11th July 2012
AMMANFORD were dealt a large slice of meteorological luck when their game against Sully at the Park was the only one played in the Premier League on Saturday. And they won it.
Sully won the toss and elected to bat, only to lose Glamorgan’s Michael O’Shea to the bowling of Matthew Donohue with the score on eight.
Ryan Sylvester (23) and Charlie Lowen steadied matters for the visitors with a half-century stand, but tight bowling from spinners AndrewSalter (2- 47) and Dean Cosker (2-33) ensured a steady fall of wickets.
When Lowen was out for 50 with the score on 117-7 Ammanford looked well in control, but an eighthwicket stand of sixty between Richard Reddy (23) and Daniel Rowe (39no) made their target that little bit more challenging.
Reddy was run out off the last ball to leave Sully on 178-8.
Ammanford complicated their task considerably by losing three wickets for just 23 runs, of which Matthew Fisher had scored 17 before receiving a dubious dismissal.
A half-century stand between Rhydian Harris (19) and Alun Evans took the score past seventy, but progress was slow.
When Evans was out for another captain’s innings of 74, the score had increased to 130, but only four wickets remained.
A further hope-maintaining stand of 32 between Huw Evans (13) and Cosker put Ammanford within 20 of Sully’s target with three overs remaining and this was methodically reduced to ten from the last nine balls.
But Cosker decided enough was enough and ended it there and then with a four and a six.
The victory saw Ammanford leap to third place, just six points behind leaders Cardiff whom they visit next Saturday in what will be a crunch match.
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