RICHARD Grant hit a half century and took two wickets as Pontarddulais made it back-to-back wins in the South Wales Premier Cricket League with a four-wicket win at Neath.

Grant, batting at number three, hit 5 fours and 2 sixes in his knock of 50, as his side chased down the hosts' total of 175 for 9 in 46.4 overs, for the loss of six wickets.

Having won the toss and elected to field, Pontarddulais made a great start as Dafydd Davies (4 for 24 off 10 overs) put the home team in early trouble at 53 for 4.

Sean Griffiths, batting at five, then revived Neath's innings as he hit 7 fours in his well-focused knock of 80 - before eventually being bowled out by Jac Arrowsmith.

Support was provided by Alex Simonson (11), Cameron Bamford (13), and Joe Parkhouse (25), but Neath were unable to make it to 200 before their 50 overs ran out.

Richard Grant bowled a tight 10 overs to return 2 for 10, with 4 maidens, Ryan Thomas took 1 for 43, and Jac Arrowsmith 2 for 40, to restrict the home side's progress.

After losing opening bastman Will Smale for 7, Cameron Herring and Richard Grant added 84 runs for the second wicket to put Pontarddualais well on track for victory.

Grant was eventually caught for exactly 50, and then opener Herring was caught for a patient 35, which included 4 boundaries, with the visitors well poised at 114 for 3.

Iestyn Rees hit a four and a six, before being caught for 14, and another couple of wickets fell, before Jack Butler, 23 not out, and William Jones, 9 not out, sealed the win.

Samuel Jardine returned 2 for 18 from his 9.4 overs, with 3 maidens, and Cameron Bamford took 2 for 22, with Steven Reingold and Greg Thomas also claiming wickets.

* PONTARDDULAIS Seconds made 174 all out at home against Carmarthen Wanderers, but were beaten by seven wickets in the South Wales Seconds' West Division.

After losing the toss and being asked to bat first, opener Cameron Davies (47), Matthew Williams (35) and Iwan Rees (27) scored the bulk of the runs for the home team.

There was a late cameo from Shaun Harris (14 not out) and Theo Rogers (12), but the early damage had been done by Liam Rogers, who took 5 for 20, with 3 maidens.

Steffan Jones took 2 for 25 from his 10 overs, and Giles Thomas returned 3 for 33 from 9.3 overs, to ensure that the home batsmen were all out for 174 in 49.3 overs.

In reply, Andrew Harley carried his bat for 49 not out, with support from fellow opener Carl Holding (32) and Josh Thomas (47), to claim the victory in 34 overs.

* PONTARDDULAIS Thirds won by 96 runs against Penlan, after a half century from Joel Beynon had helped them to set a target of 200 for 6 after 40 overs.

Beynon, batting at four, struck 4 fours and 2 sixes in his 51, after a solid start from openers Richard Bont (39) and Peter Jones (37), who put on 83 for the first wicket.

Ieuan Petty (19) and Jac Williams (13 not out) took Pontarddulais to 200 for 6 after 40 overs, despite wickets falling to Mark Miller (3 for 68) and John Norwood (2 for 25).

In reply, Penlan finished on 104 for 6 after 40 overs, with key contributions from Keith Norwood (16), Andrew Davies (37 not out) and Dean Miller (17 not out).

Jac Rees took 2 for 13 from 7 overs, with 3 maidens, and Ben Steve Thomas claimed 2 for 23 from 5 overs, whilst Owen Lewis bowled 4 overs for just a single run,