AMMANFORD are the new Premier League T20 champions after a convincing final win over Neath saw them lift the trophy at Sophia Gardens last weekend.

Earlier in the afternoon they had overcome Llanelli in the semi final.

It was a confident win, built off the back of tight bowling and sensible batting.

Llanelli were all out for 107, Marcus Leaf top scoring for them with a knock of 40.

But brothers Rhodri and Rhys Davies, knowing exactly what they had to do, took their time in response and knocked off the runs without losing a wicket.

Rhodri hit a half century, closing on 56, while Rhys scored 33 in his innings.

Their reward for the win was a final appearance against Neath, who had earlier defeated Tata Steel in their own semi final.

Ammanford batted first and looked to be in trouble early on on a difficult pitch.

However, a terrific innings from captain, Alun Evans, gave them a total to defend.

After 20 overs they were 121 for 4.

Neath knew their target, but suffered an early blow as they lost both openers in the first over to Sean Coaker.

The Ammanford bowlers, excellently supported by their fielders, not to mention a raucous section of the crowd, kept the pressure on, and Neath simply could not free themselves of the stranglehold.

Spinners Matthew Fisher, Matthew Roberts, Josef Davies and man of the match Alun Evans each took two wickets as Neath crumbled to 69 all out.

This cup victory will be an excellent confidence boost for Ammanford who meet Neath next Sunday in the quarter-final of the Welsh Cup.