Ammanford Cricket Club lost their second Premier 1 match of the season against Pontarddulais.

The team were defeated by a margin of just 16 runs during an intense game at the Park.

The match began with Rhys Davies, the home skipper, choosing Bont to bat first, a strategy that initially paid off as Owen Davies (2-36) and Fahad Sabir (3-20) quickly disrupted Bont's leading batters.

The opposition's batting line up was further dismantled by Alun Evans (2-41) and Xavier Clarke (2-33) who effictively tackled Bont's lower order.

The standout performer for Bont, however, was Iestyn Rees whose impressive century run stood in stark contrast to an otherwise disappointing batting lineup from Bont.

Rees's performance was pivotal for Bont's achievement of a reasonable innings total of 204 all out in the 47th over.

Following a rain interruption, Ammanford's target was recalibrated to 199 run requirement over 47 overs.

Although the team began strongly, with a productive partnership between Saihaj Jaspal (27) and Stephan Muller (40), wickets began to fall at an alarming rate, with Jaspal out on 86. The final innings closed 16 runs below the target.

Bont's Ben Morris was the highest wicket-taker for the day with three for 40.

Ammanford's main setback was none of their batsmen could remain at the crease long enough to make the decisive difference which Rees executed for Bont.

This loss put Ammanford closer to the bottom of the Premier 1 table - an all too familiar sight, whilst Pontarddulais are in second spot.

Next week, Ammanford are scheduled to face off against the bottom of the table Neath at the Gnoll.

On a brighter note, Ammanford's third XI had a commendable 25-run victory against Penlan.

An extraordinary 86 run from opener John Jones was responsible for Ammanford's total of 169 all out.

Despite a resilient effort from Penlan's top scorer Alex Mendes (42), the opposition's innings concluded at 144 - 25 runs short of the target.