It was a disappointing weekend for Ammanford Cricket Club, with two defeats.

The first XI suffered a 144-run loss at the hands of Usk and a nine-wicket defeat to Cimla.

In their game against Usk, Ammanford's batting was weak, causing their downfall.

Usk opted to bat first and managed a 75-run partnership between opening batsmen, captain Elliott Doyle (41) and Hugo Caldicott (30) in a match affected by rain and reduced to 38 overs.

Former Ammanford player, Billy Root, added an unbeaten 50, helping Usk to reach 206 for 6.

The Ammanford team started their chase poorly, with opener Xavier Clarke being caught out after two boundaries.

Wickets fell quickly after that, with the last six wickets falling for nine runs in four overs.

Tom Norton, Usk's seamer, took a hat-trick as Ammanford were all out for 62 in 16 overs.

The loss means Ammanford remain in the relegation battle, ahead of bottom club Pentyrch by 11 points and trailing Neath by 6.

Unless they improve their batting, their prospects look grim with the first round of matches concluding.

The club's Third XI also suffered a nine-wicket loss to Cimla, being all out for 55.

Only Steve Hagget (18) and Sion Davies (19) reached double figures in this loss.

Cimla secured the match in just 11 overs, led by G Watkins who remained unbeaten with 29 runs.