Dafen Welfare claim South Wales Cricket Association title
DAFEN Welfare were crowned South Wales Cricket Association division one second XI champions after securing a thumping nine-wicket win over Clydach.
Second-placed Tata Steel were also victorious as they beat Ynystawe by six wickets.
Ynys finished on 177, with Steffan James making 54 and Keith Lloyd an unbeaten 34.
Taylor Rees, Jack Jones and Karthick each claimed two of their wickets.
Tata comfortably bettered that total for the loss of just four wickets.
Karthick was their standout performer, hitting 65.
Gowerton heaped more misery on rock bottom Cowbridge, who were beaten by a massive 172 runs.
They reached 224 as Rhodri Owens claimed a century (110).
Cowbridge crumbled in response as not one of their batsmen reached double figures and they were all out for 52.
Llangennech suffered a six-wicket defeat to Carmarthen Wanderers.
They were all out for 81, with James Dixon claiming five of their wickets and Mike Morris four.
James Morgan made 31 as Carmarthen lost four wickets en route to victory.
Neath chased down a Maesteg Celtic total of 101 to win by seven wickets. In division two, Britton Ferry won at Bronwydd by six wickets.
Bronwydd were all out for just 44 despite the best efforts of Chris Peregrine who hit an unbeaten 17.
Anthony Davies took six wickets from 11.5 overs, conceding 19 runs.
Britton Ferry lost four wickets on their way to victory.
Aberdare made 215, but drew with Llandysul, who were on 206 for seven at the end of their overs.
Llanelli beat Morriston by 44 runs after reaching a total of 178 when batting first.
Ryan Herbert struck 52 for Pontardawe as they ended on 157 for nine to overcame Gorseinon by 49 runs.
Tim O'Kelly matched that contribution but it was not enough to prevent a Gorseinon defeat.
Swansea Civil Service emerged as four-wicket winners against Skewen.
Steven James made 49 for the beaten Neath side.
Margam lost by 159 runs to division three title-winners Porthcawl.
The champions eased to 209 for three as Steve Richmond (58) and Mark Lewis (52 not out) both made half-centuries. Phillip Knight had a knock of 70 in Britton Ferry Town's draw with Dyffryn.
Debutant Mike Evans impressed by making 51 not out in Landore's draw with Cimla.
Drefach beat Pontyberem by 144 runs and Maesteg drew with Merthyr Tydfil.
In second XI division four, Llandeilo beat Llandarcy by 62 runs.
Baglan triumphed over Llantwit Major Cavaliers, winning by 43 runs as Michael Powney made 84. Neath drew with Kidwelly and Pwll lost to Felinfoel in a low scoring game.