Fifth win of the campaign keeps Llandovery at summit
THE weather again had a hand in disrupting the league programme in the Sterling Asset Management West Wales Cricket Conference.
But it was results on the field that caused a stir as Tregaron beat defending champions UWA Commoners by seven wickets and Aberaeron swept to a nine-wicket win against Dolgellau.
Batting first, UWA reached 171-7 at home to Tregaron, the highlight of the innings being a half-century from Dave Wilcockson who was eventually dismissed for 65.
The Tregaron reply was led by Llyr Hughes with an unbeaten 68 and Cledan Davies, who struck a quickfire 64 off just 25 deliveries to pass the post on 173-7.
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Dolgellau lost their second match of the season with a nine-wicket defeat at Aberaeron.
Paul Graham took 4-1 and Nathan Bennett finished with 2-17 to send the opposition back to the pavilion with just 52 runs on the board. Phil Leeds (27) was the only Dolgellau batsman to make any runs of note.
Aberaeron coasted to victory in 12 overs at 53-1 with Dave Grinzpan (35 not out) and John Fyce (13 not out)) at the crease when the winning runs were scored.
But it is Llandovery who lead the way at the top of the league after returning with a nine-wicket from Tywyn.
The home side decided to bat and were all out for 65, though they took 30 overs to reach the meagre total.
Nick Williams (21) and Richard Rees (10) were the only ones to reach double figures for Tywyn as wickets fell to Jonathan Pearce (3-20), Nigel Clarke (3-13), Dafydd Hughes (2-12) and Rhys Davies (2-16).
Skipper Neil Harries (42 not out) guided Llandovery to their fifth win of the season on 66-1. The only batting casualty was opener Rhys Davies (14).
"It was a bit of a journey to Tywyn and back but it was worth it when we came back with a win and maximum points," said Llandovery boss Malcolm Page.
Fixtures: July 7 — Aberaeron v Aberystwyth, Aberystwyth II v Talybont, Llandovery v UWA Commoners.
July 8 — Dolgellau v Lampeter. Tywyn v Tregaron