Friday, 22 August 2014

Weekend cricket preview

The penultimate weekend of the South Wales Cricket Association Division One season sees leaders Ammanford away to Gowerton, WRITES LISA STENSTROM.

Ammanford remain undefeated this season while Gowerton’s victory over Dafen last week should give them heart.

But, against the formidable bowling of the two Matthews – Fisher and Roberts, who have taken nearly 100 wickets between them plus the leagues’ leading batsman, Alun Evans, the odds of them turning over the champions-elect must remain slim.

Up north - in the Romida Premier Division, Menai Bridge will travel to strugglers Mold and are surely favourites to continue their relentless march towards the title and prising – finally - the Championship from Llandudno’s vice like grip.  

The Seasiders themselves will hope to ‘do the double’ over their opponents when they travel to an in-form Mochdre who, after a slow start to the season, have bounded up the table over the last few weeks and currently sit in second place, they remain the only team to lower Menai Bridge’s colours this season.

Out west - the Pembrokeshire Leagues final round of matches are put on to the back burner this weekend as the Harrison Allen Bowl Final takes centre stage.  

The final, to be played over two innings will be staged at Cresselly and brings together the First Division’s second and third placed teams – Haverfordwest verses host team Cresselly.

This could be a tight one to call as their league encounters suggest - Cresselly gaining the bragging rights in their first meeting of the season whilst their second engagement ended in a draw.

Something tells me Haverfordwest will come out on top.

All the above is, of course, subject to the Welsh weather behaving itself!


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