Ferry edge closer to the title

BRITON Ferry Town clung on to a losing draw against Hills Plymouth to edge closer to the title in division three of the Thomas Carroll South Wales Cricket Association.

In a match reduced to 30 overs per side, Hills Plymouth were bowled out for 124 and, although Briton Ferry Town could only manage 115-5 from their 30 overs, they are still 38 points ahead of second-placed Porthcawl and 41 in front of Swansea Civil Service in third.

Matthew Davies’s 51 anchored Hills Plymouth’s innings, while Craig Jewell and Afaq Shah took three wickets each for Briton Ferry Town.

Neil Baggridge and Adrian Mainwaring both hit 31 in the Briton Ferry reply, but two wickets apiece from Jeremy Crooker and Chris Birch slowed their run-rate and limited them to just 115-5.

Swansea Civil Service maintained their push for promotion with a 54-run win over Maesteg.

Damian Devonald (34) and Nick Davies (40) added 61 for the first wicket as Swansea Civil Service posted 147-8 from their rain-reduced 40 overs.

Ian Coates then took 5-27 and Ben Novis 3-10 as Maesteg never got near their target and were eventually skittled for 93.

Landore took a big step towards survival with an impressive six-wicket win over Pontyberem.

Emyr Harris (36), Wayne Thomas (46) and Daniel Griffiths (53 not out) were the mainstays of Pontyberem’s innings as they reached 177-5, with Neil Williams taking three wickets.

Opener Andrew Mumford was the star for Landore, hitting 83 to help them reach 180-4 and move six points clear of the relegation zone.

Meanwhile, Porthcawl’s match with Pwll was declared a no differential, while Drefach’s game against Margam was cancelled due to rain.

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