Abergavenny 3rds 137 for 9 Talybont 86 all out

TALYBONT missed out on the chance to go top of the league as they suffered a 51 run defeat to fellow promotion hopefuls Abergavenny 3rds.

Visiting captain Mark Winstanley won the toss and choice to bat on a baking hot day.

Bont captain Huw Griffiths got the home side off to a flying start as he picked up four quick wickets getting Drew Heffernan caught with a fine slip catch by Guy Williams for 0 and then clean bowling Winstanley (6), Groves (0) and Jon Lamont for one.

Martin Hurst bowled an economical spell of 10 overs 0-22 with very little luck.

A further Griffiths wicket with a fine catch by Luke Bowen saw his spell end with a superb 12 overs five maidens 5-19 and Abergavenny in dire straights as a run out saw them 40-6 after 20 overs.

The stumbling block for bont was proving to be the experienced Nick Kinman who was finally dismissed for 29 in the 31st over with a catch by Colin Griffiths off the bowling of Richard James (6 overs 1-4).

Aber then dug in as tailenders Owain Bradley (15), Gavin Nash (36) and Mikey Jones 15 not out added crucial runs as bont struggled to breakthrough.

Other wicket takers were Carl Lewis (6 overs 1 maiden 1-32) and Guy Wiliams (2 overs 1-6) with both thease wickets a catch and stumping for keeper Dan Bowen as aber ended 137-9 off their 45 overs.

In pursuit of the total bont then lost an early wicket as Luke Bowen was caught for six.

Dan Bowen and Richard James then added 32 before aber struck a triple blow with james bowled for nine and Hurst lbw for nought off the bowling of Owain Bradley and Bowen bowled for 21 as three wickets fell with the score on 38.

Guy Williams and Huw Griffiths then struck some lofty blows before Griffiths was caught on the boundary for 18 and Williams caught for 17 with Lewis Deacon bowled for nought, bont slid to 86-7.

Unfortunatly for bont the tail didn’t wag as Carl Lewis (10), Colin Griffiths (0), Colin Jones (0) were all dismissed leaving Mick Mcalister (1) not out as the dissapointing innings ending on 87 all out with abers Owain Bradley picking up 6-32.

Just four points for bont who will rue the fact they were not clinical enough to finish off the aber innings.