AMMANFORD fell to their first defeat of the season by just two wickets at home to St Fagans.
Put in to bat, Ammanford were soon three wickets down with just 27 runs on the board, before Glamorgan’s Billy Root and Dan Roberts steadied matters with a partnership of 62.
The partnership could have evolved into a match defining effort had Root (24) not gone down the wicket and been stumped.
Dan Roberts, well supported by Josef Davies (30) continued to bat well and was unlucky not to reach his half century, being caught at mid-off for 47.
With wickets continuing to fall, Ammanford were all out for 171 in the penultimate over, probably some 30 runs short of what would have been a winning target.
For St Fagans, Ollie Sherwood took 3 for 30, whilst Mika Ekstrom, Thomas Bevan and Harry Donelan shared a couple each.
In reply, St Fagans lost a quick wicket to Dan Roberts’s bowling, but soon settled down to chip away at Ammanford’s total.
Glamorgan’s Ruaidhri Smith (41) and captain Owen Morgan (61) caused the main damage, and at 125 for 4 it was beginning to look like a cakewalk for the visitors, but Ammanford’s bowling and fielding slowed down the run rate, which in turn caused wickets to fall.
St Fagans reached their winning score with plenty of time to spare, but only two wickets in hand. In the end it was an exciting climax, with Ammanford left ruing those extra 30 runs they could easily have amassed.
Next week, Ammanford travel to St Helens to face a Swansea side in the most blistering batting form, having scored nearly 800 runs in just two league matches to date.
Ammanford seconds lose in Swansea
Ammanford’s second XI lost by 6 wickets away at Swansea.
Batting first, Ammanford were all out for 98 inside 30 overs, the bulk of those runs coming from Cellan Allcock (56) and Iestyn Jones (25).
Despite a shaky start which saw them reduced to 33 for 3, Swansea were able to knock off Ammanford’s runs in 25 overs, thanks to Mike Hayden (34) and Bryan Perera (30).
Ammanford thirds fall to defeat
Ammanford thirds fell to their first defeat at Bryn by 38 runs.
Put in to bat, Bryn reached 166 all out, thanks to a captain’s knock from Robert Thomas (77), the only Bryn batsman to reach double figures.
For Ammanford, Dafydd Wyn Jones took a creditable 3 for 5, and Jacob Williams 2 for 38.
Despite a second wicket partnership between David Lumb (21) and Josh Davies (28), Ammanford’s response fell 38 runs short as they were dismissed for 128.