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Ammanford lose out in another high-scoring match

AMMANFORD were on the wrong side of another ridiculously high scoring match, losing by 107 runs at Newport, despite scoring 251 themselves.

Newport’s confidence in their batting prowess was evident when they won the toss and elected to take first knock.

Despite an early setback when opener Michael Clayden was caught off the bowling of Owen Davies, Newport’s confidence was justified as Harry Friend and Callum Taylor produced a record breaking partnership of 304 runs for the second wicket.

The partnership was not however without incident. An lbw appeal against Harry Friend was first upheld
before the umpire changed his mind.

Friend went on to score 138 before being dismissed by Dan Roberts. Callum Taylor was undefeated 4 runs short of a double century as Newport finished on 358-2.

Ammanford’s response began promisingly. The outfield was lightning fast and anything that passed a fielder was automatically four runs.

For a short while, Newport’s mammoth target looked within the realms of possibility. Then a couple of unfortunate shot selections prompted 5 wickets to fall, and the task was quickly out of reach.

Opener Rhodri-Huw Davies batted well for his 36, but it was left to Xavier Clarke (87no) and skipper Alun Evans (82no) to get maximum batting points and show their colleagues the sort of measured approach that a task of this magnitude needed.

Ammanford finished on 251 for 5 and the defeat drops them to seventh place in the Premier 1 table, and only 14 points separate the bottom 4 teams.

On Saturday, July 16, they face joint bottom side Port Talbot Town at the Park.