BRONWYDD earned their sixth win of the season on Saturday (Aug 3) as they beat Dafen to move above them in the table.
Bronwydd won the toss and elected to bat and they reached a good total of 210-6 in their 50 overs.
However, they lost Mike Jones early on when he was run out by Gethin Long and when James Cale fell to the bowling of Andrew Randell, the visitors were left on 31-2.
Josh Rencken and Oliver Furneaux then shared 93 runs for the third wicket to put their side in a good position.
Rencken reached his half century but then saw Furneaux trapped leg before by Mattew Donoghue on a score of 43 that included four fours and two sixes.
Carwyn Jones was then run out by Matthew Evans on a score of 10 as Bronwydd slipped to 148-4.
Rencken and George Gleeson then shared another 35 runs before Gleeson was bowled by Long on a score of 18 (three fours) from 15 balls.
Donoghue then had Meirion Davies caught by Daniel Vaughan to leave the visitors on 192-6.
Rencken had reached a score of 86 at that stage and he went on to finish unbeaten on 98 with ten fours.
Dafen’s reply did not get off to the best of starts as Tom Gleeson had Matthew Evans caught by George Gleeson and Tom then bowled Chris Randell.
Matthew Bagshaw then bowled Nicky Davies as Dafen were left reeling on 6-3.
Matthew Donoghue and Gethin Long then shared 49 runs for the fourth wicket as they looked to keep their side in the game.
James Cale brought that partnership to an end as he had Long caught by Meirion Davies on a score of 43 from 38 balls.
Cale then also trapped Phillip George leg before as the home side fell to 75-5.
Donoghue and Simon Davies then shared 37 runs for the sixth wicket before Cale trapped Donoghue leg before on a score of 33.
Davies and George Lavender then shared another 47 runs for the seventh wicket as they continued to edge toward their target.
Davies hit seven fours in his score of 43 but he was then trapped leg before by Josh Rencken.
Lavender made a score of 19 before he was bowled by Tom Gleeson who then bowled Chris Hudson for a duck to leave Dafen nine-down needing 21 to win.
Andrew Randell made his way to a score of 23 as he looked to earn the win for his side but George Gleeson then bowled him to bring Dafen’s innings to a close on 196 all out.
On Saturday (Aug 10), Bronwydd host Briton Ferry Steel while Dafen will look to bounce back when they take on Maesteg Celtic.