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Heavy defeat for Ammanford

AMMANFORD slipped further behind the rest of the Premier One pack with a heavy 109-run defeat away to leaders St Fagans.

Put in to bat, St Fagans got off to a good start on a tricky wicket as openers Thomas Bevan (42) and Callum Nicholls (71) put on 67 for the first wicket.

Ammanford’s bowlers did well to contain the St Fagans middle order, though former Glamorgan player Owen Morgan (55) upped the pace towards the end to take the home total to 229 for 7.

Ammanford spinners Matthew Fisher and Billy Root deserved their three wickets each.

Ammanford’s response got off to a disastrous start when skipper Alun Evans was disappointingly given out lbw in the opening over with his front foot half way down the track.

The remainder of Ammanford’s batsmen were less able to cope with the vagaries of the track than their St Fagans counterparts, none of them able to get in properly and build a telling innings.

Dan Roberts looked to be in silky form before he was caught for 18.

Not even Glamorgan’s Billy Root, playing his first game for Ammanford, could make an impression as he was bowled by Owen Morgan for 20.

A stubborn rearguard 13 from keeper Rhodri Davies was unable to save Ammanford from another humiliating defeat at a ground where they very rarely come away with a victory.

St Fagans opening bowler Andrew Gorvin took 4 for 13 whilst Owen Morgan capped a fine all round performance with 3 for 11.

Ammanford are now languishing 20 points adrift at the foot of the table, hoping to improve matters when they welcome third placed Mumbles to the Park next Saturday.

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