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Llandysul beat Neyland by one wicket to reach zone final of Welsh Cup

LLANDYSUL booked their place in the zone final of the Welsh Cup as they beat Neyland by one wicket on Sunday (Jun 12).

Neyland won the toss and elected to bat on home soil and they reached 202-8 from their 40 overs. They started well with Ashley Sutton and Lewis Page sharing 84 runs for the first wicket.

Page hit six fours in his score of 40 but he was then trapped leg before by Llewellyn Hughes.

Sutton then reached his half century but he then saw George Evans bowled by Titus Matthew on a score of 11.

Callum Power did not last much longer as he was caught by Chris Strange off the bowling of Iestyn Evans.

Sutton smashed his way to a score of 83 with four fours and six sixes but he was caught by Ben Edkins off the bowling of Evans.

That left Neyland on 160-4 and that soon became 167-5 as Stephen Murray was caught by Titus Matthew off the bowling of Josh Hughes.

Patrick Hannon added 10 before he was bowled by Evans and Jack John added 8 before falling to Hughes.

Sean Hannon had hit two fours in his score of 28 but he was then caught by Osian Thomas off the bowling of Hughes.

Neyland were unable to add to their score in the final two balls as they finished on 202-8.

Early in their reply, Llandysul lost Titus Matthew when he was caught by Jack John off the bowling of Patrick Hannon.

Hannon also bowled Rhys Jones to leave Llandysul on 27-2.

Llewellyn Hughes and Ben Edkins then shared 51 runs for the third wicket. Hughes hit five fours in a score of 30 but he was caught by George Evans off the bowling of Tom Pritchard.

Edkins and Chris Strange then shared 77 runs for the fourth wicket as they moved closer to their target.

Edkins hit three fours in his score of 50 but he was caught by Ashley Sutton off the bowling of Hannon.

Sean Hannon then took the wickets of Bleddyn Morgan and Osian Thomas in quick succession to reduced the visitors to 158-6.

Strange neared his half century but then saw Josh Hughes bowled by Patrick Hannon.

Strange hit ten fours as he reached a score of 56 but he was caught by Lewis Page off the bowling of Sean Hannon.

That left them 185-8 but Iestyn Evans and Gruffydd Jones added 15 runs for the ninth wicket to take Llandysul’s score on to 200.

Evans was bowled by Sean Hannon but Jones score of 12 not out was enough to see Llandysul over the line with just seven balls remaining.

Neyland will also regret giving away 39 runs in extras which also helped Llandysul to victory.

Llandysul now go on to face Pontarddulais in the final after Carew conceded the other semi-final.

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