CARMARTHEN Wanderers earned their first win of the season on Saturday (May 7) as Owain Davies scored an unbeaten century against Cowbridge.
Davies and Robbie Crawford opened up for the Wanderers, after they had elected to bat first, and they shared 40 runs for the first wicket.
Crawford departed on a score of 21 when he was caught by Chris Willey off the bowling of Cameron Jeffers.
Davies was joined by Owain Binding and the pair shared 78 runs for the second wicket, with the opening batsman reaching his half century in the process.
Binding made a good score of 31 but he was then caught by Carwyn Jones off the bowling of Nicholas Wood.
Davies and Gareth Thomas continued to put runs on the board as they added 66 for ther third wicket.
Thomas also reached the thirties with two fours and a six but he was out on a score off 33 after being caught by Aman Gandhi off the bowling of Joseph Bickel.
Tom Davies was run out by Rhys Davies soon after while Lewis Byng made a quickfire 18 before also being run out by Amari Ebbin.
Owain Davies had remained while his fellow batsmen fell and along with Ifan Knott, the pair pushed Carmarthen’s total to 270-5.
Knott hit a four and two sixes in his cameo of 23 not out from 12 balls but the star of the show was Davies who finished unbeaten on 101 after seven fours and a six.
Cowbridge knew they would need to start well if they were to have a chance of knocking off the runs needed but they lost Carwyn Jones early when he was trapped leg before by Owain Binding.
Jack Cropper and Aman Gandhi put on another 30 runs for the second wicket but Chris Turrell then had Cropper caught by Owain Davies on a score of 29.
Owen Bailey then got in on the wickets as he trapped Amari Ebbin leg before and soon after, Iestyn Scourfield bowled Gandhi on a score of 37.
That left the visitors on 95-4 and it was soon 100-5 as Bailey had Cameron Jeffers caught by Liam Rogers.
Bailey also had the wicket of Joseph Bickel, who was again caught by Rogers.
Chris Willey had made his way to a score of 30 but he was caught by Gareth Thomas off the bowling of Scourfield.
Wickets continued to fall as Bailey had Brett Hounsell and Rhys Davies caught by Gareth Thomas to finish with figures of 5-27.
Rogers wrapped up the innings as he bowled Nicholas Wood to give the Wanderers victory by 129 runs.
On Saturday, May 14, Carmarthen travel to Mumbles.