CARMARTHEN Wanderers secured a much-needed win on Saturday (Jun 11) as they beat Gorseinon by 98 runs.
Gorseinon won the toss and elected to field and they watched on as the Wanderers reached 211-8 from their 50 overs.
Owain Davies and Ifan Knott got the Wanderers going with an opening partnership of 78 runs in which Knott raced to his half century.
Davies reached a score of 16 but he was stumped by Greg Fisher off the bowling of Matthew Roberts.
Binding then fell to John Mann as the Wanderers lost a couple of quick wickets.
Knott had hit nine fours in his score of 57 but he was then caught by Fisher off the bowling of Roberts.
Gareth Thomas was then bowled by Rhys Barlow as the Wanderers slipped to 94-4.
Robbie Crawford and Tom Davies got their side going again as they shared 45 runs for the fifth wicket.
Crawford hit a four and a six in his score of 28 but he was bowled by Gafyn Donald. Moments later Davies fell on a score of 13 to Kieran Howells.
Mann then bowled Owen Bailey before Daniel Jones and Liam Rogers shared 43 runs for the eighth wicket.
Rogers smashed two fours and two sixes in his score of 30 from 16 balls but he was out to the bowling of Howells.
Jones finished unbeaten on 26, having hit two sixes, while Carmarthen’s score was also helped along by 28 extras.
Gorseinon slipped to 34-3 early in their reply as Chris Turrell claimed two wickets.
Christopher Morgan and Gafyn Donald shared 39 runs for the fourth wicket but when Morgan was trapped leg before by Iestyn Scourfield on a score of 16, Gorseinon’s innings began to fall apart.
Donald then fell in similar fashion on a score of 36 and Scourfield then had Chris Mee caught by Ifan Knott and Jamie Mann caught and bowled.
That left the home side on 97-7 and Owain Binding then got in on the act as he had Greg Fisher caught by Liam Rogers.
Alex Lang fell for a score of 12 to Gareth Thomas before Binding bowled Rhys Barlow to bring the game to a close.
It meant that Gorseinon were bowled out for just 113, giving the Wanderers a big victory.
On Saturday, June 18, the Wanderers travel to Chepstow.