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Wanderers too good for Gorseinon

CARMARTHEN Wanderers earned their sixth win of the season on Saturday (Jun 29) as they beat Gorseinon by 55 runs.

Gorseinon won the toss and elected to field and that looked to be a good decision early on as they removed both Wanderers openers.

Andrew Dyer claimed both Robbie Crawford and Leighton Walters to leave them reeling on 5-2.

However, Stephen Inward and Gareth Thomas took control of the game and shared 136 runs for the third wicket.

Thomas hit thirteen fours and a six as he made an excellent score of 86 but he was then caught by Scott Thomas off the bowling of Nishaanth Dalavaye.

Inward then reached his half century and moved on to a score of 68 after seven fours and a six. He was then bowled by Kieran O’Connor but the Wanderers had moved the score on to 187-4.

Steven Mills made a late score of 21 before falling to the bowling of O’Connor as the Wanderers reached 193-6 from their 50 overs.

The Wanderers picked up an early wicket as Gorseinon began their reply when Nishaanth Dalavaye fell for a duck. He was caught by Gareth Thomas off the bowling of Iestyn Scourfield.

Kieran Howells and Scott Thomas then shared 49 runs for the second wicket as they looked to get their side going.

Howells had scored 29 but he was then bowled by Ian Hughes and soon after, Thomas was caught by namesake Gareth off the bowling of Steven Mills on a score of 34.

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Mills claimed his second wicket as he had Chris Morgan caught by Owain Davies and he then had a third as he trapped Greg Fisher leg before for a golden duck.

That left Gorseinon on 77-5 but Kieran O’Connor and Abdullah Rahimi shared 49 runs for the sixth wicket to keep their side in the game.

Gareth Thomas had been brought on to bowl and he made the crucial breakthrough as he had O’Connor caught by Giles Thomas on a score of 21.

Thomas then also bowled Jack Donovan for a duck as Gorseinon slipped to 128-7.

Rahimi had hit three fours and three sixes as he scored 44 but he was then caught by Gareth Thomas off the bowling of Owain Binding.

Binding then claimed his second wicket as he trapped Connor Barry leg before and Mills rounded off the innings with his fourth as he bowled Tom Clarke.

Mills finished with excellent figures of 4-32 as the Wanderers bowled Gorseinon out for 138 to earn victory.