Bronwydd continue promotion push with win over Gowerton
BRONWYDD continued their push for promotion on Saturday (Aug 14), as they beat Gowerton by five wickets at Victoria Road.
The visitors won the toss and elected to field and that proved to be a good decision as they bowled Gowerton out for just 127.
Tom Gleeson bowled Eddy Evans and Bevan Daniels early on to reduce the home side to 13-2.
Lee Nicholas and David Gascoyne shared 29 runs for the third wicket but they both fell in quick succession.
Nicholas was caught by Gleeson off the bowling of James Dickson on a score of 15 before Gascoyne was caught by Gruffudd Owen off the bowling of Josh Rencken.
Luke Evans and Daniel Allen added 32 runs for the fifth wicket but they again lost two wickets in quick succession.
Allen was bowled by Dickson on a score of 19 before Rencken had Evans caught by Gareth John as Gowerton slipped to 78-6.
Jack Hobbs and Callum Eakins looked to rescue their side from a perilous position as they shared 38 runs for the seventh wicket.
However, Phillip Howell then bowled Hobbs on a score of 13 and he did the same to Will Collinson with the very next ball.
There was no hat trick but there was soon a third wicket as Gleeson trapped Eakins leg before on a score of 18.
Gleeson then did the same to Tom Clarke to bring the innings to a close with the score on 127.
Like their opponents, Bronwydd lost two early wickets at the start of their innings. Will Collinson trapped Tom Davies leg before and then bowled Josh Rencken to leave Bronwydd on 14-2.
Callum Eakins also bowled Phillip Howell as Gowerton did their best to disrupt Bronwydd’s reply.
Oliver Furneaux and Jacob Jenkinson then shared 36 runs for the fourth wicket to edge their side closer to their target.
Furneaux was caught and bowled by Tom Clarke on a score of 17 but Jenkinson and Gruffudd Owen shared 44 runs for the fifth wicket.
That partnership saw Jenkinson reach his half century but Owen was next to depart as he was run out by Collinson on a score of 22.
Jenkinson batted on to hit the winning runs and finish not out on 55.
The win keeps Bronwydd in third place in Division 1 of the South Wales Cricket Association with two games left to play.
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