COWBRIDGE’s Ben Wright scored an unbeaten century to help his side to a seven-wicket win over Gorseinon on Saturday (Aug 14).
After winning the toss, Cowbridge chose to field but Gorseinon reached a good total of 233-8 from their 44 overs.
Kieran Howells and Thomas Fowles got Gorseinon off to a good start as they shared 69 runs for the first wicket.
Fowles fell on a score of 21 when he was caught by Brett Hounsell off the bowling of Tom Williams.
More wickets fell as Williams had both Greg Fisher and Adam Hitchcott caught by Ben Wright.
And when Chris Morgan was bowled by Matthew Smart, Gorseinon had slumped to 85-4.
Opener Howells had reached his half century shortly before the fourth wicket and he and Abdullah Rahimi went on to share 51 runs for the fifth wicket.
Howells had hit four fours and a six in his score of 60 but he was then caught by Wright off the bowling of Hounsell.
Rahimi was joined by Christopher Mee and they continued to put runs on the board, sharing a sixth wicket stand of 47.
Rahimi had smashed five fours and two sixes in a score of 64 from 47 deliveries but he was then caught by Williams off the bowling of Aman Gandhi.
Mee and Abbas Ashraf took over and they did not hang about with another good partnership worth 46 runs.
Ashraf hit three fours as his score of 19 came off 12 balls but he was caught by Rian Thomas off the bowling of Smart.
Mee had hit three fours and two sixes in his score of 45 from 35 balls but he was caught by Gandhi off the bowling of Smart.
It saw Gorseinon restricted to a total of 233 but Cowbridge knew they would need to bat well to give themselves a chance.
Ben Wright and Aman Gandhi did indeed make an excellent start to their reply as they shared 85 runs for the first wicket.
Gandhi hit five fours and two sixes in his knock of 46 but he was then caught by Adam Hitchcott off the bowling of 14-year-old debutant John Mann.
However, Wright and Rhys Davies shared a second wicket stand of 114 runs to all but seal the win for Cowbridge.
Wright reached his century but then saw Davies caught by Abdullah Rahimi off the bowling of Mann.
Mann wasn’t finished their either as he trapped Matthew Smart leg before wicket for a duck. That saw Mann finish with excellent figures of 3-38 from his nine overs.
It wasn’t enough for Gorseinon though as Wright carried his bat to finish unbeaten on 129 with 14 fours and three sixes.
The win for Cowbridge keeps them in fourth place in the table with two games still to play.
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