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Inward’s century sees Llangwm to win over Burton

A BLISTERING century from Llangwm’s Steven Inward helped his side to a fine-nine wicket win over Burton on Saturday (May 20).

Llangwm’s third win of the season moves them into fourth place in the Division 1 table, just four points behind the leaders.

They won the toss and chose to field on Saturday, and they were able to restrict Burton to 173-6 in their 45 overs.

Toby Hayman and Morgan Scale opened up with 27 runs for the home side but Steven Mills made the breakthrough as he had Scale caught by namesake Inward.

Hayman was joined by Jonathan Venables and they addeed 33 runs for the second wicket. Hayman had hit five fours in his score of 28 but he was caught by Joseph Kiff off the bowling of Noah Davies. Jack Davies fell soon after when he was dismissed by the same duo.

Venables and Dan Llewellyn then shared 49 runs for the fourth wicket. Llewellyn made his way to a score of 16 but he was then bowled by Matthew Kiff.

Before that Venables had reached his half century. He hit six fours and a six in his score of 65 but he was next to depart as he was caught by Andrew Harries off the bowling of Mills.

Kiff also had Dan Ridge caught by Luke Brock as the home side slipped to 139-6.

Late scores of 11 from William Ridge and 19 from Matthew John took Burton to their total, setting Llangwm 174 to win the game.

Will Beresford and Steven Inward got Llangwm’s reply off to an excellent start as they shared 118 runs for the first wicket.

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Inward reached his half century while Beresford supported well with a score of 37. Beresford was caught by Iestyn Evans off the bowling of Matthew John.

Inward and Noah Davies continued to put runs on the board and they took their side to their target with fifteen overs to spare.

Davies finished unbeaten on 15 but the star of the innings was Inward. He smashed fifteen fours and six sixes as he reached a score of 120 from 83 balls.

On Saturday, May 27, Llangwm host Herbrandston while Burton travel to Neyland.