South East Wales Cricket League Division 1 - Pentyrch 1sts (160 all out) lost to Chepstow 1sts (263-7) by 103 runs

TWO partnerships turned the game in Chepstow Firsts’ favour at Pentyrch.

“We were three wickets down with 84 on the board at one stage,” Chepstow all-rounder Malith Madurasinghe said later.

“But an excellent 78-run partnership between Dave Bennett (74) and Tyler  Morgan-Huggett (35) for the fourth wicket turned the game in our favour.

“Later, a 52-run sixth wicket partnership between Ricky Sahabdeen (29) and myself (27 not out) propelled our score to a dominant total.

“The game was in the balance at 120-4 at the half-way stage of Pentyrch’s reply but the introduction of spinners Tudor Morgan-Huggett (3-10) and Lewys Jones (3-31) strangled the opposition to give us a comfortable 103 run win in the 40th over.

“We travel to Cardiff Gymkhana next week looking to maintain our winning form.”

Bob Cypher

Other results:

South East Wales Cricket League

Division 4

Machen 1sts (134 all out) lost to Chepstow 2nds (135-2) by 8 wickets

Division 6

Sully Spartans 1sts (242-9) beat Sudbrook 2nds (241 all out) by 1 wicket

Division 10

Newport 4ths (200-6) beat Sudbrook 3rds (199 all out) by 4 wickets

Chepstow 3rds v Mountain Ash 2nds cancelled.