Second draw for Llandysul

First published in Sport

Llandysul came within a whisker of victory over Maesteg at Tir-Dref but had to settle for a second successive draw in Division Two of the South Wales Cricket Association.

Batting on a flat track the homesters made hay as the sun shone with openers Rhydian Harries (35) and Mark Wilson (63) sharing an opening stand of 68.

After the departure of ex-Ammanford batsman Harries the experienced Ben Edkins set about the Maesteg attack. In a brilliant innings of 126 he hoisted four sixes and stroked eleven fours and was given good support from skipper Darrel Griffiths who was unbeaten on 26.

Seamer Martin Wilkshire had figures of 4-51 off 14 overs.

Maesteg never looked likely to overhaul the Llandysul total but despite three wickets apiece for medium-pacer Dean Jones and spinners Llew Hughes and Rhydian Harries the Teifisiders missed injured pacemen Andy Edwards and Adrian Davies.

Jeff Watkin and Wilkshire in the middle order frustrated the home side with 26 runs apiece as the innings ended on 174-9.

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