Although these are very early days Llandysul have made an inauspicious start to the South Wales Cricket Association Division One season with two losing draws and a defeat at the weekend at the hands of visitors Aberdare.

At this stage the Teifisiders are one off the bottom and already ten points from safety.

Having decided to bat, the homesters were dismissed for 185 and were indebted to opener Gary Williams whose brilliant knock of 86 included 11 fours and a towering six.

Llewellyn Hughes at number four hit eight boundaries in his half century but few other batmen made an impression as the innings closed in the 46th over.

Amir Ikram was best of the visiting bowlers with figures of 4-22 and Christopher Hughes picked up three wickets.

Opener Michael Weathersby led the Aberdare run chase as he carried his bat for a chanceless 82, including nine boundaries. He was supported by Luke Garthwaite at number eight who contributed a useful 40 and the visitors reached the target in 46.2 overs.

Llandysul Seconds fared no better than the seniors as they went down to a heavy away defeat at the hands of Llanwrda.

Llanwrda posted 139-8 in 40 overs with opener and skipper Adrian Davies hitting 32 and his opening partner Nigel Clarke contributing 25.

In reply the Teifisiders were skittled for 28 in 20.4 overs.