THE race for runners-up spot in the South Wales Cricket Association division one could go right to the wire with Dafen Welfare and Llandysul going head-to-head on the final day of the season.

With leaders Llanelli 27 points clear at the top, it looks like it could be a shoot-out between the second and third-placed clubs on 28 August.

But before that Llandysul host mid-table Gowerton next Saturday, 21 August, while Dafen visit fourth in the table Bronwydd, who could do the Teifisiders a huge favour with victory.

Llandysul kept up the pressure on Dafen last weekend with a six-wicket win over Maesteg Celtic in the Llynfi Valley.

Having first use of a good batting track, after losing the toss, Celtic made an encouraging start with openers Mathew Davies (30) and Samuel Watkins (23) sharing in an opening stand of 70.

It soon became 84 for 5, however, and despite a defiant 31 runs from Morgan Griffiths and 12 from Morgan Harris, the homesters were dismissed for 140 in 36.2 overs.

Dafydd Hatley snapped 4 wickets for 23 from 8 overs, and in-form medium-pacer Iestyn Evans 3 for 43 in 6.2 overs, as well as a run out. Steffan Jones, 1 for 23 from 8 also claimed a wicket, and there was also a run out claimed by Llewelyn Hughes.

In reply, opening batsman and skipper Ben Edkins carried his bat for unbeaten innings of 60, which included five boundaries off 99 balls.

The captain was given support from number four Gary Williams who made 29, with four boundaries, and Steffan Jones was unbeaten on 13 as he and Edkins guided their side to victory in 38.2 overs.

Rhodri Thomas took 2 for 22, with Rhys Jones stumped and Llewelyn Hughes dismissed lbw, with the other wickets falling to Glen Lawler and Adam Lawler.

Division One results: 14 August: Dafen Welfare (264) beat Skewen (171) by 93 runs; Gowerton (127) lost to Bronwydd (128-5) by 5 wkts; Llanelli (127-5) beat Maesteg (125-9) by 5 wkts; Maesteg Celtic (140) lost to Llandysul (141-4) by 6 wkts; Tata Steel (85-4) beat Llangennech (84) by 6 wkts.