Llandysul made an inauspicious start in Division One of the South Wales Cricket Association with a heavy defeat against Cowbridge in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Having been put in by visiting skipper Ben Edkins at the Athletic Ground the home side reached a respectable total of 162-9 thanks to opener Thomas Meriaht (44) and the middle order of skipper Chris Willey (23), Samuel Routledge (29) and Tom Williams (29).

Ashley Cox returned figures of 3 for 24 and there were two wickets apiece for Luke Swift, Arfon Jones and Llewellyn Hughes.

In the Llandysul reply opener Meurig Jones (19) was the only player to reach double figures as wickets fell like ninepins and the visitors were dismissed for 61 in 29 overs.

Seamer Brad Evans snapped four wickets for three runs and the remainder of the wickets were shared between five bowlers as Cowbridge won by 101 runs. The homesters picked up 18 points and there were five points for Llandysul.

There was better news in relation to Llandysul 2nds as Aled Jones and team-mates sprang a 106-run win over their Cowbridge counterparts in a Division Five game at Tir-Dref.

In a Llandysul total of 183-5 in 40 overs opener Gareth Chapple made 22, Dafydd Jones at first wicket down contributed 55 with seven boundaries and number four Lewis Jones top-scored with 64 which included six boundaries

As the visitors were skittled for 79, giving Llandysul victory by 106 runs and 20 points, Dafydd Hatley returned figures of three wickets for 11 runs.