Grinding out a 16-run away win over Llangennech enabled Llandysul to maintain third place 16 points behind leaders Cowbridge in Division One of the South Wales Cricket Association.

A narrow success in the Carmarthenshire village completed successive wins for Ben Edkins and team-mates who will be aiming for a hat-trick this Saturday when hosting Tata Steel currently level on points with the Teifisiders.

Having been put in Llandysul found it tough going against accurate bowling and sharp ground fielding despite openers Rhydian Harris (24) and Bleddyn Morgan (32) putting on 54.

Wickets fell cheaply with Llewelyn Hughes at number five, who contributed 27, the only other batman to reach double figures as the visitors were dismissed for a modest total of 115 in 48.2 overs.

Medium pacer Mathew Jones did the damage for the home side as he bowled line and length for figures of 6-39 in ten overs.

In the Llangennech reply openers Scott Lloyd and Stuart Goddard departed without bothering the scorer.

Jonny Taube at first wicket down held things together in making 29 but wickets fell like ninepins and the innings closed on 99.

Medium-pacer Ashleigh Cox and spinner Rhydian Harris returned identical figures of three wickets for nine runs in ten overs.

Llandysul 2nds are joint top of Division Five with Skewen 2nds after an eight-wicket win over basement boys Baglan 2nds at Tir-Dref.

The visitors were bowled out for 136 and the Teifi Valley high-flyers knocked off the required runs for the loss of two wickets and banked 17 points.