Travelling to Pentyrch, Panteg had a small chance of getting promotion from the South Wales Premier, Division Two.

Although promotion was not to be, Panteg produced a fine performance after making 150 batting first. Home side Pentyrch crumpled to 51 all-out in 26.2 overs thanks mainly to spectacular bowling from Chris Mee. His figures were 8 overs 1 maiden 5 wickets for 20 runs. At one point he took four wickets in five balls.

In the Welsh Club Cricket Conference - Division Two, Pontnewynydd were celebrating despite seeing their home game with Ton Pentre called off as they ended their title-winning campaign without suffering a single defeat.

Pontnewynydd claimed 11 wins in what was a hugely impressive campaign to ensure they will be playing cricket in the top tier of the Welsh Club Cricket Conference next season.

Conor Miles turned one of the performances of the season by smashing an unbeaten double century to fire his Croesyceiliog side to a crushing 189-run win at home to Malpas.

The hosts lost the toss and were put in to bat first – where openers Thomas Kear (24) and Alex Barry (10) struggled to find their rhythm.

But Miles had no problems finding his form and went on to record a remarkable 216 not out that included 24 fours and 12 sixes to put Croesyceiliog in firm control of the contest.

They posted a daunting target of 357-6 off their 45 overs – with James Scarborough (45) falling five runs short of a half-century.

David Griffiths (43) and captain Peter Mason (38) were the best performers in reply for Malpas – whose only other double figure run scorers were Benito Carnevale (19) and James Francis (15).

They were bowled out for 168 in the 37th over, with Lewis Pheasant claiming three of the wickets, to ensure Croesyceiliog claimed an emphatic win.