South Wales Premier Div Two

Mumbles (251-9) beat Chepstow (220) by 31 runs

CHEPSTOW travelled to Swansea without skipper Jason Dobbie so Lewys Jones took on the captaincy, deciding to field first after winning the toss.

The home side’s innings started well for Chepstow when Jones held a catch to dismiss one of the openers for a duck thanks to Dave Monk’s bowling.

Monk followed the good work by bowling the other opener for 11 and, at 19-2, the hosts were struggling.

But Elliott Oates led the recovery with 70 before Monk held a catch off Luca Goddard to send him back to the pavilion.

Greg Thomas (34) and Max Phillips (59) were the main contributors from then on. For Chepstow, Goddard took 4-29, while Monk (2-48) and Jones (2-46) were the other wicket-takers.

In reply, Chepstow lost opener Malith Madurasinghe, out for a duck, Sam Hope-Bell (20) and Ben Kellaway (15).

Monk made a valuable 42 before being trapped lbw and Ben Hope-Bell added 54 as he and Harry Hughes (31) continued the chase.

Ricky Sahabdeen made 27 but he was run out to leave Chepstow third from bottom of the table.

Saturday’s visitors to Mathern Road are Carmarthen Wanderers who are two places above Chepstow.

South Wales Premier Div Two East

Chepstow II (244-8) lost to Pentyrch II (245-5)

THE first six Chepstow batters made good starts, registering double-figure scores, but unable to kick-on.

Alun Jones (28), Jamie Rayner (23), Tuhin Gavand (43), Lloyd Bartlett (31), Cameron Rees (35) and skipper James Bostock (24) posted a total after Filip Chitnis (19) was the last wicket to fall.

In reply, Bruno Chitnis took 2-36 and Cam Rees claimed 2-47, as Pentyrch reached their target in the 44th over.