Chepstow slipped into the relegation places in South Wales Premier League Division Two following a disappointing defeat at Llanelli.

Now ninth in the table, they have two must-win matches coming up against seventh-placed Cowbridge at Mathern Road and away at eighth-placed Gorseinon in July.

But skipper Jason Dobbie will hope his men can give a good account of themselves this Saturday when leaders Ynystawe are the visitors.

Last Saturday’s scorecard shows only two of the first six batsmen – openers Sam Hope-Bell (18) and Scott Bailey (21) – managing double-figure scores, with the next four managing only 16 between them.

Later contributions from Dobbie (10), Luke Watson (10), Malith Madurasinghe (18) and Lewys Jones (15no) came too late to make any impression on their hosts.

In reply, Dobbie sent a Llanelli opener back to the pavilion but despite further dismissals by David Monk and Lewys Jones, the match ended in the 30th over, Chepstow gaining just one bowling point.

In Division Two East, Chepstow Seconds lost to Bridgend Town by four wickets.

Despite a fine innings from Filip Chitnis, Chepstow lost their first seven batters for 21 runs.

Following good performances for the third XI in the South East Wales League Division 13 East, Dan Tyler found the step up tough, but still made 14 valuable runs with Chitnis (62) and Rizan Mansoor (28) as the home side’s tail wagged defiantly.

Defending 159, that defiance seemed to be paying off when the first five Bridgend batters were sent back to the hutch for single-figure contributions.

But undefeated scores of 49 and 35 saw the table-topping visitors home with 11 deliveries remaining, leaving their hosts one place off the bottom.

This Saturday, the Seconds are away to second-placed St Fagans.