SE Wales League Div One

Sudbrook (271-2) beat Croesyceiliog (168-3) by 8 wickets

SUDBROOK enjoyed a victory which hauled them to within one point of the visitors on a day which saw table-toppers Usk and Abergavenny lose.

After winning the toss and deciding to bat first, Croesy skipper Ryan Avery carried his bat for 110 while setting the home side a tough target.

Only three Sudbrook bowlers took a wicket, with Ryan Hudson (1-54), Gareth Tyler (1-23) and Max Warby (1-35) the successes.

But centuries from Ross Lewis and James Hussey, with the help of 17 extras, gave Sudbrook a welcome win,

Lewis hit 15 boundaries in his 126 from 131 deliveries, while Hussey’s undefeated 128 saw him hit 20 boundaries, including the winning one in the 45th over.

Newbridge (209-7) beat Abergavenny (140) by 69 runs

NEWBRIDGE set Abergavenny a gettable target, but in reply, early dismissals disrupted hopes of a meaningful stand despite Tom Norton’s 28-run contribution.

Too many single-figure scores left the visitors 70 runs short in the 41st over.

Malpas (212) beat Usk (204) by 8 runs

HAVING decided to field first, Usk skipper Ben Jones enjoyed a couple of early dismissals as Malpas captain Micky Martin was bowled by Mika Ekstrom for a single-figure score and Tamoor Zafar took the first of his four wickets.

But 52-4 became 130-5 and Malpas set a fairly average target for the visitors to overhaul.

But it wasn’t plain sailing and Zafar’s valuable 74 and an undefeated 33 from Sidarth Remesh was too little, too late as his late-order team-mates crumbled around him.

l Following Monmouth’s decision to withdraw their first team from the South East Wales League, the competition’s executive committee has declared all of this season’s results featuring the club’s teams as void.

The league has also reclassified the second, third and fourth XIs’ remaining league fixtures this season as friendlies.

On Saturday, excellent knocks from Ben Pilot, Andrew Dobbie and David Teague could not quite propel Monmouth Seconds to victory against unbeaten Division Nine leaders Radyr Fourths.

In reply to Radyr’s 205-7 from 40 overs, Pilot (52), Dobbie (47) and Teague (43) steered Monmouth to 196-5, as they went down by just nine runs in an excellent contest.