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South Wales Premier clubs set to deliver verdict on Glamorgan Colts move

THE South Wales Premier Cricket League clubs will deliver a verdict a week today on Glamorgan reviving a Colts team, writes Tony Poole.

What the Welsh county are proposing is to resurrect a Colts side that previously operated out of Llandarcy Park in the South Wales Association (SWA) from 1986 to 1991.

It would lead to the Premier League increasing from 10 to 12 clubs next year with just one club relegated this season.

The clubs are mulling over the proposal, against a background of their best young talent being channelled into the Colts.

Even if they give the plan their blessing, and it’s by no means certain, the issue will then go to the two feeder leagues.

Both feeders have to approve it and while the Glamorgan Monmouthshire League are likely to be amenable, the opposite is the case in the west regarding the SWA.

Meanwhile, Abergavenny product Jonathan Denning returned league best bowling figures of 9.3-3-19-9  as Pontarddulais swept to a six-wicket success at Port Talbot Town.

The 22-year-old left armer, who is a member of Cardiff MCCU, sank the Pirates for 64 with his final 39 deliveries producing an astonishing nine wickets for just six runs.

He improved on the record league haul of 7-26 by Ruaidhri Smith (Cardiff) against Ammanford back in May.

Lukas Carey (1-31) prevented him getting all 10 while David Lloyd hit an unbeaten 26 in a Bont winning reply of 66-4 with Lewis Jones capturing 3-25.

It moved Bont into fourth spot with table-topping Mumbles still heading Sully Centurions by just three points.

Cardiff opted to bat at Mumbles and thanks to Alun Thomas (49), Kiran Carlson (37) and Harry Bowles (31) they got 212-6.

But the Seasiders hunted down the target in just 39 overs after Rhodri Evans (52) and Aneurin Donald (29) opened up with a stand of 71.

Aneurin Norman (49) made his former club wince, and with Alex Griffiths (31), an unbroken stand of 52 was made in 218-5.

Sully top bat Ryan Sylvester compiled a seventh league century during a drawn game with Newport at Spytty Park.

This time Sylvester contributed 104, adding 160 runs for the second wicket with Llynfi Valley product Morgan Hodges (57).

Recent St Fagans recruit Jeremy Lawlor took 3-55 and hit 35, while Imran Hassan (36) and Marc Collins (32) were prominent in a Newport reply of 222-8..

Bottom-placed Swansea celebrated a first win of the summer in the basement battle at Ammanford by two wickets.

Ammanford made 207-7 via Andrew Salter (71), Alun Evans (49) and Rhydian Harries (32) with Scott Phillips taking 2-32.

Swansea then built a reply of 211-8 around Nick James (84), who put on 112 for the first wicket with Dwayne Batchelor (38).

Though Salter captured 3-26 and Matt Roberts 2-60, the defending champions haven’t won since day one of the season.

And third-placed Ynysygerwn maintained a title challenge with an eight-wicket victory over Bridgend at Aberdulais.

Only Nicky Davies (39) prospered for Town in a total of 102 with John Glover claiming 5-22 and Mark Davies 3-21.

Glover’s Glamorgan colleague Gareth Rees (66no) then nudged Ynys home, figuring in an 85-run stand for the second wicket with Kieran Howells (30) out of 103-2 in 19.3 overs.

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