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Spi-I t ?"' no f)?)ssip CRICKET. LLANELLY v. LLANDOVERY COLLEpE. This old-time fixture was revived last Saturday, and the result, a victory for Llanelly, was not unexpected. The College, who batted first, were all out for 74, the great majority being powerless against the onslaught of Dai Davies. The commencement was promising enough. Pritchard and P Thomas putting on 20 for the first wicket before the former was bowled by Dai Davies. From then Davies carried all before him until the arrival of the last man, Reed. Nine wickets had been taken for 46, but Reed, in partnership with P. Thomas, who was still "holding the fort," managed to keep the tail wagging for a while, the Llan- dovery score eventually reaching 74, at which point Thomas was out to Fred Williams. Thomas was the first man in and last out, contributing a painstaking 27, whilst Reed had made 21. On Llanelly going to the crease, Percy Roes and Will Davies, who opened their innings played havoc with the very weak howling of the College, and made short work of their opponents' total. Percy Rees was not dismissed until 163 runs had been registered, his share being v, masterly 74. Will Davies, however, con- tinued to "live" for a long while, but at last was smartly stumped by Breese, after he had knocked up a splendid 107. The School bow lers then enjoyed some measure of success, seven wickets being down for 222, when time was called, leaving the Llanelly men victors by the big margin of three wickets and 148 runs. COMMENTS. Although weakly represented, Llanelly proved far too strong for the home team. Of course, the outstanding feature of the day's play was the brilliant century re- corded' by the veteran Will Davies. It was a lovely bit of play, and "Will" en- joys the satisfaction of having scored the first century of the season., He clearly demonstrated that there are still plenty of runs left in him. Percy Rees also gave the spectators a glimpse of his old form in his finely j played 74. The third top scorer was Martin Davies. Although his bowling has been somewhat disappointing lately, his batting has undergone a marked improvement, and on Saturday he contributed 19 in taking style The only other man to get into double figures was A. Yendell, who "chipped in" with 11 towards the close. In the bowling line, Dai Davies proved altogether too big a proposition for the Collegians to tackle, with the result that he captured no fewer than nine wickets for 28, Fred Williams taking the remain- ing one at a, cost of five runs. For the College the most successful bowler was J. Llewellyn, who averaged 4. for 73. Mention should also be made of the very safe wicket-deeping of Breese, who did not give a single bye away. LLANELLY 2nds Y. COWERTON. I Llanelly 2nds entertained Gowerton at Stradey on Saturday in ideal weather, and suffered their third successive defeat on the tliird successive. Saturday. Winning tho toss, the Llanelly men had first use of the wicket, and sent in Jack Rees and Jack Richards to face the bowl- ing of Tom Morgans and Ben Davies. Rees was not destined for a long stay, being easily caught at "short leg" before opening his account. Turnstall looked like causing trouble for the bowlers, but through a badly judged "call," he was run out, after compiling only 8. Griff Rowo assisted Richards to carry the score to 60, before he was clean bowled after hitting up 25. Jack Richards, mean- while, continued hitting about him with no uncertain vigour. Only three wickets down for 71 looked rather promising for Llanelly, and a big total seemed probable at this stage of the game, but after Richards, who had made 36, was dismissed by a catch, a complete rot set in, the last six wickets beinz bundled out for an addition of only 18 runs. Thus the whole side was disposed of for 89. 1 0 On Gowerton going to the wicket, the weakness of the Seconds' attack soon became only too evident, and the visitors' early batsmen appeared to do their scoring without much difficulty. Tom Morgans and B. Davies opened their innings, but Morgans did not make a long stay, being caught out after making 7. Davies, however, began to settle down and make things hum, and after he was partnered by E. Davies at third wicket down, runs came at an ever increasing rate, with the result that the Llanelly score was soon passed. In fact, 108 had been knocked up when only three wickets had fallen. The visitors' total eventually reached 145 for nine wickets. COMMENTS. Unfortunately for the home team, they were very much weakened owing to some of their players being called upon to assist the premiers at Llandovery. The batting of the home men, with two or three exceptions was noticeably weak. Richards, who is fast developing into a very useful first wicket batsman, again made the top score on his side. The Llanelly men were too intensely eager to score, and this aooounted for the fact that two were hopelessly run out, j and many others had very narrow ee- I capes from the same fate. Of the bowlers, D. Hamilton Davies was easily the most effective, capturing seven wickets for 34 runs. The fielding of the Gowerton men was much keener than that of Llanelly.

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