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Sporthg C !p %I'I.l; PI)rting p I LlzneHy v. Briton Ferry Steelworks. Llanelly journeyed to Briton Ferry on Saturday to play the return match with the Steelworkers. As will be remcm- bered, when the Steelworks were visitors to Stradey a keen, interesting game wast witnessed, the result being in a drar., which, it must be admitted, was decidCft. ly in favour of the visiting tem. Llanelly were handicapped by the ai sonce of Percy Recs and Cli:7 Bowei Yendell was again in the to m, and a pEC8 was also found for II. Bowen, who hai's from Gloucestershire. 1 e had on the previous Saturday rendered a very go d account of himself for the Seconds against the Steelworks' 2nds. The Ferry took first knock-, and Tom- iinscn and Yehb were soon busy, treat- ing the bowling of Dai D: vies and Martin Davies with easy confidence. The partnership was not severed until GO had been scored, when Mnrtiu Davies clem beat Tomlinson. Bates was the next comer, setting to work in lively fashion and lifting M. Davies for 6. Webb did not remain long with. Bates, being "caught and bowled" by Dai Davies. Cooper did not last long, being caught off a delivery from H. Paten, who had relieved Martin Davies. On W. Thomas, the cantai joining Bates, the sccre was carripd to 150 be- fore a separation was effected. Bates be- ing caught at point off Dai Davies, having hit up 55, which included one 6 and ten 4's. Davies, in the srme over, dismissed two more batsmen, narrowly missing the "hat-trick." The score now ,steod at 159 for 6 wickets, and on Thomas being joined by Lewis, another stand was made, with the res-dt that the home men declared at 226 for 0. A hopeiess task. Llanelly were thus faced wnh the al- most impossible task of obtaining 227 runs with barely an hour and a quarter i'l which to hat. H. E. Jones and W. Davids opened Llanelly's innings, opposing Cooper and Tomlinson. The latter did not meet with much success, 32 runs bein-r hit off him in three overs. Jones was dismissed first. Cooper heating him in 1 is third over. W." P. Williams, n^t man in, assisted Davies to carry tho sr. r« to 35 before being caught by Bates off Cooper. H. E. John mado a stubborn stand, and runs began to come a litt'o quicker. Will Davies was not dismiss rntil he had contributed a praiseworthy 31. Dr. Gwyn Thomas now partnered John, and both batsmen, so to speih, the bowling by the scruff of the neck," treating the fielders to a rare bit of leather hunting. Dr. Thomas collected ti4 in rapid style, hitting eV-en 4's. Time arrived with Martin TVa is and Hubert John together. T]~vk-!1v had compiled a total of 158 for tk, loss of six wickets, this game agaia thus end- ing in a draw. COMMENTS. As the scores indicate, the rame was exceedingly well contested and even., and the Llanelly men are again to be com- mended for their good performance against this foi-mida ble eleven. AN ith the exception of the urofossionalsj" and the skipper, W. Thomas, the Ferry team was made light work of by the Llanelly bowlers. Bates and Webb ob- tained their share of the rrns in their usual polished manner. Or young bowlers should not be discouraged by failing to dismiss these men cheaply, they being of first-class repute. The ex- perience gained by bowling against such veterans will doubtless be fomd invalu- able later on Dr Gwyn Thomas -ig-,I clearly demonstrated that he is n tower of strength to the team. This is the third successive occasion on which this attrac- tive batsman has exceeded tho half- century. Hubert John played his best and most productive innings of the season, and was second top-soorer, with 38 not out to his credit. In the bowling line, Dai Davies was seen to best .advantage, taking four for 91. He bowled consistently well, but it. was another instance of overworking a player. One really fails to see why Hubert John, with his valuable ex- perience, does not put himself on. Bowl- ing is the weakest spot in the Llanelly team, and until this defect is remedied, they cannot expect to be successful against big teams. Fred Williams did not have much work to do, bowling only three overs. Martin Davies averaged, three for 68. Seconds v. Pontardulais. The Seconds on Saturday were out to avenge the defeat sustained a few weeks ago at the hands of Pontardulais. Jere Griffiths paved the way for a big score, compiling a well-made 37, and Jack Richards, although rather slow, showed his best form in 40. "Jack" is, without a doubt, the best improved player of the team. "Jimmy," his brother, who played for the first time, justified his inclusion in the team by carrying out his hat for 12, but was not able to bave a partner to keep up hia wicket with him. Oliff Morgan, another youngster, also making his detyut, ap- peared to be going strong, when he let himself be beaten by a slow ball. Hia 13 wa.s made by three 4's and a single. The soore eventually reached 152. The bowling strength of the team was made more effective by the inclusion of Tom Phillips, who was mainly responsible for the downfall of the visitors, they reply- ing with a. total of 116. Phillips cap- tured 5 wickets for 42, and Griff Rowa. was successful in taking 3 for 28.