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Sporting Gossip w IISwanwa again defeated. The Llanelly team paid their second visit this season to St. Helen's on Satur- I day. On the occasion of their last ap- pearance on the Swansea ground the home team were victorious by a wicket I and 27 runs, but on that date the visit- ing team was seriously handicapped i owing to a woeful lack of bowlers. Since then, however, the two old rivals had met at Stradey where Llanelly were win- ners by 56. A lot of interest was there- fore oentred round last Saturday's game, and a keen tussle for supremacy was eagerly anticipated. Ernie Gee, who had left off cricket for some time, was observed to be assisting the visiting team. Llanelly batted first, but commenced rather badly, two wickets being down for 5. Will Davies and Hubert John made it rather warm for the fielders and took the score to 60 before a spearation was effected. "Will" especially was seen to great advantage, and was evidently in a happy mood. He looked a certainty for his half century when a good delivery of Hinwood's beat him, after making an in- valuable 48. Hubert John was also in fine fettle and contributed 26 before be- ing caught. Four wickets for 71 looked none too rosy for Llanelly, but a remark- able change was effected with the arrival of Dr. Gwyn Thomas. The medico soon mastered the bowling of Crebor and Hin- wood and provided some of the brightest cricket seen at St. Helen's this season, His driving was a treat to witness, and several times he lifted the leather clean out of the field. In his magnificent total of 151 not out were included eight sixes and fifteen fours. This is the doctor's second oentnry this season. The Llanelly team have indeed been fortunate in ob- taining the services of such a stalwart cricketer. Chiefly owing to Dr. Thomas' masterly display the fifth and sixth wickets yielded an abundance of runs. The Swansea's innings opened with W. J. Bancroft (senr.) and Percy Morris, both of whom were soon disposed of by Dai Davies. J. R. Tait and J. D. D. Davies made a very strong stand, however, and enabled the score to be taken to 145. Both these batsmen passed their half- century, Tait making 73 and Davies 78. Martin Davies brought off a really splen- did catch off 'D.D.' for which he deserves the highest praise. With the dismissal of Davies a few "ducks" were recorded, but at the tail end Hinwood and Creber made a good show, the former knocking up 26 and Creber half that amount. They were unable to reach the Llanelly total. never- I theless, and the whole side was disposed of for 242, thus leaving the Llanelly men winners by two wickets and 29 runs. The two Davieses, I With such high scoring on both sides, I the bowling average.s were consequently rather poor, the best results being ob- tained by Dai Davies and Martin Davies on the Llanelly side, who took 5 for 84, and 2 for 55 respectively; whilst for) Swansea Creber captured 5 for 103, Tait I 1 for 24, and Gemmell I for 7. I Drawn Came at Stradey, I Llanelly 2nd were at home to Swansea 2nds on Saturday the game ending in a -draw. Owing to a delay on the railway a start was not made until nearly 4 o'clock. Llanelly obtained first choice on a good wicket and made good use of the first knock. The commencement however, was none too promising, Stewart being bowled in the third over of the match. Harry Paton just managed to get into double figures before he was clean bowled. Griff Rowe and Cliff Morgan then got together and provided turdy opposition to the visitors' bowling. Rowe maintained his usual consistency and was seen at his very best. Morgan, who is an old Llandovery College boy batted in exceedingly taking style, and immensely pleased the spectators. On Saturday's form he certainly deserves a trial with the premier team. Curiously enough both II Rowe and Morgan hit up exactly the | same score—67. None of the remaining j batsmen did anything worthy of no ?, the score being taken to 195 before the side was dismissed. When Swansea entered upon their task it was obvious from the beginning that there was not nearly sufficient time left for them to obtain the necessarv ) runs. It was close on six o'clock when ¡ Jackson and D. J. Reason opened their innings. The former was soon got rid of by Paton, who successfully appealed for I. b.w. Bancroft and Reason made a for- mid able stand, and put? defeat for their side out of the question. On Griffiths relieving T. M. Phillips with the ball, however, both Reason and Bancroft were caught in his first over. The Swansea score stood at 97 for three when stumps were drawn, the game thus being left un decided. Harry Griffiths bagged the honours in bowling on the home side, his two wickets being captured at the very low cost of 3 runs; Harry Paton took the other wicket at a cost of 40. Roderick's XI. Roderick's were supposed to have played Kmgsbridge on Saturday, but owing to the latter failing to make the journey to Llanelly a match was arranged with Richard Thomas and Co.'s Steel- works. The match was contested on the field of the County School. Roderick's proved far too strong for 1 their opponents and ran out easy winners I by 60 runs, the concluding scores read- ing:—Roderick's, 84, Steelworks, 24. I Some useful individual scores ware puk up on the Roderick side, the best being I W Williams (31), Dan Davies (17), DKi: Davies (11), and Arwyn Davies (10). I The top scorer for the Steelworkers was Tom Charles, who contributed 8. Men- tion must be made of the brilliant catcl. brought about by Fred Griffith.s o. thei, I Steelworks side, at deep field, who by his smart piece of work, was instrumental iop. J dismissing Dan Davies. I

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