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Dogged Colley steers Dinas to a six-wicket victory over Pontymister.

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DINAS Powys enjoyed a good day in Division One as they beat Pontymister by six wickets.

Pontymister managed 153 all out with Andrew Tovey getting 43. Mike Lowe took three for 18 for Dinas Powis, Richard Morgan three for 26 and Ian Coughtrey two for 35.

Mark Lezar took two for 25 when Dinas Powis batted but Geoff Colley made 52 not out and Tari Ali 39 not out to get them home by six wickets.

In a game reduced to 30 overs, Upper Rhondda scored 200-4 at Abertillery with Gareth Long getting 69 not out and Matt Smith 63 not out.

Mike Doel then made 64, Chris Lewis 44 and Andy Humphries was still there on 62 not out when Abertillery reached 201 for three.

Keith Spencer scored 71, and Ben Woodward 68 as Llanarth made 223 for at Caerleon in the Division Two.

Only Stef Davies (20) offered much resistance as Caerleon crumbled to 77 all out as David Griffiths took three for 17 for Llanarth and Eddie James three for 18.

Abercarn held home side Llantwit Fardre to 167 for five in which Matthew Walsh made 83 not out and Llewellyn Griffiths 41.

Abercarn got the runs for three wickets with Peter Lee making 50, Greg Hawkins 39 not out and David Hale 32.

Table-toppers Newbridge went in first at home to Monkswood but could only manage 153 all out. Sean Collier made 45 as John Storey took three for 34 for Monkswood and Dave Weller three for 36.

Storey (40) and Mark Jones (36) battled hard when Monkswood went in but James Gogerthy took four for seven for Newbridge to get them all out for 124.

Division Three leaders Barry Wanderers batted first at home to Newport IV and reached 183 all out.

Tom Ridgewell scored 59 and Elwyn Toozer 47 as Matt Bryant took four for 15 for Newport IV and Alan Davies four for 28.

But Newport IV's batting failed to match their bowling and they slumped to 127 all out.

Second-placed Bridgend Town faced the challenge of third-placed visitors Penarth IV in a game at Newbridge Fields reduced to 30 overs.

Batting first, Bridgend scored 137 for seven with Keith Hobby (36) and Andy Marvell (30) sharing a sixth wicket stand of 66. Richard Todd took three for 20 for Penarth IV.

Jamie Hitchen got 23 not out for Penarth IV, but it wasn't enough as some excellent bowling restricted them to 111 for eight.

Yasir Arian took three for 23 off eight overs for Bridgend Town IV and the evergreen Howard Ling had three for 31 off seven.


Cardiff batsman Derek Kirtley threads the ball past a divin ng Penarth fielder
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Jul 8, 2009
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