Cricketers decide on a change of name

First published in Sport

AFTER eight seasons, the Sully Spartans Cricket Club has decided on a change of name.

From next season, the club will drop the Spartans from its name and will be known as Sully Cricket Club.

With the 1st X1 game against Monkswood abandoned after only 26 overs, the club's newly formed 2nd XI produced their best result so far in beating Rogerstone by 50 runs.

K Nash opened the batting with S Ash and they put on 53 before the latter was caught for 21. Jay joined Nash and pushed the score to110 before the former was caught for 19. Nash saw several partners come and go before being joined by newbie M Han who took an instant liking to the bowling. After K Nash was caught for a well structured 60, Han and Vipin (17) took the score past 200 and then Han (39 not out ) and Pearce took the score to 220 for eight at the close.

In response, Rogerstone were always in the hunt but the constant loss of wickets at vital times proved their downfall, with all Sully bowlers - Hickin, Satish, Pearce and man of the match Han - taking two wickets apiece.

SULLY 2nd X1: 220-8 (K Nash 60, M Han 39 not out)

ROGERSTONE: 170-8

The Midweek XI enjoyed an 18-run victory over Cardiff University.

Winning the toss, the Sully side reached 35 before Tindle was bowled for 13. Morgan was joined by M Sour and they pushed the score to 110 before the former retired at 32. Sour also had to retire at 31 and the last two overs produced just six runs to leave the score at 116 off 18 overs.

In reply, an excellent catch from Satish and two run outs from Vipin, coupled with wickets for Brennan, Koti, Hickin and Jay, saw the University side dismissed for 98 and victory for the Sully side by 18 runs.

SULLY: 116-4 (D Morgan 32ret, M Sour 31ret)

CARDIFF UNIVERSTY: 98 all out

Tonight (Thursday) the Midweek XI meet Glenwood in the final of the league cup competition. On Saturday the Firsts play Whitchurch, while the 2nd XI play Barry Wanderers on Sunday.

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