Seven points needed for survival
1:01pm Thursday 22nd August 2013 in Sport
THE Sully Centurions Cricket Club's 3rd XI game against St Fagans on Saturday was a victim of the weather and, with this weekend being blank following the demise of Tredegar, the side wind up their league season at home to Bridgend on August 31.
And a big effort will be needed as Centurions look for just seven points to ensure survival in Division 5.
Sunday brought the annual fixture with Barry Wanderers at Sully and this was played in an excellent spirit.
Winning the toss, Centurions amassed a good total of 214 for seven from their 40 overs. After the loss of two early wickets, reliable Ben Callow showed how well he has developed with 68 and the other main contributors were Pavel (62), another much improved player, Shay Ellis (27), Dan Chalk, with a flamboyant 27 not out, and Lloyd Bruce, with a quickfire 19.
Pavel produced a fine five-over opening spell of four for 17 to put Wanderers on the back foot from the outset. Indeed, they never recovered and Ford (25 not out) and Henry Dawson (21) were the only real scorers in an all out total of 89.
Callow completed a fine afternoon with three wickets for nine runs from seven overs, while Emma Davies and Tom Pascoe (two for 17) showed their promise as Centurions used eight bowlers.
SULLY CENTURIONS: 214-7 (B Callow 68, Pavel 62, S Ellis 27, D Chalk 27no; A King 2-14, D Morgan 2-31)
BARRY WANDERERS: 89 (I Ford 25no, H Dawson 21; Pavel 4-17, Callow 3-9, T Pascoe 2-17)