Second successive five-wicket haul for Callow
2:57pm Tuesday 27th August 2013 in Sport
THE Sully Centurions Cricket Club 1st XI travelled to champions-elect Mumbles for their penultimate league match of the season.
Things didn’t get off to a good start as Sully lost early wickets and were left on 11 for five after only six overs, with opening bowler Aneurin Norman taking four of the wickets. There was a bit of a recovery as Davies and Edwards put on 38 for the next wicket, but they both went in quick succession to leave the score on 49 for seven. This brought Jamie Sylvester and Alex Jones together and they batted well to put on 87 for the next wicket before the latter was dismissed for 49. Sylvester and Dan Rowe then put on 42 for the ninth wicket before the former was dismissed for 57. Rowe finished not out on 23 with the score on 178 all out.
In reply, Mumbles cruised to victory and the league title as they scored the required runs in 26.4 overs without losing any wickets. Norman capped a man of the match performance with 98 not out, with opening partner Evans on 81 not out.
In the reverse fixture, the 2nd XI entertained Mumbles at Burnham Avenue. Batting first, Centurions made a good start and reached 106 for one when Ben Callow was, unfortunately, run out for 33. Cameron Sleeth and Ben Spear took the score to 129 before the former was dismissed for 54. Wickets were lost at regular intervals, with most of the batsmen making starts but not kicking on to bigger scores. The innings closed on 196 all out.
In reply, Mumbles started very well and the openers put on 85 for the first wicket before Callow dismissed Davies for 40. Callow went on to take five wickets for the second successive match and, along with Ferdouz’s two wickets, Centurions remained in the hunt. But an unbeaten 36 from Sheppard saw Mumbles home by three wickets.
This weekend is the final one of the league season for all the club's senior sides. The 1st and 2nd XIs play Newport in the Premier League, with the the former at home. The Thirds entertain Bridgend at Wenvoe.