Defeats in final league games
10:01am Thursday 5th September 2013 in Sport
THE Sully Centurions Cricket Club league season ended on Saturday for all three senior sides, with the 1st XI entertaining Newport and losing by 18 runs.
Batting first, Newport were restricted to 176 for nine in their 50 overs. Jamie Sylvester took four for 36 from 11 overs to finish the season as the 1st XI’s leading wicket taker with 34 wickets. Sylvester was backed up well by Lloyd Bruce (two for 41) in his 12 overs.
In the Sully reply, it was a case of batsmen making starts, but not kicking on to bigger scores. Ryan Sylvester top scored with 49 which meant that he ended the season as the 1st XI's leading run scorer with 553 runs. Jamie Sylvester rounded off a good all round individual performance with an undefeated 33, but he, unfortunately, ran out of partners and the Sully innings closed on 158 all out in 43.4 overs.
The 1st XI finished the South Wales Premier League season in fourth place, but were successful in the Premier League’s 20/20 competition at the Swalec Stadium in July, winning it for the third time in four years.
The 2nd XI finished their season in the reverse fixture at Newport.
It’s been a difficult season for the 2nd XI, but one in which a lot of positives can be taken from the performances of the youngsters and the character shown. Centurions were restricted to a total of 131, with captain Ben Callow continuing his good form over the last month by top scoring with 51.
In reply, Newport reached the required target with the loss of just one wicket to win the 2nd XI championship for the third time in four years.
The 3rd XI’s match against Bridgend was cancelled.
This Sunday the club’s Under 13s play Cardiff in the Cardiff and the Vale Junior League final at St Fagan’s. The Under 13s have had a very good season and it's hoped they can finish it off in style. Overall, it has been a good year for the junior section, with five of the club’s juniors chosen to represent Wales and a further six for the Cardiff and the Vale regional squads.
The club’s junior presentation will take place this Sunday at the Seashore Grill, Sully, at 5.15pm.
The club would like to thank sponsors New Broad Street Motors, The Seashore Grill, Chris Price Financial Consulting, Cread Design and Macron Cardiff for their valuable support during 2013.
Anyone interested in becoming a sponsor of one of the most successful cricket clubs in Wales over the past decade can contact them on email@example.com to find out more.
The 100 Club winners for August are: £50, Gwen Edwards; £25, Gavin Lewis; £10, Clive Wheatley.