AFTER last week’s successful return to cricketing action, Sully Centurions were reminded of the realities of the cricket season when Saturday’s friendly at old friends Barry Wanderers fell victim to the weather after just 12 overs.

After losing a couple of early wickets, which left Centurions on 5 for 2, Tom Davies (29 not out) and Gethin Hicks (16 not out) shared a half century stand, pushing the score on to 60 for 2 when the rains came down, ending play for the day.

Grant (1-17) and Bevan (1-18) were the successful bowlers for Wanderers.

Sully Centurions 60-2 Match abandoned (rain)

On Sunday, with the forecast ‘changeable’, Centurions fielded a mixed side as Burnham Avenue played host to Llandaff CC.

Batting first, Centurions lost two early wickets once again.

After reaching 8, Fawad was the victim of a run out and Gethin Hicks was trapped LBW, both without scoring. Shae Ellis and Patrick Lane moved it along to 44 when Ellis was bowled out for 33 by the dangerous Fareed. Lane followed, for 12, with the score on 57, bowled, again by Fareed.

After that, the middle order and tail collapsed, with only a resolute innings of 30 from Kieron Ferriday giving the score some respectability. Jasim (3-33) and Ashish (a remarkable 3-1) polished off the innings and Sully were all out for 103 in the 30th over.

Llandaff set about chasing the modest total at full pelt and were soon finding the boundary with regularity. Jake Griffett made the first breakthrough when he took the wicket of opener Saqib for 24, having him trapped LBW with the score on 25.

However, the Llandaff batsmen stuck to their task, helped, it must be said, by some errors in the field. Ferriday took a catch from Rhett Jones’ bowling to dismiss Adeeb, with the score on 71 and then he had Jasim caught behind the stumps by Patrick Lane on 84. But that was the final wicket, as Llandaff reached the target with plenty of overs to spare.

Sully Centurions 103 all out Llandaff 106-3

This Saturday Centurions begin playing in the ‘mini league’ with a trip to Pontymister.

Then, Sunday sees the delayed start to the Village Cup – the visitors to Burnham Avenue being Pentyrch. All players are reminded to give their availability as soon as possible.