SULLY Centurions had a bad weekend, slumping to defeat on Saturday and crashing out of the Village Cup on Sunday.

A team consisting of a mixture of 1st and 2nd XI players travelled to Pontymister in the first of the ‘mini league’ fixtures and, after a promising start, ended up losing by 5 wickets.

Shae Ellis and Gethin Hicks shared an opening partnership of 32 before Hicks was caught behind for 5.


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Ellis had reached 28 when he was bowled by Asif, with the score on 49.

Ricki Griffett and Rhett Jones both scored 19 before departing.

At 92 for 4 it seemed that a decent platform had been achieved, but the collapse that followed could not have been predicted.

The last 6 wickets fell for just 13 runs, in the space of five overs, leaving Centurions on 105 all out, in the 27th over.

Baker, with an impressive 6 for 7, did most of the damage for the hosts.

In reply, Pontymister lost early wickets, with openers Nick Jones (2-10) and Bharat (1-20) bowling an accurate line to keep the score in check.

At 28 for 3 it looked as though Centurions might have an outside chance of pulling it out of the bag.

But Asif (28) Baker (22) and Sembedi (30 not out) steadied the ship for the home side and they reached the target for the loss of 5 wickets.

Pontymister & Cross Keys 109-5 Sully Centurions 105 all out

On Sunday Centurions played host to a strong Pentyrch side in the Village Cup.

Once again Sully batted first, but some tight bowling ensured a steady flow of wickets ensured that Centurions did not really recover from.

Jake Griffett was highest scorer with 28 not out as the innings closed on 110 all out, after just 24 overs. Hole (3-25) and Wilcocks (4-24) were the pick of the Pentyrch bowlers.

The Pentyrch innings started with a wicket for Jake Griffett, bowling Hole for a golden duck, but once again Centurions found it difficult to defend such a low total.

And to add insult to injury, Kieron Ferriday had to be taken off in only his second over after inadvertently bowling two beamers.

Hassell (48) top scored for the visitors as they cruised to a 5 wicket victory, reaching the target in just 20 overs.

Sully Centurions 110 all out Pentyrch 113-5

On Saturday Centurions play Vale CC at Burnham Avenue in the second league match of this shortened season.

Once again all players are reminded to give their availability to the captain as soon as possible.