BARRY Wanderers Cricket Club hosted Llandaff CC 4ths at Hayes Point on Saturday looking for their first league win of the season.

The Wanderers were put into bat and despite some impressive bowling by the promising Llandaff bowlers Faris and Hassan, openers Neil Blundell and Adi Tamathan scored freely early on.

Tamathan was soon bowled for 6 by Hassan with Pete Coleman joining an increasingly belligerent Blundell in the middle.

Coleman and Blundell pushed the score onto 79 in the 14th over with Blundell reaching his fifty in just 49 balls.

Coleman was out caught soon after for a solid 19 which brought Chan Thimmanacheru to the crease.

Eager to push the score on, Thimmanacheru’s 9 ball cameo came to an end just before drinks were taken and Daf Howells joined Blundell in the middle with the score on 107.

From this point onwards it was the Blundell show.

Despite the best efforts of the young Llandaff bowlers, Blundell raced through the gears reaching 100 in 78 balls taking the score up to 230 in the 30th over.

Ably supported by Howells, Blundell’s brutal onslaught continued with some enormous shots down the ground in addition to some aggressive running between the wickets.

Blundell reached 150 in just 98 balls and when Howells departed (dismissed LBW by the promising Faris) they had put on 181 runs for the 4th wicket with just 36 from Howells.

Aided by a fine unbeaten 22 from Andy Fenton, Blundell reached a magnificent double century taking the score to 349 for 4 from 40 overs.

In reply father and son T and I Ahmed opened the batting for Llandaff and it soon became clear that despite the mammoth target the game was far from over.

Ahmed senior immediately took the Wanderers to task with Fenton taking some heavy punishment in his opening spell.

There were several worried Wanderers faces as Ahmed singlehandedly pushed the score onto 95 from the first 10 overs.

Danger man Ahmed reached his superb century in no time but was dismissed for 103 by Thimmanacheru with a sharp catch from Howells in the covers.

Sohail provided some hope for Llandaff with an innings of 35 runs but wickets were falling all around him with Tim Bowker, Venkat and Thimmanacheru taking 3 each.

The game was finished in the 25th over with Llandaff ending on 179 all out.

Barry Wanderers won by 167 runs.