Clydach visited Dafen this Saturday in a game in the tussle in the bottom half of the table. Rain (wrth gwrs) affected the game: the start was delayed and made the game one of 40 overs per side and at one end the rain had sneaked under the covers to leave a damp patch on a length at one end, otherwise the pitch was firm and true.
A couple of early wickets fell as Clydach batted first, having been invited by Dafen to do so. And slowish progress was made, a four here and a play and miss there. Steffan Davies biffed a couple of sixes and got the scoring going, but it fell to James Garland to really set things alight. Batting with Ieuan Davies (41) he made 96 from only 74 balls and smote 6 sixes before falling in the last over just short of a deserved century. After carefully making 102 after 30 overs, Clydach scored 126 from the last 10 overs to close on 228 for 6.
So, a chastened Dafen embarked on the chase after tea and themselves stuttered with two early wickets. The innings was built round 80 from Dafydd Nicholas from only 66 balls, having had some support the innings faltered when he was dismissed by Jo Farthing and Dafen settled for the draw on 191 for 8. Clydach moved up to 6th and Dafen drifted down to 8th.
Next week Dafen entertain Tata Steel.
Taliesin - 26/06/2013
Dafen Weather Forecast