CRICKHOWELL suffered their third heavy defeat in a row to league leaders Goodrich by 155 runs.

Crickhowell won the toss and invited Goodrich to bat first.

Ben Bowker removed Jackson for 22 and Sam Griffiths was caught behind for six by Hywell Price off the bowling of Joseph Bowker, who finished one for 32 off his ten overs with brother Ben one for 60 off eight.

Nick Francis replaced Ben and bowled two for 26 off his 10 overs. But with shout after shout for LBW being turned down, Goodrich eventually posted 250 for seven.

After tea, Crickhowell’s batting performance was more hapless than hopeless, with four LBW dismissals against a very good bowling side.

Again Crickhowell failed to get a batting point and were all out for 95 even before drinks. At least skipper Nick Francis could hold his head up high as he finished on 53 not out to add to his earlier good bowling performance.

Hywell Price also revealed a glimpse of his potential, hitting a quick-fire 16 before being snapped up in the gully by Griffiths taking a very sharp catch off the pace bowling of Provis.

Bradford finished with immaculate figures of five wickets for 18 runs in 10 overs and Provis picked up another wicket to finish with two, but conceded nearly 50 runs in just five overs in doing so. O’Brian and Abell also had a wicket each for Goodrich, as they took maximum (25) points from the game.

Crickhowell are now in bottom spot in the table with just 16 points from three games, with Goodrich consolidating their position at the top with 94 points from four games.

At least Crickhowell have already played two of the best sides in the division and can now try to concentrate on taking points off the clubs closer to them in the league.

A lot of hard work lies ahead for Crickhowell this season, who are at home again next week to face old rivals Builth.

Glangrwyney firsts travelled to Ledbury and came away with a comprehensive win by 78 runs. Batting first they racked up 227 for nine mainly thanks to 74 from Marc Evans.

The ever-reliable Mike Devoy made 40 and Barry Sharpe, 37, getting his season up and running.

In reply, Ledbury struggled against the accurate Nicki Llewellyn Jones (4-28) and Ryan Sharpe (3-23) and never looked like challenging the target.

There was time for a notable first wicket for Tom Devoy on his promotion to the first team. With the second team winning by eight wickets this was an excellent weekend for Glangrwyney Cricket Club.

If you are interested in cricket, then pop along to their weekly nets sessions for seniors on Wednesday evenings. Glangrwyney CC are also running the Allstars junior coaching promoted by the England and Wales Cricket Board for juniors from age five to eight every Monday from 6pm. Everyone is welcome.