AFTER the previous week’s improved performance against Builth, Glangrwyney were looking to claim their first league win of the season at home against Kington.
With selection issues continuing to be a headache and with a depleted bowling attack, skipper Mike Devoy lost the toss and was asked to bowl first.
Thinking this could be a long afternoon in the field, new opening bowler Tim Jones made an early breakthrough. Mike Devoy bowled tightly with no reward. Graham Paton replaced Devoy, bowled tightly and frustrated the dangerous Green. Jules Hardwick replaced Jones and was rewarded when Green was stumped by Tom Cole for 61.
Paton took two quick wickets and Jules took one to leave Kington 152 for five with 15 overs left. Kington rallied to 183 for five before Tom Devoy took two wickets, leaving them 186 for seven. Tom Devoy picked up another three wickets to take his first five wicket haul for the club. Kington finished up on 244 all out.
After last week’s efforts at Builth saw Glangrwyney get 234 without key batsmen, the thinking this time around was they might make a fist of things to get 245 to win.
With Devoy gone, followed by Barnet-Smith, Glangrwyney got to 66 for two when the wheels fell off. First to go was Mark Evans for 34, followed by Tom Cole on 19. Next for the chop was Tim Jones on two and James McIlroy for 0, leaving Glang in tatters at 73 for six.
At this point, with more than 20 overs to go, Paul (Magic) Daniell dropped anchor with Peach and Hardwick defied the Kington bowlers for the next 18 overs.
Daniell had been adjudged caught behind for 12 off 105 balls with 12 balls remaining. The last pair remained to bat out and claim an extra two points. Tom Devoy was bowled with four balls remaining. Next week Glangrwyney First XI host Goodrich at the Camp.