GLANGRWYNEY CC seconds made the short journey to Hay in a match tinged with sadness because of the sudden death of popular Hay stalwart Rob Prosser, two weeks previous.

In his early cricket career Rob played for Talybont, was one of the original founder members of the Marches League and was renowned as a solid opening batsman.

A minutes silence prior to the start of the match was duly observed after a few words from Glang skipper Colin Griffiths who was first cousin to Rob.

Due to a spate of injuries and unavailability Glangrwyney fielded probably their oldest ever side with no less than six players over 65 answering Glang's 'granddad call.

Glang were inserted on a good batting wicket and opening batsman Steve Jerrams (15) in his first league game for 15 years, and John Parkinson (14), made a solid start putting on 41 in 13 overs for the first wicket before Jerrams, who had pulled a muscle previously, got caught.

Parkinson soon followed but all rounder Eryl Cooke (45) with a hard hitting knock accelerated the score and although three wickets fell quickly Jim Astle (21) with a corner knock and Cooke and took the score to 108 for four off 24 overs to put Glang in a reasonable position.

Haydn Davies (11) promoted up the order then helped Astle to 144 for seven off 35 before both were dismissed, and with Griffiths going for a duck the innings stuttered to 148 for nine with Hay bowler M. Burgess taking five for 43 off 10.

On taking the field Glang got a great start with opening bowler and chairman Eddie Harding (one for 39 off 7) bowling L. Price.

Fellow bowler Haydn Davies (0 for 17 off 10) once again bowled his usual immaculate length with no luck. A stand of 80 between Tim Masters (59 N.O.) and B. Warn (24) then took Hay's score to 89 for two before Warn was bowled by Cooke (1 for 37 off 7). Change bowlers Griffiths (0 for 25 off 3), Astle (0 for 21 off 2) and Roger Edwards (0 for 8 off 1) failed to contain the batsman with Tim Davies (37 N.O.) aiding the experienced Master on a good batting track to see Hay comfortably home in the 31st over and moving above Glan in this bottom of the table dash.