AFTER last week’s washout, Sully Centurions 1st XI travelled to Lisvane in search of some vital points to keep them in touch with the top two in the division and won a low scoring match by 4 wickets.

After winning the toss, skipper Rhett Jones put the opposition in on a wet wicket and this soon paid off, with the first wicket falling before a run was on the board.

Lloyd Bruce made the most of the conditions as he ripped through the Lisvane top order and the home side were reeling at 21 for 4, with Bruce taking all four wickets for just seven runs.

The other bowlers soon got in on the act and at 26 for 5 it was looking all over for Lisvane.

But a forty-run partnership for the sixth wicket between Leach (31) and skipper Hurle (15) gave the home side some hope. But normal service was resumed when the partnership ended, with the last four wickets going for just ten runs.

Nathan Cuddihy (1 for 22) Jake Griffett (2 for 15) and Ricki Griffett (3 for 7) were the other successful bowlers for Sully as Lisvane were skittled out for just 87.

After tea, Centurions didn’t have it all their own way and found the conditions just as difficult but were a little more able to cope.

The victory was assured but not before a few scares, with six wickets going down when the winning runs were struck in the 25th over. Rhett Jones (23) along with Patrick Lane (14) and Dan Chaulk (14) were the top scorers for Sully, with Leach (2 for 9) and Ashraf (2 for 18) being the pick of the Lisvane attack.

Lisvane 87 all out Sully Centurions 92-6

The Second XI hosted Cefn Fforest & Maesycwmmer at Burnham Avenue and won by 8 wickets.

In a similar game to the 1st XI, Cefn Fforest batted first and found runs hard to come by.

The first three wickets fell for just ten runs as Centurions turned the screw. But, after falling to 36 for 6, the visitors rallied, with a fine partnership between Matterson (who ended on 61 not out) and Lewis (25) and finished on 130 all out.

For Sully, the wickets were shared, with the honours going to Jones (2-19) Vasant (2-11) and Hicks (2-17). Harish (1-27) also chipped in and young Seb Roach (1-27) claimed his first senior wicket.

After the break, Centurions set about chasing down the target, with Nick Jones and Jason Hicks putting on 30 before Jones fell to Hudson for 22.

Hicks and ben Spear put on 50 for the second wicket, then Spear was caught off the bowling of Matterson for 33. It was left to Hicks (37 not out) and Vasant (28 not out) to see Sully home in the 31st over. This has boosted Centurions’ hopes of survival, with only two more matches left in the season.

Sully Centurions II 131-2 Cefn Fforest & Maesycwmmer 130 all out