SULLY Centurions suffered their third loss in succession against Creigiau at Burnham Avenue in an exciting game that went right down to the last over.

Batting first on a gloomy overcast day, in a match reduced to 30 overs per innings, Centurions lost skipper Rhett Jones with the score on 24, bowled by Taylor for just one run. Dan Chaulk didn't fare much better, being caught off the bowling of Rowlands for 2.

When Shae Ellis (24) became Rowlands' second victim with the score on 39, things were starting to look bad for the hosts.

But Gethin Hicks (14) and Harri Edwards began a fight back, which was continued by Tom Davies (10) and David Goodway, who both gave fine support to Edwards, who finished on 46 not out as Centurions finished on 138 for 6.

Rowlands, who finished with 3 for 20, was the pick of the Creigiau bowlers.

However, Centurions were unlucky to be penalised 5 penalty runs by the umpires for the batsmen failing to run in the designated channels as part of the Covid 19 restrictions.

This would prove to be crucial in the long run.

In reply, Creigiau's opening pair of John (39) and Taylor (52) shared an opening stand of 91, putting them in the driving seat before David Goodway struck twice to remove both of them, with John being stumped by Rhett Jones and Taylor caught by Shae Ellis.

Visiting skipper Innes lasted just a couple of balls before being run out for a duck, thanks to a fine piece of fielding by Ellis.

However, with plenty of wickets in hand, it looked like Creigiau would stroll home, but wickets for Bharat, Ellis and Griffett took the game down to the last over, with the winning runs coming when Rowlands found the boundary with just three deliveries left.

Centurions would like to thank 'My Coffee Guy' for sponsoring the match ball.

Sully Centurions 138-6 Creigiau 142-6

On Saturday Centurions travel to Crumlin for the penultimate fixture in the 'mini league'.

Players are reminded to let the captain know of their availability.