By Mick Fisher

AFTER the complete washout of the Saturday league fixtures for both 1st and 2nd XIs, Sully Centurions Cricket Club headed to Pentyrch in the Village Cup on Sunday.

After a delayed start, due, again to rain, Centurions won the toss and elected to field. Mills and Roberts piled on the runs for the home side, reaching 75 for the first wicket, when Roberts was bowled by Goodway for 37.

Although Willcox was caught off the bowling of Bruce for 28, at 158-2 Pentyrch were enjoying themselves. Mills eventually went for a chanceless 114, falling to Ricki Griffett, but the damage had been done.

Pentyrch's innings ended on 254 for 8 after the 40 overs. Goodway's 3-25 was the pick of Centurions' bowling figures.

The visitors were soon in trouble, reaching 32-2 off 7 overs.

Although the run rate picked up, wickets kept falling and after 16 overs it was 82 for 5. Some big hitting by the middle order kept the scoreboard ticking over.

But, apart from a few scores in the twenties, including Spear (23) and Goodway (24) most got out cheaply.

It was always an uphill struggle and the last three wickets all went for zero, courtesy of Mills, who was the man of the match, following up his century with bowling figures of 3-2 off just three overs.

Pentyrch 254-8 Sully Centurions 140 all out

On Saturday the 1st XI travel to Monkswood, while 2nd XI host St Fagans at Burnham Avenue.

All players are reminded to let the captains know their availability.