By Mick Fisher

SULLY Centurions Cricket Club found their 1st XI match at Monkswood rained off, so the 2nd XI, who entertained St Fagans at Burnham Avenue, took centre stage.

After winning the toss, stand in skipper Jason Hicks chose to field, and this proved to be a good decision as opening bowlers Harish and Vasant bowled a tight line, frustrating the St Fagans batsmen.

After ten overs the visitors were struggling on 13 for 3, with Harish returning figures of 2-2 and Vasant 1-11.

The rest of the bowlers carried on in the same vein and the visitors found it difficult to get any momentum.

Only Burrows (27) and Morris (15) reached double figures as Centurions continued to turn the screw.

Ricki Griffett, Jason Hicks and Dan Merchant taking two wickets each, with Jagdish bagging one and the St Fagans innings ended on 90 all out, with 8 overs still remaining.

When Sully began their innings they found themselves in much the same position as St Fagans had been, finding it hard to get the scoreboard ticking over.

Dan Marchant was first to depart, after being bowled by an excellent ball from Bonelle for 4.

Hicks (10) and Ben Spear (12) both fell to Suhail and Patrick Lane, who hit 7, was the first of two victims for Burrows, who followed up his decent batting performance with figures of 2-19.

After Luke Canter departed for a duck, Centurions were wobbling and needed a steady partnership to get back on track.

This was provided by Griffett, who hit 25 not out, and Harish (20 not out) and the target was reached in the 28th over without further loss of wickets.

The club would like to thank Holton Road Post Office for sponsoring the match ball.

After this victory the 2nd XI find now themselves at the top of the table.

Sully Centurions 93-5 St Fagans 90 all out

On Saturday the 1st XI play Ponthir at home and the 2nd XI travel to Blaengarw.

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