Usually we would be well into the second half of the season by now , but instead a 'pre mid season' friendly at Llandysul would get our seniors back out onto the pitch in two T20s at the back end of July before 6 matches against our Premier League cluster teams. A win and a loss in those T20s with a mix of 1st team and 2nd team players in what were 2 low scoring affairs, notable contributions from Owain Binding, Ian Hughes, Josh Thomas & Dan Thomas.
Our first Cluster match saw us take on Ammanford with both teams registering wins. New signing Tom Davies (43) top scoring in our 155-9 off 40 overs. Skipper Gareth Thomas (3-25) and Binding (2-19) again in the wickets in a tight finish winning by 4 runs. Our 2nd X1 posted 191-9 in their 40 overs with Garmon Dyfri (44) , Andrew Harley (43) top scoring, in reply Ammanford fell short by 17 runs. 6 bowlers chipped in with wickets, Liam Rogers (2-29) the pick of them.
The following day the 1st X1 entertained Pontardulais in the SWCA T20 KO Cup. Wanderers posted 165-4 in their allotted 20 overs, Owain Binding (64) top scored, Gareth Thomas (37) and Tom Davies (29) taking us to a respectable score. Pontardulais however reached the target with 21 balls to spare. Former Gloucestershire & Glamorgan player Cameron Herring scoring 107 off 50 balls.
Next up would see us taking on Gorseinon. With some new players in their ranks and 2 wins against Prem 1 opposition this would be a tough test. Gors batted first posting 223-9. Gafyn Donald (Brother of Aneurin) top scored with 78. Skipper Gareth Thomas yest again proving vital with 4 wickets. Young owen Bailey also taking (3-52). At 132-1 the chase was definitely on. Owain Davies (64) and Tom Davies (51) put on 105 for the 2nd wicket before both fell shortly after leaving us 140-4 needing just over 10 an over to win. We eventually fell 18 runs short. The 2nd X1 however carried on from last week as a convincing win over Gorseinon saw us make it 2 from 2. Andrew Edwards (32) top scored in our total of 205-9 in our 40 overs. Garmon Dyfri (31), Josh Thomas (31) and Liam Rogers (29) all making good contributions. A mix of Youth and experience in the bowling attack saw us dismiss gorseion for 100. Liam Rogers again contributing well with the ball taking (3-8) Simon Rogers (2-5) Giles Thomas (2-10) Dan Thomas (2-20) and Henry Moore (1-20) seeing us over the line.
Next up we take on Mumbles, the 1st team travelling away with the 2nd team at home.