Swansea CC Victorious - Again
Man-of-the Match Jonathon Hubschmid
Swansea Cricket Club lifted the Gwalia Welsh Cup at Panteg on Sunday when they overtook Llandudno's score of 156 all out. This is the second year in succession that Swansea have won this competition and, disappointingly for Llandudno, the second year in succession that have finished as runners-up.
Mercifully, the summer rain took a break On Sunday and the Panteg Cricket Club members are to be complimented for their efforts to get this game underway.
Llandudno started brightly but were obliged to consolidate after a flurry of wickets. Swansea's spinners were accurate and effective and only Rimmington really played with any fluency. However, the North Walians were able to set a target of 157. This looked a long way away for Swansea after the fall of two early wickets but a third wicket partnership, dominated by Jonathon Hubschmid, took them within sight of victory.
However, Llandudno were not finished after Jonathon was caught from a leading edge. Two more wickets fell quickly, but in the end Swansea's greater depth of bowling proved to be the main difference as they ran out victors by 5 wickets.
Chairman of the Senior Cricket Council of Cricket Wales, Phil Thomas, paid tribute to both teams and thanked Panteg for their efforts. Before Roger Morris, Chairman of Cricket Wales, presented medals to players, umpires and scorers, Phil Thomas made reference to Steve Jones who has been the main organizer for the competition for the past few years. He has now decided that he cannot continue with this job and was thanked for the magnificent work that he has undertaken over a long period.
Cricket Wales is indebted to Gwalia for generous sponsorship, a factor emphasised earlier by Peter Hybart, CEO for Cricket Wales.
Llandudno Cricket Club