Cricket: Dolgellau Dominate as Gele Batting Collapse

David MoulsonContributor IMay 26, 2012

Captain Ed Rooney on his way to 36
Captain Ed Rooney on his way to 36

A dominant performance by Dolgellau gave them an eight wicket victory over Abergele at Pentre Mawr.

Dolgellau won the toss and decided to bowl, which most people questioned but it turned out to be the best decision on the day.

Gele started badly with the loss of wicket keeper batsman Ben Garnett who went second ball for two. 

A brief partnership between Ed Rooney and Amer Jamil put Gele in a good position, but they lost wickets at vital times and could never really recover. 

Jamil was stumped by Rob Humphreys for 12 and Rooney top scored with 36 before he was out caught.

David Moulson batted well for 34 but when he was ran out the Gele total fell very short on a good flat batting pitch.

Dolgellau batted well, and used the pitch well, as they only lost two wickets in reply.

Rana Das took the first wicket after he bowled Sion Francis for 26 as he made the Gele bowlers think after a breezy inning.

This brought Phil Leeds to the crease and he, along with Jon Mills, put on 97 for the next wicket. They took the game away from Gele with some good strokes and a few close calls for LBW turned down.

Mills went past his half century before he was caught well by Das off the bowling of Gele's chairman Martyn Hedge. Mills departed for 58.

Leeds continued on his way to finish 34 not out at the end.

Gele will be hoping for better luck next weekend when they take on Bodedern and top of the table Buckley.