Club Cricket: Gele Trip to Anglesey Turns to Defeat

David Moulson@mouls11Contributor IJune 3, 2012

Amer Jamil on the attack again Bodederns Aiden Williams
Amer Jamil on the attack again Bodederns Aiden Williams

Bodedern's spinners turned the game in favour of the home team as Abergele's trip to the Isle of Anglesey ended in defeat.

A wicketless but slow start had Gele on the front foot as Amer Jamil and Ben Garnett saw off the new ball with a partnership of 31 before Jamil was bowled by leg spinner Gareth Thomas.

Garnett and then Karl Higgins both fell in quick succession with the score still on 31.

David Moulson and Ed Rooney put on another 30 for the next wicket when Moulson fell to a poorly timed shot and his would spooned up to Wayne Eccles as he took the caught off the bowling of James Jones.

Neil Roberts and Rooney then added another 38 before Rooney fell caught for 39. Rooney has scored over 30 now in his last three innings.

Roberts finished on 28 and a good cameo of 21 from Martyn Hedge gave Gele a modest 154-8 off their 45 overs.

Bodedern captain Barry Lander took a brace of wickets, finishing with two for 40, along with the impressive Thomas, who took the one wicket for 26 off his 12 overs. 

Bodedern started brightly before Owen Lynam took the first wicket as he bowled Martin Roberts for 10. 

Lander played some classy shots over the infield before he was out for 17 off the bowling of Jamil.

Bryn Hughes batted sensibly for his 31, and Jamil picked up his second wicket in the pouring rain. He finished with figures of two for 28. Then Moulson had Thomas plumb LBW for 29. Moulson finished with one for 34 off 10

As the game drifted away from Gele, Lynam came back to take the wicket of Carl Jones. Lynam finished with two for 44. These five wickets were enough to give Gele three hard-earned points. 

It was a good performance by Bodedern, as Gele's fielding let them down. Gele will be hoping for a better display as they take on Buckley at Pentre Mawr on Monday.