Club Cricket: Gele Victory over Rivals Carmel

David MoulsonContributor IJune 17, 2012

Abergele's Ben Garnett defends off Dafydd Timothy's bowling.
Abergele's Ben Garnett defends off Dafydd Timothy's bowling.

A very wet Pen-y-Gelli was the scene of a good game between Carmel and Abergele.

Carmel captain Gwion Dafydd won the toss and decided to bowl first.

As this seemed like a good call when Ben Garnett, who was out for two, and Gele skipper Ed Rooney, caught at point by Daniel Owens, both fell victim to Michael Harrison, as the Cardiff University pace bowler put Carmel on the front foot. 

This brought Martyn Hedge to the crease along side Amer Jamil. These two put on 47 for the next wicket, as the rain fell, and the overs were reduced to 41 overs per side. Jamil fell victim to Steve Jones. Jamil made a season's best 28 as he took the attack to Carmel.

Hedge continued on his way with Gele's bright prospect David Williams. The 15-year-old batted very maturely for his 36. While at the other end, Hedge made a very patient 43.

Gele finished on 132-7.

Carmel started off well with Owens and Jonathon Fisher putting on 57 for the first wicket before Fisher fell to Karl Higgins. 

Carmel seemed to be on top with the score at 81-1, then with Jamil and David Moulson bowling in tandem, and Jamil picking up the wicket of Owens for 59 the game changed on its head. 

Wickets fell in quick succession, and Moulson bowled his best spell of the season. 

So 81-1 then went to 109 all out for Carmel as Moulson finished with great figures of six for 16 off 9.5 overs. Jamil also bowled well with 2-45 off his 12 overs. 

This turned out to be a great result for Gele and one they will be hoping to build on as they play Rhewl on Saturday, who they are even points within the league table.