Club Cricket: Gele on Top as They Beat Bodedern

David MoulsonContributor IAugust 18, 2012

Martyn Hedge in action for Gele
Martyn Hedge in action for Gele

A great result for Abergele at Pentre Mawr Park saw the home team beat Bodedern by 42 runs.

Losing the toss, Abergele were put in to bat.

An opening partnership of 18 saw Martyn Hedge and Ben Garnett get Gele off to a good start. Just after this Garnett departed for 10 as he was caught and bowled by Wayne Eccles.

This brought David Moulson in with Hedge. Runs were hard to score as Bodedern bowled well on a tricky pitch. But Hedge and Moulson put on 48 before Moulson departed for 28.

As Ed Rooney and David O'Neill followed Moulson back to the pavilion without troubling the scorers, 66 for 1 quickly became 66 for 3, with Ed Gadsby taking all three wickets for Bodedern.

Wickets continued to tumble. Even the return of one of Abergele's bright sparks, David Williams, couldn't stop Bodedern, as Gele went to 85 for 7.

Martyn Hedge batted well as he top scored for Gele. Before he was LBW to leg spinner Gareth Thomas, he made 31 without scoring a boundary.

A great cameo from Amer Jamil helped Gele toward the 120 mark as he smashed a six and three boundary four as he made 27. Josh Lloyd also batted well for his nine as Gele finished the innings strong.

Ed Gadsby and Leighton Williams were pick of the Bodedern bowling as they took three wickets apiece, with end result being Gadsby 3 for 30 and Williams 3 for 35.


Some very tight bowling saw Gele right on the front foot. Owen Lynam getting the break through as he got Bryn Hughes LBW for four.

The pressure continued to pile up on the Bodedern bowling with the tightness of the Gele bowlers as Rana Das took the wickets of John Jo and also Chris Roberts. Lynam also took the wicket of Thomas as these all failed to reach double figures.

The key wicket was that of Barry Lander. He was caught well by David O'Neill off the bowling of Moulson for 29.

Ed Gadsby was the only other Bodedern batsman to get into double figures. He was the last man out stumped by Garnett, and Moulson calmed the wicket. He finished with 4 for 17 and fellow left-arm spinner finished with 3 for 33.

This was an excellent result for Gele and one of which I'm sure captain Rooney will be proud of. Gele will be looking to continue on this way as they have a doubleheader over the bank holiday weekend. First, they will play away to Gwersyllt Park on Saturday and then at home with local rivals Carmel on Monday.