RCC 1st X1
RCC 1st X1 hosted Abergavenny CC on Saturday and were unfortunately on the end of a 7 wicket defeat.
Batting first, RCC scored 194-7 from their 50 overs. In reply Aber comfortably achieved their target for the loss of just 3 wickets.
Individual performances to follow.
Abergavenny 18 points, RCC 4 points.
A break from league cricket next Saturday as the 1sts take their place in the inaugural G&MCL 20/20 Cup Competition.
RCC 2nd X1 recorded their third comprehensive win on the bounce away at Abergavenny CC. Winning the toss Skipper Clegg had no hesitations to ask the hosts to have a bat on what looked a green and dry wicket.
After an even start with some favourable overheads and movement off the wicket, Aber’s opener Mitchelle began to find the boundary before being dismissed for 40. After his departure, runs soon dried up as RCC really put the pressure on and picked off middle order batsmen at regular intervals thanks to some tight bowling from Wakeling (9-1-28-1), Matt Tyler (8-1-24-1) Jamie Morgan (7-3-33-3), Ford (9-1-23-3) and Clegg (6-1-13-2), as well as some loose shot’s from the hosts. Abergavenny closed their innings on 152-9 from 45.
RCC handled the unpredictable wicket well, seeing off both openers for the loss of 1 wicket (O’Neil). Woolston and Clegg moved Radyr forward into the 40s before Clegg was caught cutting to point for 19. Alex Bywater joined Woolston at the crease and the pair built a strong partnership, featuring some long hitting down the ground by Bywater to clear the ropes on a few occasions. Bywater fell for 43 close to the end, with Ford following soon after, before Woolston hit a winning boundary to finish 65no and see RCC home by 6 wickets.
Abergavenny CC 5 points, RCC 19points.
The 2nds are also taking a break from league cricket next Saturday as they take their place in the 2nd X1 G&MCL 20/20 Cup Competition, travelling to Blackwood for a couple of games.
The 3rd X1 travelled to picturesque Llanarth on Saturday full of confidence after back to back 10 wicket league victories, despite the skipper taking the weekend off to enjoy himself in a muddy field in Somerset…
Winning the toss and batting first, Llanarth were all out for 217, with opener Lomax top scoring with 65 and ably supported by British & Irish Lion and former Wales international Eddie Butler who made 35. Gywn Morris continued his form with the ball taking 4-56 from 9.
In reply, RCC lost in form batsmen Dave Tame for a duck followed by Blandford leaving them at 4-2. Alun Williams brought them back in to contention top scoring with 72; however they finished short by 33 runs closing on 184-7.
Llanarth 24 points, RCC 11 points placing them 3rd in the league with Llanarth one place ahead. Next up for the 3rd X1 a trip to Newport CC.
RCC 4th X1 were also defeated on Saturday, losing at home by 9 wickets against a strong Cardiff CC Conference 2nd X1. Skipper Clode won the toss and elected to bat first at the Riverside Ground but were quickly in trouble and despite 43 form Ceri Rowlands, were all out in the 33rd over for 130.
In reply Cardiff reached their target in the 30th over, for the loss of just one wicket, thanks to an unbeaten 62 not out from David Ricketts.
RCC 2 points, Cardiff CC 26 points. Next up for RCC 4ths a home match against Panteg CC 3rd X1.
This weeks Sunday league fixture away at Cardiff Gymkhana was cancelled.
Unfortunately the clubs big Welsh Cup fixture away at SWPCL Prem 2 opponents Ynystawe CC was cancelled due to the weather without a ball being bowled.