ABERAERON are pulling out all the stops in their challenge for the league title and extended their latest unbeaten run to five matches with a convincing nine-wicket win against visitors Tywyn.
Tywyn won the toss and elected to bat first.
The visitors looked comfortable early on as openers Dave Jenkins and Callum Taylor built the score with contributions of 28 and 25 before Sion Lewis and Steff Rees claimed their wickets.
And it was Rees (3-17) who made quick work of Jack Williamson (0) and Jamie Tomkins (2) to halt the Tywyn attack while Hywel Rees (1-35) bowled James Bradbury-Willis for a duck.
The visitors found some stability via the bat of Dylan Williams as he reached his half century, but Jack Mynard was bowled by Lewis (2-36).
The Reeses and Lewis may have taken the sic wickets, but Paul Hughes was key in limiting the Tywyn attack by restricting the visitors to just nine runs off his seven overs.
Ed Hughes’ 25 added some support to the Tywyn cause as his side finished on 168 for 6 after their 40 overs.
Aberaeron lost the wicket of opener John Fice on 46-1 thanks to the bowling of Mynard (1-51), but that’s where the Tywyn bowling success ended.
The rest of the match was dominated by an unbeaten stand of 127 between Steff Rees (76 not out) and Chris Strange (71 not out) that saw the home side safely passed the post on 173 for 1.
Elsewhere in the league, Aberystwyth were left disappointed when Tregaron conceded their game due to a lack of players.
This weekend’s fixtures are: Saturday, 12 August: Talybont vs Commoners; Tregaron vs Aberystwyth Seconds. Sunday, 13 August: Tywyn & District vs Aberystwyth.