Abergavenny secure promotion back to Division One at first attempt

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Abergavenny secured promotion back to Division One at the first attempt on Saturday with a superb 139 run victory against Lisvane.
After losing the toss Abergavenny scored 242-5 from their 50 overs with opening batsman Andrew Jones scoring a fantastic 109 and Adam Harrison getting 51.
In reply Lisvane were blown away for just 103 as 17 year old David Clarke broke through the 30 wicket barrier in the league this season as he claimed 4-27 while Dan Cooke bowled a hostile opening spell claiming 2-13. Other wickets fell to leg spinner Sam Clarke, medium pacer Ross Melrose and captain Geraint Leach while Gareth Burkitt effected a brilliant run out.
The victory gave Abergavenny maximum points and also meant the first team go through the season unbeaten at Avenue Road with eight victories and one abandonment.
Next week Aber travel to Ponthir knowing a victory with full points will hand them the league title.

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