GLAMORGAN all-rounder Billy Root fired an unbeaten 51 as Usk 1st XI hammered West Wales visitors Ammanford by 144 runs in Saturday's South Wales Premier One clash.

Skipper Elliot Doyle scored 41 forming a 75-run opening partnership with Hugo Caldicott who hit 30, while lower down Tamoor Zafar with 23 and Oliver Robson with 19 also contributed to the 206-6 total off 38 overs.

Tom Norton with four wickets for eight off 2.5 overs and Rayner with 3-7 off five then blitzed the visitors' batting, backed by wickets for Ben Jones and Freddie Wolfenden, with Ammanford collapsing to 62 all out in 15.5 overs after losing their last nine wickets for just 25 runs.

Usk 2nds missed out by just six runs at home to Taw 1sts though, after being set 145-9 off a rain-reduced 25 overs, with Ryan Price taking three wickets and Daniel Cordell two.

Despite 42 not out from Joe Peacock, 28 from Price and 26 from Pat Rodden, the hosts fell agonisingly short with 139-5 in reply.

The midweek team were winners in the Newport League however, beating Newport Tigers by 57 runs at home after scoring 178-6 off just 18 overs, largely thanks to 87 off 43 balls from Sidharth Ramesh , including three sixes and 10 fours, and 43 from Matt Hancock.

Tigers were then restricted to 121-6, Daniel Cordell and Gethin Thomas with two wickets apiece.

But Chepstow 1sts fell to a six-wicket loss at Ynysygerwn 1sts in SWP 2, scoring 195-8 off 40 overs before the hosts reached 196-4 with 11 balls to spare.

Gareth Ansell hit 67 for the Wyesiders and Harry Hughes 22, while Lewys Jones took two wickets.

Usk host Newport Zalamis on Wednesday night (July 10), while fixtures this Saturday (July 13) include – Bridgend 1sts v Usk 1sts, Usk 2nds v Monkswood 1sts, Brecon 2nds v Usk 3rds, Chepstow 1sts v Dafen Welfare 1sts, Sully Centurions 1sts v Chepstow 2nds, Blackwood Town 3rds v Chepstow 3rds,