THE Cleddau Crusaders will face Maesteg in the Welsh Under 19s T20 final at Hook this Sunday after beating the Pwllheli Penguins in a bowl off at the Swalec Stadium yesterday.

On what was due to be ‘finals day’, Maesteg beat Whitchurch, before the Crusaders had their rain delayed match reduced to 15 overs per side.

Pwllheli were 48 for 3 in 7 overs when further rain came, as Noah Davies (1 for 5), skipper Phil Llewellyn (1 for 14) and Toby Asson (1 for 5) took wickets - meaning a ‘bowl off’ in the indoor net area.

Each team nominated five players to have two bowls each, with 2 points for hitting the stumps after one bounce, and 1 point for hitting them on the full.

Davies was successful twice, and Aled Phelps, Toby Asson, and skipper Phil Llewellyn also struck once, as the Crusaders prevailed 10-5.

It was their second straight bowl off win, after beating Clydach Crusaders in the quarter final at Hook last week in the same fashion.

“We are over the moon to be in the final,” said one of the team organisers, Joy James.

"Although we didn't get to play a full game it was gnice for the boys to see and enjoy Glamorgan's facilities.

“There was talk of another bowl off to decide the final - but players and coaches on both sides agreed that they would rather have a game of cricket.”

Therefore, the final between Cleddau and and Maesteg will take place this Sunday, and the Pembrokeshire side will be on home turf at Hook Cricket Club, 2pm start.

Cleddau Crusaders: Phil Llewellyn (captain), Aled Phelps, Noah Davies, Tom Carrington, Jonathan Clout, Callum James, George John, Ewan Griffiths, Toby Asson, Morgan Hughes, Dan Rawlins, Jacob Lay. 

The Cleddau Crusaders have issued thanks to clubs, businesses and individuals who have sponsored them en route to the final - Llangwm Cricket Club, Hook Cricket Club, Pembroke County Cricket Club, Paul Webb, Hair by Shan, Sue Waller Driving Instructor, The Cottage, GG Thomas and Son, and Meadow Carpets.