LIFE right now couldn’t be much better for South East Wales League leaders Newbridge.

James Morgan’s men hit the 100-point mark last weekend as they continued their flawless start to the season.

A six-wicket defeat of struggling Blackwood at Highfields saw them make it five wins from five.

With Sudbrook being edged out by Pentyrch, Newbridge stretched their lead at the Division One summit to 19 points.

It’s first versus second tomorrow with Morgan and his troops hosting Jamie Watkins’ Sudbrook.

The game, however, could well be a victim of the weather with rain expected to hit cricket across Gwent.

Nevertheless, Newbridge will be preparing for action and if the match does go ahead then they are set to go with the same XI that saw off Blackwood.

Speaking about his team’s superb start to the summer, Morgan said: “We spoke in the winter and felt we could have done better last year (Newbridge finished third).

“We didn’t finish the season as well as we had hoped to so the target this year was to get off to a good start and then continue that.

“The aim is to keep the unbeaten record going and win the league – we’re looking at going up.”

He added: “We brought three players in from the academy and they have done really well so far.

“We have played good cricket all round and have got a good blend of youth and experience.

“There are also a couple of boys playing really well in the seconds who are pushing the lads in the first team.”

As for Blackwood, they will hope to get off the mark at Malpas, the side immediately above them at the bottom of the table.

Last season’s runners-up Chepstow host Usk, Croesyceiliog entertain Brecon and Pontypridd go to Pentyrch.

Callum Taylor’s magnificent 115 not out off 102 balls was the highlight of Newport’s draw with Port Talbot in South Wales Premier League Division One last time out.

The 18-year-old stroked seven fours and four maximums in his maiden century for the club, as Newport moved from fifth to third in the standings.

In addition to his heroics at the New Mansel, Taylor then produced an outstanding display for Wales against Shropshire.

He scored 35 in an eighth-wicket first innings partnership of 85 with Darren Thomas and claimed figures of 7-16 and 4-18 with the ball.

It’s a trip to Penarth for Taylor and his Newport teammates tomorrow, while Newport Fugitives host St Fagans in Division Two.

The Fugies lost their unbeaten record last Saturday, going down by 50 runs in a low scoring clash with Miskin Manor.

Panteg, another team to lose for the first time this season last weekend, travel to Carmarthen Wanderers after losing to Ynystawe.