GLENN CHAMBERS made his Over-50s World Cup debut on a tough opening day for Wales.

Up against competition hosts, South Africa, Chambers’ Wales suffered a heavy 193-run defeat in Cape Town.

After losing the toss, Wales endured a difficult 45 overs in the field as South Africa went about posting 253 for five.

Half centuries from Dave Duncan and Dave Callaghan allowed Alan Dawson to blast a 35-ball unbeaten 69, including six sixes and three fours as Dolgellau’s Phil Leeds claimed 2-38.

The Welsh reply failed to ever get going with Iwan Rees the only player to reach double figures with 10, while Pontblyddyn’s Chambers struck nine.

Wales were eventually bowled out for just 60 inside 24 overs, extras accounting for 22 of those runs as Bruce Wilson pocketed 4-9.

England started their competition with an eight-wicket success over India, who limped to 101 for seven from their 45 overs.

Jaffar Qureshi struck a 57-ball unbeaten 71 and claimed 2-8 as Pakistan cruised to a 173-run success over Namibia, who go head-to-head with Wales at Reddam House School on Friday.

In Division A, New Zealand secured a 36-run success over West Indies, who were bowled out for 150, while Canada beat Sri Lanka, who had posted 184 for nine, by five wickets with nine overs to spare.

Australia were also victorious, beating Zimbabwe by six wickets.