North Wales Cricket League Premier Division reports
Mochdre (4) 169-10 Pwllheli (11) 177-9
Result: Pwllheli won by 8 runs
Pwllheli stopped in-form Mochdre in their tracks with an eight-run victory at Black Marsh Fields which ensured the Llŷn side did the double over their high-flying opponents.
The visitors won the toss and elected to bat, posting 177 all out off 37.2 overs. with South African Tristan Coetzee hitting a vital 70, captain Morgan Murray-Williams adding 31.
Gareth Davies took 4-43 and Kyle Brown 3-9 for Mochdre, who had won their last eight in the league and looked more than capable of reaching their a target of 178.
However, the hosts were bowled out for 169, skipper Matty Humphreys with 38, Russ Boswell 28 not out and Mike Humphreys 26, Iwan Moore 3-11 for Pwll, Logan Rhys Morgan 2-25, Coetzee 2-32 and Murray-Williams 2-37.
Menai Bridge (3) 177-9 Bangor (12) 178-5
Result: Bangor won by five wickets
David Winter’s vital knock of 74 took him past 500 league runs for the season and helped make sure Bangor triumphed in the derby to edge 10 points clear at the Premier League summit.
After winning the toss and electing to bat, champions Bridge were restricted to 177-9, Jack Gower (31) and Luke Jones (26) putting on 59 for the first wicket, while Gethin Roberts added 29 in the middle order.
For the visitors, skipper Gareth Edwards collected 3-30, Christopher Dawson 3-46 and Franco Kasner an excellent 2-18 from 10 overs.
Bangor made it to 178-5 in 40 overs, Winter moving up to 513 runs for 2019 and beyond 4,500 in total in all competitions for the club.
Matthew Haswell added 29 no for the Citizens, captain Dion Holden 2-35 for the hosts.
Brymbo (4) 233-8 Llandudno (11) 251-6
Result: Llandudno won by 18 runs
Sam Rimmington’s season’s-best innings of 88 played a key role in Llandudno’s hard-earned success at Brymbo.
Asked to bat first, Tudno amassed 251-6, opener Rimmington well supported by Luke Kenworthy’s 67 and 36 from Dan Evans, Daniel Parry 3-30 and Wayne Smith 3-48 for the Steelmen.
The hosts put up a great effort in response, but finished 18 short on 233-8, opener Gareth Pugh 87 and skipper James Claybrook 37.
For the visitors, Evans picked up 3-42.
Gresford (14) 109-1 St Asaph (1) 108-10
Result: Gresford won by nine wickets
Experienced bowler John Bell turned on the style with 5-26 as Gresford thrashed the Saints at Clappers Lane.
The home team’s decision to insert Saints proved a good one as the visitors were all back in the hutch for just 108, despite a stoic 40 from opener Mathew Ryan.
Bell’s five-for came off 12 tight overs, Chris Ellwood snaring 2-18 and Ryan Williams 2-26.
Gresford made batting look easy as they skipped to 109-1 in 24.4 overs, Sam Thompson 42 no and captain Daniel Williams 41 no.
Northop (13) 208-8 Denbigh (2) 155-10
Result: Northop won by 53 runs
Jordan Evans was a century-hitting hero in Northop’s victory over visitors Denbigh.
Evans struck 109 in the home team’s total of 208-8, the hosts having been 66-5 at one stage after being put in. Andy Poynton added 32, Jack Griffiths 3-22 off 11 and Andy Clarke 3-39 for the away side.
In reply, Denbigh were all out for 155, skipper Harrison Jones 42 and Gerallt Lyall 38, Matthew Mullarkey a magnificent 6-22 for the Flintshire men, Ammar Mahmood 2-31 from 11.
Pontblyddyn (11) 144-9 Connah’s Quay (4) 141-10
Result: Pontblyddyn won by 1 wicket
Skipper Martin Burger hit 62 for a Connah’s Quay side which came so close to a first win of the season at Alder Meadow.
Quay chose to bat and were all back in the pavilion for 141, Burger’s innings the only score of genuine note.
Chris Moss took a superb 3-16 off 11 for the hosts, James Hughes 3-45 and Daz Wilcock 2-29.
Pont’s last pair of Chris Myles and Wilcock needed another seven for victory and got there, the home side ending 144-9, openers Alistair Roberts (48) and Ben Mason (27) putting on 87 for the first wicket before a dramatic collapse.
Burger completed a great match with 3-9 from nine overs, Joshua Clarke 2-11 and Mali Auty 2-35.