Denbigh’s Alec Lewis produced astonishing career-best figures of 8-8 as Connah’s Quay were bowled out for just 24 in a one-sided North Wales Cricket League Premier Division encounter.
Lewis had claimed a total of seven wickets in his previous six league matches this season but more than doubled that tally in a single game as his team romped to a 208-run, 15-0 success at Ystrad Road.
Winning the toss and electing to bat, Denbigh posted a formidable 232 all out off 50 overs, Andy Clarke hitting 51 and acting skipper Gerallt Lyall 39, while extras came to 41, including 26 wides.
Joshua Clarke collected 5-44 and skipper Martin Burger 2-50 for the visitors.
Quay’s reply lasted just 18.1 overs for those 24 runs, Clarke top-scoring on 13.
Right-arm swing/seam bowler Lewis was well-nigh unplayable, his 8-8 coming off 9.1 overs.
Bangor (12) 118-5 Llandudno (3) 185-10
Result: Bangor won by five wickets (revised target)
Franco Kasner shone with both bat and ball as leaders Bangor moved 11 points clear at the top with victory over Llandudno.
Put into bat at Ty Newydd, Tudno recovered from 83-5 to set 185 all out off 49 overs.
Luke Kenworthy headed the scoring chart with 68, while the ever-reliable Kevin James added 30. Kenworthy and James put on 70 for the sixth wicket.
Kasner grabbed 3-35, Owen Reilly 3-36 and Michael Hughes 2-49.
Set a revised target off 117 due to the weather, the Citizens made it to 118-5, Kasner 34 not out, Reilly and Nadeem Rehman both scoring 30.
Menai Bridge (11) 223-10 St Asaph (4) 145-10 (revised target 168)
Result: Menai Bridge won by 22 runs
Robbie Jones’ 72 not out off 64 balls proved the saviour for the champions.
Bridge decided to bat first and started well with Jack Gower (45) and Luke Jones (35) putting on 82 for the first wicket.
The home side then dipped to 117-5, but former skipper Jones saved the day, smacking nine fours and three sixes in his unbeaten knock.
The islanders were bowled out for 223 in 46.4 overs, Asaph’s Alex Baker taking 4-45, David North an impeccable 2-26 off 12, removing danger men Dion Holden and Sean O’Callaghan for ducks, and Jason Foulkes 2-54.
Saints were set a revised target of 168 off 33 overs, but were all out for 145 from 31.5, opener Duncan Midgley doing best with 40.
Gethin Roberts snapped up 4-49, O’Callaghan 3-26 and Gerallt Roberts 3-35 for the hosts, who triumphed 11-4 on points.
Northop (14) 137-1 Pwllheli (1) 135-10
Result: Northop won by nine wickets
Ammar Mahmood came up with an outstanding all-round display to help Northop to a home thrashing of in-form Pwllheli.
Mahmood returned fantastic figures of 4-12 off 11.3 overs as Pwll were dismissed for a modest 135, Andy Poynton snaring 4-30 from 12.
Chris Moore made 41 and Tristan Coetzee 38 for the Llyn visitors.
Northop then eased to 137-1 in just 19.3 overs, Jordan Evans (62 not out) and Mahmood (57 no) putting on an unbroken 136 for the second wicket.
Pontblyddyn (3) 123-10 Mochdre (12) 124-6
Result: Mochdre won by four wickets
Despite not having it all their own way at Alder Meadow, Mochdre managed to get home and keep their title challenge a realistic prospect.
Inserted by the visitors, a Pont team missing several regulars were all back in the hutch for just 123, stand-in skipper Ben Mason best with 38.
Matty Humphreys bagged 2-13, Gareth Davies 2-24 and Stewart Williams 2-27 for the away side.
In reply, Mochdre were tottering on 68-5 and 100-6, but reached the winning post for no further loss.
Sam Davies struck a decisive 30 no for the visitors, skipper Matty Humphreys making 29, while for the hosts, James Hughes took 3-43 and the returning Mark Neath 2-31.
Brymbo (15) 207-5 Gresford (0) 95-10
RESULT: Brymbo won by 112 runs
Skipper James Claybrook finished 100 not out as Brymbo pulled off a priceless 15-0 victory to lift themselves out of the Premier Division drop zone.
Mohamed Nilam Jayman added a half-century as the Steelmen set 207-5 and then bowled out Gresford for just 95, Ross Roberts 4-11, Wayne Smith 3-23 and Gareth Boys 2-26 for the hosts, Matthew Cree a consolation 35 for the visitors.
Report to come