North Wales Cricket League round-ups Divisions 1-4
Alwyn Williams produced remarkable figures of 6-12 off six overs as Llanrwst eased to a nine-wicket victory at Bersham.
The home side chose to bat but were removed for just 81, Alwyn Williams well supported by Huw Williams (2-15) and Scott Thomas (2-24).
The Rwsters took just 10.2 overs to reach a winning 82-1, Thomas blasting an unbeaten 66, sealing a 14-1 points outcome.
Carmel managed just 114-9 after being put in by visitors Ruthin, Gwion Dafydd 42, Joshua Duckworth 3-11 for the opposition, who scrambled home on 115-7 for an 11-4 result.
Dolgellau lost by seven wickets at home to Hawarden Park.
Jack Williamson made 51 in the hosts’ effort of 154-7, Ian Martin an impeccable 3-22 off 12 overs for Hawarden, who made 158-3 in response for a 13-2 success, David Hughes 84 not out and Jamie MacDonald 34. Phil Leeds 2-29 from 12 for the losing side.
Gwersyllt Park prevailed in a magnificent run chase against travellers Abergele.
Gele set a formidable 233-8 off 50 overs, unlucky Ben Garnett getting out for 99 after a 150 opening stand with David Williams (52), with Ethan McCarthy scooping 5-38 for the hosts.
Park got to 237-5 with five balls to spare after slumping to 18-3 early doors, skipper Jake James (81), Lee Beer (74 no) and Lewis Cole (41 no) securing a 12-3 win.
Nathan Humphreys snapped up 4-17 as Llay Welfare dismissed Bethesda for 108 at The Ring, Jez Shea 31, then the hosts coasted to 111-3 in 32 overs, David Phennah 54. Points: 13-2.
Leaders Conwy’s home test against Mold was abandoned before a result could be reached, so the sides took three points apiece.
George Deniz chalked up 111 not out and Duane Williams 53 as Mold posted 227-6, Graham Meredith 3-65.
Due to the weather, Conwy were set a revised target of 147 off 25 overs, but were 81-1 from 12.4 when the weather intervened, Shaun Davies 38 no.
Bangor seconds lost the leadership of the table after a 12-3 defeat at Buckley.
Put into bat, the hosts were all out for 152, Samuel Edwards 51 and Sam Evans 31, Aidan Kelly 4-35 and Jamie Davies 2-12 for the Citizens.
Bangor were then rolled over for 123, Kelly 37 no, Louis Parry 3-13 and Lee Taylor 3-24 for the Flintshire stars.
Bottom side Corwen were celebrating after a rare win at home to Llay Welfare 2nds.
Nine-man Llay were limited to 102-8. Steve Partington 31, Mike Phennah 30, Ben Scott 2-10 and Simon Harrison 2-16 for the hosts, who made it to 103-8, skipper Kevin Sharp 44 no, Welfare’s Jack Honey notching 4-12. Points: 11-4.
Halkyn took over top spot after a 14-1 triumph at Mochdre 2nds.
Brymbo 2nds could only manage 77-9 at Gresford 2nds, Matt Daulby 2-4, Sam Cooper 2-10 and Adam Khan 2-12, the Colliers replying with 79-5, captain David Baker 48 no, for a 12-3 result.
Number eight bat Ryan Wynne struck 67 as Mynydd Isa and Maeshafn were all out for 162 at Marchwiel and Wrexham, Simon Simcox adding 35, Darren Bettis 3-17 and Josh Williams 3-49 for the home team.
Nick Husbands hit a vital 51 as Marchwiel and Wrexham passed the winning post at 163-7, Wynne completing a great match with 4-35, the hosts bagging an 11-4 victory.
Second-place St Asaph 2nds rattled up one of the season’s biggest totals of 300-plus in a 15-0 caning of Carmel 2nds at Elwy Grove Park.
Simon Sleeman cracked 154 for Saints, Andrew Pierce adding 58 and Owen Jones 41 as Asaph amassed 310-8, Benjamin Davies 3-47 for the visitors.
Nine-player Carmel could only muster 115-8, Jonathan Fisher 48, Charlie Williams 3-23 for the home side.
Saints are just three points behind table-toppers Abergele 2nds with three games in hand.
Gele claimed 10 points at home to Gwersyllt Park 2nds, who conceded and incur a 15-point penalty.
Buckley 2nds won by five wickets at Connah’s Quay 2nds.
Quay were inserted and all out for 164, Liam Jones 55 and Martin Hough 33, Jack Williams 3-30, Alyn Evans 3-31 and Mike Wooton 3-40 for the away team, who posted 165-5 in 37 overs, Jack Massey 36 and Johnny Hewitt 32 no. Points: 3-12.
Alan Evans snared 5-9 off seven overs as Mynydd Isa and Maeshafn 2nds were restricted to 103-7 at Hawarden Park 2nds, who hit back with a victorious 106-6, Jo Forde a decisive 58. Points: 12-3.
Pontblyddyn 2nds were emphatic 10-wicket winners at Mold 2nds.
Sion Thomas pocketed 5-24 and Ethan Roberts 3-14 as Mold were all back in the hutch for 109, George Jones 31, and Pont raced to 113-0 in 26.1, Mark Hughes 42 no and skipper Nick Thomas 39 no.
Chris Brown made his best league score in 13 years – 93 not out – in nine-man Denbigh seconds’ eight wicket triumph at Pwllheli 2nds.
Ben Cowper recorded 82 and Adam Williams 39 in Pwll’s effort of 182-8, Archie Sussex 5-63 and Jack Griffiths 2-9 off 9.1 overs for the visitors, who made 183-2 in response, Brown’s opening partner Jon Eccles making 73 in a 14-1 result.
Clwb Criced Caernarfon head the table after an eight-wicket victory at Llanrwst seconds, 54 all out playing 55-2.
Stuart Evans made 71 not out in Dolgellau seconds’ innings of 144-7 against Bethesda 2nds, Imran Mohamed 2-17 for the visitors.
In a rain-affected game, Pesda were presented with a target of 83, but were bowled over for 68, Richard Rees 3-14. Points: 11-4.
Not the best of days for nine-man Llangollen, who were bowled out for a season’s lowest 11 at Halkyn 2nds, Ben Wilbraham 3-4 for the hosts, who got home on 12-2 for a 14-1 verdict.
The match lasted just 61 balls (10.1 overs).
Nine-man Marchwiel and Wrexham 2nds were skittled out for 78 at Llandudno 2nds, Hannah Thornton 2-7 and Dan Jones 2-15, then Tudno made 79-2, Jack Thornton 35 no, for a 14-1 decision.
Far more competitive was the Vale of Clwyd derby between Ruthin 2nds and Rhewl.
Skipper Jamie Hughes hit 82 no, Ted Evans 48 no and Ieuan Wynne Lewis 45 as Ruthin, put into bat, set a testing 213-5 off 40 overs, with Huw Lewis Jones picking up 3-30.
Rhewl made a spirited 176-5 off their allocation, captain Dyfan Parry 50 and Huw Lewis Jones 48.