North Wales Cricket League Divisions 1-4: Victorious Conwy stay on title trail

Division One

Conwy are 12 points clear at the top with four games remaining after Saturday’s 63-run victory at Hawarden Park.

In a match reduced to 35 overs per side, the visitors amassed 237-6, captain Rajjenu Britto hitting 85, Gareth Thomas 73 and Shaun Davies 51, Ian Martin 3-52 for the hosts.

Park were limited to 174-8, Chris Hinton 40 not out and skipper Adam Cross 36, Graham Meredith 4-32 and Graham Boase 3-26 for the leaders, who triumphed 13-2 on points.

Second-place Llay Welfare walloped Gwersyllt Park by the maximum 15-0 margin.

Put into bat, Welfare set 179-6 off 50 overs, John Lloyd 51, Chris Woodcock 41 and Jack Parry 40, Ethan McCarthy taking all the wickets to fall, collecting 6-43.

Gwersyllt were then rolled over for just 72, Nathan Humphreys 4-21 off 12 overs, Parry 3-31.

Dolgellau enjoyed a comfortable six-wicket success at home to Mold.

The visitors posted 173-6, Richard Deniz 55 and Kieron Coppack 38, Phil Leeds 3-25 from 12 for the hosts.

Dolgellau eased to 174-4 in 44.2 overs, Gareth Lanagan 54 and Sam Williams 36, securing a 13-2 points split.

Bersham remain bottom, but did their survival hopes some good with a 21-run win at Carmel and District.

After setting just 139-7 off 50 overs, Michael Harrison 3-30 for the hosts, Carmel were then sent packing for 118, Jack Whitehouse 45, Tim Jones 5-33 and Suresh Lakmal Koswaththage 3-20, sealing the Colliers an 11-4 verdict.

Carwyn L Williams top-scored with 33 as Bethesda set 135-9 at home to Abergele, who could only muster 81 in reply, Richard Lee Williams 4-21 off 11 overs, Sean Buchanan 3-13. Points: 13-2.

Alwyn Williams snared 6-23 as Llanrwst blitzed out hosts Ruthin for just 59. The Rwsters coasted to 62-3 in 16 overs for a 13-2 outcome.

Division Two

Bangor 2nds closed the gap on table-toppers Halkyn to 10 points with a game in hand thanks to a 19-run win at Mochdre 2nds.

Andy Williams and skipper Jamie Davies were both 75 not out as the Citizens chalked up 166-3 off 45 overs, then dismissed the home team for 147, with Mochdre 2nds remarkably having been 121-2 at one stage.

Daniel Phillips (39), Owen Davies (36) and Finlay Jones (35) thought they had all but guided their team home, but Chris Jones (4-16) and Jonny Wells (3-24) led Bangor’s stunning revival which brought them an 11-4 points share.

Third-place Buckley defeated Menai Bridge 2nds by 57 runs at Lane End.

Captain Joel Sampson (43) and Samuel Edwards (40) helped Bucks post a challenging 174-9, Callum Andrews 4-30 for the islanders, who were then all sent back to the hutch for 117, Andrews 36, Louis Parry 4-18 and Adam Shaw 3-15 for the hosts, who won 13-2.

Gresford 2nds bowled out Northop 2nds for 151, James Roberts 33 and Chris Brooks 30 for the home side, Matt Daulby 4-16 for the Colliers, who hit back with a winning 155-3, Joe Benson 49 and Joshua Knowles 42, to clinch a 13-2 outcome.

Cancelled: Corwen v Brymbo 2nds, Mynydd Isa & Maeshafn v Marchwiel & Wrexham (3 pts each).

Division Three

Top of the standings Abergele 2nds suffered a surprise 50-run home loss to Mynydd Isa and Maeshafn 2nds.

Gele bowled out the visitors for 118, Cameron Roche 30, Berwyn Thomas 3-15 off 10 overs for the hosts, who were then blown away for a paltry 68, Soham Trivedi 4-20 and Matty Blunden 3-6.

Chris Boden snaffled 5-13 as Connah’s Quay 2nds skittled nine-man Carmel and District seconds out for 34, then the Deesiders eased to 35-0 for a 15-0 result.

Buckley 2nds won by three wickets at Denbigh 2nds, 163-8 playing 167-7.

Connor Hughes made 54 not out, with Craig Roberts and Ewan Hill 43 apiece in Mold 2nds‘ effort of 195-7 at Gwersyllt Park 2nds, Tom Gledhill 3-36, then the hosts were sent packing for 123, Ryan Collier 39, Lewis Pringle 3-30, as the Flintshire travellers triumphed 13-2.

Second-place St Asaph 2nds failed to capitalise on Abergele 2nds’ failure when they could only manage 147-5 (Amer Jamil 55 no, Andrew Pierce 36 no) at Pontblyddyn 2nds, who responded with a decisive 151-2 (Tom Dawson 52, Mark Hughes 44 no) for a 14-1 victory.

Nicholas Woods scooped 4-5 from six overs as Hawarden Park 2nds blasted away Pwllheli 2nds for a mere 42, the visitors getting to 43-3 for a 13-2 decision, Martin Hinton 26.

Division Four

Clwb Criced Caernarfon are nine points clear at the pinnacle after easily defeating Bethesda 2nds by eight wickets.

Pesda, inserted by the hosts, were all out for 49, Ian Morgan 3-10 and Barry Roberts 3-13. The Cofis retorted with 50-2 in 13 overs for a 14-1 return, Grant Peisley 32 not out.

Nine-man Rhewl were bowled out for a woeful 25 at Conwy 2nds, David Owen 4-4 and Vaughan Williams 2-2 from six for the hosts, who made 26-0 for a 15-0 breeze.

Stuart Evans was 54 not out in Dolgellau 2nds’ score of 127 all out at Halkyn 2nds, who then lost all their wickets for 71, Richard Rees 6-18 for the visitors, 13-2 winners on the day.

Marchwiel and Wrexham 2nds limited Ruthin 2nds to 91-6, Gethin Roberts 32 no, and the hosts strolled to 92-1 in reply, Matthew Lewis 49, for a 14-1 points success.

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