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North Wales Cricket League round-ups (part 1 – Groups C and A)

Alex North made runs and took wickets for Halkyn. Picture: Gareth Prestidge

Saturday North Wales Cricket round-up (part 1)

Ben Roberts made a classy ton as in-form Halkyn comfortably saw off Carmel in Group C of the North Wales Cricket League on Saturday.

Opener Roberts was run out for 106 as the home team set 185-7 after being invited to bat at Pant Newydd, Alex North adding 22.

Carmel were then all out for 109, Dafydd Bailey 27, North 2-23 as Halkyn celebrated a 14-1 points verdict.

Leaders Connah’s Quay made it eight wins on the trot with an eight-wicket success at Buckley.

Put into bat, Bucks were 85 all out, Quay replying with 86-2 for a 14-1 outcome.

Abergele were put into bat at home to Ruthin and bowled out for just 84, Ben Garnett 26, Andrew Best 3-9 off eight overs for the visitors, who hit back with 87-6 to clinch a 13-2 triumph, James Martin 22 not out, Owen Lynam 3-21 for the losing side.

Duane Williams posted 58, Issac Allen 55 no and Usman Butt 50 no as Mold amassed a winning 226-3 at home to Marchwiel & Wrexham, who were dismissed for 166, George Forgrave a match-best fighting 66, while for the hosts, Max Lloyd scooped 3-13 and Harry Williams 3-24 in a 13-2 win.

Group A

Menai Bridge recorded an eighth consecutive victory as their heavy-scoring batsmen made life too difficult for Conwy at Bodlondeb.

The islanders chose to bar first and former skipper Robbie Jones led the way with 66 no in a total of 222-5 off 40 overs, Callum Andrews adding 47, while Luke Jones and Gethin Roberts made 34 each.

In response, Conwy openers Rajjenu Britto (46) and Shaun Davies (23) put on 69 for the first wicket, but despite a further 24 from Jonathon Davies, the hosts were only able to reach 137-7 from their 40, Ashley Wood 3-24, Gerallt Roberts 2-23 and Mathew Jones 2-28 for the Bridge, who won 14-1 on points.

Mochdre celebrated a maximum 15-0 success at the expense of visitors Pwllheli.

Invited to take first knock, the home team piled up 258-4 off 40, Stewart Williams (74) and Sam Davies (59) forming an opening stand of 137.

Skipper Matthew Humphreys added 43 no and Alex Davies 39 no, putting on an unbeaten 78 for the fifth wicket.

Pwllheli were rolled over for 93, Humphreys snaring 4-5 from 4 overs, Issac Buckley 3-26.

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