North Wales Cricket League weekend coverage (part 2)

Denbigh’s Harrison Jones attempts a caught and bowled off Hawarden Park batsman Campbell Marr. Picture: Gareth Prestidge

Andy Clarke claimed a stunning 4-13 off eight overs as Denbigh romped to victory at Hawarden Park in Group B of the North Wales Cricket League.

After winning the toss and electing to bat at Moor Lane, the visitors posted 174-9, opener Gerallt Lyall hitting 41 and Tom Schrimshaw 27, Matty Blunden with 3-30 Hawarden’s top bowler.

In reply, the Park were blown away for 81, veteran Campbell Marr ran out late on by Harrison Jones for a battling 39.

Hawarden Park batsman Campbell Marr plays a ‘ramp’ shot. Picture: Gareth Prestidge

Jones provided great support to main strike bowler Clarke with 3-5 from five, Jack Griffiths 2-32. Points: 14-1 Denbigh.

There was a cracker at Llay Welfare, where away side Northop triumphed by just five runs.

Inserted by the hosts, the Flintshire travellers were all out for 139, Andy Poynton best with 37, David Phennah 4-17 for the Welfare.

Llay almost snatched it, but ended up all back in the hutch for 134 with more than two batting overs still to spare. David Phennah (30) and Joe Howell (28 no) ensuring a close finish.

Andrew Oates snared 3-17, Matthew Mullarkey 3-27 and Andy Poynton 2-15 for the visitors, who claimed an 11-4 points split.

Opener Ben Mason’s decisive 57 did much to guide Pontblyddyn to an 82-run success at home to Gwersyllt Park.

Michael Littler (38) and James Hughes (33 no) helped Pont, put into bat, chalk up 193-7 off 40 overs.

Despite a defiant unbeaten 39 from Lee Beer, Gwersyllt were sent packing for 111, Hughes 3-14 in a 14-1 decision.

Group D

Llandudno 2nds (4) 104-10 (Keating Ho-Pike 58, Tom Hall 3-13, Rahul Patil 3-18) Mynydd Isa & Maeshafn (11) 114-9 (Hall 43, Anthony Edwards 4-19)

Menai Bridge 2nds (13) 161-4 Conwy 2nds (2) 89-10

Bangor 2nds v Dolgellau 2nds – cancelled (3 pts each)

Group E

Brymbo 2nds (2) 170-5 (Ioam Craven-Jones 59 no, Charlie Croasdale 43, Adam Khan 3-33) Gresford 2nds (13) 175-4 (David Baker 56, Robert Clark 51, Craig Morse 35 no)

Denbigh 2nds (13) 101-4 (Arun Thiru 39 no) Hawarden Park (2) 100-6 (Chris Brown 2-8 off 8 overs)

Gwersyllt Park 2nds (11) 99-7 (Ben Wiggs 3-18, Harry Dean 2-15) Pontblyddyn 2nds (4) 95-10 (Dean 42, James Crowe 5-17, Philip Huckridge 3-21)

Northop 2nds (13) 132-10 (Nathan Pierce 44. Matthew Cross 3-13) Llay Welfare 2nds (2) 47-10 (Josh Griffiths 4-10, Owen Skillander 2-3)

Group F

Carmel 2nds (14) 154-2 (Jonathan Fisher 57 no, Rhys Griffith 54) Halkyn 2nds (1) 77-9 (Mohammed Ellango 27, Tom Owen 2-21).

Connah’s Quay 2nds (13) 203-8 (Rob Downey 50, Chris Boden 37, Steve Hopkins 32, Jack Gibson 3-33) Buckley 2nds (2) 137-9 (Jack Gibson 58, Jack Griffiths 3-17, Adam Campbell 2-9)

Marchwiel & Wrexham 2nds (0) 84-10 (Lewis Pringle 6-15 off 6 overs) Mold 2nds (15) 189-6 (Ewan Hill 45, Pringle 35, Jay Lee 2-19, Cheyenne Walker 2-20)

Ruthin 2nds (4) 119-10 (Jamie Hulse 34, Jamie Hughes 34, Manish Adke 3-1 off 5 overs) Abergele 2nds (11) 126-9 (Iwan Thomas 29, Unnamed 29, Rhys Tudor Jones 3-21)

Recap of yesterday’s coverage

Group C

Carmel wicket-keeper Dafydd Bailey attempts to stump Halkyn’s century making hero Ben Roberts. Picture: Gareth Prestidge

Ben Roberts made a classy ton as in-form Halkyn comfortably saw off Carmel.

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 (Mali Auty 4-17, Rob Bennett 3-9), Quay replying with 86-2 (Callum Miller 33) 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

Robbie Jones hit 66 for Menai Bridge. Picture: Andre Pepper @eventphotowales

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.

Bethesda v Llandudno – cancelled (3 pts each)

Copyright Dave Jones © All rights reserved. CoverNews by AF themes.
%d bloggers like this: