NWCL Division One: Isaac Allen hits 134 not out in Mold win, great start for Halkyn

Gareth Thomas produced tidy figures for Halkyn at Bangor 2nds. Picture: ANDRE PEPPER @eventphotowales


Bangor 2nds (1) 100-10 Halkyn (14) 101-3

Debutant all-rounder Jamie Griffiths took four wickets as Halkyn began their campaign with a superb success at Bangor 2nds.

The decision to insert the opposition proved a good one as the Citizens were bowled out for just 100 in 33.5 overs, Griffiths scooping 4-29 off 10 overs and Gareth Thomas 2-24 from 10.

Impressive Halkyn debutant Jamie Griffiths

Halkyn took just 19.1 overs to breeze to 101-3, Ben Roberts top-scoring on 39, Bethan Hughes snapping up 2-16 for the hosts.

Connah’s Quay (12) 270-10 Bethesda (3) 234-10

Rhys Stout’s 87 was the main feature of a big Connah’s Quay total which proved sufficient to earn a victory.

Rob Bennett (49), Luke Bennett (39) and Darren Jones (33) also produced vital knocks as the hosts were bowled out for 270.

For Pesda, Carwyn L Williams pocketed 3-52 and John Maloney 2-25.

The away reply was spirited but not quite substantial enough.

Nicholas Parry hit 69, Andrew Day 50 and Dewi Roberts 36 in a score of 234 all out, Mali Auty grabbing 6-42 and Rob Bennett 3-59 for the winners.

Gwersyllt Park (11) 168-8 Abergele (4) 166-8

Gwersyllt skipper Jake James was fantastic with bat and ball in a narrow victory over Abergele.

Park put the visitors into bat and limited them to 166-8 off 45 overs, Karl Higgins finishing 50 no and Sam Painter retiring on 34, while James took 5-31 off 10.

Gwersyllt made it to 168-8 with plenty of overs, but not so many wickets, to spare, Ethan McCarthy making a vital 47 and James 32, David Moulson gathering 4-42 and Edward Rooney 3-11 for the gallant losers.

Clwb Criced Llanrwst (0) 172-10 Mold (15) 280-6

The amazing talent that is Isaac Allen blasted 134 not out in Mold’s maximum points triumph at Gwydir Park.

Young Allen had recorded five previous tons in league cricket, but this was his maiden century for the first team and the 91-ball effort comprised 11 fours and an amazing 10 sixes.

His huge feat dominated Mold’s innings of 280-6, which came after they were put into bat. Richard Deniz added 52 in a fifth wicket stand of 134 with Allen.

Lee Thomas did well to emerge relatively unscathed with 2-32 off 10 overs for the hosts.

Llanrwst were then sent packing for 172, Aron Hughes doing best with 67.

Deniz nabbed 3-12 and John Crane 3-29 for the Flintshire side.

Pontblyddyn (12) 119-10 Hawarden Park (3) 90-10

Veteran Glenn Chambers’ 44 for Pontblyddyn proved crucial in the end as a low score of 119 all out was enough to deliver victory for the hosts.

Asked to bat first, Pont’s modest tally was brought about by some tidy Hawarden bowling, Tom Norris pouching 4-31.

In reply, Park were all back in the hutch for just 90, Rhys Johnson 35 no, Jonathan Byrd 4-33 and Rhys Jones a superb 3-12 off 10 overs for the Alder Meadow men.

Ruthin (1) 88-10 Dolgellau (14) 89-3

A bad batting day for Ruthin as they slumped to 88 all out after opting to take first knock.

It could have been worse for the hosts, who were 49-9 before a last-wicket stand of 39 between Alistair Dodd (20) and Dafydd Hughes (13 no) restored some respectability.

For the visitors, Mark Edmondson returned remarkable figures of 10 overs, eight maidens, three wickets for five runs.

Sam Williams notched 3-21 and Jaco Oosthuizen 3-27.

Dolgellau eased to 89-3 in 25.4 overs for a 14-1 victory, Phil Leeds 28 no and Sam Williams 21 no.

Batting stars

Issac Allen (Mold) 134 not out

Rhys Stout (Connah’s Quay) 87

Bowling aces

Mali Auty (Connah’s Quay) 6-42

Jake James (Gwersyllt Park) 5-31

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