Reports from North Wales Cricket League Divisions Two, Three and Four

Thrilling action from Bethesda 2nds v Hawarden Park 3rds at Parc Villa. Picture: ANDRE PEPPER @eventphotowales

ICON SPORTS NORTH WALES CRICKET LEAGUE DIVISIONS TWO, THREE AND FOUR

DIVISION TWO

Bersham (2) 124-10 Buckley (13) 125-3

Buckley’s young stars began the season with a bang as they celebrated a seven-wicket win at Bersham.
After putting the hosts in, Bucks bowled them out for 124, Alex Storey snaring 3-9, William Norman 2-28 and Jack Whitley 2-35.
William Norman then hit 61 and Sam Evans 42 as the visitors reached 125-3 in response to complete a 13-2 points triumph.

Marchwiel and Wrexham (4) 201-10 Menai Bridge 2nds (11) 202-5

What a thriller! Visitors Menai Bridge edged a one-run victory on their travels.
Put into bat, the Anglesey side were indebted to Ben Evans (92 not out) and James Jones (43) as they set 202-5 off their 40 overs.
In reply, Marchwiel and Wrexham were 80-1 and later looking set to win on 201-8 only to lose their last two wickets without adding a run.
Josh Williams (47), Michael Forgrave (42), Sam Shoemark (30) and Ryan Williams (29) kept the hosts in the contest until that dramatic end.
Callum Andrews took 3-43, Doug Searle 2-3 and Phil Smith 2-23 for the islanders. Searle was the last-gasp hero, taking the last two wickets.

Mold 2nds (14) 263-4 Llay Welfare 2nds (1) 175-10

It was a weekend of big scores for Mold.
On top of Issac Allen’s century-making heroics for the 1sts, Craig Roberts blitzed a match-winning ton for the 2nds.
Winning the toss and electing to bat, the hosts amassed 263-4 off their 40 overs, opener Roberts running the show with 136 not out. Chris Boulton added 55 for the Flintshire men.
Llay were dismissed for 175, despite stubborn resistance from skipper Huw Jones (58) and Matthew Cross (55).
Connor Hughes registered 2-32 and Roberts 2-33 in a 14-1 verdict.

Northop 2nds (4) 185-9 Gresford 2nds (11) 200-7

Craig Morse’s 66 for Gresford made a big difference in his team’s 15-run victory over Northop.
The visitors set 200-7, Patrick Richards adding 30, Charlie Collins 3-22 and Scott Oates 3-31.
Northop hit back with 185-9, Scott Oates 48 and James Roberts 35, Sam Cooper 3-31 for the away side.

St Asaph 2nds (12) 207-7 Carmel & District (3) 174-10

Four fine innings ensured Saints built up a big enough score to overcome the challenge of Carmel at Elwy Park Grove.
Elliot Morris (51 no), Ben Murphy (48), John Winning (44) and Gareth Jones (32) helped the hosts put together a decent 207-7, Ben Sim 3-31 for the Flintshire visitors.
Carmel’s response saw them bowled out for 174, Ryan Roberts (50), Gwion Dafydd (30), while Amer Jamil (3-30) and Jones (2-19) did well for Asaph.

DIVISION THREE

Abergele 2nds (2) 177-7 Gwersyllt Park 2nds (13) 180-4

Skipper Graeme Bell made all the right connections as his unbeaten 58 inspired Gwersyllt to victory at Pentre Mawr Park.
Put in by their visitors, Gele set 177-7, David Holmes with a fine 72 and Matthew Shepherd 36, Martin McCombe 3-32 for Park.
Bell’s half-ton and opener James Collier’s 41 then helped Gwersyllt to a winning 180-4.

Brymbo 2nds (2) 157-9 Connah’s Quay 2nds (13) 160-5

Quay triumphed by five wickets at Brymbo.
The home team, who decided to bat, posted 157-9, Charlie Croasdale 34 and the experienced Ross Roberts 30, Stephen Norbury 3-31 for the Deesiders.
Liam Jones then ended on 59 no as Quay progressed from 100-5 to 160-5, captain Andy Tilley 37 not out in an unbroken sixth wicket stand with Jones, Ross Roberts 2-14 from nine economical overs.

Buckley 2nds (13) 188-4 Pwllheli 2nds (2) 186-3

Pwllheli recorded a decent score at Buckley – but still ended up losers.
Opener Neil Williams was at the crease throughout the Pwll innings, scoring 78 no out of 186-3 in 40 overs, Cian Goodman adding 37, Jack Gibson 2-23 for the hosts.
Steven Eltham (56) and Gibson (31 no) led the way as Bucks reached 188-4 with plenty of overs to spare.

Conwy 2nds (10) Corwen (-15) – Corwen conceded

Hawarden Park 2nds (1) 125-10 Pontblyddyn 2nds (14) 216-8

Gethin Thomas struck a great opening day century for Pontblyddyn 2nds in their comprehensive victory at Hawarden.
Thomas hit a dominant 116 in a total of 216-8, fellow opener Nick Thomas with 32, but Danny Sprake did Park proud with 5-24 off seven overs.
Hawarden were dismissed for 125, but that man Sprake could again hold his head high as he top-scored with 42, Adam de Rycke adding 41.
David Brilley took an excellent 4-20 for Pont and Joseph Parry nabbed 3-25.

DIVISION FOUR

Bethesda 2nds (12) 160-9 Hawarden Park 3rds (3) 120-8

Batting action from Bethesda 2nds v Hawarden Park 3rds. Picture: ANDRE PEPPER @eventphotowales

Alwyn Roberts’ innings of 40 did more than anything to assist Bethesda 2nds victory quest at Parc Villa.
Invited to bat, Pesda put together 160-8 off 40 overs, Craig Wilson with an eye-catching 2-15 off nine for the visitors.
Hawarden were restricted to 120-8 in reply, Dylan Hughes 3-15 from nine with the best figures for the hosts. Craig Newey (2-15) and Craig Jeffreys (2-29) also impressed with the ball.

Carmel & District 2nds (12) 107-6 Rhewl (3) 106-9

Tom Owen’s fine return of 4-13 helped Carmel limit Rhewl to a very getable total at Pen-y-Gelli.
The visitors were put in and kept to 106-9, Steffan Lloyd topping the chart with 24 not out.
Owen received good back-up all round in the bowling, then in the batting Michael Jones (38 no) and Jonathan Fisher (25) enabled Carmel to manage 107-6, Steffan Lloyd completing a great match with 4-21 for the villagers.

Dolgellau 2nds (13) 167-4 Ruthin 2nds (2) 163-6

Niki Williams’ 71 helped make it a pleasurable weekend for Dolgellau, whose first team won comfortably at Ruthin 1sts.
Ruthin 2nds chose to bat first at The Marian, setting 163-6 off 40 overs with Alun Jones scoring 31 and Gethin Roberts 30.
Jayden Roberts bagged 2-19 and Jamie Tomkins 2-28 for the hosts.
Williams then took centre stage as Dol 2nds made it to 167-4 in the final over, Tomkins also contributing an important 45.

Halkyn 2nds (13) 161-5 Marchwiel & Wrexham 2nds (2) 160-6

A good contest at Pant Newydd saw Marchwiel & Wrexham 2nds produce a respectable 160-6 off 40 overs.
Mike Lee struck 38 not out and Jeremy Wilks 31 for the visitors, Josh Edwards 2-24 the leading home bowler.
Halkyn 2nds were indebted to opener Shaun Gibson (60) and Ranajoy Dey (32 no) in getting to 161-5 off 36.4, Stephen Daulby 3-35 for the losers.

Mynydd Isa & Maeshafn (14) 77-3 Llanrwst 2nds (1) 72-10

Three-wicket hauls from Dave Markey and Sanath Shetty set up Mynydd Isa & Maeshafn for a big win at home to Llanrwst 2nds.
Markey snapped up 3-11 and Shetty 3-16 as the Rwsters were skittled out for 72, then despite three early losses the hosts got home on 77-3, Tom Hall 32 no, Shetty 19 no and Robert Parry an excellent 3-19 off six overs for the Conwy Valley men.

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