Cricket: Pwllheli lead Premier Division after nine-wicket success at Llandudno

Will Ryan batting for St Asaph. Picture: WYNNE EVANS

Icon Sports North Wales Cricket League round-up – May 15

Just one match was completed in each division of the North Wales League on Saturday.

Premier Division

Llandudno (0) 221-5 Pwllheli (15) 136-1 (revised target)

In the only Premier Division match to survive the weather on Saturday, Pwllheli celebrated a nine-wicket victory at The Oval to move top of the Premier.

Put into bat, Tudno chalked up 221-5 off a 42-over innings reduced by rain.

Sam Rimmington led the way with 99 not out, sharing in a second-wicket stand of 122 with brother Jack Rimmington, who posted 64.

Earlier, Dan Evans had made 24 in an opening partnership of 62 with Sam Rimmington.

Morgan Murray-Williams collected 3-37 for Pwllheli as the hosts suffered a mini middle-order collapse.

With further rain affecting play, the visitors faced a revised target of 136 when they eventually got to bat.

And the Llyn Peninsula outfit got there with some ease, taking just 20 overs to reach 136-1, Christopher Taylor ending 68 not out from only 57 balls.

Jason Underwood hit 42 in a first-wicket combination of 75 with Taylor, Chris Moore adding an unbeaten 14 to seal a 15-0 victory.

Menai Bridge (3) 0-0 St Asaph (3) 128-8 – abandoned

Patrick Glover in bowling action for Menai Bridge. Picture: WYNNE EVANS

The rain was the only winner at Tyn-y-Caeau where Saints – inserted by the opposition – 128-8 off 35 overs when the weather abandoned play.

David North made 27 not out and Nathanael Scott 26 for the away side, Dion Holden 3-42, Patrick Glover 2-18 and Gerallt Roberts 2-30 for the Bridge.

Verdict: 3 points each.

All other Premier Division matches were cancelled due to the weather.

Division One

Bangor 2nd XI (4) 95-4 Abergele (11) 167-7

Crucial middle order knocks from Luke Sellers (41) and David Holmes (35 not out) guided Gele to a narrow win at Ty Newydd in the only Division One fixture played.

Invited to bat, the visitors set 167-7 from a reduced 40 overs.

Sellers and Holmes put on 73 for the sixth wicket, David Moulson earlier making 28.

Paul Lewis scooped 3-33, Andy Williams 2-17 and Alfie Mayall 2-24 for the home side.

Bangor had 25 overs to reach their (unpublished) target but finished just short on 95-4, Peter Jones with 43.

Points: Abergele 11-4.

All other Division One matches off due to rain.

Division Two

St Asaph 2nds (1) 165-8 Menai Bridge 2nds (14) 166-3

Saints skipper Ben Murphy’s impressive 60 was the high point of his team’s seven-wicket home loss to the Bridge.

Asked to bat first at Elwy Park Grove, opener Murphy led the charge as Asaph made 165-8 off a reduced 30 overs, Dominic Haynes adding 43.

Phil Smith nabbed 2-22 from seven for the Anglesey side.

Bridge reached 166-3 off 25.2 overs, Dion Owen 55, Ben Evans 41 not out and Josh Massey 38.

Owen and Massey formed an 88 partnership for the first wicket, Amer Jamil with 2-42 for Asaph.
Points: 14-1 to Menai Bridge 2nds.

All other Division Two games were cancelled through bad weather.

Division Three

Clwb Criced Conwy 2nds (4) 146-9 Clwb Criced Caernarfon (11) 158-7

Ian Morgan was the star turn with 64 as Caernarfon took the honours by 12 runs in a close-fought contest at Bodlondeb.

Conwy decided to field first after winning the toss and limited the Cofis to 158-7 off 40 overs.

Morgan’s effort received decent back-up from Monis Altaf (29) and Jason Parry (24), Alex Price pocketing 3-26 and Vaughan Williams 2-38 for the hosts.

Michael Parton claimed an outstanding 4-36, Llyr Erddyn Davies 3-29 and Barry Roberts 2-23 as Caernarfon limited the home side to 146-9.

Robert Gater (33) and Richard Windmill (31) were the highest contributors for Conwy.

All other Division Three games off.

Division Four

Bethesda 2nds (15) 241-5 Llanrwst 2nds (0) 32-10

Century hero Ben Parker and half-ton maker Alwyn Roberts shared in a mammoth unbroken sixth wicket stand of 177 as Bethesda romped to a 15-0 points verdict against Llanrwst at Parc Villa.

Pesda were asked to bat and a close contest looked on the cards as they slumped to 64-5.

However, Parker then cracked 103 not out off 74 balls, including 13 fours and two sixes, while Roberts finished unbeaten on 59 from 51 deliveries as the hosts reached 241-5 off their reduced 37 overs.

Daniel Jones took 3-17 and Iestyn Williams 2-43 for the Rwsters.

In reply, Llanrwst were blown away for a paltry 32, not a single batsman managing double figures.

Craig Newey snapped up 4-3 off six overs, Dylan Hughes and Richard Boldero both 2-7.

All other games cancelled – rain.

Liverpool Cricket Competition and Shropshire County League

All scheduled games cancelled because of rain

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