Day of low scores sees St Asaph sitting top of North Wales Cricket Premier

Robbie Jones’ vital knock guided Menai Bridge to victory

Icon Sports North Wales Cricket League Premier Division reports – May 29, 2021

Gresford (4) 100-10 St Asaph (11) 115-10

Danny Ryan’s match-winning contribution with bat and ball ensured Saints won a low-scoring thriller to lie top of the Premier Division.

Put into bat, Asaph lost their first five batsmen for single-figure scorers before David Lloyd (16) and Gareth Jones (13) provided some middle-order stability.

Danny Ryan then struck an unbeaten 27 to guide the visitors to 115 all out, Ryan Williams with 4-26 and Simon Perry 3-22 for Gresford.

In reply, Jason Foulkes removed home openers Daniel Williams and Joe Benson for 1 and 0 respectively before Chris Ellwood looked to be leading the hosts towards victory.

However, Dave North dismissed Ellwood for 29 and Matthew Thompson for 18 to turn the tide Asaph’s way.

Then Danny Ryan provided the coup de grace with a stunning 5-14 off 4.4 overs to leave Gresford 100 all out. Foulkes scooped 2-16 off 12 overs and North 2-23 as Saints took the points 11-4.

Menai Bridge (12) 96-7 Llandudno (3) 94-10

Low scores but barnstorming contests were the order of the day in the Premier Division on Saturday.

Another one took place at Tyn-y-Caeau Drive, where Menai Bridge narrowly defeated Llandudno.

This battle between two of the most successful sides to grace the division in recent years saw Tudno win the toss and decide to bat.

The visitors were all out for just 94 in 28.1 overs, Kevin James heading the chart with 33, Lucas Hughes adding 21 and Dan Evans 20.

Arun Krishna picked up 4-44 for the islanders, Dion Holden grabbing 3-9 and Patrick Glover 2-35.

Bridge struggled almost equally badly in response, but a vital 26 not out from former skipper Robbie Jones helped them to the winning line at 96-7.

Dan Evans snapped up 4-24 for the visitors, but Menai took the points 12-3.

Llay Welfare (0) 63 all out Bangor (15) 66-0

One team which did not have a problem chasing down a low target was Bangor.

Nadeem Rehman collected 5-21 as Llay, inserted by the opposition, collapsed to 63 all out.

David Winter (37 not out) and Tomos Davies (18 no) made light work on reaching 66-0 in just 14.3 overs to seal a 15-0 points verdict.

Mochdre (13) 71-4 Pwllheli (2) 69-10

Gareth Goodson continued his fine start to the season with 4-29 as Mochdre sent a dangerous-looking Pwllheli batting line-up crashing to just 69 all out at Swan Road.

The visitors paid the price of electing to bat first, Mike Humphreys claiming 2-3 and Shaun Kitchen 2-7 for the hosts, while Kyle Brown (1-16) bowled key prize Christopher Taylor for just 2.

Mochdre cruised to 71-4 off 19.3 overs for a 13-2 success, Alex Davies best with 27 not out, skipper Matty Humphreys 20.

Northop (4) 114-10 Brymbo (11) 117-8

Number eight bat Joseph Norman’s vital 26 did most to secure Brymbo’s winning run chase at Northop.

Invited to take first knock, the hosts were all out for 114, Alex Gill 27 and Matthew Williams 21, Daniel Parry leading the Steelmen’s charge with 4-19, Nathan Aldridge 2-18 and Gareth Boys 2-19.

In reply, Brymbo nosedived to 69-7, but Norman put on a priceless 33 for the eighth wicket with Parry (11 no) who was then joined by Boys (7 no) in making it to 117-8 and an 11-4 triumph.

Andrew Oates (2-26) and Mark Poynton (2-32) made sure Northop went close.

Denbigh (11) 167-8 Clwb Criced Conwy (4) 152-10

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