Reports from Icon Sports North Wales Cricket League Division One – Saturday, May 29
Hawarden Park (3) 99-10 Mold (12) 145-9
Isaac Allen hit a decisive 77 as Mold continued to lead the way in Division One with a comfortable triumph at Moor Lane.
The visitors won the toss and chose to bat, but found themselves 25-4 before Allen took control.
The 19-year-old played an innings of patience and admirable shot selection before eventually being eighth out, Mold setting a modest total of 145-9 off 45 overs.
For Hawarden, Michael Wootton scooped 3-30, Ian Martin 3-49 and Tom Norris 2-26.
Richard Crane then grabbed 4-16, Richard Deniz 2-11, John Crane 2-20 and Thomas North 2-30 as the hosts were bowled out for 99.
Phil Bradfield hit 41 for Park, but Mold took the points 12-3.
Bangor 2nd XI (1) 123-10 Connah’s Quay (14) 124-2
A score of 123 from the home side was never going to be enough to test a strong Connah’s Quay outfit at Ty Newydd.
Bangor opted to bat, but only Cian Williams (37), Jamie Davies (25) and Faisal Khan (20) made significant contributions to a vulnerable-looking total.
For the Quay, Callum Miller took 4-28, Mali Auty 2-22 and Matthew Dix 2-23.
Luke Bennett (51 not out) and skipper Tom Hooson (47) formed a 112 stand for the second wicket as the visitors breezed to 124-2 in 21.3 overs.
Halkyn (12) 156-8 Dolgellau (3) 121-8
Vital knocks from Jamie Griffiths and Ben Roberts ensured Halkyn set a winning total of Pant Newydd.
Asked to bat, the hosts posted 156-8, Griffiths (59) and Roberts (46) providing the bulk of the runs. Sam Williams bagged 2-39 for the visitors.
Griffiths completed a fine match with 2-9 off 10 miserly overs, Gareth Thomas nabbed 2-23, Muhummad Bajwa 2-26 and Roberts 2-31 as Dolgellau were restricted to 121-8, Phil Leeds 33 and Jaco Oosthuizen 32.
Clwb Criced Llanrwst (11) 149-10 Gwersyllt Park (4) 136-10
Aron Hughes produced a true captain’s innings of 77 as Llanrwst celebrated a narrow home victory against Gwersyllt Park.
Deciding to bat, Scott Thomas (33) was the only other double-figure merchant as the hosts were all out for 149, Daniel Jones 3-10 and Jake James 3-27 for the away team.
Leon Doran then took 3-24, Alwyn Williams 3-44 and Scott Thomas 2-21 off 10 overs as Gwersyllt were sent packing for 136, opener Ed Roberts their main hope with 51.
Pontblyddyn (15) 27-1 Bethesda (0) 26-10
Chris Moss snared 5-9 off 10 overs for Pontblyddyn in what is likely to be one of the shortest matches of the 2021 season.
After putting Bethesda into bat at Alder Meadow, Pont blasted out the opposition for a paltry 26 in 25.5 overs, James Hughes taking 2-4 and Rhys Jones 2-6.
Pont reached 27-1 in 12.4 overs for a 15-0 breeze.
Ruthin (0) 61-10 Abergele (15) 188-5
Abergele maintained their fine start to the campaign with a maximum points return from Ruthin.
Gele set 188-5 off 40 overs, David Williams (34) and Karl Higgins (36) putting together 73 for the first wicket.
David Holmes finished 35 not out, while for the hosts, Jac Evans collected 3-34.
Ruthin were blown away for just 61 in 19.4 overs, David Moulson 5-23 and Lewis Toland 4-24.