Abergele grab top spot in North Wales Cricket League Division One

Skipper Gareth Thomas claimed an excellent 3-19 off 10 overs for Halkyn. Picture: ANDRE PEPPER, EVENTPHOTO WALES


Bethesda (3) 201-10 Abergele (12) 228-10

Wicket-keeper Gareth Edwards led the charge with an amazing 87 off 45 balls as Abergele stormed to the Division One summit.

Put into bat, Gele fell to 15-2 early on before Edwards let loose, cracking six sixes and five fours in his whirlwind knock.

When he departed, the visitors were 139-4 and still had work to do to set a match-winning total.

Enter Lewis Toland, who hit an unbeaten 43 off 36 deliveries and added 41 for the last wicket with Rana Das to seal a final score of 228 all out.

Matthew Harrington claimed 3-51 for Pesda, John Maloney an economical 2-28 from 10 overs.

Bethesda managed 201 all out in reply, their innings all centred on a magnificent 126 not out from Nicholas Parry.

Wicket-keeper (it was a good day for the men with the permanent pads) Parry struck 11 fours and seven sixes in his 110-ball stay, but he simply did not have one partner capable of accompanying him to the finish line, the next-highest score being 19.

Das collected 3-31 for the visitors, Toland completed a fine match with 3-35 and David Moulson scooped 3-41.

Connah’s Quay (11) 158-10 Mold (4) 134-10

The battle of two potential title contenders ended in victory for Connah’s Quay.

The Deesiders won the toss and elected to bat, number six Liam Smith’s 51 doing most to help them set a respectable 158.

Richard Deniz snapped up 4-22 and John Crane 3-22 for a Mold side which must have fancied their chances of reaching the 159 required for victory.

However, despite a typically commanding 72 from Isaac Allen, only Richard Deniz (28) offered any kind of support as the visitors were sent packing for 134.

Mali Auty, who earlier made 22 useful runs for the Quay, produced magnificent bowling figures of 6-14 off 9.2 overs, prized scalp Allen among his victims.

Bangor 2nd XI (14) 183-2 Ruthin (1) 182-8

Cian Williams produced a match-clinching 82 not out for a Bangor 2nds outfit which triumphed by eight wickets at Ty Newydd.

Ruthin were invited to bat and were indebted to opener Dafydd Roberts for a dominant 81 in a total of 182-8 off 45 overs.
Peter Jones took 2-14 and Paul Lewis 2-23 from 10 for the hosts.

Wicket-keeper (yes, another glovesman to shine) Williams then remained for the duration, Joe Maltby with 39 and Peter Jones 35 not out as Bangor reached 183-2 off 40.4 for a 14-1 points decision.

Dolgellau (0) 70-10 Pontblyddyn (15) 71-0

Pont’s potent bowling attack inspired a crushing victory at The Marian.

Ryan Dunning (5-26) and Daz Wilcock (4-17) did most damage as the hosts were rolled over for 70 after choosing to bat first.

In response, Pont made it to 71 without loss in 29 overs, Glenn Chambers 32 not out and Michael Williamson 28 no.

Halkyn (12) 131-10 Gwersyllt Park (3) 87-10

A modest score of 131 proved more than enough for Halkyn to add another notch in their wins column.

Put in by the visitors, top-scorer for the home side was extras with 30, Andrew Watkin adding 26 and Timothy Davies 25.

Lewis Cole nabbed 3-22, Michael Griffiths 2-13 and Daniel Jones 2-22 for Gwersyllt.

Park were all back in the hutch for just 87, skipper Jake James the only double figure merchant with 35 (extras 21), Gareth Thomas best for the hosts with 3-19 from 10 overs, Muhummad Bajwa 3-13 and Ben Roberts 2-21.

Hawarden Park (13) 116-5 Llanrwst (2) 112-10

Bowlers were on top at Moor Lane, where home side Hawarden registered a five-wicket success.

Aled Hughes (49) and Huw Williams (26) were the only batsmen to make an impression for Llanrwst, who were put in, as they slumped to 112 all out.

Tom Norris (3-13), Ian Martin (3-28) and James Martin (2-38) impressed for the hosts.

Park then made it to 116-5 in 36.2 overs, Phil Bradfield 36 not out, Jamie MacDonald 30.

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