St Asaph hammer Bangor by nine wickets and take command at Premier summit

St Asaph opener Nathanael Scott hit an unbeaten 82 in a crushing win over Bangor. Saints lead the Premier Division table following Monday’s superb victory against the Citizens at Elwy Park Grove. Picture: WYNNE EVANS

ICON SPORTS NORTH WALES CRICKET LEAGUE REPORTS – MONDAY, MAY 31, 2021

Premier Division

St Asaph (15) 165-1 Bangor (0) 161-10

Top of the Premier and nine points clear – St Asaph rounded off May on a real high with a nine-wicket thrashing of 2019 champions Bangor on Monday.

The Citizens won the toss and decided to bat, but their top order was soon getting ripped apart from Jason Foulkes and Liam Moores.

Opener David Winter stayed firm among the carnage before he was bowled by Danny Ryan for 61.

It needed useful knocks down the order from Sion Evans (27) and Gareth Edwards (24) to enable the visitors to reach a respectable 161 all out.

Foulkes took 3-34, Moores 3-42 and Danny Ryan 2-37.

After losing skipper William Ryan (8) early in reply, Nathanael Scott (82 not out) and Mathew Ryan (54 no) then put together an unbroken century stand for the second wicket, Asaph ending on 165-1 off 33.1 overs.

Brymbo (15) 229-6 Pwllheli (0) 103-10

Captain James Claybrook’s 63 ensured Brymbo set an unassailable total at home to outgunned Pwllheli.

Claybrook put on 75 for the third wicket with Connor Davies (32) as the Steelmen posted 229-6 off 50 overs, Syed Kaleem Aslam taking 3-51 for the visitors.

Daniel Parry then grabbed an excellent 4-27 off 10 overs, Gareth Boys (2-10), Mohamed Nilam Jayman (2-22) and Joseph Norman (2-28) as Pwllheli were blasted out for just 103, Christopher Taylor 29.

Llandudno (11) 193-8 Denbigh (4) 188-10

Kevin James was Llandudno’s hero with an unbeaten 80 in a thrilling two-wicket home win against Denbigh.

James, who has played for The Oval side since 1996, has recorded a hundred for the team against St Asaph and posted a few scores in the 90’s, but Saturday’s knock was his highest for some time.

After winning the toss and electing to bat, Denbigh were all out for 188, skipper Tom Schrimshaw topping the chart with 64.

Ranjith Thozhuthingal picked up 5-49 and Dan Jones 2-31 for the hosts.

Llandudno looked in real trouble in response when they slumped to 10-3, 49-4 and 65-5, but James’ wonder effort, which included five sixes, made all the difference.

From 153-8, the hosts got to 193-8 thanks to an unbeaten ninth-wicket stand of 40 between James and Thozhuthingal, skipper Ajay Dhawan adding a useful 27.

Stuart Griffiths claimed 4-36 in a losing cause for the visitors.

Menai Bridge (15) 211-8 Northop (0) 102-10

Number eight bat Arun Krishna struck a vital unbeaten 56 as Menai Bridge recorded an emphatic maximum points triumph over Northop.

Winning the toss and electing to bat, the Anglesey side set 211-8 off their 50 overs, Gethin Long (46) and Luke Jones (42) also faring well.

Andrew Oates grabbed an outstanding 3-19 off 12 overs for the visitors, Carwyn Johnson 3-60.

Northop were then rolled over for just 102, Dion Holden 3-28, Krishna 2-23 and Mathew Jones 2-27.

Mochdre (12) 174-10 Llay Welfare (3) 146-10

Mochdre’s batsmen did a solid enough job to seal a 28-run victory over Llay at Swan Road.

Alex Davies hit 46, skipper Matthew Humphreys 39, Stewart Williams 32 and Gareth Goodson 29 as the hosts chalked up 174 all out off 35.4 overs.

Tom Parry (4-50), Tom Crewe (3-36) and Jack Billington (3-41) shared the bowling spoils for the visitors.

Despite a promising opening stand of 64 between Joe Howell (33) and David Phennah (29), plus 29 from captain Nathan Humphreys, Welfare were sent packing for 146.

Owen Davies was best bowler for Mochdre with a superb 4-14 from seven overs, Goodson taking 2-44.

Clwb Criced Conwy (11) 163-9 Gresford (4) 160-10

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