North Wales Cricket League Premier – wins for St Asaph, Brymbo, Northop, Mochdre, Menai Bridge and Pwllheli

Northop batsman Jordan Evans and Bangor wicket-keeper Rob Marshall in action at Ty Newydd. PICTURE: ANDRE PEPPER, EVENTPHOTOWALES

ICON SPORTS NORTH WALES CRICKET LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION REPORTS FOR JUNE 5, 2021

St Asaph (13) 245-6 Llay Welfare (2) 175-10

Opening bowler Jason Foulkes hit a career best 81 to inspire Premier Division leaders Saints to a winning total at Elwy Park Grove.

And David Lloyd struck a first senior 50 for the hosts, who recovered superbly from early batting difficulties.

Winning the toss and taking first knock, Asaph lost top three Will Ryan, Nathanael Scott and Mathew Ryan for single-figures scores, and when Ben Mason went for 36 they were an uncomfortable 88-5.

Jason Foulkes

However, Foulkes then smacked nine fours and three sixes in his 53-ball knock as he and Lloyd put on 136 for the sixth wicket.

Lloyd finished on 50 not out as the hosts set 245-6 off 50 overs.

Joe Howell claimed an excellent 3-22 off seven overs for Llay, removing the first three batsmen.

In reply, the visitors were bowled out for 175, opener Howell completing a fine match with 61 and Tom Crewe adding 45.

Liam Moores returned best figures of 4-33 off 12 overs for Saints, Foulkes a tidy 2-31 and Danny Ryan 2-47.

Bangor (2) 197-10 Northop (13) 258-6

James Roberts recorded a decisive ton as Northop chalked up an impressive triumph at Ty Newydd.

Put into bat, the visitors were 83-2 (Matthew Williams 38) when Roberts and Jordan Evans came together at the crease.

The pair put on 147 for the third wicket, Roberts scoring 108 and Evans 80, the away total ending on 258-6 off 50 overs. Evans cracked 11 fours and two sixes in his 60-ball effort.

Gareth Edwards collected 4-34 and Muhummad Ashfaq 2-65.

Ben Beaver then snapped up 5-30 for the Flintshire side as they bowled out Bangor for 197, Andrew Oates 2-49.

Nadeem Rehman made a battling 78 for the hosts, David Winter 41 and Rob Marshall 35.

Brymbo (14) 78-2 Denbigh (1) 77-10

Daniel Parry snared 4-22 as Brymbo eased to an eight-wicket success over next-to-bottom Denbigh.

The visitors perhaps unwisely elected to bat and were rolled over for just 77 in 32 overs, Connor Davies (2-10), Nathan Aldridge (2-15), Ross Roberts (1-15) and Joseph Norman (1-12) all doing a good job alongside main strike bowler Parry.

Brymbo took just 13.5 overs to reach 78-2, Andy Clarke 2-20 for Denbigh.

Clwb Criced Conwy (0) 183-10 Menai Bridge (15) 304-7

Skipper Gethin Roberts led the charge with 86 as Menai Bridge set a 300-plus total at Bodlondeb.

Bridge chose to bat after winning the toss and they made hay, amassing 304-7 off 50 overs.

Roberts’ score was well backed up by Robbie Jones (35), Carl Jones (32) and Dion Holden (30).

Roberts and Robbie Jones concocted a 117 stand for the fifth wicket.

Shaun Davies grabbed 3-57 for the home side, and he top-scored with 58 as the home side were dismissed for 183, Gareth Thomas 57.

For the islanders, Mathew Jones scooped 3-24 and Holden 3-27, both from tight 12-over spells. Menai earned the maximum 15-0 points reward.

Llandudno (4) 147-10 Mochdre (11) 168-10

Stewart Williams carried his bat for 64 not out as Mochdre celebrated a narrow derby victory at The Oval.

Invited to bat, the visitors were 50-6 at one stage, but with Williams as the mainstay, the tail wagged and they finished on 168 all out.

Sam Davies (31) provided useful support to Williams, while for Tudno, Jamie Grimshaw pocketed 4-56, Dan Evans 3-25 and Jack Rimmington 2-35.

Llandudno were bowled out for 147, captain Ajay Dhawan best with 39, Kevin James 28, Sam Rimmington 26 and Jake Sumbland 24.

Mochdre bowled well as a unit, Gareth Goodson bagging 3-29, Kyle Brown 3-36 and Owen Davies 2-26.

Pwllheli (12) 270-4 Gresford (3) 237-10

Christopher Taylor’s second league century of the season played a major role in Pwllheli’s return to winning ways.

Taylor struck 102 and Morgan Murray-Williams 93 not out as the hosts, who chose to bat, piled up 270-4 off their 50 overs.

Opener Taylor and skipper Murray-Williams were involved in a partnership of 171 for the second wicket.

In response, Gresford gave it a good go but were all out for 237.

Skipper Chris Ellwood made 61, Daniel Williams 40 and Sam Thompson 31.

Murray-Williams picked up 3-41, Iwan Moore 3-43 and Taylor 3-50 for the Llyn victors.

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