Shocks and massive performances in North Wales Cricket League Division One

Halkyn’s Alex North is bowled by Mold’s Richard Crane. Picture: GARETH PRESTIDGE


Mold (3) 212-7 Halkyn (12) 213-7

A decisive unbeaten 69 from Jamie Griffiths ensured Halkyn successfully chased down a testing winning total at Chester Road.

Mold won the toss and decided to bat, slumping to 26-3 before John Crane and Isaac Allen steadied the ship.

The duo put on 97 for the fourth wicket before Allen went for a 50-ball 53, including eight fours and a six.

Crane went on to make 84 before the innings closed on 212-7 off 45 overs, Andrew Watkin with 3-39 and Ben Roberts 2-35 for the visitors.

Halkyn’s reply began well, Nathan Lavender (32) and Roberts (23) forming an opening stand of 59.

The away side then nosedived to 87-4, only for Griffiths to take control with his match-winning 69 off 58 deliveries, including three sixes.
Halkyn got home on 213-7 with an over to spare, Richard Crane 4-31 off 10 for the hosts.

Abergele (2) 82-10 Hawarden Park (13) 138-8

Leaders Abergele crashed to a surprise home defeat at the hands of Hawarden.

The visitors won the toss and opted to bat, setting a modest 138-8 off 45 overs, opener Jamie Brailsford best with 36.

For Gele, Karl Higgins claimed 3-37, David Moulson 2-19 and Lewis Toland 2-22.

The home side were then sent packing for just 82 in 25.5 overs, Michael Wootton with 3-37 and Tom Norris 2-14 for the joyous victors.

Bethesda (3) 44-2 Ruthin (3) 158-9 (abandoned)

This game was abandoned after Ruthin’s Michael Parton fell ill during the Bethesda innings.

A statement from the home club said: “Everyone at the club’s thoughts are with Michael Parton of Ruthin Cricket Club today following his illness at yesterday’s game.

“We would like to thank everyone who helped yesterday and wish Michael a quick recovery.

“We are glad to hear that the treatment at Ysbyty Gwynedd last night went well and is now in the care of specialists at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd.”

Rhys Hilditch from Ruthin CC confirmed Mr Parton had suffered a heart attack.
He said on social media: “I’d personally like to thank everyone involved at @CricedBethesda for the support.

“Unfortunately, Mike sustained a heart attack in yesterday’s game. The way the club and supporters came together to get help was fantastic and key to Mike’s recovery, in safe hands now and diolch.#truly

“Horrible way to end the game but the actions and support of everyone and the speed we got him medical attention gives him the best chance of recovery.

“Diolch I pawb yn Bethesda. Diolch o pawb yn @ruthincclub.”

Connah’s Quay (0) 56-10 Pontblyddyn (15) 226-5

It was a bad day for the overnight top three in Division One on Saturday with Abergele, Mold and Connah’s Quay all beaten.

Quay suffered the heaviest loss of all, going down by 170 runs at home to ruthless Pontblyddyn.

Pont made good first use of the batting track, amassing 226-5 off their 45 overs, Glenn Chambers 85, Michael Williamson 50 and Michael Littler 46 not out, Dom Auty 3-50 for the hosts.

The Deesiders were then blown away for a paltry 56, skipper Tom Hooson with a defiant 31, James Hughes nabbing 3-11 for the visitors, Ryan Dunning 3-25 and Chris Moss 2-6 off 7.

Dolgellau (14) 202-9 Llanrwst (1) 114-10

Sam Williams scored a half-century and took five wickets in a magnificent display for winning side Dolgellau at The Marian.

Williams headed the field in the home side’s total of 202-9, notching 64, Alwyn Williams 4-32 for the Rwsters.

Sam Williams then snaffled 5-38 off 10 and Phil Leeds 3-10 from nine as the hosts sent the visitors all back to the hutch for 114, Aled Hughes 32.

Gwersyllt Park (14) 254-7 Bangor 2nd XI (1) 170-10

Opener Ed Roberts hit 106 in Gwersyllt’s big total.

The hosts struck a huge 254-7, Roberts peppering 11 boundaries and three sixes in his ton, Ethan McCarthy with 42 and Scott Watkins 32 no.

Subhan Khan pouched 3-45 for the Citizens, who were dismissed for 170 in response.

Captain Sohaib Khan stood out with 74 not out, while Jake James snapped up 3-33 for the winners.

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