Tied game for North Wales Cricket League Division Two leaders

Buckley keep on winning in Division Two


Gresford 2nd XI (8) 124-8 Mold 2nd XI (8) 124-8

Tied cricket matches are as rare as rocking horse droppings but there was one in Division Two on Saturday involving leaders Mold 2nds.

The table-toppers won the toss and batted, setting a lowish score of 124-8 off 40 overs, skipper Lewis Pringle scoring 26, Georgia Munro 3-21 for the hosts.

Captain Joshua Knowles was 73 not out in Gresford’s reply, but he could not get his team over the finish line as they also ended on 124-8.

Craig Roberts notched 3-14 and Pringle 2-18 as the teams took eight points apiece.

Northop 2nd XI (2) 86-10 Buckley (13) 87-4

Adam Shaw picked up a tremendous 4-7 off 6.5 overs as in-form Buckley kept their winning streak going.

Putting hosts Northop in, Bucks bowled out their hosts for just 86, extras the top-scorer on 22, Shaw receiving great back up from Jack Whitley (2-17), William Norman (2-21) and Alex Storey (1-6).

Joel Sampson and Sam Evans both made 23 as the visitors reached 87-4 for a 13-2 success.

Denbigh 2nd XI (0) 47-10 Marchwiel & Wrexham (15) 186-9

Sion Edwards claimed a remarkable 7-19 as Marchwiel and Wrexham thrashed Denbigh at Ystrad Road.

Nick Husbands (46) and Michael Forgrave (39) were the main run-getters as the visitors posted 186-9.

John Williams did best with the ball for the home side, snapping up 3-24.

Denbigh were blitzed out for just 47 in 17.3 overs, Edwards’ 7-19 coming off nine overs, Josh Williams 2-6.

Llay Welfare 2nd XI (0) 65-10 St Asaph 2nd XI (15) 309-7

Charlie Williams hit a maiden century as St Asaph 2nds hammered Llay by 244 runs at The Ring.

Williams posted 114 and David North added 81 not out down the order as Saints set a huge total of 309-7, Dave Jones 4-53 for the hosts.

In reply, Llay crumbled to 65 all out, North and Amer Jamil both collecting 3-19 in a 15-0 breeze.

Menai Bridge 2nd XI (3) 234-8 Bersham (12) 271-4

Nuwan Amarakoon retired not out, but not before he had made 109 to put Bersham on the victory path at Tyn-y-Caeau.

Amith Thilakarathne added 79 as the Colliers chalked up a formidable 271-4 off 40 overs, Thomas Roberts taking two wickets for 10 runs in one over for Menai.

The islanders finished 38 runs short of victory on 234-8, Matt Bixby with an impressive 106, Thomas Roberts making 40 and Josh Massey 31.

Thilakarathne poached 3-15 in seven tight overs for Bersham.

Mochdre 2nd XI (12) 168-6 Carmel and District (3) 167-6

A four-wicket win for Mochdre, whose top-order batting served them well.

Carmel decided to bat and came up with 167-6 off 40 overs, captain Ben Sim and Daniel Owens 50 apiece, Liam Herbert 2-34 and Finlay Jones 2-38.

Mochdre reached 168-6 in 37 overs, Scott Roberts 42, Callum Chambers and Finlay Jones both 39, skipper Dan Miller 25, Derek Johnson 2-17 and Owens 2-23 for the visitors.

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