North Wales Cricket League Division One – wins for Pont, Mold, Quay, Hawarden, Llanrwst and Halkyn

Karl Higgins top scored for Abergele but hosts Halkyn won the match. Picture: GARETH PRESTIDGE



Pontblyddyn (13) 168-4 Gwersyllt Park (2) 167-10

Glenn Chambers scores more runs for Pontblyddyn. Picture: MELANIE PRICE

Master batsman Glenn Chambers guided Division One leaders Pontblyddyn to victory with an unbeaten 75.

Winning the toss and electing to bat, Gwersyllt were bowled out for 167, opener Ed Roberts top-scoring with 52.

For Pont, Daz Wilcock collected 3-19, Rhys Jones 2-16, Mark Neath 2-20 and Ryan Dunning 2-32.

The visitors then reached 168-4 to complete a 13-2 win, Chambers the star with Jonathan Byrd adding 29 and James Griffiths 24 not out.

Bangor 2nds (4) 131-10 Llanrwst (11) 134-8

Veteran Andy Williams hits out for Bangor seconds. Picture: ANDRE PEPPER

Jack Hughes claimed a crucial 5-30 as Llanrwst celebrated a narrow success at Ty Newydd on Saturday.

Bangor were put into bat and could only muster 131 all out, several batsmen getting set but unable to post a big score. Callum McCann did best with 30.

Hughes’ fine effort with the ball led the way, but Alwyn Williams also returned a superb spell of seven overs, three wickets for 14 runs.

The Rwsters looked almost home and dry at 104-4, but a sudden collapse left them uneasy before Alwyn Williams (12 no) and Iestyn Williams (7 no) led the visitors over the line to 134-8 off 29.4 overs and an 11-4 points verdict.

McCann took 3-31 and Andy Williams 3-43 for the hosts.

Halkyn (12) 194-6 Abergele (3) 192-8

All-rounder Jamie Griffiths struck a vital, match-clinching unbeaten 60 for in-form Halkyn at Pant Newydd.

After winning the toss, the home side put Gele in and they chalked up 192-8 off 45 overs, skipper Karl Higgins hitting a fine 67 and Josh Lloyd a useful 24 not out down the order.

Gareth Thomas grabbed an excellent 3-22 off 10 overs for the hosts, Graeme Settle 3-30.

Halkyn made it to 194-6 off 43.3, Griffiths’ knock making the difference in a 12-3 victory.

Hawarden Park (15) 75-0 Bethesda (0) 72-10

Jamie Brailsford hits the winning run for Hawarden Park. Picture: GARETH PRESTIDGE

A win for Hawarden at Moor Lane which was as comfortable as they come.

Bethesda’s decision to bat backfired on them badly as they were all back in the hutch for a mere 72, Ben Parker’s unbeaten 28 saving them from further embarrassment.

Tom Norris took 4-24 off 10 overs, while Ian Martin and Campbell Marr both scooped 3-10 for the hosts.

The Park reached 75 without loss in just 14.5 overs, Jamie Brailsford 38 not out and Danny Sparke 34 no.

Mold (13) 143-5 Dolgellau (2) 142-10

Mold returned to winning ways with Richard Deniz’s five-wicket haul leading the charge.

Visitors Dolgellau opted to bat and were all out for 142, Sam Williams scoring highest with 38 before he was run out by Richard Crane.

Richard Deniz pocketed 5-32, while Thomas North removed both openers cheaply, ending with 2-27 off 10.

In response, Mold dipped to 37-3 before John Crane (48 not out) and Isaac Allen (25) steadied the ship.

Skipper George Deniz then helped ensure a smoother voyage into dock, making 27 not out as the hosts reached 143-5 in the 40th over.

Jaco Oosthuizen took an impressive 2-23 off 10 for the losing side.

Ruthin (1) 84-10 Connah’s Quay (14) 85-2

Mali Auty could look back on magical figures of 4-8 off seven overs in Connah’s Quay’s emphatic eight-wicket success at Ruthin.

The home side decided to bat and were dismissed for just 84, Harry Pooler 25 not out.

Joshua Clarke also performed well with the ball, snaring 3-28 from 10.

Luke Bennett finished 48 not out as the Quay breezed to 85-2 in 19.4 overs.

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