North Wales Cricket League Division Three and Four reports

Caernarfon collected 18 points over the weekend to keep them second in Division Three. Picture: RICHARD BIRCH




Abergele 2nd XI (1) 80-10 Clwb Criced Caernarfon (14) 81-3
Gwersyllt Park 2nd XI (11) 199-9 Clwb Criced Caernarfon (4) 198-9

Despite suffering their first league defeat of the season on Saturday, Caernarfon bounced back nicely the following day to make it 18 points from the weekend.

And that means the Coed Helen outfit stay well in touch with leaders Pontblyddyn 2nd XI in second place, seven points behind but with two games in hand.

Saturday at Gwersyllt was a very tight and thrilling encounter.

Put into bat, the Cofis scored 198-9 off their 40 overs, Monis Altaf top-scoring with 47, Ian Morgan adding 41 and Jason Parry 37, Michael Griffiths pouching 5-33 for the hosts.

In reply, Park were in deep trouble at 88-7 and a Caernarfon win looked assured, but an eighth-wicket stand of 84 between Philip Huckridge (42) and Dale Jones (39) turned the tide.

Huw Erddyn-Davies removed Huckridge, while young Jac Birch had Jones caught, and Gwersyllt still had work to do in 185-9.

However, Ryan McCarthy and Mike Jones saw the home side over the line to 199-9 off the final ball.

Davies took 4-41 for Caernarfon, while Altaf claimed 2-39.

If you are going to lose your unbeaten record, it might as well be in a game like this.

Sunday brought a convincing win for Caernarfon at Gele 2nd XI.

Put into bat, the home side were rolled over for 80, David Holmes 27 and Jismon Ty 26, Monis Altaf 3-11 and Ian Morgan 3-22 for the visitors, with Barry Roberts (2-28) doing well.

Caernarfon replied with 81-3 off 24.2 overs, Grant Peisley 28 and Gary Leadbitter 21.

Connah’s Quay 2nd XI (0) 131-10 Pontblyddyn 2nd XI (15) 285-8

Gethin Thomas struck 115 and opening partner Nick Thomas added 88 as leaders Pontblyddyn racked up a massive win at the Quay.

The foundations for a massive total were laid by the first pair, Pont eventually piling up 285-8 off 40 overs, Tom Dawson adding 34, Rhys Ryder 5-63 for the hosts, Matthew Dix 2-35 from nine.

Ethan Roberts snared 4-34 and Luke Shaw 2-8 as the Deesiders were dismissed for 131, Andy Tilley (30) their top contributor.

Conwy 2nd XI (2) 123-10 Brymbo 2nd XI (13) 194-7

Wicket-keeper Henry Lunn stood out with an unbeaten 66 as the Steelmen posted a winning score at Bodlondeb.

Ioam Craven-Jones (37) and Adam Smith (36) also did well for the visitors, Richard Windmill (3-38) and Dan Kay (3-39) the best for Conwy.

Despite a spirited 43 from Vaughan Williams, the hosts could only muster 123 all out in reply, Craven-Jones 3-22, Ross Roberts and Sam Aplin both 2-21 and George Bourne 2-33 for the winners.

Corwen (0) 49-10 Hawarden Park 2nd XI (15) 214-7

Chris Hinton bagged 5-10 and Nicholas Woods 3-9 as Hawarden first set a good score at Corwen and then ripped the home batting apart for a 15-0 victory.

Electing to bat, the Park posted 214-7, openers Owen Skillander and Martin Hinton hitting 53 and 43 respectively.

Nathan Murray took 3-38 and Llyr Jones 2-19 for the hosts, who were then blitzed out for 41, Chris Hinton and Woods starring with the ball.

Pwllheli 2nd XI (13) 129-5 Abergele 2nd XI (2) 126-7

Kalim Al Baloshi was the main man with 62 as Pwllheli enjoyed a five-wicket win over Gele.

The visitors made 126-7 off their 40 overs, Jain Sebastian 45 not out, Kalim with 2-16 and Cian Goodman 2-17.

Pwllheli were 1-2, 24-3 and 31-4 in response, but then Kalim began to flow and he put on a decisive 78 for the fifth wicket with Gareth Rhys Morgan (33 no).

The home side ended on 129-5 to take the points, Sebin Sebastian 2-28.


Bethesda 2nd XI (3) 147-10 Mynydd Isa & Maeshafn 2nd XI (12) 175-9

Mynydd Isa & Maeshafn seconds hold a commanding lead at the Division Four summit following Saturday’s win over nearest challengers Bethesda seconds.

Choosing to bat first, the visitors posted 175-9, opener Stuart Applewhite (61) and skipper Andy Meakin (30) doing best, Aled Jones with 5-38 and Dylan Hughes 3-28 for the hosts.

In response, Pesda were all out for 147, Jonathan Fagen taking 4-26 and Peter Ford 3-18 for the away side, Craig Newey highest contributor for Pesda on 38.

Llandudno 2nd XI (14) 90-3 Ruthin 2nd XI (1) 88-10

Casey Bedford led Llandudno’s charge to victory with 4-11.

Stephen Cheung picked up 2-22 and Jack Thornton 2-33 for the hosts. whose visitors decided to bat, skipper Jamie Hughes 27.

Tudno eased to 90-3 off 18.3 overs for a 14-1 win, David Barlow 29 and Andrew Christian 24 no.

Llanrwst 2nd XI (4) 125-7 Marchwiel & Wrexham 2nd XI (11) 126-8

A close one at Parc Gwydir where the visitors scrambled home by two wickets.

Skipper Matty Lloyd scored 67 and Dewi Parry 32 as the hosts set 125-7, Jay Lee 4-34 and Mike Lee 2-18 for M & W.

Gareth Evans (41) was key as the visitors hurdled a late fall of wickets to end on 136-8, Robert Parry 3-20 and Gaz Jones 3-25 for the Rwsters.

Dolgellau 2nd XI (10) Carmel & District 2nd XI (-15)

Carmel conceded.

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