St Asaph and Menai Bridge both win big in North Wales Cricket League Premier

Jordan Evans (batting) scored a century for Northop

ICON SPORTS NORTH WALES CRICKET LEAGUE

PREMIER DIVISION – REPORTS, JUNE 19

ST ASAPH (15) 271-5 DENBIGH (0) 132-10

Saints dished out a maximum reward thrashing to their neighbours and moved eight points clear at the Premier summit.

After winning the toss and deciding to bat, Asaph piled up 271-5 off 50 overs.

Openers Mathew Ryan and Duncan Midgley both made 70 and put on 159 for the first wicket.

Skipper Will Ryan added 30 before Jason Foulkes slammed an unbeaten 60.

Denbigh’s Joe Lewis produced excellent figures in the circumstances of 2-28 off 12 overs.

The visitors were then bowled out for 132, No 1 batsman Gerallt Lyall standing out with 57.

Foulkes completed a magnificent match with 4-29, Danny Ryan grabbing 4-49 and Mathew Ryan 2-22.

MENAI BRIDGE (14) 183-3 GRESFORD (1) 180-10

Menai Bridge’s formidable top-order ensured reaching the 181 needed for victory proved no problem at Tyn-y-Caeau.

The visitors opted to bat first and were grateful largely to Jack Bunkell (50) and Joe Benson (47) for making a respectable 180 all out.

For the hosts, Gerallt Roberts picked up 3-32 and Dion Holden 3-46.

In response, Bridge’s first four all contributed, Jack Gower (69), Holden (40 not out), Gethin Long (39) and Luke Jones (22) ensuring a total of 183-3 off 44.1 overs for a 14-1 points return.

BANGOR (11) 213-5 BRYMBO (4) 206-9

David Winter’s seventh career century for Bangor took him past 5,000 league runs for the club and secured a narrow win over Brymbo at Ty Newydd.

South African all-rounder Winter, who was primarily a fast bowler when he joined the Citizens in 2009, but is now firmly established as a specialist opening bat, hit 105 off the Steelmen’s attack.

Winter formed an opening stand of 73 with Idrees Ijaz (30) and Robert Marshall (24) helped push the total along.

Skipper Matthew Haswell (37 not out) joined Winter in helping ensure the hosts set 213-5 off their 50 overs, Mohamed Nilam Jayman taking 4-41 for the visitors.

Brymbo got close but not close enough to the home score, finishing on 206-9.

Jayman (51), James Claybrook (32) and David Blackwell (27) and Joseph Norman (27 no) all helped the cause, but Bangor claimed the win by seven runs, Gareth Edwards scooping 3-50.

LLANDUDNO (3) 142-10 LLAY WELFARE (12) 191-10

Jack Aplin returned fantastic figures of 6-29 to guide Llay’s victory charge at The Oval.

Put into bat, the visitors were all out for 191, Jacob Roberts (49), David Phennah (43) and Ethan Griffiths (40) all with good scores.

Oliver Hughes produced a magnificent return of 5-28 off 12 overs for Tudno.

Llandudno’s reply started well, Sam Rimmington (47) and Dan Evans (29) concocting an opening partnership of 69.

However, Aplin removed both, and no-one else was able to make a telling contribution, as the home side crumbled to 142 all out.

Tom Crewe also picked up an impressive 3-21 for the away team, who celebrated a welcome 12-3 decision.

PWLLHELI (0) 153-10 NORTHOP (15) 276-10

Jordan Evans hit a vital 104 which made sure Northop set a winning total at Parc Bodegroes.

The Flintshire visitors made the most of being inserted by the opposition, piling up 276 all out.

Evans led the way with his ton off 84 balls including 11 fours and three sixes, five other scores in the 20’s ensuring Pwllheli were set a big target.

Christopher Taylor snared 4-63 and Morgan Murray-Williams 2-55 for the hosts.

Pwllheli have plenty of runs in them, yet on this day could only muster 153, Taylor 55 and Ben Jones 39, Carwyn Johnson 3-31 for the maximum points winners.

Andrew Oates and Mark Poynton both collected 2-24, Ben Beaver 2-37.

CLWB CRICED CONWY (1) 141-10 MOCHDRE (14) 231-10

No scorecard provided.

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