Dad and daughters help Buckley seconds to nine-wicket success – NWCL Divisions 3 & 4

Gary Mayers and his daughters Holly and Abbey all played for Buckley seconds in Saturday’s win at Corwen. Picture: BUCKLEY CC

ICON SPORTS NORTH WALES CRICKET LEAGUE

DIVISION THREE AND FOUR REPORTS – JUNE 26, 2021

CORWEN (0) 26-10 BUCKLEY 2ND XI (15) 27-1

How often has a dad and his two daughters played in the same cricket team?

It is certainly not a regular occurrence in North Wales, but this is what happened with Buckley seconds on Saturday.

Gary Mayers and his daughters Holly and Abbey all represented Bucks in their nine-wicket away crushing of Corwen.

The home side were put into bat and nosedived to 26 all out in 24.1 overs, Jack Williams with 3-5, Jack Gibson 2-2, Fabio Franco 2-7 and Oliver Fellows 1-5.

Holly Mayers took 1-4 off 1.5 overs, while sister Abbey bowled one over which cost just two runs.

Bucks breezed to 27-1 in 6.5 overs for a 15-0 victory, Joshua Bignall 15 no.

Skipper Gary, Holly and Abbey’s batting talents were not needed.

CLUB CRICED CAERNARFON (2) 73-10 BRYMBO 2ND XI (13) 130-7

Not a great day for high-flyers Caernarfon as they were beaten chasing 131 for victory.

Invited to take first knock, Brymbo seconds posted 130-7, Ross Roberts leading the charge with 36, Barry Roberts 2-31 for the hosts.

For once, the Cofis failed with the bat, plummeting to 73 all out, skipper Huw Erddyn Davies best with 16, young Jac Birch with an encouraging 11, the same score as opener Jason Parry.

Tom Emmerson took 4-17 and Gareth Roberts 3-15 for the Steelmen.

CONNAH’S QUAY 2ND XI (14) 141-3 PWLLHELI 2ND XI (1) 140-10

Despite a determined 69 from opener Craig Edwards, Pwllheli’s score of 140 at the Quay was never going to be enough.

Lee Davies pouched 4-42 and Cole Hooson 3-21 for the home side.

Quay made it to 141-3 in 34.4 overs, Gareth Evans making 35 in a 14-1 success, Jayakanth Zupudi 2-40.

CLWB CRICED CONWY 2ND X1 (13) 214-2 ABERGELE 2ND XI (2) 147-10

Toby Watson (83 not out) and Richard Windmill (55 no) put on an unbroken 144 for the third wicket to ensure Conwy made too many runs for Abergele.

Captain Carwyn Thomas also scored 45 as the hosts amassed 214-2 off their 40 overs.

Abdul Rehman made a spirited 65 as Gele were sent packing for 147, David Owen Conwy’s star bowler with 5-27, Windmill 2-15.

GWERSYLLT PARK 2ND XI (4) 88-10 HAWARDEN PARK 2ND XI (11) 89-9

A rare thing in the league on Saturday – a close match!

Skipper James Collier hit 23 as Gwersyllt were all out for 88, Josh McVeigh 5-20 and Tom Wilson 2-9 off nine overs for the visitors, who then crawled over the line at 89-9, Martin Hinton 20, last pair James Martin and Wilson ensuring the narrow win, Michael Griffiths taking 5-26 and Martin McCombe 3-20 for Gwersyllt.

DIVISION FOUR

BETHESDA 2ND XI (11) 153-8 LLANDUDNO 2ND XI (4) 152-7

Richard Green struck a pivotal 60 as Bethesda seconds edged a two-wicket home triumph over Tudno seconds.

Asked to bat, the visitors chalked up 152-7 off 40 overs, Luke Regan 46, Ashley Rowlands 3-30 and Ryan Williams 2-26 for the hosts.

In reply, Pesda fell to 27-4 but Green’s vital knock, plus key contributions from Dylan Hughes (26) and Rowlands (17) helped the home side to 153-8 in the 37th over, Regan 3-15 off nine, Andrew Christian 3-47.

LLANRWST 2ND XI (4) 132-10 RUTHIN 2ND XI (11) 152-7

Skipper Jamie Hughes’ captain’s innings of 46 did most to ensure Ruthin seconds triumphed at Gwydir Park.

Put in, the visitors made 152-7 off their 40 overs, Hughes’ highest score usefully added to by Ieuan Wynne Lewis (39) and Ifan Hanifa (22), as well as 32 extras playing a part.

Alwyn Williams bowled brilliantly for the Roosters, taking 2-13 off nine ultra-tight overs, six of them maidens.

Llanrwst seconds were all out for 132, despite good efforts from captain Matty Lloyd (33) and Ian Nicholls (27).

Richard Henderson (2-24), Oliver Jones (2-35) and Matthew Debicki (2-39), plus two Morgan Davies run outs contributed to Ruthin’s joy, as did nine overs, one for 11 from Jonny Clayton.

DOLGELLAU 2ND XI (11) HAWARDEN PARK 3RD XI (-15)

Hawarden Park 3rd XI conceded.

RHEWL (-15) MARCHWIEL & WREXHAM 2ND XI (11)

Rhewl were forced to concede due to illness in the squad.

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