North Wales Cricket League Division 1 – double ton followed by duck for Harrison Jones, eight wickets from Bangor’s Beth

Harrison Jones, seen here in action for Northop Hall last season, scored a double hundred for Denbigh on Saturday. Picture: GARETH PRESTIDGE

What an amazing leveller cricket can be.

On Saturday, Denbigh CC’s Harrison Jones hit a magnificent career best 203 at Dolgellau.

However, a day later, Jones was out for a golden duck in his team’s win at Abergele.

Here is the Bank Holiday weekend action from North Wales Division One….

MONDAY, MAY 2

Abergele (3) 103-10 Denbigh (12) 108-6

Sam Lewis claimed 5-29 and top scored in the batting as Denbigh celebrated a four-wicket win at Pentre Mawr Park.

Gele were put in and skittled out for just 103, Stuart Griffiths grabbing 2-22 and Harrison Jones 2-23 in support of Lewis’ five for the visitors.

Denbigh lost four very quick wickets in response, including Harrison Jones, who had hit 203 the day before, for a golden duck.

Sam Lewis (29 no) and Thomas Schrimshaw (19) steadied the ship, but it was a very high amount of extras – 36 including 30 wides – that did most to get the visitors over the line on 108-6 in 27.2 overs.

David Moulson scooped 2-4 off 8.2 overs and Lewis Tolond 2-38 for the hosts.

SATURDAY, APRIL 30

Dolgellau (0) 51-10 Denbigh (15) 355-5

Harrison Jones, back at Denbigh this season after a spell with Northop Hall, showed his team-mates what they have been missing as he slammed a career best 203 in a massacre at Dolgellau.

Jones came in with his side 23-1 having been put into bat at The Marian.

The former skipper put on 168 for the second wicket with Gerallt Lyall before the latter departed for 63.

Jones then added another 96 with Sam Lewis (21) for the fourth wicket.

The all-rounder was eventually out for 203, compiled off 120 balls and including 18 fours and 15 sixes.

The Dolgellau bowling figures made grim reading for most of the home attack, but Sam Williams emerged with some credit, taking 2-39 off nine overs.

The hosts were never going to remotely threaten Denbigh’s huge total of 355-5 off 45 overs. Dolgellau were all out for 51, Joe Lewis 3-8, Alec Lewis 3-17, Sam Lewis 2-8 and Ifan Jones 2-15. Points: 0-15.

Bangor 2nd XI (15) 212-6 Llanrwst (0) 96-10

Beth Hughes

Beth Hughes took a stunning eight-wicket haul as Bangor seconds thrashed Llanrwst at Ty Newydd.

The 20-year-old claimed a career best 8-16 and recorded surely the best-ever figures by a female bowler in the North Wales Cricket League (men’s).

Winning the toss and electing to bat, the Citizens chalked up 212-6 off 45 overs, Cian Williams leading the charge with 70 and his dad Peter Jones adding 44.

Alwyn Williams took 2-29 and Nathan Jones 2-33 for the Roosters.

After Llanrwst were reduced to 33-2, Hughes then took the next eight wickets to fall in a 7.5 over spell which produced that amazing 8-16. Five of her wickets came in a six-ball spell!

Beth has represented Wales girls at under-13, U15 and U17 level, as well as the Wales development squad.

Buckley (1) 115-10 Hawarden Park (14) 118-2

A comfortable eight-wicket success for Hawarden Park at Lane End.

Campbell Marr picked up 4-28 and James Martin 3-30 as Buckley were bowled out for 115 after choosing to bat.

The visitors eased to 118-2 off 30.3 overs, Phil Bradfield 47 not out and Danny Sprake 39.

Connah’s Quay (2) 142-10 Halkyn (13) 143-5

West Indian Shamar Forde once again top-scored as Halkyn made it two wins out of two to start the 2022 season.

Wicket-keeper Forde, who notched a century on debut for the Flintshire side, this time hit 43 as the visitors successfully reached the 143 needed for victory.

Quay won the toss and batted, posting 142 all out with Mali Auty topping the chart with 52, Alex North 3-22 for the visitors.

Halkyn made it to 143-5 in 35.2 overs, opener Forde putting on 77 for the first wicket with Ben Roberts (36).

Conwy (13) 130-4 Abergele (2) 129-10

Daniel Davies struck a decisive 66 not out in Conwy’s home success over long-time rivals Abergele.

Inserted by the hosts, Gele were 129 all out, Sean Reilly 32 and David Moulson 31, Guto Davies 4-32 and Tom Plank 3-27 for the hosts.

Davies’ half century led Conwy to 130-4 in the 33rd over. Points: 13-2.

Marchwiel and Wrexham (3) 168-9 Gwersyllt Park (12) 171-7

Number eight bat Cai Pearson delivered a match-winning half-century after earlier taking three wickets in a great performance for Gwersyllt Park.

Marchwiel and Wrexham set 168-9, Sam Shoemark 46, Scott Lawrenson 38 not out and skipper George Forgrave 31.

For the Park, Pearson claimed 3-18 and Michael Griffiths 2-28.

In reply, Gwersyllt were floundering on 94-7 before Pearson (57 no) and Griffiths (13 no) turned the game with an unbroken stand of 77 for the eighth wicket.

Pearson’s innings came off just 39 balls and included eight fours and two sixes.

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