North Wales Cricket League Divisions 2 and 3 – Bethesda maintain their flying start

Great action captured by Andre Pepper from Menai Bridge 2nds v Bethesda on Saturday. Craig Newey bowls for Bethesda. Picture: ap_photoserv
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NORTH WALES CRICKET LEAGUE REPORTS – DIVISIONS 2-3

SATURDAY, APRIL 30

Division Two

Bethesda continued their flying start to the season with a nine-wicket win at Menai Bridge seconds to make it back-to-back 15-0 victories.

The Anglesey side won the toss, chose to bat, and posted 181-9 off 40 overs, Robert Smith top-scoring with 56, Sam Bixby adding 39 and Dion Owen 34.

Openers Owen and Bixby put on 53 for the first wicket.

More great action from Tyn-y-Caeau Drive Photo: ANDRE PEPPER – ap_photoserv
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For Pesda, Ashley Rowlands claimed 4-35 and Carwyn L Williams 2-26.

Carwyn L Williams then struck an unbeaten 108 as the visitors made it to 182-1 in 37.1, Richie Parry contributing 29 in an opening stand of 137.

Nicholas Parry finished 27 not out as the Ogwen side breezed to victory. Williams hit 15 fours and a six in his 111-ball century.

Gresford 2nds reached a winning 183-6 after restricting visitors Mold 2nds to 181-9.

George Jones made 43 for Mold, Jack Allman with 3-39 for the hosts.

Skipper George Morris starred for Gresford, hitting 98, Keith Embleton 2-7 off eight for the away side.

Captain Haseeb Hanif Bikya hit a crucial 55 for Hawarden Park 2nds in their home six-wicket success against Bersham.

The visitors chalked up 156-8 off 40 overs, Suresh Lakmal Koswaththage making a fine 86, Ahmed Javed 3-31 for the Park.

Hawarden hit back with 157-4 in 35.5, Owen Skillander (35) supporting fellow opener Bikya well, Nilanka De Silva scooping 3-36 for the Colliers.

Clwb Criced Caernarfon celebrated their first win as a Division Two team with a five-wicket triumph at Mochdre 2nds.

Mochdre were all out for 150, young Jac Birch an excellent 4-17 and Llyr Erddyn Davies 3-37 for the visitors, skipper Jon Davies 42 for the hosts.

The Cofis then made it to 152-5 in 31 overs, completing a 13-2 verdict.

Roddy Denton produced a vital 44 not out, Grant Peisley 34.

Northop 2nds edged a thriller at home to St Asaph 2nds by seven runs.

Robert Alderson made 55, Bart Ryan-Beswick 40, Nathan Pierce 35 and Scott Oates 30 no as the Flintshire side totalled 187-7, Elliot Goddard 4-31 for the Saints.

Asaph’s response ended on 180-6, David Lloyd 58, Charlie Williams 53, Oates 3-36 in an 11-4 decision for the hosts.

Ieuan Jones grabbed a dynamic 5-8 in five overs as Carmel bowled out Ruthin for just 69 at the Memorial Fields.

Extras top-scored with 24 as the visitors made it to 70-4 in 23.2 overs, Richard Henderson with 2-25.

MONDAY, MAY 2

Division Three

Brymbo 2nd XI (14) 112-3 (Joss Roberts 65 no) Gwersyllt Park 2nd XI (1) 111-10 (Ross Roberts 4-15, George Bourne 4-32)

Connah’s Quay 2nds (0) 33-10 (Daz Wilcock 5-15) Pontblyddyn 2nds (15) 201-4 (Gethin Thomas 59, Edward Jones 47 no, Richard Davies 45)

Conwy 2nds (1) 118-8 (Richard Windmill 51, Rob Miller 35, Andrew Day 5-24) Bethesda 2nds (14) 121-3 (Day 33)

Pwllheli 2nds (15) 138-0 (Adam Williams 64 no, Ben Cowper 63 no) Denbigh 2nds (0) 135-8 (Simon Williams 42, Cowper 3-30, Ioan Morgan 2-14)

Ruthin 2nds (0) 66-10 (Alistair Dodd 44, Ollie Fellows 3-11) Buckley 2nds (15) 70-0 (Alex Storey 50 no)

SATURDAY, APRIL 30

Division Three

Abergele 2nds (2) 82-10 (David Owen 3-4, Hannah Dodd 3-16, Vaughan Williams 3-18) Conwy 2nds (13) 141-10 (Vaughan Williams 61, Sabin Roy 5-16, Berwyn Thomas 3-46)

Bethesda 2nds (14) 112-3 (Gethin Hughes 55 no, Ben Parker 48) Pwllheli 2nds (1) 111-5 (Ben Cowper 42, Neil Williams 32, Sopan Patil 2-18)

Denbigh 2nds (15) 197-2 (Jon Eccles 118 no, John Lloyd-Williams 40) Connah’s Quay 2nds (0) 64-10 (Lloyd-Williams 5-14, Ian Hall 2-8)

Gwersyllt Park 2nds (2) 172-10 (Dafydd Millington 35, Neil Green 35, Mike Wooton 5-41) Buckley 2nds (13) 236-6 (Ollie Fellows 57 no, Alex Storey 56, Romano Franco 55)

Mynydd Isa & Maeshafn (4) 123-8 (Ned Roberts 3-24) Ruthin 2nds (11) 125-8 (Ifan Hanifa 51 no, Peter Ford 4-27, Venkat Sundaram 3-22)

Pontblyddyn 2nd XI (12) 190-7 (Richard Davies 97 no, Ross Roberts 2-16) Brymbo 2nd XI (3) 145-10 (Joss Roberts 80 no, Ryan White 2-25, Ethan Roberts 2-26)

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