North Wales Cricket League Premier Division – big scores galore as Claybrook and Grimshaw lead the way

Nathanael Scott continued his magnificent start to the season for St Asaph. Picture: ANDRE PEPPER

NORTH WALES CRICKET LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION REPORTS – SATURDAY, APRIL 30

Llandudno (15) 295-9 Mochdre (0) 176-10

Jamie Grimshaw hit a career best 131 as Llandudno stormed to a maximum points win over their local rivals at The Oval.

After winning the toss and choosing to bat, Tudno slumped to 46-4, Sam Rimmington with 30, before skipper Ajay Dhawan and Grimshaw put on a monster 190 for the fifth wicket.

Dhawan posted a first-team best 55 before he was bowled with the total on 236.

Grimshaw went on to compile a maiden first team ton and third of his club career, his 131 coming off 108 balls and including 14 fours and a six.

Tom Thornton added 40 as Llandudno set a formidable 295-9 off 50 overs, Kyle Brown with an impressive 6-52 for the visitors.

Mochdre’s reply fell well short at 176 all out, skipper Matty Humphreys leading the way with 86, while opener Stewart Williams added 33.

Thornton took 4-40 for the hosts, Grimshaw added to his already monumental effort with the bat by scooping 3-36 and Kai Page nabbed 3-38.

Pwllheli (0) 83-10 Menai Bridge (15) 304-8

Mighty Menai Bridge piled on the runs at Parc Bodegroes and then bowled out the hosts for less than 100.

The Anglesey side amassed 304-8 off their 50 overs, Dion Holden (86) and Jack Gower (45) putting on 72 for the first wicket.

Holden and Luke Jones (53) then went on to add 119 before the former departed.

Chris Moore notched 49 against his old club and Robbie Jones 28, Jason Underwood snapping up 3-59 and Iwan Moore 2-45 for the home team.

Skipper Gethin Roberts snared 4-21 as Pwllheli were rolled over for just 83, Underwood best with 23.

Brymbo (12) 287-3 Pontblyddyn (3) 243-7

Captain James Claybrook struck an unbeaten 132 as he led his Brymbo side to victory in a high-scoring affair against promoted Pontblyddyn.

Claybrook put on 90 for the opening wicket with Jake James (51) and added 89 alongside Mohamed Nilam Jayman (47) and 91 with Connor Davies (47).

The Steelmen set 287-3 and went on to limit Pont to a commendable 243-7, Alistair Roberts 73 and Chris Myles 51 not out, Jayman 3-34.

Llay Welfare (1) 159-8 Northop (14) 161-2

Thomas Hughes (69 not out) and Jordan Evans (56 no) put on a match-winning stand of 122 as Northop cruised to victory at The Ring.

Jacob Roberts top-scored with 52 and Ethan Griffiths added 35 as Llay chalked up a modest 159-8, Andy Poynton 3-15 off 10 overs, Matthew Mullarkey 2-32 and Andrew Oates 2-37 for the visitors.

Northop took just 30.4 overs to reach 161-2 and complete a 14-1 points triumph.

Mold (3) 167-10 Gresford (12) 204-10

Openers Jack Bunkell (82) and Daniel Williams (70) formed an opening stand of 124 which proved crucial in Gresford’s win at Chester Road.

The visitors otherwise struggled for runs, but managed to post a testing 204 all out, Lewis Pringle 3-32 and Jakeem Forde 2-28 for the hosts.

Mold were dismissed for 167, Issac Allen the highest contributor with 30, Chris Ellwood collecting 3-29, Harry Morris 2-27 and Matthew Thompson 2-35 for the away side.

St Asaph (15) 243-4 Bangor (0) 119-10

Nathanael Scott finished unbeaten on 93 as the champions rattled up a maximum points score at Elwy Park Grove.

Saints set 243-4, wicket-keeper Scott top-scoring, while Duncan Midgley added 50, the pair putting on 96 for the third wicket.

Bangor were then sent sprawling to 119 all out, David Winter (28) and Owen Reilly (25) having formed a first-wicket partnership of 50.

Gareth Goodson claimed 3-12 from eight, Jason Foulkes 3-21, Mathew Ryan 2-11 and Dan Evans 2-31.

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