North Wales Cricket Premier – wins for St Asaph, Menai Bridge, Gresford, Bangor, Llandudno and Brymbo

Bangor’s Nadeem Rehman bowls to Owen Davies of Mochdre. Picture: ANDRE PEPPER – ap_photoserv


St Asaph (15) 237-6 Pontblyddyn (0) 95-10

St Asaph showed the quality of true champions as several team members made vital contributions to Saturday’s maximum points victory at Elwy Park Grove.

Now Premier leaders by two points, Saints won the toss and elected to bat, posting a great score of 237-6 off their 50 overs, Duncan Midgley leading the way with 50, Dan Evans adding 40, Mathew Ryan 37, Will Ryan 35, Jurie Norval 28 not out and Nathanael Scott 26.

Jonathan Byrd claimed 2-44 and James Hughes 2-45 for the visitors.

In reply, Pont were rolled over for just 95, Danny Ryan grabbing 4-9 off 3.5 overs for the hosts, Jason Foulkes 2-7 from six and Dan Evans 2-25.

Northop (2) 201-7 Menai Bridge (13) 254-5

Robbie Jones in batting action for Menai Bridge. Picture: GARETH PRESTIDGE

Jack Gower hit 95 and skipper Gethin Roberts 71 as Menai Bridge set a match-winning total at Flint Road.

The Bridge piled up 254-5, Gower and Roberts putting on 129 for the fourth wicket.

Northop were limited to 201-7 in response, James Roberts (43), Jordan Evans (41) and Thomas Hughes (32) all with useful contributions.

Star bowler for the Anglesey visitors was Calum Andrews with 5-43.

Bangor (13) 148-5 Mochdre (2) 145-10

Kyle Brown batting for Mochdre, young Bangor wicket-keeper Cian Williams ready to pounce. Picture: ANDRE PEPPER ap_photoserv

Owen Reilly and Nadeem Rehman produced great spells with the ball as Bangor triumphed by five wickets at Ty Newydd.

Wales NC North bowler Reilly, who took three wickets for the representative side in Cumbria during the week, grabbed 3-22 for the Citizens off 10 overs as they sent Mochdre packing for 145.

Rehman notched 3-30 and Idrees Ijaz 2-19 from 10, while for the visitors, who were put into bat, Owen Davies was 35 not out and Joe Chaplin made 31.

Bangor bowler Joe Maltby took his first wicket for the senior XI on Saturday. Picture: ANDRE PEPPER ap_photoserv

Bangor got home on 148-5 off 41.5 overs, skipper Robbie Marshall 39, Cian Williams 33 not out and Reilly 30.

Gresford (15) 47-1 Pwllheli (0) 43-10

Chris Ellwood snapped up a stunning 6-28 as the in-form Gresford made it five straight wins to start the season.

Simon Perry scooped 2-2 and Ryan Williams 2-9 as the hosts skittled out Pwllheli for just 43 in 17.3 overs after the visitors opted to bat.

Gresford then eased to 47-1 in just 7.1 overs to clinch a match that lasted less than 25 overs in total, Daniel Williams 22 no.

Llay Welfare (0) 179-10 Llandudno (15) 294-7

Sam Rimmington hit a century in an opening stand of 198 with Oliver Hughes as Llandudno collected the full set of points at The Ring.

Tudno made the most of being inserted by the hosts as Rimmington, a Wales NC North player, recorded the 10th club century of his career, scoring 109, while Hughes achieved a senior best 88.

The visitors’ innings ended on a massive 294-7 off 50 overs.

Llay were dismissed for 179, Jacob Roberts 48, Hughes completing a great match for Tudno by taking 4-45, Jamie Grimshaw 2-28.

Mold (0) 144-10 Brymbo (15) 275-6

James Claybrook continued his storming start to the season with a third century in five matches for Brymbo.

Opener Claybrook passed 10,000 runs in all matches for the Steelmen and took his total for league games in 2022 beyond the 400 mark with a cracking innings of 121 at Chester Road.

After winning the toss and deciding to bat, captain Claybrook put on 120 for the first wicket with Seth Agard (46).

Jake James added 41 as Brymbo posted a mighty 275-6 off 50 overs, Richard Deniz an economical 2-31 from 10.

Gareth Boys then picked up 3-14, James 2-24 and Daniel Parry 2-25 as Mold were all out for 144, Connor Hughes best with 30.

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