North Wales Cricket League Premier Division – Smith ton guides leaders Bridge to win

Kai Page bowled superbly for Llandudno against Brymbo. Picture: MATT JOHNSON

NORTH WALES CRICKET LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION REPORTS – JUNE 4, 2022

Llandudno (12) 103-7 Brymbo (3) 102-10

Sam Rimmington’s crucial knock of 54 helped Llandudno go a long way towards securing a hard-earned victory over Brymbo at The Oval.

With almost 550 first team league and cup runs already this season, Wales NC North player Rimmington has notched two centuries and two fifties in the Premier Division.

Brymbo won the toss and batted but lacked their usual productiveness in the middle as Tudno’s bowlers sent them packing for just 102.

Check out MATT JOHNSON’S gorgeous shot of cricket at The Oval today

Connor Davies top-scored with 41, but otherwise it was all about the fielding side, Kai Page taking 3-25, Tom Thornton 2-9 and Luke Regan 2-10.

In reply, Llandudno were comfortable on 81-4, but then lost three wickets on that score, including the dominant Rimmington.

Connor Davies batting for Brymbo. Picture: MATT JOHNSON

However, there were no further casualties, Ethan Hill and Thornton seeing the hosts over the line at 103-7 in 28.4, Joseph Norman 4-33 and Jake James 3-18 for the visitors.

Points: 12-3 to Llandudno, who now rise to third in the Premier.

Bangor (11) 115-8 Gresford (4) 112-10

ANDRE PEPPER gets the perfect shot of Gresford losing a wicket at Bangor

In a low-scoring encounter at Ty Newydd, Bangor got over the finish line to edge the points.

Chris Ellwood made the match top-score of 37 as the visitors were dismissed for just 112.

Michael Hughes claimed 3-21 and Jonny Wells 3-30 for the Citizens, Aussie spin bowler Saami Welsh scooping 2-24.

In response, no-one reached 20 for Bangor as they slumped to 94-8, but Wells (11 no) and Sion Evans (10 no) guided them to victory without further loss.

Wales NC North bowler Ellwood grabbed 3-25, Matthew Thompson 2-12 and Simon Perry 2-30.

Menai Bridge (13) 230-4 Pontblyddyn (2) 146-8

New signing Robert Smith well and truly announced his arrival at Tyn-y-Caeau in great style with a classy century in Bridge’s victory over Pont.

RAF Valley worker Smith joined the Anglesey club two years ago, but his debut had been delayed due to Covid restrictions.

Now, however, he is making his mark with the Premier leaders, following up some good efforts with the seconds and firsts with today’s magical ton.

Electing to bat, Bridge piled up 230-4 off a reduced 42 overs, Smith leading the charge with 112 not out off 105 balls, including 10 fours and five sixes.

Robbie Jones added a superb 56, putting on 132 for the third wicket with Smith.

Pont faced a revised target of 203 from 35 overs, but could only manage 146-8.

Alistair Roberts (54) and Michael Williamson (38) produced 94 together for the first wicket, but that was as good as it got for the visitors.

Ashley Wood maintained his great form with 4-40, Dion Holden claiming 3-35.

Northop (15) 57-1 Mold (0) 54-10

Mold soon regretted their decision to bat first, collapsing to 54 all out with only Isaac Allen (19) making double figures.

Andrew Oates scooped 4-6 for the hosts, Andy Poynton 2-6 and Charlie Collins 2-15.

The home side then eased to 57-1 in 18 overs, James Roberts 26 no.

Pwllheli (13) 242-4 Llay Welfare (2) 170-7

Skipper Jason Underwood and the prolific Christopher Taylor both made 65 as Pwllheli set a winning total at Parc Bodegroes.

Underwood finished not out, as did Syed Kaleem Aslam on 33, while Ioan Jones made 39 in a fine effort of 242-4 off a reduced 40 overs, Nathan Humphreys an excellent 3-27 from 10 for the visitors.

Llay were limited to 170-7, Mike Phennah 48 no, skipper Tom Crewe 38 and Joe Howell 34, Iwan Moore 2-28 for the hosts.

This was Pwllheli’s first win of the season and lifted them off the bottom, with beaten opponents Llay replacing them.

St Asaph (14) 146-2 (revised target) Mochdre (1) 159-10

Saints new-ball bowler Gareth Goodson claimed four wickets against his old club as the champions eased past Mochdre at Elwy Park Grove.

The visitors opted to bat and were all out for 159 in 47.3 overs, skipper Matty Humphreys best with 55, Thomas Opie adding 31.

Goodson snapped up 4-37 for the hosts, Dan Evans 2-23 and Danny Ryan 2-27.

Asaph faced a revised target of 146 in 44 overs due to rain.

They made it in just 26.4 overs for the loss of two wickets, Evans 62 not out, Duncan Midgley 46 no, the pair putting on an unbroken 79 for the third wicket.

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