Denbigh, Halkyn and Hawarden Park retain perfect records in North Wales Cricket League Division One

Denbigh hero Gerallt Lyall in bat during his team’s win at Conwy on Saturday. Picture: MATT JOHNSON

NORTH WALES LEAGUE DIVISION ONE REPORTS – JUNE 4

Conwy (3) 145-10 (revised target 190) Denbigh (12) 222-8

Opener Gerallt Lyall hit a season’s best 79 as Denbigh stretched their perfect run to eight successive wins at the expense of hosts Conwy.

The left-hander put on 51 for the first wicket with Sam Lewis (31), another 49 alongside Harrison Jones (18) and then 53 with Archie Sussex (16) before Lyall was fourth out to leave the visitors 186-4.

Skipper Thomas Schrimshaw (25) and Joe Lewis (20) helped Denbigh finish on 222-8 off their 45 overs, Guto Davies 3-45 and Tom Plank 2-31.

Graham Meredith of Conwy in bowling action at home to Denbigh. Picture: MATT JOHNSON

Given a revised target of 190 off 36 overs after play was disrupted by rain, Conwy were dismissed for 145 from 32.

Llywelyn Cowell scored best with 38, Harrison Jones picking up 3-25, Joe Lewis 3-33 and Sam Lewis 2-11 to seal a 12-3 points verdict.

Abergele (15) 246-7 Bangor 2nd XI (0) 132-9

Looks like a close call as Abergele go chasing wickets against Bangor 2nds. Picture: MATT JOHNSON

Edward Rooney topped the chart with 52 not out as an Abergele side put into bat chalked up a match-winning score at Pentre Mawr.

Gele piled up 246-7 from 45 overs, number eight bat Rooney’s gem well backed up by Milan Sebastian (46), skipper Ben Garnett (43) and Sean Reilly (36).

Bangor 2nds player Pete Jones in batting action. Picture: MATT JOHNSON

Although the Bangor attack leaked plenty of runs, Gareth Edwards produced a magnificent spell of 3-11 from nine ultra-tight overs.

The Citizens were restricted to 132-9 in reply, skipper Sohaib Khan 40, Milan Sebastian 2-20 for Gele, whose other wickets were nicely spread around.

Buckley (4) 217-9 Dolgellau (11) 235-8

Not even a phenomenal senior career best 146 from 15-year-old sensation Will Norman was enough to save Buckley from defeat at home to Dolgellau.

In a high-scoring battle at Lane End, Dol won the toss and batted, posting a formidable 235-8 off 45 overs.

Sion Francis made 88, Morgan Yorke 41 and Jack Williamson 37, Jack Whitley 3-42 and Will Norman 2-35 for the hosts.

Buckley’s wonder bat William Norman

Buckley’s effort of 217-9 was totally dominated by opener Will Norman, whose 146 came off 142 balls and included 14 fours.

He almost carried his bat, but was run out going for a second on 212 having put on 54 for the ninth wicket with Fabio Franco.

Sam Williams was the leading bowler for the visitors with 3-24 from nine.

Halkyn (14) 132-3 Llanrwst (1) 131-10

Gareth Thomas collected 4-34 for an in-form Halkyn outfit which made it seven wins out of seven to remain in second place.

Winning the toss and putting Llanrwst in, the hosts bowled out the visitors for 131, Nathan Jones with a spirited 49 for the Conwy Valley men.

Halkyn wicket-keeper Shamar Forde attempts a stumping against Llanrwst’s Adam Thomas. Picture: GARETH PARTRIDGE

Thomas produced the best bowling figures, while Nathan Lavender snared 3-35 and Jamie Griffiths 2-16 from 8.4.

Halkyn reached 132-3 in 36 overs to record a 14-1 decision, Shamar Forde 48 not out, skipper Ben Roberts 30 and Lee Thomas an impressive 2-16 from nine (five maidens) for the away team.

Hawarden Park (11) 139-7 Gwersyllt Park (4) 133-10

Two key batsmen in the same frame. Hawarden Park wicket-keeper Rhys Johnson appeals for lbw against Gwersyllt’s half-century maker Lewis Cole. Picture: GARETH PRESTIDGE

Wicket-keeper Rhys Johnson’s 49 proved vital as his team Hawarden Park edged a narrow six-run triumph at home to Gwersyllt.

The hosts were inserted by the opposition and struggled to get 139-7 off 45 overs, Iroshan De Silva 2-17 and Ben Griffiths 2-35 for the visitors.

Lewis Cole’s 52 almost got Gwersyllt to the winning line, De Silva (28) and tail-ender Griffiths (20) also playing their part, but the away reply ended on 133.

Campbell Marr snapped up 3-31, James Martin 2-11 and Michael Wootton 2-38, which all helped the Hawarden cause, as well as Ian Martin’s ultra-economical 1-14 from nine.

Marchwiel & Wrexham (14) 86-2 Connah’s Quay (1) 85-10

Josh Williams (3-10), Sion Edwards (3-20) and Jay Lee (2-19) combined to bowl out Connah’s Quay for a paltry 85 at Marchwiel Hall.

Skipper and wicket-keeper Sam Shoemark then took total command with 64 not out as Marchwiel and Wrexham skipped to a winning 86-2 in just 15.5 overs.

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