Seven straight wins for Bethesda, Carmel’s Daniel Sim begins his season with career best 112

Menai Bridge 2nd XI skipper Ian Grainger scored runs and led his side to victory at Gresford 2nds. Picture: MENAI BRIDGE CC FACEBOOK PAGE – MANY THANKS

NORTH WALES CRICKET LEAGUE DIVISION TWO – JUNE 5

Mold 2nd XI (0) 127-10 Northop 2nd XI (15) 274-4

Robert Alderson hit a career best 133 not out as Northop 2nds romped to a maximum points victory at Chester Road.

Opener Alderson was in dominant form as the visitors amassed 274-4 after 40 overs after opting to bat.
Paul Lindfield added 63 and Scott Oates 43.

Oates then claimed 3-2 off 3 overs, Charlie Grieg 2-16 and Tom Sudder 2-37 as Mold 2nds were blasted out for just 127, opener Craig Roberts making 40 and Damon Curtis 30.

Bethesda (13) 116-4 Hawarden Park 2nd XI (2) 113-7

Seven matches, seven wins for runaway leaders Bethesda who actually conceded two match points for the first time this season.

Pesda had previously recorded four 15-0 victories and two 14-1 triumphs ahead of Saturday’s matchday 7.

They are currently 31 points clear at the summit.

Bethesda’s Carwyn L Williams

In a rain-curtailed encounter, Hawarden Park 2nds made a modest 113-7 off 36 overs, Imran Khattak scoring 35, Carwyn L Williams a superb 3-20 from 9.

In reply, Pesda made it to 116-4 from 23.5 overs, Richie Parry 34 not out and Carwyn L Williams 27, Khattak 2-29.

Bersham (15) 141-1 Ruthin (0) 137-5

Suresh Lakmal Koswaththage grabbed the limelight with an unbeaten 78 as Bersham coasted to victory.

Visitors Ruthin were put in and limited to 137-5 off 40 overs, Murray Whitehead best with 39, Koswaththage taking 2-23.

The hosts needed just 30.2 overs to reach a winning 141-1, Maneesha Ayomal Nissanka adding 36 no to Koswaththage’s great knock.

Clwb Criced Caernarfon (1) 166-9 Carmel and District (14) 244-4

Daniel Sim could not have started his 2022 season better, scoring a career highest 112 in his Carmel’s side convincing success at Coed Helen.

The visitors, who elected to bat after calling the coin correctly, cracked a mammoth 244-4 off 40 overs, Ben Sim adding an impressive 61.

Jac Birch gathered 2-10 for the hosts.

Caernarfon managed 166-9 in response, Grant Peisley 45, Llyr Erddyn Davies 35 no and Roddy Denton 34, Connor Hughes picking up 3-30 for the visitors, Amer Jamil 2-20 and Derek Johnson 2-25.

Gresford 2nd XI (1) 121-7 Menai Bridge 2nd XI (14) 205-7

A good day for Menai Bridge CC, with the seconds matching the firsts in making a big score and winning well.

The islanders won the toss and chose to bat, chalking up 205-7 off 40 overs, Edward Gadsby top-scorer with 58, skipper Ian Grainger 35 and opener Sam Bixby 33, Mikk Pold notching 5-47 for the Colliers.

Despite captain George Morris producing a match-best total of 59, Gresford could only muster 121-7 in reply.

Liam Stone took 2-34 for the Bridge.

Mochdre 2nd XI (13) 112-5 St Asaph 2nd XI (2) 107-10

After dismissing Saints for a lowly 107, Mochdre 2nds pulled themselves off the bottom as they advanced to a five-wicket victory at Swan Road.

Asked to bat, Asaph’s highest contributor was Dominic Haynes with 42, while Daniel Phillips pocketed 4-17 from nine and Jon Davies 2-3 for the hosts.

Mochdre reached 112-5 in just 25.3 overs, William Opie 35 not out.

David North, who recently passed 500 league wickets for the club, returned a majestic 3-13 off nine for the visitors.

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