Teenager Sussex hits career best 80 as Denbigh become Division One’s only unbeaten side

Archie Sussex hit a career best 80 for Denbigh at Hawarden Park. Picture: GARETH PRESTIDGE


Hawarden Park 1st XI (4) 184-9 Denbigh 1st XI (11) 198-9

Adam Cross top-scored for Hawarden Park. Picture: GARETH PRESTIDGE

Leaders Denbigh are now the only unbeaten side in Division One after they ended Hawarden Park’s 100 percent record on Saturday.

The Vale of Clwyd team completed a ninth straight victory, but it was quite a close run thing at Moor Lane.

Winning the toss and electing to bat, Denbigh set 198-9 off their 45 overs, 17-year-old Archie Sussex leading the way with a senior career best 80.

Campbell Marr (2-32), Tom Norris (2-38) and Michael Wootton (2-41) were the main Hawarden wicket takers.

In reply, the visitors were limited to 184-9, Adam Cross 44, Thomas Schrimshaw picking up 2-12, Alec Lewis 2-23 and Joe Lewis 2-29 for the visitors.

Bangor 2nd XI (1) 211-3 Conwy 1st XI (14) 213-3

Daniel Davies in action behind the stumps for Conwy. Picture: ANDRE PEPPER – ap_photoserv

Skipper Daniel Davies led the charge with 76 not out as Conwy won a contest where the batsmen were very much on top.

Bangor 2nds batted first and newcomer Ryan Symonds-Mayes shone with 104 not out as the hosts posted 211-3 off 45 overs.

Symonds-Mayes put on 120 for the first wicket with Christopher Dawson (38).

Conwy got home on 213-3 in the 40th over to seal a seven-wicket, 14-1 success.

Evan Williams (40) and Llywelyn Cowell (26) formed a 67 stand for the first wicket, then Daniel Davies and Rajjenu Britto (27 no) added an undefeated 83 for the fourth.

Buckley 1st XI (3) 186-10 Marchwiel and Wrexham 1st XI (12) 191-7

Captain George Forgrave struck the only half-century of the match as his Marchwiel and Wrexham outfit triumphed by three wickets at Lane End.

Put into bat, Buckley were all out for 186, Jack Williams the highest contributor with 36, while Jack Whitley (32) and Fabio Franco put on 49 for the final wicket to make the end total much more respectable.

Jay Lee was the most accomplished away bowler with 3-28, Sam Heard-Edwards bagging 2-27.

In reply, Forgrave (53) and Heard-Edwards (49) concocted a partnership of 111 for the second wicket, then a big effort of 46 not out from Josh Williams did most to get Marchwiel and Wrexham to 191-7 in 38.2.

Adam Shaw netted 4-31 for Bucks.

Dolgellau 1st XI (13) 167-10 Abergele 1st XI (2) 100-10

Dolgellau’s Sam Williams snapped up a crucial 5-24 to ensure Abergele got nowhere near his team’s score at The Marian.

Stuart Evans top-scored with 49 and captain Jonathan Lloyd added 30 as the hosts recorded a total of 167 all out.

Rana Das notched 3-31 for Gele.

Milan Sebastian did best with 37 as the visitors were rolled over for 100, Williams’ five-for backed by 2-3 from Moc Llewelyn.

Gwersyllt Park 1st XI (12) 184-9 Halkyn 1st XI (3) 142-10

Lewis Cole delivered a major knock of 63 as Gwersyllt Park shattered Halkyn’s undefeated record.

Choosing to bat first, the Park’s openers Ethan McCarthy (40) and skipper Iroshan De Silva (34) put on 68.

Cole cracked his half-ton off just 46 balls, striking six fours and two sixes, helping the hosts pose a decent score of 184-9, Jamie Griffiths taking 3-28 and Ben Roberts 2-35 for Halkyn.

In response, the visitors nosedived to 20-4 before recovering to manage 142 all out, Griffiths 41.

For the hosts, De Silva snared 3-33, Cole 2-20 and Daniel Jones 2-23.

Llanrwst 1st XI (2) 79-10 Connah’s Quay 1st XI (13) 80-4

Lee Davies pocketed a magnificent 7-18 as Connah’s Quay dismissed Llanrwst for just 79 after putting them into bat.

Davies’ return came off nine overs, while Chris Boden also did well, taking 3-9.

Quay made it to 80-4, Darren Jones (26) and Joshua Clarke (24) getting them off to a fine start.

Alwyn Williams poached all four wickets for the home side, conceding 25 runs.

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