Liverpool Competition – double victory for Bay, career best ton for Prestatyn 2nds hero Rhys

Action from Colwyn Bay 2nd XI v Newton le Willows 2nd XI. Picture: MATT JOHNSON



Fleetwood Hesketh (6) 104-10 Colwyn Bay (24) 205-10

Paul Jenkins maintained his tremendous start to the season with a four-wicket haul in Colwyn Bay’s convincing victory at Fleetwood on Saturday.

The 50-year-old left-arm spinner, who passed the 1,000 wickets mark in the Liverpool Competition in 2021, boosted his league total for the current season to 29 after taking 4-38 off 18 overs at Sea Cop.

In eight league games to date, Jenkins has picked up 4-14; 1-31; 4-26; 2-91; 4-33; 5-21; 5-40 and 4-38, his wickets costing a measly 10.14 apiece.

Jenkins has now captured 906 league wickets for the Bay, his 154 for previous club Northop Hall giving him a grand total of 1,060.

Bay batted first on Saturday and were all out for 205, Luke Russell top-scoring with 65, Will Evans adding 43.

Fleetwood were then dismissed for 104, Adam Campion 4-14 and Jenkins 4-38. Points went 24-6 in favour of third-place Bay.

Lytham (25) 253-4 dec Northop Hall (4) 157-10

Chasing a total of 253-4 declared by the league leaders was always going to be a daunting task for Northop Hall.

Akash Vashisht led the way for the home side with 128 not out, opening Thomas Hessey adding 56.

In reply, the Hall were all out for 157, Jamie Hodgson 44 and Ben Slater 38, Vashisht completing a memorable day for him personally with 4-37


Norley Hall (25) 265-6 dec Prestatyn (5) 138-10

A heavy defeat for Prestatyn at City Road, where hosts Norley Hall compiled an imposing 265-6 declared, Michael Simpson 103 not out and Daniel Fisher 90.

Ben Hughes produced the best figures for the visitors of 2-36 off 10 overs.

Prestatyn were bowled out for 138, Jaden Ablett top-scoring with 30, skipper Andy Taylor 27, Harsha Rajapaksha 4-25 for Hall.


Colwyn Bay 2nd XI (25) 209-5 dec Newton le Willows 2nd XI (7) 183-10

A nice view shot as Colwyn Bay 2nds face Newton le Willows 2nds at Penrhyn Avenue, Rhos-on-Sea. Picture: MATT JOHNSON

Skipper Tom Roberts excelled with 80 not out as Colwyn seconds ended up winners at Penrhyn Avenue.

Shaun Davies (57) and Oliver Pitman (34 no) also helped the home side set a very decent total.

Newton-le-Willows were all out for 183, Jamie Moorhouse 4-45, Arthur Jones 3-23 and Shaun Davies 2-31 for the winners.


Northop Hall 2nd XI (5) 166-7 New Brighton 2nd XI (8) 265-3

Luke Terry smashed 151 not out as visitors New Brighton amassed 265-3 off 45 overs at Smithy Lane.

Fellow opener Sam Jones hit 74 for the away side.

Hall held on for the draw, finishing on 166-7, Thomas Doggett 40 and Tom Hellen 36.


Prestatyn (24) 158-10 Norley Hall (8) 131-10

Rhys Jones was the Prestatyn hero with a career best 106 as the hosts finished 158 all out at Beach Close.

Jones’ previous ton for the club had come back in 2008, when he notched 105 for the third team at Highfield 4th XI.

The number three bat totally dominated the innings on Saturday, only one other player managing double figures.

Norley Hall 2nds were then bowled out for 131, Steven Edwards nabbing 5-53, Navneet Kaimal 3-46 and Rhys Jones coming back on the scene with 2-17.

Not just a memorable innings from Jones, but also a very welcome win for the team.

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