Mochdre’s Matty Humphreys makes day’s highest score, while Bridge and Saints win again

Mochdre skipper Matty Humphreys – in action here for Wales NC North – made the Premier Division’s highest score of the day – 92 in his team’s win against Mold. Picture: RAY HIBBS

NORTH WALES CRICKET LEAGUE – TABLE JULY 2

PREMIER DIVISION REPORTS

Mochdre (12) 207-8 Mold (3) 174-9

Skipper Matty Humphreys recorded his sixth league half-century of the season and passed 500 Premier Division runs for 2022 with a crucial 92 in his team’s win over Mold.

Put into bat, Mochdre posted 207-8 off 50 overs, number four bat Humphreys’ knock including nine fours and three sixes.

The captain was well supported by Owen Davies (33) and opener Stewart Williams (31). Humphreys and Davies put on 66 for the fifth wicket.

For Mold, Usman Butt collected 3-29 off 10 overs, John Crane 3-45 and Lewis Pringle 2-27 from 10.

George Deniz in a past game for Mold. He made quite a few runs before losing his wicket for 74 on Saturday. Picture: GARETH PRESTIDGE

In reply, the visitors were limited to 174-9, skipper George Deniz standing out with a season’s best 74, Richard Deniz adding 35.

Russ Boswell led the way for Mochdre with the ball, taking 3-38, Aamer Sardar with 2-18 and Kyle Brown 2-28.

Points: 12-3 to Mochdre.

Gresford (1) 196-10 Menai Bridge (14) 275-7

Leaders Menai Bridge’s uncanny ability to set a big first innings score delivered them another victory on Saturday.

Winning the toss and deciding to bat, the Anglesey side amassed 275-7 off 50 overs, opener Jack Gower making 57, Drickus Visagie 49, skipper Gethin Roberts 32, Calum Andrews 27 not out and Robbie Jones 24.

Matt Daulby’s three wickets for Gresford cost him 89 runs, while Chris Ellwood claimed 2-30.

The home side were then bowled out for 196, Joe Benson a fine 84 and Ellwood 45, Dion Holden picking up 4-29 Ashley Wood 2-26 and Gerallt Roberts 2-40 for the islanders.

Llay Welfare (2) 122-10 Bangor (13) 123-4

Rob Marshall made a match top score of 43 for Bangor

Veteran Robbie Marshall maintained his consistent form this season with an innings of 43 as Bangor eased to a six-wicket success at The Ring.

Ryan Symonds-Mayes scooped 3-3, Nadeem Rehman 3-25 and Aidan Kelly 2-29 as the Citizens dismissed the hosts for just 122, David Phennah 29 and Jacob Roberts 24.

Bangor hit back with 123-4, Marshall and Chris Barry (34) forming a decisive second-wicket stand of 75, Tom Crewe snaring 3-41 for the home team.

Northop (12) 196-9 Brymbo (3) 163-10

Ben Beaver shone brightest with 54 as Northop built a winning score at home to Brymbo.

Opting for first knock, the hosts set 196-9, having been 1-2 after Daniel Parry struck two very early blows.

Beaver and Thomas Hughes (24) steadied the boat with a half-century stand.

Leo Grieg (30) and Andrew Oates (23) made useful contributions to help Northop get near to 200.

Parry picked up 3-45 and Ben Roberts 2-41 for the visitors.

In response, the Steelmen lost openers James Claybrook and Mohamed Nilam Jayman for single figures to the bowling of Andy Poynton before Jake James (32) and Connor Davies (27) put the away side back in the hunt.

However, Brymbo could only manage 163 all out, Hughes 3-22, Poynton and Bart Ryan-Beswick both 2-34 and Oates 2-39 for the victorious Flintshire men.

Pontblyddyn (15) 283-5 Llandudno (0) 127-10

West Indian Stevel Rodney top-scored with 73 as Pontblyddyn recorded a crushing win over their visitors at Alder Meadow.

Montserrat all-rounder Rodney followed up his maiden ton seven days earlier with another decisive innings for his Welsh club.

Pont amassed 283-5 off 50 overs, Chris Moss (55 no) and James Griffiths (30 no) adding an unbroken sixth-wicket stand of 87. Earlier, Ben Mason made 41.

Llandudno slumped to 21-3 in reply and despite a good effort from Jamie Grimshaw (44) and Kai Page (39), the visitors were sent packing for 127.

Mark Neath collected an outstanding 4-7 off four overs, Rodney completed a good day with 2-0 and Ryan Dunning, who landed two early blows, finished with 2-30.

Pwllheli (0) 125-10 St Asaph (15) 228-10

Jason Foulkes

The day before making his Wales NC three-day debut, Jason Foulkes smashed 71 at Parc Bodegroes as St Asaph trimmed the gap on leaders Menai Bridge to four points.

Foulkes has earned Wales selection as a bowler, but everyone in the North Wales League is well aware he is also a dangerous batsman.

Batting first, Saints openers David Lloyd (42) and skipper Will Ryan (41) put on 73.

After the visitors slipped to 95-4, Foulkes turned the tide, firstly putting on 57 with Jurie Norval (21).

The innings ended on 228, Syed Kaleem Aslam taking 3-21, Ioan Roberts 3-39 and Logan Morgan 2-25 for the hosts.

Pwll crashed to 7-3 in their reply before Christopher Taylor (59 not out) and captain Jason Underwood (39) formed a partnership of 74.

However, no-one else could reach double figures and the hosts ended up 125 all out.

Danny Ryan boosted his first team wickets total in competitive games this season to 30 with an excellent 5-37, Norval taking 2-24.

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