North Wales Cricket Premier – leaders Menai Bridge 14 points clear after champions lose

Robbie Jones top-scored with 59 not out in leaders Menai Bridge’s win at Llandudno

NORTH WALES CRICKET LEAGUE REPORTS JULY 9

PREMIER DIVISION

Llandudno (1) 198-10 Menai Bridge (14) 202-3

Half centuries from club stalwarts Robbie Jones and Dion Holden guided Menai Bridge to a thumping victory at The Oval which puts them 14 points clear at the Premier summit.

Llandudno won the toss and chose to bat, Jamie Grimshaw making 57, Sam Rimmington 43 and Kai Page 32 in a total of 198 all out.

Former skipper Jack Rimmington made his first appearance of the season following injury and scored 15.

For the Bridge, Drickus Visagie took an excellent 3-19 off 9.4 overs, while left-arm spinner Ashley Woods scooped 3-66.

In reply, the Anglesey side slipped to 35-2 before Holden (53) and Robbie Jones put on 77 for the third wicket.

Jones, who finished 59 not out and skipper Gethin Roberts (38 no) added an unbroken fourth-wicket stand of 90 to reach 202-3 in the 43rd over.

Brymbo (11) 206-8 St Asaph (4) 196-9

Champions St Asaph were beaten for the second time this season after a mid to late order batting collapse cost them dear at Brymbo.

The hosts opted to bat and stumbled to 28-2 before Jake James (49) and Connor Davies (32) put on 74 for the third wicket.

Alex Patterson notched 36 as the Steelmen set a target of 206-8 from 50 overs, Gareth Goodson 3-29 and Jason Foulkes 2-20 for Asaph.

In response, Saints were 86-0, openers Mathew Ryan hitting 48 and Dan Evans 38, but from there wickets fell regularly, the visitors crashing from 155-4 to 196-9 at the end of 50.

Gareth Boys shone brightest for Brymbo, snaring 2-25 off 10, Connor Davies 2-41 and Ben Roberts 2-43.

Gresford (15) 141-0 Mochdre (0) 140-10

Chasing a modest 141 for victory, Gresford got there without losing a wicket, Sam Thompson posting 73 not out and Daniel Williams 59 no.

Mochdre were earlier sent packing for just 140, Shaun Kitchen 41 and Stewart Williams 38.

Cam Evans collected 3-16, Sam Thompson had a great day, taking 3-22 from 10, Ryan Williams nabbed 2-20 and Chris Ellwood 2-28.

Mold (15) 53-0 Llay Welfare (0) 49-10

Usman Butt claimed superb figures of 5-27 off 10 overs as Mold eased to victory over bottom side Llay.

Calling the coin correctly and taking first knock, Welfare were rolled over for just 49 in 21.4 overs, Richard Deniz 2-0 and John Crane 2-20 providing good back-up to chief destroyer Butt.

Mold then cruised to 53-0 in 15.4, Ewan Hill 33 no.

Northop (11) 188-10 Bangor (4) 172-10

Robert Marshall’s heroic top match-score of 72 was not quite enough to save Bangor from defeat at Flint Road.

Ben Beaver headed the chart with 68 and Andy Poynton added 40 as Northop were bowled out for 188 in 45.5 overs, Saami Welsh taking 4-35, Jonny Wells 2-27 and Idrees Ijaz 2-34 for the visitors.

Veteran Marshall’s 72 was his second half-century of the season, but while Wells made 30 not out and Welsh 23 down the card, the Citizens could only manage 172 all out in response.

Poynton snapped up 3-26, Matthew Williams 3-39 and Charlie Collins 2-41 for the hosts.

Pwllheli (0) 127-10 Pontblyddyn (15) 128-1

After downing the opposition for 127, Pontblyddyn needed just 18.1 overs to reach their victory target.

Only skipper Jason Underwood (47) could make a decent score as Pwll were bowled out cheaply following their decision to bat.

James Hughes took 3-43 and Chris Moss 2-14 off 10 in an all-round fine bowling and fielding effort from the away side.

Pont eased to 128-1 in reply, Stevel Rodney 49 not out and Ben Mason 48 no.

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