Premier Division – Maximum points for Bridge, St Asaph and Brymbo, Northop and Pont tie

Menai Bridge skipper Gethin Roberts in bat at Bangor. Picture: ANDRE PEPPER – ap_photoserv
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North Wales Cricket League reports

Saturday, July 30

Premier Division

Bangor (0) 135-10 Menai Bridge (15) 239-7

Luke Jones and Gethin Roberts both made fifties as Menai Bridge took another big step towards Premier Division title success with a maximum points victory at neighbours Bangor.

Winning the toss and deciding to bat, the Anglesey side piled up 239-7 off 50 overs, Luke Jones posting 76 and skipper Roberts 55, while Jack Gower scored 38.

Top-scorer Luke Jones of Menai Bridge batting at Ty Newydd. Picture: ANDRE PEPPER – ap_photoserv
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Gower and Luke Jones put on 103 for the fourth wicket.

Jonny Wells took 3-31 and Owen Reilly 2-58 for the home side, who were then bowled out for just 135.

Reilly top-scored with 44, while for the Bridge, Dion Holden snapped up 3-21, Gerallt Roberts 3-26 and Ashley Wood 2-20.

Brymbo (15) 298-6 Mochdre (0) 174-10

James Claybrook hit a ton for Brymbo

Opener James Claybrook scored 100 exactly as Brymbo celebrated a 124-run triumph over Mochdre.

Jake James (72) and Mohamed Nilam Jayman (41) added fine scores as the hosts amassed 298-6 off 50 overs, Sam Davies 2-45 and Owen Davies 2-66 for the visitors.

Owen Davies posted 56 and skipper Matthew Humphreys 51, but in response Mochdre could only manage 174 all out.

Jayman grabbed 3-30 and Daniel Parry 3-34 for the Steelmen.

Llandudno (4) 151-10 Gresford (11) 152-8

Ryan Williams bowls for Gresford against Llandudno. Picture: MATT JOHNSON

Cam Evans claimed second best senior career bowling figures of 4-28 to assist Gresford in their narrow win at The Oval.

The visitors put Llandudno into bat, dismissing the hosts for 151 with Kai Page (28), Sam Rimmington (26) and Jake Sumbland (25) leading the chart.

Ryan Williams of Gresford bowls. Picture: MATT JOHNSON

Evans’ fine figures off 10 overs were well backed up by Simon Perry (2-27) and Chris Ellwood (2-55).

Gresford made it to 152-8 off 46.3 overs, skipper Matthew Thompson doing best with 39, Stephen Cheung 3-13 for the home side.

Llay Welfare (0) 119-10 St Asaph (15) 254-8

The champions were resounding winners by 135 runs at The Ring.

Jurie Norval hit a league best 72 not out as Saints concocted a big total of 254-8, skipper William Ryan posting 65 and Duncan Midgley 59.

Tom Crewe took 3-40, David Phennah 3-47 and Jack Billington 2-21 for the hosts, who were then sent packing for just 119, David Wright 30.

Danny Ryan grabbed 3-20 off nine, Dan Evans 2-12, Jack Griffiths 2-24 and Gareth Goodson 2-29 for the visitors.

Northop (8) 195-10 Pontblyddyn (8) 195-10
Match tied

Bart Ryan-Beswick produced a thrilling knock for Northop. Picture: GARETH PRESTIDGE

A rare tie at Flint Road saw Pontblyddyn add 21 for the final wicket only for a run out to cost them victory.

Northop batted first and were all out for 195, skipper and number 10 Bart Ryan-Beswick hitting a thrilling first team best 53 off 27 balls including five fours and three sixes.

He shared in a ninth-wicket stand of 55 with Andrew Oates. Chris Brooks earlier struck 43 and Richard Walker 41.

Ryan Dunning scooped 4-26 for Pont, Mark Neath with 2-47.

In reply, the visitors were floundering on 52-5 before the middle order blossomed and the tail wagged.

James Griffiths scored 55 and Edward Jones 40, but the Alder Meadow men were 174-9 before last pair Rhys Jones and Dunning brought them level on 195.

Skipper Jones was run out for 11, leaving Dunning stranded on 17 not out as the match ended with identical team totals on the board.

Matthew Mullarkey took an excellent 2-26 off 10 and Matthew Williams 2-47 for Northop.

Pwllheli (12) 228-7 Mold (3) 227-8

Christopher Taylor’s match-winning 115 not out off 78 balls – including 12 fours and four sixes – brought joy to Pwllheli at Parc Bodegroes.

Put into bat, Mold chalked up a very useful 227-8 off 50 overs, skipper George Deniz carrying his bat for 111 not out, Syed Kaleem Aslam 3-33 and Iwan Moore 2-50 for the hosts.

Number four bat Taylor’s century then made all the difference as Pwll made it to 228-7 off 45, John Crane, with 2-20 from 10, and Richard Crane 2-21 off 10, both bowling superbly for Mold.

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