Bangor keep eyes on title
BANGOR enjoy a 16-point lead at the North Wales Cricket League Premier Division s summit ahead of this Saturday’s tr tricky trip to Denbigh.
The Citizens stayed on course for a first top flight title success since 2002 when they thrashed current champions Llandudno by a 13-2 margin at The Oval last weekend.
Bangor won the toss and elected to bat, posting 202-8 off their 50 overs.
South African all-rounder Francois Mostert led the way with an unbeaten 79, Nadeem Rehman adding 30 and David Winter 29, while Andy Williams (27) shared in a crucial eighth-wicket partnership of 74 with the Springbok.
Tudno were 113-2 at one stage in reply, but then nosedived to 146 all out, spinner Rehman leading the way with 4-36, Mostert grabbing 3-18 and Winter 2-17 as Bangor triumphed by 56 runs.
Menai Bridge are second after seeing off bottom side Llanrwst with ease at Tyn-y-Caeau.
The Rwsters called the coin correctly and opted for first knock, but were sent packing for a paltry 78, New Zealander Zachary Ringrose collecting 4-18 from 10.5 overs, Gerallt Roberts 2-7 and Gethin Long 2-38.
Bridge coasted to 82-3 off 23.3 for a 13-2 success, Robbie Jones 23 not out. Menai are home to Gresford this Saturday.
Matthew Jackson made it backto-back centuries for Bodedern as his team beat visitors Buckley by 63 runs in the 1st XI Second Division.
Jackson dominated with 106, including 12 fours and four sixes, in Boded’s total of 170-9 off 45 overs, then Bucks were rolled over for 107, Jordan Taylor 3-18, Leighton Williams 2-7 and Terry Warner 2-15 in a 13-2 outcome.
Now up to fourth, Boded visit Marchwiel and Wrexham this Saturday.
Bangor hold a 21-point advantage at the 2nd XI West Division peak following a merciless caning of winless Pwllheli seconds last Saturday.
Pwll were blitzed out for just 47 in 18.2 overs after choosing to bat first, Waleed Idrees (4-14), Aidan Kelly (3-12) and Subhan Khan (2-8) doing the damage.
Bangor breezed to 48-1 in 10 overs, Nigel Barry 29 no, in a 14-1 rout.
Menai Bridge Wicket keeper Jack Gower appeals for an edge against Llanrwst and, inset, Bangor’s Francois Mostert.