Citizens caned by league’s dark horses
BANGOR’S cricketers travel to rockbottom Chirk this Saturday, anxious to bounce back from the weekend’s disappointing home loss to Denbigh.
The Citizens lie third in the North Wales Premier Division – 15 points behind leaders Menai Bridge – after slipping up against one of the league’s dark horses.
Denbigh won the toss and captain Harrison Jones’ decision to field proved sound as Bangor were rolled over for just 102 in 45.1 overs.
Sam Lewis was the star bowler, notching 5-17, while only Idrees Ijaz reached 20 for the hosts, the innings also featuring run-outs of key batsmen David Winter (0) and Nadeem Rehman (6).
In response, Denbigh made it to 103-3 from 32 overs to seal a 13-2 verdict.
Menai Bridge were less than impressed after their game at Connah’s Quay was called off.
The Anglesey team travelled all the way to Deeside only to be told the ground was unplayable – a claim refuted by the Bridge.
Nonetheless, the postponement stood and the visitors had to settle for three points.
Menai now lead the table by 14 points and host Brymbo this Saturday.
Meanwhile, Bethesda won by seven wickets at Bersham in the 1st XI First Division.
Bersham opted to bat and were bowled out for 198, Gareth Jones 3-34, Richard Lee Williams 3-37 and Kevin Evans 3-48 for the visitors.
Pesda reached 202-3 to seal a 13-2 success, which puts them 17 points clear at the summit.
Jez Shea (54 not out), Matthew Harrington (54) and Nicholas Parry (48) amassed the bulk of the runs.
Menai Bridge romped to a huge 235-run win over Hawarden Park in the 2nd XI Premier Division.
Bridge piled up a mammoth 335-7 off 45 overs, Josh Massey posting 96, captain Callum Andrews 55, Cefyn Owen 53 and Shaun Whitley 42. Mathew Jones then collected 5-17 and Andrews 3-20 as Park were blown away for 98.
Andrew Savage struck 92 as Bangor set 221-6 against Llay Welfare, who were limited to 129-9, Bethan Hughes scooping 3-16 and Subhan Khan 3-22. Points: 14-1 Bangor.
In the 2nd XI West Division, Bethesda enjoyed a 13-2 triumph over visitors Abergele.
Alwyn Roberts (100 not out), Dewi Roberts (63) and Gavin Owen (44 no) led Pesda to 236-3, and in response Gele were dismissed for 183, Tomos Griffiths 4-30 and Ryan Williams 4-46.
Bangor batsmen Sion Evans and Johnny Wells get a quick single against Denbigh
Bangor’s Ethan Ray cuts this ball away during his side’s defeat to North Wales Premier Division dark horses Denbigh last weekend