Cit­i­zens bounce back to thrash Hawar­den

Bangor Mail - - SPORT -

BAN­GOR’S crick­eters could not have pro­duced a more em­phatic re­sponse to last Saturday’s past­ing at Me­nai Bridge as they thrashed visi­tors Hawar­den Park by 275 runs on Mon­day.

Rocked by that 157-run can­ing at Tyn-y-Caeau, the Cit­i­zens took out their frus­tra­tion on Hawar­den in no un­cer­tain terms.

Winning the toss and choos­ing to bat, Sion Evans and David Win­ter put on 136 for the first wicket be­fore the for­mer de­parted for 36.

Win­ter went on to smash a ca­reer-best 175 not out, crack­ing 17 fours and three sixes in a mighty 158-ball knock.

Nadeem Rehman hit 83 off 68 de­liv­er­ies in a sec­ond-wicket stand of 181 with Win­ter, the home ef­fort end­ing on 317-2 off 50 overs.

Ban­gor’s at­tack then made very short work of a weak­ened Hawar­den bat­ting line-up rolling the visi­tors over for just 42 in 14.1 overs. Waleed Idrees claimed 4-12, Matt Kelly 3-17 and Gareth Ed­wards 2-1 in a 15-0 mas­sacre.

The re­sult put reign­ing cham­pi­ons Ban­gor top of the Premier Divi­sion, level on points with St As­aph and Me­nai Bridge but hav­ing played one game more.

Sun­day’s ac­tion saw Me­nai Bridge thirds ham­mer Carmel and District thirds 15-0, 247-4 play­ing 40 all out. Tony Stephens top-scored for Bridge with 68. Mathew Jones scooped 7-13.

Ban­gor thirds won 11-4 at Brymbo thirds, the Cit­i­zens mak­ing 162-9, Peter Jones and Jamie Davies both 37, and then lim­it­ing the Steel­men to 142-6, Marc Jones 2-16 and Bethan Hughes 2-30.

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