Citizens bounce back to thrash Hawarden
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.