Title rivals in crunch clash after washout
IT was a complete washout in the North Wales Cricket League last weekend as torrential rain meant all games were cancelled.
Bangor were set to take on St Asaph away and Menai Bridge were scheduled to play at Brymbo, but a ball was bowled in neither game and this meant all sides took three points.
This means the two sides can look ahead to a big clash next weekend when Bangor host the defending champion at Ty Newydd.
Bangor, who announced a change in captaincy ahead of the season, will be looking for revenge after a heavy defeat at home to Bridge in the 2018 season.
Bangor were dismissed for just 64 in 32.3 overs with only Idrees Ijaz putting up any resistence with a knock of 23 as Asley Wood with remarkable bowling figures of 4-2 and Gethin Long with 3-28 wreaked havoc.
In reply, Menai Bridge scored the runs required for the loss of five wickets with Gethin Long top scoring with 27.
The reverse fixture earlier in the season also went the way of the Anglesey side as they crushed the visitors by a massive 157 runs.
Star of the show for Bridge with the bat in that fixture was opener Luke Jones who scored 110 runs from 122 balls including 14 fours and three sixes. Waleed Idrees took 4-55 for Bangor. Bangor could only score 86 all out in reply with Gerallt Roberts the outstanding bowler for the home side as he took 4-30.
The Gwynedd side will be aiming to wrestle back the title they relinquished last term, and they are led by longserving player Gareth Edwards after Robbie Marshall decided to step down from the post.
This is the second time that Edwards will assume the role of captain at the club.
Menai Bridge will be hoping to make it back-to-back titles in 2019.
Overseas player Patrick Glover has returned to Australia after failing to obtain a visa to extend his stay, but batsman Dion Holden remains a considerable part of a set-up that also has gifted youngster Josh Massey.