Crush­ing win takes Bangor to the top

Bangor Mail - - Sport -

BANGOR are the new lead­ers in the North Wales Cricket League’s Pre­mier Divi­sion af­ter a crush­ing 10-wicket win over Con­nah’s Quay.

The Flintshire side were put in to bat at Tŷ Newydd by their hosts but could only score 109 all out in just un­der 34 overs.

Top scorer was Scott Adams with 31 and Martin Burger (29) and Cal­lum Miller (27) also con­trib­uted.

Bangor cap­tain Gareth W Edwards and Franco Kas­ner both took 3-20 with Christophe­r Daw­son and Jonny Wells also tak­ing two wick­ets apiece.

Open­ers David Win­ter (62 not out) and Idrees Ijaz (35 not out) com­fort­ably steered Bangor to vic­tory in just over 21 overs.

Pre­vi­ous lead­ers Den­bigh suf­fered their first de­feat of the sea­son as cham­pi­ons Me­nai Bridge won by 43 runs.

De­spite miss­ing cap­tain Dion Holden and di­rec­tor of cricket Rob­bie Jones, Bridge scored 231 all out thanks to 78 off 69 balls from Sean O’Cal­laghan and 51 for stand-in skip­per Gethin Roberts.

Andy Clarke (4-48) and Sam Lewis (3-46) were the pick of the Den­bigh bowlers.

In re­ply, Den­bigh were dis­missed for 188 all out in just over 47 overs de­spite a de­fi­ant 69 not out from opener Gethin Lyall.

Roberts was the key bowler for Bridge, tak­ing 3-41, with Liam Bibby (2-27) and Mathew Jones (2-32) also im­press­ing.

Llan­dudno were nar­row win­ners as they beat Northop by two wick­ets at The Oval.

The vis­i­tors scored 247-9 in their 50 overs as Am­mar Mah­mood (49) and Ben Beaver (48) top-scored, with Da­nial Evans (3-46) and Matthew Jones (3-48) tak­ing six of the nine wick­ets to fall.

Llan­dudno looked set for de­feat when they slumped to 194-7, but Jack Rim­ming­ton (23), An­drew Chris­tian (28 not out) and Tom Thorn­ton (10 not out) saw the home side to vic­tory with just over two overs to spare.

Ear­lier in the in­nings, open­ers Jones (63) and Sam Rim­ming­ton (65) got Llan­dudno off to a great start.

James Birch (4-60) was the out­stand­ing

Northop bowler.

Gres­ford were com­fort­able win­ners as they beat Pwll­heli by 145 runs.

Put in to bat by the vis­i­tors, Gres­ford scored 251-9 with Daniel Wil­liams (76) and Chris Ell­wood (62) the key bats­man but the Gwynedd side could only man­age 106 all out with only Tris­tan Coet­zee (40) and Neil Wil­liams (20 not out) putting up any re­sis­tance.

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