Crushing win takes Bangor to the top
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
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.