Cham­pi­ons Bangor fin­ish with vic­tory

Bangor Mail - - Sport -

BANGOR cel­e­brated win­ning the Premier Divi­sion of the North Wales Cricket League with a com­fort­able win over Mochdre at Ty Newydd.

The vis­i­tors won the toss and bat­ted first but there was a rare fail­ure for cap­tain Matty Humphreys who was caught be­hind by wick­et­keeper Robert Mar­shall off the bowl­ing of Michael Hughes for just two and his side could only man­age 86 all out off 37 overs.

Franco Kas­ner con­firmed his place as the top bowler in the re­gion as he took 5-27 with James French top scor­ing for Mochdre with 46.

The new cham­pi­ons reached their tar­get in 19 overs for the loss of four wick­ets with opener Idrees Ijaz top scor­ing with 47 with Gareth Good­son tak­ing two wick­ets for Mochdre.

It com­pletes an out­stand­ing sea­son for Gareth W Ed­wards’ side who have won 17 out of 19 com­pleted matches with their only de­feats com­ing very nar­rowly against Me­nai Bridge and Mochdre.

Me­nai Bridge clinched sec­ond place after beat­ing Pwll­heli by five wick­ets.

Bridge’s over­seas star Sean O’Cal­laghan was the star with the ball as he took 4-40 as Pwll­heli were bowled out for 124 with cap­tain Mor­gan Mur­ray-Williams hit­ting 42 for the vis­i­tors.

Bridge cap­tain Dion Holden also im­pressed as he took 3-25.

The home side wob­bled slightly as they were 64-3 but Holden hit an un­beaten 40 to see his side home as Logan Rhys Mor­gan took 2-12 for Pwll­heli.

In Divi­sion One, Bethesda fin­ished their sea­son with a heavy 10-wicket de­feat against cham­pi­ons Conwy.

The home side were dis­missed for just 62 with Ashley Row­lands top scor­ing with 23 as Stan Se­nior took 3-15 for Conwy.

Gra­ham Mered­ith (2-11), An­thony Thorp (2-13) and Pa­trick Jel­ley (2-20) also im­pressed for the vis­i­tors.

Jonathon James Davies then hit an un­beaten 62 off just 31 balls as Conwy reached their tar­get in just over eight overs.

The re­sult means Bethesda fin­ished in eighth place.

In the Sec­ond Divi­sion, Bangor sec­onds, who just missed out on the ti­tle which went to Halkyn, beat Northop sec­onds by 73 runs.

An ex­cel­lent 71 from opener So­haib Khan was the high­light in Bangor’s 215-7 and the Gwynedd side then re­duced the home side to 142-7 with Ai­dan Kelly and Bethan Hughes tak­ing two wick­ets each.

Me­nai Bridge sec­onds, who fin­ished sev­enth in the Sec­ond Divi­sion, were beaten by Mochdre sec­onds by 105 runs.

Bat­ting first, the Conwy side scored 176-9 thanks mainly to 79 from Scott Roberts with Matthew Jones tak­ing 2-48 for Bridge.

De­spite 32 from opener Danny Creek, Bridge were bowled out for 71 as Dan Miller, Scott Brown and Ben Ash­worth all took two wick­ets for Mochdre.

In Divi­sion Four, Bethesda sec­onds were beaten by Conwy sec­onds by a mas­sive 185 runs.

Conwy scored 247-4 in 40 overs with Sion Keir top scor­ing with 98.

Bethesda were then dis­missed for 62 with By­ron Jones top scor­ing with just 19.

Pic: Richard Birch

● Bangor bats­man Idrees Ijaz, pic­tured in pre­vi­ous ac­tion, was top scorer in the cham­pi­ons’ com­fort­able vic­tory over Mochdre at Ty Newydd

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