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Pwllheli 136 all out
Menai Bridge 137 for 8
Menai Bridge won by 2 wickets

THE race for the North Wales Cricket League Premier Division title looks likely to go down to the wire, with the Bridge’s lead cut to five points after Llandudno’s eight wicket victory against Brymbo.

Nathen Goodright took 4 for 7, as only Nadeem Rehmad (43) and opener Ben Jones (22) were the only Pwllheli players to make a real impact with the bat.

Rehad (3 for 15), Syed Shah (3 for 33) were in dangerous form in attack, as Menai Bridge struggled after the departure of openers Luke Jones (18) and Nathan Shearer (26).

However, Ashley Wood steadied the innings with an unbeaten 22, alongside Scott Thomas (12 not out), as the Bridge held out to win by two wickets.

Bethesda 193 for 9 declared
Bersham 141 all out
Bethesda won by 52 runs

FINE performances with both bat and ball helped Pesda to a well earned victory in Division One.

Openers Huw Pritchard (33) and Jez Shea (48) got the home side off to a great start after Bersham decided to bowl.

Dewi Roberts (45) also impressed, and Gerallt Jones (20) steadied the ship after , as Pesda set a target of 193 for 9.

Robbie Creek (5 for 37) was in lethal form, as and Dale Davies (3 for 11) restricted Bersham to 141 all out, despite a strong start from opening pair Nigel Woodfine (34) and Asanka Bandara (32).

Northop 241 for 7
Bangor II 138 for all out
Northop won by 103 runs

Darren Williams (52) and Harry Lewis (73) did the damage for Northop in their crushing Division One defeat of Bangor Seconds.

Bangor all rounder Qasim Ijaz got the Bangor innings off to a decent start with 38, but five players were out for a duck, as all rounder Lewis bagged 5 for 41.

Faisal Kahn (20) and Liam McCann (28) put up some resistance, but there was no stopping the home side, as Bangor were sent packing for 138 off 45 overs.

Conwy 168 all out
Menai Bridge II 105 all out
Conwy won by 63 runs

STERLING performances from the bowlers could not save Menai Bridge Seconds, as a poor showing at the crease led to defeat.

Steve Jones (3 for 35) and Daniel Surgey (3 for 13) were in form as Conwy elected to bat, with 40 from Rajjenu Britto the only highlight of an average innings.

The Bridge could not capitalise, and only four batsmen reaching double figures, as Jake Longmore (3 for 21) stood out in attack for the away side.

Shotton 127 for 7
Anglesey Aluminium 82 all out
Shotton won by 45 runs

AN EXCELLENT showing from bowler Dafydd Rhys Spens could not prevent a defeat for AA Seconds at Penrhos Farm in Division Three.

Spens (5 for 19) and Luke Edwards (2 for 21) took the Shotton order apart in the early going.

However, Alan Evans (45 not out) and Bryn Owen (23 not out) stood firm to guide Shotton to 127 for 7.

However, 36 from opener Daniel Hilton was the only highlight as AA stumbled to 82 all out off 25 overs.

Bodedern 209 all out
Llay Welfare 139 all out
Bodedern won by 70 runs.

John Jo Roberts (36), Johnjo Roberts (40) and Gareth Thomas (41) took advantage of some poor fielding to set the pace early on, as the Anglesey side reached 209 all out off 44 overs.

The returning Mike Phennah(57), skipper Richard Bostock(25) & Tom Smig Davies(18) the only Llay players to trouble the scorecard, as Llay could not get close to Bod’s winning total.

Bersham 80
Bethesda II 79 all out
Bersham won by 10 wickets

IWAN Ellis’ 47 was the sole highlight as Bethesda Seconds tasted defeat once more in their Division Five match at Bersham.

Pesda fell prey to a clinical performance from Sean McCarthy, who took 6 for 35 as the away side limped to 79 all out.

Llangollen II all out
Menai Bridge III 107 for 8
Menai Bridge III won by 2 wickets.

A STRONG attack was the difference between these two sides in this Division Five clash, with Manjunath Shetthalli (4 for 35) and Gareth Riley (3 for 15) in fine form for Llangollen Seconds.

Ben Evans was in similar form for Llangollen, with Riley’s 29 the highlight of the Bridge’s innings, as they secured the win with two wickets to spare.

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