CRICKET - North Wales League round up


Geraint Jones

Menai Bridge 249 for 7
Connah’s Quay 253 for 8
Connah’s Quay won by two wickets

THE Premier league title race took another turn as in-form Connah’s Quay replaced Menai Bridge at the top of the North Wales Cricket League table after this encounter on Deeside.

Robbie Jones (64), Nathan Shearer (56) and Gethin Roberts (37) impressed as Menai set a target of 249.

Scott Thomas, 3 for 24, gave the Bridge a great start but Martin Burger steadied the ship with 66.

David Powell weighed in with a useful 43 and Gareth Jones posted an excellent 73 to drive Connah’s Quay on to a two wicket victory.

 Bangor Seconds’ Division One match against Llanrwst was abandoned after nine overs.

Menai Bridge 75 all out
Bethesda 77 for 5
Menai Bridge won by 5 wickets  

Good performances from Paul Lucas (4 for 10) and Steve Jones (3 for 17) were the key as Menai Bridge comfortably beat struggling Pesda.

Dewi Robert’s 24 was the notable performance on what was a frustrating day at the crease for Bethesda.

Shekh Mohammed Shafaq (4 for 15) shook the home side, as Stuart Williams and John Davies were both out for a duck, with the Bridge held to 5 for 3.

However, Tom Hull (20) and Nick Evans (22 not out) guided the home side to a five wicket victory.  

Bodedern’s Division Three match with Marchwielwas abandoned.

St Asaph II 82 all out
Anglesey Aluminium 86 for 4
Aluminium won by six wickets

All-rounder Daniel Hilton put in a good shift to help AA to a comfortable victory over fellow Division Three strugglers St Asaph.

Hilton (4 for 17), Danny Williams (2 for 21), Ant Parry (2 for 11) impressed, as only four St Asaph batsmen reached double figures.

In reply, openers Hilton and Philip Westall posted 41 and 17 respectively, and the AA order did enough to secure a six wicket win.
Bethesda II 118 all out
Llangollen 119 for 3
Llangollen won by 7 wickets

Good innings from Jones (41) and Ashley Rowlands (29) could not prevent defeat for Bethesda Seconds in Division Four who lost by seven wickets.

Anglesey Aluminium 2nds’ Division Five match was abandoned midway through the second innings, after the match was reduced to 35 overs. Mochdre decided to bat and posted 118 for 7 with AA Seconds 54 for 3 before the match was abandoned.
Menai Bridge III 228 for 5
Corus Maeshafn 88 all out
Menai Bridge III won by 140 runs

A string of good performances with the bat earned the Bridge a home win.

Opener Paul Jones cracked 42, while Cefyn Owen (40) and Carl Wannop (38) also impressed with the bat as Menai reached 223 for 5.

Manjunath Shetthalli (5-20) and Tom Edwards (3-27) helped secure the 140 run win. 

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