Bridge's destiny lies in next two games
23 August 2012 |
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MENAI BRIDGE were again in irresistible form as they secured cruised to a 9-wicket victory over Brymbo.
The Anglesey side remain at the summit of the North Wales Cricket Premier League with just four games to go after they took apart their Wrexham-based opponents.
Ashley Wood dominated with the ball, taking figures of 4-7, as Bridge dismissed their opponents for just 82.
Opener Robbie Jones hit 38 not out in response, with Ashley Wood’s additional 23 helping the hosts impressively achieve their target inside 24 overs.
BANGOR gave a spirited performance but could not prevent a narrow 2-wicket defeat by St Asaph.
City posted a lowly total of 107, with Robert Marshall (42) and Simon Murley (24 not out) making key contributions.
The saints nearly came unstuck in their reply, as Bangor’s bowling attack gave them a run for their money.
Kiwi export Murley’s 4-44 was followed up by David Hughes’ 2-29, but hosts had Grove Venter to thank, as his decisive innings of 69 pushed his side across the winning post.
BODEDERN suffered a setback in their quest to top Division Two, after a 42-run loss at Abergele.
Gele reached a modest total of 124 from their 45 overs, with Edward Gadsby (3-30) and Leighton Williams (3-35) keeping them in check.
The batsmen were unfortunatley not at the races though, with just Barry Lander (29) and Gadsby (18) reaching double figures, as they crumbled to just 82 all out.
BETHESDA enjoyed a comprehensive 87-run win over Connahs Quay 2nds.
After being bowled out for 161, Pesda showed steely determination to restrict the Quaysiders to just 74 all out in response.
STRUGGLING Anglesey Aliminium remain rooted to the Division Three table after a 27-run loss to Mynydd Isa.
Daniel Hilton (3-30) and David Pudge (3-24) helped restict Mynydd to 149, but could only accumulate 122 as they fell short of a rare win.
Other results - Division One: Menai Bridge (113-9) claimed a winning draw against Llanrwst (82-9).
Division Five: Bethesda 2nds beat Gwersyllt Park 2nds by 9 wickets.
Saturday August 25 - Premier Division: Bangor v Llandudno; Mochdre v Menai Bridge.
Division One: Menai Bridge 2nds v Bangor 2nds.
Division Two: Bodedern v Buckley; Rhewl v Bethesda.
Division Three: Shotton v Anglesey Aliminium.
Division Five: Tata Steel Maeshafn v Bodedern 2nds.
Sunday August 26 - Division Four: Menai Bridge 3rds v Tata Steel Shotton.
Division Five: Mochdre 3rds v Bethesda 2nds.
Monday August 27 - Premier Division: Menai Bridge v Bangor.
Division One: Bangor 2nds v Conwy; Pwllheli v Menai Bridge 2nds.
Division Two: Bethesda v Bodedern.
Division Three: Anglesey Aliminium v St Asaph 2nds.
Division Four: Conwy 2nds v Menai Bridge 3rds.