No miracles for Saints as Bridge cruise to victory


Tomos Hughes

 MENAI BRIDGE maintained their title challenge with an impressive nine-wicket victory over St Asaph.

The potent Bridge attack caused the hosts’ batsmen endless problems, as they were restricted to a lowly 110 from 47.5 overs.

The pairing of Ashley Wood and Gerallt Roberts proved devastating, as they took figures of 6-16 and 4-28 respectively, to set the batsmen a very achievable target.

The Bridge openers proved to be as ruthless as the bowlers, taking just 24.1 overs to complete their comprehensive win.

Robbie Jones hit 66 not out, while Luke Jones weighed in with 38 of his own, as Bridge demonstrated their title credentials once again to claim victory.

They now lie just five points behind leaders Mochdre in the table.

BANGOR’S woes continued with a 6-wicket defeat at the hands of Denbigh.

The home batsmen failed to produce a meaningful innings, with David Winter top scoring with 24, as City were eventually bowled out for a modest 131 from 57.2 overs.

The visitors showed more resistance, with William Affleck’s knock of 54 proving vital.

Simon Murley showed some fighting spirit by taking four wickets for 41 runs, but was unable to halt the march of the Denbigh batsmen as they took reached their winning target in 44.3 overs.

JOHN DAVIES produced a match winning knock as Menai Bridge 2nds claimed a much-needed win over Marchwiel and Wrexham.

The opener hit 91 not out, as Bridge declared on 159-8.

Marchwiel never posed a realistic challenge, as they were skittled for 101.

Steve Jones took figures of 6-28 as the Anglesey side cruised to a 58-run victory.

BANGOR 2nds remain rooted to the foot of the Division one table after a comprehensive defeat by Chirk.

Chirk declared having raced to an imposing total of 223-7, as the City bowlers struggled.

In response, Bangor never looked like mounting a serious challenge, bowled out for 92 runs in another heavy defeat.

BODEDERN enjoyed a 17-run win over Dolgellau to continue their run of good form.

Martin Roberts hit 42 as the Anglesey outfit reached 157-9 from their 45 overs.

In reply, Dolgellau came up just short, managing 140 from their 45 overs.

BETHESDA fell six runs short as they lost out to Northop 2nds.

The visitors hit an impressive 192-9, with Richard Williams’ 4-37 doing some damage for Pesda.

Nichloas Roberts (61), Jez Shea (38) and Dewi Roberts (34) took the fight to Northop, but the challenge was ended after 42.3 overs on 187 all out.

ANGLESEY ALUMINIUM were soundly beaten by Mold 2nds.

After the hosts hit a season best 245-7, Anglesey were unable to form any type of challenge, falling to just 55 all out.

Other results - Division Four: Llangollen beat Menai Bridge 3rds by 102 runs.


Saturday August 4 - Premier Division: Menai Bridge v Llay Welfare; Mold v Bangor.
Division One: Bangor 2nds v Halkyn; Conwy v Menai Bridge 2nds.
Division Two: Bodedern v Carmel; Brymbo v Bethesda.
Division Three: Anglesey Aluminium v Carmel 2nds.
Division Four: Menai Bridge 3rds v Llanrwst (Sunday August 5).

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