Bangor strengthened their grip at the top of the Premier Division of the North Wales Cricket League with a narrow victory over second-placed Menai Bridge.

Bangor went into the game just one point ahead of their local rivals but this win puts them ten points clear with Mochdre a point behind Menai Bridge. Bangor visit Gresford this Saturday and Menai Bridge travel to fourth-placed Llandudno.

Opening batsman was Dave Winter was the difference between the teams as Bangor edged out Menai Bridge. Winter was the only batsman in the game to reach a half-century and his patient 74 saw his side to within sight of victory.

In a rain-reduced game Menai started solidly through Luke Jones(26) and Jack Gower (31) but once they both fell to Franco Krasner (two for 18) the Menai innings stalled.

Gethin Roberts scored 29 and Ed Gadsby was 17 not out but Chris Dawson (three for 46) and Gareth Edwards (three for 30) worked their way through the rest of the batting and the Menai innings closed on 177 for nine.

Winter and Nadeem Rehman (21) saw Bangor off to a decent start before Rehman was the second man out with the score on 63. Idrees Ijaz only made nine and Krasner added 10 but the scored edged upwards and Winter was eventually out for 74 off 101 balls with ten boundaries.

Matthews Haswell was 29 not out and Michael Hughes was 12 not as Bangor passed their target for the loss of five wickets. Dion Holden was the pick of the Menai bowlers with two for 35.