BETHESDA were on the wrong end of a nine-wicket loss at North Wales Cricket League Division One rivals Hawarden Park.

The visitors set a target of 111-5 from their 37 overs in the middle, with opening batsman Carwyn Williams and captain Jonathan Williams top scoring with knocks of 22.

Other scores of note came from Matthew Buchanan and Ioan Roberts, who both contributed 21 to the overall score, with Tom Norris the pick of the visiting bowlers thanks to a standout spell that saw him finish with figures of 3-32.

Despite Kevin Evans disposing of opener David Hughes for 23 early on, the hosts reached their required total with ease thanks to an outstanding partnership from Jamie Brailsford and Campbell Marr, who both ended the day unbeaten on 53 and 26 respectively to get Park over the line after 28 overs in the middle.

Pesda will be hoping for a better performance when they take the field this Saturday at Dolgellau, but there was better news from their second unit thanks to a 23-run home success over Llandudno.

The home side set a modest target of 97-8 from 40 overs thanks in no small part to a knock of 40 from wicketkeeper-opener Nathan Goodright, with Ashley Rowlands securing figures of 5-10 as the visitors made 74 all out in reply.