DOLGELLAU moved up to third in the early North Wales Cricket League Division One standings thanks to a 184-run home win over Bethesda.

The promotion hopefuls made it two victories in succession over the Bank Holiday weekend, maintaining their 100 per cent start to the campaign after their opening fixture fell victim to the weather.

The home side set an imposing target of 261-7 from their allotted 50 overs in the middle, with Mark Edmonson providing a sensational middle order knock to end the day unbeaten on 60.

Another standout contribution was made by Graham Lanagan, who also secured a half century before he was caught off an Andrew Day delivery on 54, with Greg Smithies and Phil Leeds also aiding their side’s cause with 35 and 31 respectively.

Matthew Buchanan and Day were the pick of the visiting bowlers, claiming a pair of wickets apiece for the combined loss of 91 runs.

Pesda were unable to get off to a strong start as Edmonson despatched openers Jez Shea (5) and Ioan Roberts (1) early on, before Jaco Oosthuizen took over proceedings with four wickets for the loss of just 15 runs.

The away resistance came from talented batsman Nicholas Parry, who was run out by Stuart Evans during a crucial stage of the innings after making 55, and Marcus Cheyne helped himself to the late scalps of John Maloney (3) and Luke Steadman (0) as the visitors mustered just 77 in reply.