BETHESDA picked up their first win of the North Wales Cricket League Division One season thanks to an emphatic 123-run success at Carmel and District.

The promotion hopefuls made light work of their opponents with a brilliant all-round display, and Pesda set a target 195-4 from their allotted 50 overs in the middle to open the contest.

Talented batsman Carwyn Williams was at the very top of his game on his way to 75 before he was caught and bowled by Ben Sim, with skipper Jonathan Williams also contributing heavily to the overall score with a knock of 50.

Wicketkeeper Nicholas Parry also aided his side’s chances with 32 not out, with Dewi Roberts ending the innings unbeaten on 16.

The away side got off to a blistering start in the field thanks to a dazzling spell from Kevin Evans, who blitzed the top order in no time at all to finish with six wickets for the loss of just 18 runs from 12 overs.

Carwyn Williams also helped himself to a pair of scalps in the form of top scorer Dafydd Bailey and Connor Hughes for 28 and a duck respectively to end on 2-11 as the hosts mustered just 72 all out in reply.

Pesda will be hoping to take this positive momentum into their next league fixture at home to Llay Welfare on Saturday.