BANGOR laid down another claim to the North Wales Cricket League Premier Division title with a six-wicket win at Llandudno.

The 2017 champions have started the season in stylish fashion and continued in the same manner during their encounter against the Lions, a result that leaves them occupying second spot in the standings and ten points behind Denbigh ahead of their home clash with Connah’s Quay on Saturday.

The Lions’ got off to a poor start in the middle when Michael Hughes clean bowled opener Sam Rimmington after he made just four, with Chris Dawson also getting in on the act early on with the wickets of dangerous duo Danial Evans (12) and Luke Kenworthy (0).

Hughes was at it again soon after with the crucial wicket of skipper Jack Rimmington on five, before Franco Kasner took over proceedings with a devastating spell that went a long way to deciding the contest.

The talented all-rounder took out opener Matthew Jones for 22, and he also dismissed Chris Hardy (11), Kevin James (29), Matty Lambe (13) and Andrew Christian (1) to end a sublime nine overs on 5-30.

Teenager Owen Reilly ousted Oliver Hughes for a duck to conclude the innings, leaving the home side all out for 115.

Evans did his very best to make a fight of things with the new ball, taking out David Winter (1), Kasner (10) and Nadeem Rehman in quick succession on his way to figures of 3-21, but Robbie Marshall restored some sense of order before hje was eventually removed by Jones on 35.

The one constant throughout the away side’s time at the crease was Welsh youth international Reilly, who produced another knock of genuine quality to finish unbeaten on 42.

Matthew Haswell was also there at the end on 19 not out as the visitors reached their target for the loss of four wickets after 29 overs.