DOLGELLAU remain top of the early North Wales Cricket League Division One standings after a 93-run success at Hawarden Park.

The in-form title challengers recovered from a poor start to secure a final target of 222-9 from their allotted 50 overs in the middle, with Mark Edmonson providing some much-needed lower order runs to finish the day as top scorer and unbeaten on 39.

Other scores of note came from Robert Lee and Gareth Lanagan, who both contributed 32 to the overall score, with Phil Leeds and Sion Francis making 15 apiece.

A standout bowling spell spanning 12 overs from Michael Wootton saw him claim five wickets for the loss of 44 runs, with Campbell Marr, Ian Martin and Adam Cross all claiming a victim each to aid their side’s cause.

Edmonson continued his good form with the ball thanks to the early wickets of Jamie MacDonald (8) and James Rowlands (0), with Jaco Oosthuizen claiming the prized scalp of Marr for just five.

Phil Leeds also got in on the act with the crucial wickets of skipper Adam Cross (16), Jo Robinson (2) and Bala Subramanian (0) on his way to figures of 3-15, with Sam Williams ousting Jamie Brailsford (32) and Martin to end on 2-33.

Another critical moment came when Robert Humphreys ran out the impressive Steve Bliss on 36, which ensured the hosts could only muster 129 all out in reply.

The early pacesetters face a stern test of their credentials this Saturday when they entertain unbeaten Conwy.