A SENSATIONAL batting display saw North Wales Cricket League Premier Division champions Menai Bridge achieve a 203-run triumph at Connah’s Quay.

The defending title holders produced their finest display in the middle of the season so far, with skipper Dion Holden and Robbie Jones at their brilliant best to lead them to glory.

The result leaves Bridge occupying third spot in the standings, just four points behind Bangor with a game in hand ahead of their home clash with Pontblyddyn on Saturday.

Despite losing James Jones (12) to a Mali Auty delivery early on, double-figure scores from Carl Jones (21) and overseas star Sean O’Callaghan (14) kept them ticking over before they were both despatched by Callum Miller.

Holden proved a far sterner presence at the crease, firing 14 boundaries in the process, but he was clean bowled by Martin Burger just four runs short of his century.

The same bowler also dismissed the dangerous duo of Gethin Long and Jack Gower for 15 and 11, but Jones dazzled during a blistering 65-ball innings that saw him end the day unbeaten on 102.

He was aided at the other end by Gethin Roberts, who contributed 39 as the visitors set an imposing total on 334-7 from their allotted 50 overs.

Liam Bibby wasted no time in making an impact with the new ball thanks to the wickets of opening pair Thomas Hooson (2) and Burger (0), with Gerallt Roberts also getting in on the act to decimate the middle order on his way to incredible figures of 5-34 from a 12-over spell.

O’Callaghan was also in tremendous form with the ball to oust Scott Adams (19) and Dylan Stout (1), and Holden took the prized scalp of David Fox after the batsman made 79 of their eventual total of 131 all out.