A DISAPPOINTING batting collapse condemned Caernarfon to a 66-run loss at Bethesda Seconds.

The North Wales Cricket League Division Four side restricted the hosts to 117-9 from their 40 overs at the crease, with Byron Jones providing Pesda with some much-needed lower order runs late on to end the day unbeaten on 37.

Wicketkeeper-opener Nathan Goodright also made a promising 25 before he was skittled by Llyr Erddyn Davies, with only Ashley Rowlands (14) and Gavin Owen making it into double-figures thereafter.

Montis Altaf was the pick of the Cofis’ bowlers, taking three wickets for the loss on 16 runs, with Davies ending a promising nine-over spell on 2-23.

A disastrous start for the visitors in the middle saw Jason Parry (0), Dafydd Rhys (2) and Ian Morgan (0) all sent back to the pavilion in quick succession during the opening exchanges, with Gavin Owen also having a marked impact on proceedings with the scalps of Richie Parry (6), Altaf (7), James Logan (1) and Jac Birch (0) to conclude his contribution with figures of 4-2.

This proved to be the difference between the two sides in terms of the overall outcome, with only wicketkeeper Grant Peisley (13) emerging from the middle with a score of note as the away side collapsed to 51 all out.

The result leaves the promotion chasing Cofis’ in third position ahead of their home clash with Ruthin 2nds on Saturday.