MENAI Bridge moved to the North Wales Cricket League Premier Division summit thanks to a 29-run home victory over Pontblyddyn.

The defending champions came out on top during a reduced contest that narrowly survived the weather, with both sides agreeing to a 25-over format to ensure the fixture reached a conclusion.

The result sees Bridge move above title rivals Bangor and they enjoy an eight point cushion having played the same amount of games ahead of their trip to Northop on Saturday.

Things got off to a poor start in the middle for the hosts as Chris Moss disposed of openers Luke Jones and skipper Dion Holden for five and one, with Jack Gower caught off a Harry Williams delivery on 17.

Overseas star Sean O’Callaghan made just 14 before he became Williams’ latest victim, and the talented bowler also claimed the scalp of Carl Jones for four on his way to figures of 3-33 from a six-over spell.

Another bowler to make an impact was James Hughes, who dismissed Gethin Long (6), Gethin Roberts (9), Liam Bibby (7) and Ed Gadsby (6) to finish on 4-14, but a crucial 11 not out from Gerallt Roberts ensured the home side were all out for 110.

Bibby made an instant impact with the new ball with the prized wicket of Ben Mason on seven, and Gethin Roberts also got in on the act early on with the scalp of Alistair Roberts (4).

Gifted all-rounder O’Callaghan also had a huge impact on proceedings with the wickets of Chris Moss (15), James Hughes (0) and George Forgrave (2) on his way to figures of 3-27, and Holden took a pair of lower order victims in the form of Gethin Thomas (1) and Rhys Jones to leave the visitors all out on 81 after 22 overs at the crease.