BANGOR moved back to the North Wales Cricket League Premier Division summit thanks to a convincing eight-wicket win at Pwllheli.

The title hopefuls made light work of their recent fixture and received a further boost when defending champions Menai Bridge’s trip to Northop was called off due to a waterlogged surface, allowing them to leapfrog them in the standings.

Gareth Edwards’ side are now three points ahead of Denbigh ahead of their next outing at home to Pontblyddyn on Saturday.

A steady start from the home side was abruptly halted by Franco Kasner, who took the wickets of Iain Metcalfe (15) and skipper Morgan Murray-Williams (4) in quick succession, and the all-rounder also despatched Craig Edwards (25), Neil Williams (0), Kalim Syed (8) and Ioan Roberts (0) throughout the innings to end a sensational ten-over spell with figures of 6-32.

Kasner received considerable help at the other end from Nadeem Rehman, who took 2-24 as the hosts set a target of 99 all out from 34 overs in the middle.

Despite losing opener David Winter relatively early on when he was clean bowled by Murray-Williams on 16, a standout knock from teenage sensation Owen Reilly ensured the visitors reached their required total with plenty in hand.

The former Pewllheli star joined Bangor this summer and has made a huge impact so far, and he came back to haunt his old club with an unbeaten knock of 40 from 88 deliveries.

Idrees Ijaz also aided his side’s cause with 26 as they secured another impressive victory after 29 overs of play.

Standout performances from Andrew Savage and Sean Reilly secured a derby day win for Bangor’s second unit at Menai Bridge.

A superb century knock of 102 from Savage enabled the away side to post 228-7 from their allotted 45 overs, with Reilly achieving a hat-trick on his way to figures of 4-20 as the home side made 117 all out in reply.