BETHESDA were left counting the cost of a poor batting display in their nine-wicket reverse at Gwersyllt Park.

The visitors were skittled for just 108 after a disappointing 39 overs at the crease, with opener Jez Shea top scoring with a knock of 28 that included two boundaries.

Skipper Nicholas Parry made a promising 24 before he was caught off a Matthew Griffiths during a critical time of the innings, and only Jonathan Williams (12) posted a double-figure score from the remainder of the batting order.

A main contributor to this was Ethan McCarthy, who decimated the lower order on his way to figures of 5-17 from just two overs, and Griffiths’ standout display saw him end the day on 3-19.

The visitors got some early momentum in the field when John Maloney forced Dominic Mitchell into a wayward strike that fell into the hands of Gavin Owen after the opener made just eight.

That was as good as it got for Pesda, with talented batsman Jakes James firing an unbeaten 11-boundary 70 to condemn them to defeat after 29 overs of play.

Scott Watkins was also there at the end, finishing on 17 not out, and Pesda now sit fourth-from-bottom in the standings ahead of their home encounter against Mold on Saturday.