BANGOR remain on top of the North Wales Cricket League Premier Division standings with a resounding eight-wicket home win over Pontblyddyn.

The early pacesetters made light work of the opponents during another highly polished display at their Ty Newydd base, leaving them 11 points ahead of surprise package Mochdre as the pair square off this Saturday in a pivotal mid-season clash.

Despite the eventual result Pont got off to a good start with the bat thanks to knocks of 32 and 11 from Alistair Roberts and skipper Glenn Chambers, but both were ousted from the crease by Jonny Wells.

Nadeem Rehman also got in on the act for the hosts with the wickets of David Foulkes and Chris Moss for 19 and 22 respectively, and James Hughes was trapped lbw by Franco Kasner after contributing 17 to the overall scoreboard.

Opener Ben Mason proved a far sterner proposition to remove, hitting four boundaries on his way to a patient 66 from 121 deliveries before he played a Gareth Edwards delivery into the hands of Sion Evans at a critical stage of the innings.

This enabled the visitors to post a total of 206-6 from their allotted 50 overs, and Bangor opener Idrees Ijaz, who was deputising for the unavailable Owen Reilly due to his school commitments with Rydal Penrhos, made 24 off 51 balls during the opening exchanges.

Evans did not fare as well and was caught off a Harry Williams strike after making four, but a standout partnership from David Winter and Rehman ensured the home side got over the line in comfortable fashion without losing another wicket.

The impressive Rehman smashed eight boundaries to end the day unbeaten on 61, and Winter produced a masterful innings of 100 not out from just 108 deliveries to ensure his side secured another notable triumph with 12 overs to spare.