A SUPERB batting performance guided Bethesda to a 92-run home victory over North Wales Cricket League First Division rivals Mold.

The hosts turned in one of their best outings of the campaign to date to secure a morale boosting triumph, which saw them post a formidable target of 231-3 from their 50 overs at the crease.

Opener Carwyn Williams led the way with a sensational knock of 76 from 114 deliveries, with Nicholas Parry not far behind to end the day unbeaten on 69.

Another significant contribution came from Matthew Harrington, who smashed his way to 42 not out from 30 balls, and Nathan Goodright also aided his side’s cause with 19.

John Crane, Richard Deniz and Wes Gillam all claimed a wicket apiece, but this was offset almost instantly when Williams took out the opening duo of Richard Crane and Deniz for a duck and 14 respectively.

This was a blow that the away side did not recover from, and despite promising starts from Duane Williams (28), George Deniz (32) and Usman Butt (22) it was not enough as they were all out for 139 all out in reply.

Richard Lee Williams and Goodright both took three wickets at the combined expense of 52 runs, and Pesda will look to build on this promising display during their trip to unbeaten league-leaders Conwy on June 29 for what promises to be a stern test of their credentials.