DOLGELLAU remain in the North Wales Cricket League Division One title picture thanks to a seven-wicket success at Bethesda.

The in-form side emerged victorious in a game that was reduced to 37 overs due to damp conditions throughout the region, and Pesda struggled considerably in the middle to set a disappointing target of 87 all out.

Lower order batsmen Sean and Mathew Buchanan was the only home player to emerge from the innings with any credit thanks to knocks of 19 and 15 not out respectively, with no other member of the batting order troubling the scoreboard and making it into double figures.

Mark Edmonson was the pick of the visiting bowling attack, helping himself to four wickets for the loss of just 16 runs, with Jaco Oosthuizen and Phil Leeds claiming a pair of scalps apiece at the combined expense of 33.

Things did not begin well for the away side at the crease as opener Jack Williamson played a Mathew Buchanan delivery into the hands of Nicholas Parry for two, and Jonathan Lloyd followed him back to the pavilion soon after when he was trapped lbw by Richard Lee Williams on 13.

Sion Francis was a more difficult proposition to remove on his way to 25 from 48 balls, and the visitors secured another notable triumph thanks to unbeaten innings from Leeds (21*) and Gareth Lanagan (12*) with 11 overs to spare.

Dolgellau are now in third position and 18 points behind pacesetters Conwy ahead of their next fixture at home to second place Llay Welfare, with Bethesda looking for improvement at newly promoted Ruthin.