MENAI Bridge moved back to the North Wales Cricket League Premier Division summit thanks to a convincing 123-run victory at Gresford.

The defending champions turned in another polished display to emerge from the contest with maximum points, a result that sees them pull two clear of title rivals Bangor and Mochdre.

Gethin Roberts and Dion Holden’s side will look to extend their recent good run of form this Saturday when they entertain Brymbo.

The visitors wasted no time in making their presence felt at the crease after eight overs in total were lost from the game due to bad weather, with Bridge setting a target of 227-7 after a standout performance in the middle.

Roberts produced the most significant contribution with the bat, ending with a brilliant 81 before he was eventually removed by Daniel Williams.

Opener Luke Jones was also in top form on his way to 42, with other scores of not coming from wicketkeeper Jack Gower (29), Robbie Jones (31) and Ed Gadsby, who finished the day unbeaten on 27.

Ross Willets and Simon Perry were the pick of the home bowling attack, claiming a pair of wickets apiece for the combined loss of 79 runs.

Overseas player Sean O’Callaghan’s spell with the ball ensured that the hosts did not get anywhere near to reaching their required total, with the all-rounder claiming the scalps of Williams (17), Chris Ellwood (23), Sam Thompson (0), Tom Barlow (0), Sam Burke (2) and Perry (2) to end a blistering nine-over spell with exceptional figures of 6-31.

Ross Willets tried to make a fight of things midway through the innings, but he was undone by a Mathew Jones strike on 30 as the home side mustered 104 all out in reply.

Bridge’s second unit also picked up a notable triumph with a nine-wicket home win over Corwen after bowling their opponents out for 37.