CAERNARFON suffered a blow to their North Wales Cricket League Division Four title hopes after they fell to an eight-wicket home loss to championship rivals Conwy Seconds.

The Cofis’ managed to secure a total of 171-4 from their 40 overs at the crease, with number three batsman Ian Morgan producing an innings of genuine quality to end the day unbeaten on 66, which included nine boundaries.

Opener Grant Peisley was another who shone during his lengthy spell in the middle, with the wicketkeeper making 51 before he played a Phillip Michael Davies delivery into the hands of Sion Keir.

Monis Altaf provided some valuable runs during the final stages of the innings to finish on 19 not out, and Davies was the pick of the visiting bowlers after claiming two wickets for the loss of 31 runs.

A sensational partnership from Andrew Davies and Richard Windmill ensured the away side reached their required target with plenty of overs in hand, with the former smashing 12 boundaries on his way to 88 from 137 balls.

Windmill also hit a dozen fours to finish unbeaten on 66 from 64 deliveries, giving Conwy’s second unit a tremendous victory that saw them move 25 points ahead of Caernarfon having played a game more than their promotion rivals.

Caernarfon will look to get back to winning way at the earliest opportunity this Saturday when they welcome Marchwiel and Wrexham.