BETHESDA’s recent North Wales Cricket League Division One resurgence continued with a narrow ten-run triumph at newly promoted Ruthin.

The visitors were all out for 142 from 38 overs after an innings full of inconsistent performances, but opener Dewi Roberts demonstrated his quality to secure a half-century knock of 50 from 88 deliveries.

Andrew Day was the only other batsman to post a significant score and ended the day unbeaten on 34, with wicketkeeper Nicholas Parry failing to build on a promising start to make 19.

Home bowler Gwyndaf Hughes was in scintillating form during his 11-over spell and managed to secure four wickets for the loss of 22 runs, and Jamie Hulse also played a leading role on his way to figures of 3-39.

The away side managed to restrict their opponents to 132 all out in reply as they threw caution to the wind in the closing stages in pursuit of victory, but good scores from Michael Parton (24) and Williams Jones (35) were not enough to get the hosts over the line.

This was testament to a strong and deep bowling attack that saw John Maloney, Ashley Rowlands and Day all claim three scalps apiece that proved crucial to the overall outcome, and Pesda will look to extend their impressive run on form this Saturday when they host Hawarden Park.