MENAI Bridge’s hopes of removing Bangor from the North Wales Cricket League Premier Division summit was thwarted by the weather as their match at Llandudno was cancelled.

The match was abandoned after 38 overs with the Lions’ in a compromising position at the crease, but both sides had to settle for three points apiece which did nothing for their overall aspirations of lifting silverware at the end of the campaign.

Opener Sam Rimmington was out cheaply at the hands of Dion Holden for a 19 knock early on, and the same bowler also disposed of dangerous batsman Danial Evans for a score of just one on his way to figures of 2-9.

Overseas player Luke Kenworthy mustered just eight before he played a Gerallt Roberts delivery into the hands of Carl Jones, and Mathew Jones was ousted by Sean O’Callaghan on 19.

Ethan Hill showed promise on his way to an unbeaten 29 being rain brought an abrupt end to proceedings, and Bridge will be hoping for better luck this Saturday when they host St Asaph.

Bangor remain in control at the top despite a wasted trip to Gresford for a cancelled match that did not result in a single ball being bowled.

The pacesetters face another crunch clash this Saturday when they welcome Llandudno, who sit 20 points behind them in the standings and still hold out hopes of securing the title.

Bethesda’s Division One tie at home to Carmel and District was also abandoned despite getting through most of their innings, which ended on 168-5 thanks in no small part to a standout knock from opener Carwyn Williams, who hit a stubborn 62 from 120 deliveries.

They are next in action this Saturday at Llay Welfare, and promotion chasing Dolgellau cancelled game at Ruthin sees them remain 20 points behind Conwy as they gear up for a home clash with Hawarden Park this weekend.