BANGOR remain in control of their North Wales Cricket League Premier Division title destiny thanks to a seven-wicket win over Llandudno.

Welsh youth international Owen Reilly made a massive impact with the new ball for the hosts, removing the talented duo of Sam Rimmington and Danial Evans for a duck and 19 early on, with Mathew Jones playing a Franco Kasner delivery into the hands of Andy Williams after contributing 14.

Overseas star Kasner also disposed of Ethan Hill (2) and Jack Rimmington (0) throughout the remainder of the innings to take his figures to 3-35, and Matthew Lambe was another visiting batsman out cheaply as he fell at the hands of Gareth Edwards on 10.

The away side did rally thanks to another standout knock from Luke Kenworthy who hit 68 from 88 deliveries before he was eventually removed by Michael Hughes, and the same bowler also got rid of Kevin James after he made a promising 30.

Reilly also had a huge say on proceedings late on with the wicket of Jamie Grimshaw (10) that took him to 3-36, and he also superbly ran out Tom Thornton (9) as the Lions’ were all out for 185, which was revised to 117 due to the incoming bad weather.

Despite losing opener David Winter for a duck when he was clean bowled by Evans during the opening exchanges, Reilly and Nadeem Rehman both steadied the ship with 30 apiece to put them within touching distance of their target.

Grimshaw tried to make a fight of things with the wickets of Matthew Hassall (11) and Hughes (0) to finish on 3-30, but an unbeaten 34 from Kasner ensured they reached their required total after 22 overs in the middle.

Another impressive success over a fellow championship contender leaves them 11 points ahead of both Menai Bridge and Mochdre ahead of their next league outing at basement dwellers Connah’s Quay on Saturday.