BANGOR increased their advantage at the North Wales Cricket League Premier Division summit with an eight-wicket victory at Connah’s Quay.

The title hopefuls made light work of the basement dwellers to ensure the worsening conditions did not become a factor in the overall outcome, and there was better news as Menai Bridge’s encounter at Denbigh was abandoned.

This leaves the long-time pacesetters 14 points clear of Mochdre and 22 ahead of Bridge with five games remaining, and they will look to continue their relentless pursuit of the crown during their home clash with Northop on Saturday.

A standout display with the ball saw the home side skittled for just 76, which would have been far lower had it not been for a 31 knock from 50 balls by Rhys Stout.

Overseas star Franco Kasner was in ruthless form once again on his way to a five-wicket haul for the loss of 20 runs, and Michael Hughes also played a leading role to finish on 2-20.

Talented teenager Owen Reilly took the prized wicket of skipper Martin Burger for two on his way to figures of 1-10, with Gareth Edwards claiming the other scalp at the expense of 23.

Despite losing the opening pair of Reilly and David Winter early on courtesy of Callum Miller deliveries for eight and 18 respectively, and unbeaten knock of 31 from Nadeem Rehman from just 29 balls ensured the visitors got over the line and reached their required target with minimal fuss.

The outstanding Kasner was also there at the end on nine not out as the away side clinched another important victory after 17 overs at the crease.