DOLGELLAU kept themselves in the North Wales Cricket League Division One title hunt thanks to a six-wicket home victory over Mold.

The promotion hopefuls put the visitors under extreme pressure during their time in the middle in order to restrict them to 173-6 from their 50 overs, with Richard Deniz rewarded for her excellent perseverance with a half century knock of 55 from 70 deliveries.

Opener Kieron Coppack was another to emerge from the innings with credit after making 38, and Duane Williams threatened to make a big score before he was removed on 22.

Phil Leeds was the pick of the home bowling attack, claiming three wickets for the loss of 25 runs from a 12-over spell, with Sam Williams securing a pair of victims at the expense of 40.

Despite losing Jack Williamson early on when he was run out by Coppack for two, valuable efforts of 25 and 36 from Greg Smithies and Williams respectively put the hosts in a commanding position during the opening exchanges.

Gareth Lanagan then tipped the scales further in their favour with a stylish 54 from 93 balls, and an unbeaten 25 from Jonathan Lloyd ensured the home side reached their required target with minimal fuss with six overs to spare.

The result leaves Dolgellau 21 points behind league-leading Conwy with four games remaining, and they will look to close the gap this Saturday during their tricky looking trip to Gwersyllt Park.