CAERNARFON maintained their slender advantage at the North Wales Cricket League Division Four summit with a seven-wicket success at Ruthin Seconds.

The Cofis’ produced another standout bowling display that restricted their opponents to 109, with Monis Altaf claiming the wickets of skipper Ieuan Wynne Lewis (16), Venkat Sundaram (16), Olly Davies (1), Robert Williams (38) and Osian Roberts (0) to end the contest with impressive figures of 5-24 from an eight-over spell.

Llry Erddyn Davies also aided his side’s chances of victory with the scalps of Oliver Gray (4) and Matthew Duckworth (9) to conclude his spell on 2-24, with Ian Morgan and Rhodri Owen claiming a victim apiece.

Things did not begin well with the bat for the hosts, who lost skipper Huw Erddyn Davies early on when he was clean bowled by Gray after contributing just six.

Opener Jason Parry steadied the ship with a knock of 35 before he was trapped lbw by Sundaram, and Grant Peisley was caught off a Roberts delivering after reaching 23.

Morgan also made a lasting impressing from the number three position, finishing the day unbeaten on 30 as the away side reached their required target after 19 overs at the crease.

The result leaves Caernarfon nine points ahead of Conwy 2nds with two games remaining, and they could potentially clinch the title this Saturday during their home clash with third placed Dolgellau 2nds.