MENAI Bridge finished the North Wales Cricket League Premier Division season in second spot following a five-wicket home win over Pwllheli.

The dethroned champions managed to end on a high despite relinquishing their title to fierce rivals Bangor the previous weekend, with overseas player Sean O’Callaghan producing a fine display with the ball to restrict the away side to 124 all out from 37 overs in the middle.

The all-rounder took the wickets of skipper Morgan Murray-Williams (42), Iwan Moore (0), Syed Aslam (10) and Kalim Baloshi (0) on his way to impressive figures of 4-40 from an outstanding 12-over spell.

He was aided at the other end by Bridge captain Dion Holden, who helped himself to a trio of victims for the loss of 25 runs from seven overs, with Dion Owen, Liam Bibby and Gerallt Roberts claiming a wicket each.

Opener Luke Jones was run out by Murray-Williams early on in the reply after he made just 11, and the Pwll’ captain also got his own back on O’Callaghan soon after when he dismissed him for an 18 knock.

Another moment of magic from Moore saw wicketkeeper-opener Jack Gower ousted from the crease on 27 from 30 deliveries, and the home side’s concerns grew when Robbie Jones and Gethin Roberts were despatched in quick succession at the hands of Logan Rhys Morgan for eight and one respectively.

Holden proved to be a far sterner proposition to remove from the middle, with the long-standing skipper smashing five boundaries on his way to an unbeaten 40 that got his side over the line for the loss of five wickets after 31 overs of play.