ST ASAPH 37-0
A SERIOUS injury overshadowed St Asaph’s crucial Premier Division trip to Bangor.
Needing a victory to strengthen their hopes of beating the drop down to Division One, the Saints looked to be in an extremely strong position when they reached 27 without loss in reply to a modest Bangor effort of 103.
However, there was a premature end to the game when Bangor overseas player Shane Mott slipped in his delivery stride during the ninth over of St Asaph’s innings and suffering a severe ankle injury necessitating paramedic treatment on the field before being removed to hospital for further investigation.
At this point, the Bangor players considered the conditions unfit to continue and the match result showed that Bangor conceded.
Bangor thought, given the circumstances, that the game had been abandoned, but as it stands they have conceded the clash and will be deducted 16 points.
A league committee meeting discussed the events this week.
It was a fine bowling display that had put St Asaph in such a strong position to win the match.
Sushil Parboo sent down an unbelievable 12 maidens as he secured brilliant figures of 3-3 from 15 overs, while captain Dave North snaffled 3-42 in his 15 overs.
Andrew Bellis chipped in with 1-22 as Bangor struggled to reach just 103-7 in 44.3 overs.
Saints’ openers Richard Aram and Matthew Ryan then came through the early stages of the reply unscathed, hitting 11 not out and 12 not out respectively.
As it stands, St Asaph are out of the relegation places with just four games left to play.
After a fine run of recent results, the Saints are seven points clear of Hawarden Park and the race to avoid the drop could well go down to the final weekend of the summer.
Dannys had all the fun as Anglesey Aluminium enjoyed their day at St Asaph 2nds.
Danny Williams and Daniel Hilton proved to be the main performers for the victorious side, while Danny Ryan was the player who caught the eye for the home side.
It proved to be a real struggle for St Asaph 2nds, after winning the toss and electing to bat first.
Andrew Riley (15), Narmer El-Lamie (14), Danny Ryan (12) and Dave Lee (15 not out) all reached double figures, but the Saints were dismissed for 82 inside 30 overs.
Daniel Hilton (4-17) and Danny Williams (2-21) were impressive with the ball.
Hilton was also Aluminium’s main batsman as he top scored with 43 out of 86-4.
Wickets were claimed by Danny Ryan (2-12) and Alex Baker (1-12).