DAVE PHENNAH showed his worth as Llay battered Bethesda by 10 wickets in Division One.
Phennah took 3-19 before hitting an unbeaten 46 in an 82 run opening partnership with his brother, Mike, who was 26 not out as Llay knocked off the runs inside 17 overs.
Daniel Parry was Llay’s other key player, taking 3-13.
Only nine overs were possible in the Bersham v Conwy game while Halkyn were hammered by eight wickets by Pwllheli. Chris Allen top scored for Halkyn with 24 in his side’s 112.
The game between Denbigh and Marchwiel/Wrexham ended in a tie.
Harrison Jones (71) and Will Affleck (60) powered Denbigh to 203 for five. But Marchwiel stuck at it and 50 from Shahbaz Junaid together with Tim Newhouse’s unbeaten 47 saw them finish on 203 for six.
Gresford and Northop were both denied by the weather. Gresford batted first with Chris Ellwood scoring 57 and Alex Ellwood 35 in 165 all out.
Paul Cartwright was Northop’s best bowler, taking 3-44.
Northop were struggling at 48 for three off 21 overs when the rain ended proceedings.
In Division Two, Northop triumphed in a low-scoring affair with St Asaph, who were bowled out for 73, Jack Darcy taking 4-33. Tom Allman then scored 44 as Northop struggled to a match-winning 77 for six.
Pontblyddyn Seconds lost by 24 runs against Bangor Seconds. Tom Dawson landed 4-34 in Bangor’s 116 for seven but Pont were dismissed for just 92.
Brymbo Seconds were second best in their match at Anglesey Aluminium, for whom Chris Dawson hit an unbeaten 108 in their 209 for five.
Brymbo were then bowled out for 118.
The rain denied Gwersyllt Park as they were handily placed on 83 for two off 19 overs chasing Corwen’s 175.
Matthew Duckworth (71) and Joshua Maynard (50) top scored for Corwen. Lee Beer took 5-28 and Ian Pearson was unbeaten on 52 when the rain ended the game.
Dawn Prestidge produced real girl power in Hawarden Park’s conquering of Castell Alun in Division Three.
The county player top scored with 42 in Park’s opening knock of 101 as John David Lloyd ripped through the batting line up to take 6-28.
Castell Alun must have thought a win was on the cards but Prestidge showed off her all-rounder skills, taking 4-20 as the opposition were wiped out for 63, opening bowler Michael Rapson also playing his part with 4-16.
Castell Alun weren’t the lowest scorers on the day. That embarrassment stat lay with Llanrwst Seconds, who were dismissed for only 28 at Ruthin where Jamie Hulse took 6-10 in a 10 wicket win.
John Gorman was the star of the show for Mynydd Isa as they beat Shotton.
Gorman took 4-36 as Shotton were sent packing for 122. He then hit an unbeaten 54 as Isa, along with 40 from Nigel Page, eased to victory.
Denbigh beat Marchwiel/Wrexham Seconds by six wickets thanks to an unbeaten 41 from Dafydd Lewis. Tommy Bellis was the home team’s best player, scoring 38 of his side’s 115.
Richard Salisbury was the star for Llay Seconds as he took 3-28 and top scored with 32 as his team beat Mold Seconds by one wicket with one ball to spare.
Mold managed 113 for eight and Llay edged to 114 for nine.
Bersham seconds slumped to a 25 runs defeat against Conwy seconds in Division Four.
Batting first, Conwy registered 171 for 5 off their 45 overs, Nick Davies (66) the top scorer as John Williams finished with 3 for 39 off 12 overs.
Bersham were eventually all out for 146 in reply, G Parry’s knock of 57 was all in vain.
Carmel seconds beat Corus Colors firsts by six wickets.
Corus were all out for 80 with Dafydd Timothy (5 for 33) and Derek Johnson (3 for 6) doing the damage.
In reply, Barry McGauty (36 not out) and Christopher Jones (27 not out) led Carmel to a winning total of 81 for 4.
Chirk seconds lost by eight wickets against Buckley seconds in Division Five.
With Chirk batting first, only Darren Litchfield (36) made a significant contribution in their total of 92 all out. Daz Wilcock took 5 for 13 in seven overs, including three wickets in his final over to finish off the Chirk innings.
Buckley made light work of the total which was never going to be enough, ending on 94 for 2 with Matthew Edge (37) and Adam Cliffe (42) both unbeaten.
Llandudno thirds won by 67 runs against Llangollen firsts.
Batting first, Llandudno made 117 for 7 with Craig Boyle and Arthur Jenkins both taking two wickets.
But Llangollen were all out for 50 in reply, Carl Parry (17 not out) as Tom Thornton took 6 for 11.
Halkyn seconds lost by eight wickets against Pwllheli seconds.
Jamie Parsonage top scored with 71 in Halkyn’s total of 165 all out.
But Pwllheli reached 168 for 2 to secure victory, Ian Evans (72 not out) and Glyn Hughes (49) doing the damage as Kevin Jones took 2 for 27 for depleted Halkyn.
In the Sunday Third XI, Ed Filer batted from start to finish to blast an unbeaten 132 for Brymbo Thirds.
Fellow opener George Bourne chipped in with 49 as Brymbo put a daunting total of 226 for two on the board against Gwersyllt Park Seconds, who were then sent back to the pavilion for 64. Gareth Roberts was Brymbo’s best bowler taking 3-13.