BRYMBO have their sights set on reclaiming the Premier Division runners up spot as they head to Northop tomorrow afternoon.

James Claybrook's Wrexham-based outfit slipped to third in the table after they tied with fellow high-flyers St Asaph and Llandudno beat Northop to climb into second spot.

With Llandudno hosting red-hot title favourites tomorrow, Claybrook is hoping a win against Northop will be enough to move his side up a place, although he knows the hosts will be a tough nut to crack.

Claybrook said: "Northop are a good team and have done well this year, especially at home in their more favourable conditions.

"I'm not surprised to see them doing so well and always see them as a massive threat whenever we play them.

"Although our record is pretty good against them we won't be taking them lightly and the lads are determined to win back second place and finish the season right behind Menai."

Brymbo head into tomorrow's game having tied with St Asaph, who needed six runs to win from the final over with two wickets remaining.

Dan Parry did his bit with the ball, including taking a wicket with the final ball to secure Brymbo a share of the spoils.

Reflecting on the contest, Claybrook said: "It was probably a fair result in the end, although St Asaph will probably be the more disappointed come the last over.

"We had the best opportunities over the course of the day to put the game to bed.

"Ultimately I was disappointed as I want to win every game we play but it was a good exciting game to be involved in and they are the sort of games you wish you were involved in more often.

"But if we are to keep improving and challenge the top of the table next year we have to be more clinical and put games to bed."

Gareth Boyes misses out for Brymbo, who are otherwise at full strength.

Connah's Quay must look forward to the visit of Pwllheli rather than reflect on last week's four-wicket defeat to Bangor.

Having scored 270 for seven, which included 139 not out from Matt Redinger, Quay contrived to lose the game in the final over.

Captain Martin Burger said: "I was 100 per cent confident we would win the game when we walked off the pitch at tea.

"The wicket was not playing very easily and we'd posted a very good score, but then we didn't bowl to the levels we have recently and the fielding was poor.

"We conceded stupid runs in the field and they cost us dearly in the end."

Turning his attentions to the home clash with Pwllheli, Burger continued: "I said last week that we needed to concentrate on our batting and we failed in every other aspect.

"I want us to concentrate on every aspect of the game and make sure we capitalise on home advantage."

David Fox is a doubt for Connah's Quay, who are chasing in-form Gresford as they attempt to get themselves out of the drop zone.

Four successive wins have moved Gresford 40 points clear of third from bottom Quay and to within three of tomorrow's hosts Denbigh.

Other fixtures - Division Two: Carmel and District v Ruthin. Sunday: Carmel and District v Llangollen; Marchwiel and Wrexham v Halkyn.

Second XI Premier Division: Llay Welfare 2nds v Carmel and District 2nds; Bangor 2nds v Hawarden Park 2nds; Brymbo 2nds v Northop 2nds; Gresford 2nds v Pontblyddyn 2nds; Mochdre 2nds v Buckley 2nds.

Second XI East Division: Halkyn 2nds v Gwersyllt Park 2nds; Maeshafn Argoed v Castell Alun; Marchwiel and Wrexham 2nds v Connah’s Quay 2nds; Mold 2nds v Rhewl; Ruthin 2nds v Chirk 2nds.

Second XI West Division: Dolgellau 2nds v Caernarfon; Llanrwst 2nds v Bethesda 2nds; Pwllheli 2nds v Llandudno 2nds.