JAMES CLAYBROOK and Dan Parry struck fantastic centuries as Brymbo maintained their Premier Division title push with a 216-run success at Chirk.

Having seen his side slip to 27 for three after winning the toss, Claybrook stylishly rebuilt the Brymbo innings, firstly with David Blackwell (42) and then with Parry, the duo 217 runs for the fifth wicket.

Captain Claybrook hit 139, which included 18 fours a six, while Parry finished unbeaten on 105 from 96 balls, striking 14 fours and a six as Brymbo posted 308 for five, Andrew Swarbrick with three of the wickets.

Parry added 2-34 after the turnaround to complete an impressive day, before the spin duo of Mohamed Nilam Jayman (4-4) and Gareth Boyes (4-48) ripped through the Chirk batting line up yo bowl the rock-bottom outfit for just 92, former Brymbo man Steve Kelshaw hitting 33.

Brymbo remain 13 points behind Menai Bridge with two games remaining after the leaders thrashed a severely depleted Hawarden Park by 275 runs.

Menai won the toss and went about posting 330 for two declared from 36.4 overs, Jack Gower hitting 175 and fellow opener Luke Jones helping himself to 116, before being dismissed by Stuart Green.

With only one regular first team player in their ranks Hawarden’s run chase was ended on just 55, captain for the day, David Hughes, top scoring with 29.

Hawarden’s relegation to Division One was confirmed with defeat, while Menai maintained the distance between themselves and the chasing pack, which includes Llandudno, who beat Denbigh by 126 runs to stay 14 points adrift of the leaders.

Llandudno posted 237 all out against visiting Denbigh, who were dismissed for 111 in reply.

Gresford climbed into fifth place in the table following their five-wicket win over Connah's Quay, who are safe from the threat of relegation regardless of the defeat.

John Bell (4-19) and Daniel Williams (3-8) combined to bowl Connah's Quay out for 154, captain Martin Burger hitting 57.

Sam Thompson (66) and Matthew Cree (32) then broke the back of the chase, before Williams hit an unbeaten 25 to get Gresford across the line, Burger pocketing 3-42.

Northop were also five-wicket winners, beating visiting Pwllheli, who were bowled out for 111 as Tom Blackwell picked up 4-33 and Andy Poynton, Bart Beswick and James Birch bagged two wickets apiece.

Jordan Evans then struck 35 not out as Northop raced to 114 for five inside 19 overs.

Bangor climbed into fourth spot as they bowled St Asaph out for 153 before replying with 157 for four to clinch a six-wicket win.

Pontblyddyn secured promotion from Division One courtesy of a seven-wicket win at Mold.

Chris Moss starred with the ball for Pontblyddyn as he bagged 7-30 to restrict Mold to 206, Wes Gilliam (41) and Richard Crane (36) the main run makers.

Alistair Roberts (69) and Ben Mason (38) put on 93 for the first wicket for Pont, before James Griffiths hit 59 not out to see his side home to victory – and promotion.

Bethesda (246-5) maintained their promotion push with a 74-run success over Abergele (172), while Mochdre (155-1) remain second after beating Dolgellau (152-7) by nine wickets.


Premier Division: Chirk 92, Brymbo 308-5; Gresford 155-5, Connah's Quay 154; Llandudno 237, Denbigh 111; Menai Bridge 330-2, Hawarden Park 55; Northop 114-5, Pwllheli 111; St Asaph 153, Bangor 157-4.

Division One: Abergele 172, Bethesda 246-5; Mochdre 155-1, Dolgellau 152-7; Mold 206, Pontblyddyn 210-3.

Division Two: Buckley 159-8, Halkyn 197; Gwersyllt Park 330-4, Marchwiel and Wrexham 187-8; Mynydd 158, Ruthin 159-7.

Second XI Premier Division: Bangor 2nds 187-6, Mochdre 2nds 93; Brymbo 2nds 132-5, Menai Bridge 2nds 131; Denbigh 2nds 130, Gresford 2nds 133-2; Hawarden Park 2nds 111, Buckley 2nds 166; Pontblyddyn 2nds 205-7, Northop 2nds 199.

Second XI East Division: Castell Alun, Gwersyllt Park 2nds (Castell Alun conceded); Connah’s Quay 2nds, Ruthin 2nds (Ruthin conceded); Halkyn 2nds, Mold 2nds (Halkyn 2nds conceded).