JAMES CLAYBROOK feels Brymbo might run out of their time in their quest to snatch the Premier Division title from Menai Bridge’s grasp.

Brymbo trail Menai Bridge by 13 points, while Llandudno are a place and a point further back, heading into the final two weeks of the season.

Looking at the three clubs remaining fixtures, Claybrook believes that there might not be enough time left to catch Menai, who head to Denbigh tomorrow and host Pwllheli next week.

Brymbo make their way to Bangor, who face Llandudno on the final weekend after visiting Connah’s Quay , while the Wrexham-based side tackle rivals Gresford next Saturday.

Claybrook said: “I back us to win both of the last two games, but I also back Menai to do the same.

“All we can do is try and put 15 points on the board at our end and hope Menai slip up.

“We need to win comfortably as well which makes the task that much harder, but we are more than capable of getting 30 points from these last two games.”

Brymbo showed that they mean business by beating Chirk by 216 runs last weekend. Having slipped to 27 for three, Claybrook struck an excellent 139 and Dan Parry struck an unbeaten 105 to help their side to 308 for five.

Claybrook said: “I was very happy to finally register three figures this season and help us on way to another maximum point victory.

“Dan batted brilliantly as well and was really pleased for him to get his first 100 for the club, which was a nice moment.”

Mohamed Nilam Jayman (4-4) and Gareth Boyes (4-48) then combined to skittle Chirk for 92.

“Boysey and Jayman have bowled well all year and have been a big part of our success,” added Claybrook. “Again they made short work of their batting line up which made my job very easy as captain.”

Brymbo are without Jayman, Connor Davies, Joss Roberts and Ben Roberts for tomorrow’s match.

Chirk captain Andrew Swarbrick feels that last week’s heavy defeat at the hands of Brymbo summed up a “very bad season”.

Swarbrick’s men had Brymbo 27 for three and 89 for four, but the title chasers recovered to post 308 for five before bowling Chirk out for just 92.

Unfortunately if felt like the same old story for Swarbrick, who said: “We just can’t seem to take 10 wickets at the moment, it feels like an impossible task.

“We bowled well up from and then as soon as they got a partnership going we crumbled.

“We are in an awful habit of losing games and as soon as anyone gets a partnership going we start thinking ‘oh no’.

“It summed up what has been a very bad season for the club, which is difficult to take because we didn’t have a bad team out and it was a team that has competed and beaten teams before.

“We are in a horrible mindset at the moment.”

As ever, however, Swarbrick believes his side can end their winless start to the campaign at home to Pwllheli, who have lost four of their last five outings.

“If it wasn’t for their pro (Jason Underwood) we would have won at their place, so we will believe we can win,” said Swarbrick. “He won’t want to come and bat at Chirk even if he is a good player.”

Billy Swarbrick, Gareth Partridge and James Carter all miss out for Chirk.

Bragging rights at at stake as Hawarden Park host Northop, while Gresford face St Asaph.