Buckley and Brymbo made sure that north east Wales were celebrating a Challenge Shield double on Sunday.

The Flintshire outfit overcame the challenge of Colwyn Bay to win the Under-13s competition, while Brymbo got the better of the day's hosts, Mochdre, to lift the Under-11s trophy.

Buckley posted 151 from their 20 overs, before restricting Colwyn Bay to 88 in reply to take the title - much to the delight of coach Rhys Jones.

"Words can not describe how proud I am of the players. They have been incredible," said Jones who runs the team alongside Joel Sampson. "We have worked a lot for this throughout the summer holidays and in the evenings, to see them lift the trophy on Sunday made it all completely worthwhile.

"We’ve pushed them to limits they’ve never encountered and they’ve taken it in their stride and 100 per cent deserve to be crowned champions of North Wales.

"I really do hope they remember this for a very, very long time.

I must also say, the parents of the players have played a huge part in our success, they have been phenomenal also.

"We demand a lot of commitment and dedication and these parents, never let us down.

"This trophy is dedicated to each and every one of them."

Brymbo were made to work harder for their title success as they defeated Mochdre by one run in a dramatic encounter.

The Wrexham side finished their 16 overs on 53 for seven, before joint captain Charlie Boyes produced the goods in the final over of the match to deny Mochdre.

The scores were level with three balls of the match left, but Boyes took a wicket to knock five runs off the Mochdre total, before holding his nerve to see Brymbo across the line.

Head coach Gareth Boyes was thrilled with his side's victory, saying: "It was such a great occasion with hundreds of people there cheering on the finalists.

"It was so tense, more tense than any senior game I've played in, but the teams came off at the end to a great reception on what was a great day.

"My lads deserve the victory, they've worked so hard during the season and this is a fitting end.

"It was fantastic to see north east Wales win both finals and hopefully it will provide a boost to cricket in the area.

"We want to see children playing cricket and a lot aren't, but that's because so many don't know it's happening.

"Days like Sunday show how great the game is and I'm proud of every single player."

Brymbo's team, which was assisted by Chris Prince, was made up of Charlie Boyes, Sam Aplin, Dafydd Craven-Jones, Morgan Jones, Jack Prince, Harvey Scott, Owain Pryce and Jude Harper with Micah Ellison also in the squad.