CONNAH'S QUAY were pushed closer to the Premier Division trapdoor as title favourites Bangor secured an eight-wicket away win.

Having been asked to bat first, Quay found the going tough as only Dylan Stout (31) and Josh Clarke (15) troubled the scorers for too long.

Franco Kasner bagged 5-20 as Quay were bowled out for just 76, a total that was never going to ask too many questions of the leaders.

Callum Miller picked up 2-26 for Quay, but Bangor wrapped up victory inside 18 overs of their reply to extend their advantage at the summit.

Quay are now 57 points adrift of safety with six games remaining after Brymbo were narrowly beaten at Mochdre by 25 runs in a rain reduced 20-over clash.

Gareth Boyes pocketed 3-31 as Mochdre were restricted to 116 for five, helped by Matthew Humphreys' unbeaten half century.

James Claybrook (43) and Mohamed Nilam Jayman (20) put on 52 for the first Brymbo wicket, but once they went the run chase stuttered.

Gareth Pugh did hit an unbeaten 19, but it was not enough as Brymbo's innings finished on 91 for seven.

It was a tough day at the office for Northop as they slumped to a 96-run defeat at home to Llandudno, who posted 221 for nine.

Matthew Mullarkey impressed with the ball for Northop, picking up 4-29, while Ammar Mahmood and Lloyd Hayes pocketed two wickets apiece.

But Northop's batsmen failed to kick-on when set, Hayes (24) and Ben Beaver (21) top scoring in their side's 125 all out.

Gwersyllt Park moved to within eight points of the Division One summit following a five-wicket success over Hawarden Park.

With leaders Conwy seeing their home clash with Dolgellau rained off, Gwersyllt took advantage.

A depleted Hawarden managed to post 151 for nine as Chris Hinton and Ahmed Javed both struck 20, Michael Griffiths taking 3-15.

Jake James then anchored Gwersyllt's successful chase with 63 not out after Dominic Mitchell (35) and Ethan McCarthy (31) had laid a solid platform.

Bersham picked up only their third win of the campaign as they overcame Ruthin by 114 runs.

Suresh Lakmal Koswathage hit 63 at the top of the order as Bersham struck 208 for nine, Sandeep Anantharaman bagging 5-27.

Koswathage and Sultan Shoaib then picked up three wickets apiece as Ruthin were bowled out for just 94 in reply.

Halkyn strengthened their Division Two title bid with a nine-wicket home victory against Marchwiel and Wrexham.

Alex North (3-13) and Graeme Settle (2-21) were the pick of the Halkyn attack as Marchwiel limped to 86 for nine, Nick Husbands hitting 26.

Timothy Davies led Halkyn to 90 for one in reply with an unbeaten 49, while Ben Roberts also struck 22.

Gresford Seconds were also victorious as they got the better of Llay Welfare by 30 runs.

Alex Morton led Gresford to 156 for nine with 55 at the top of the order, David Wright bagging 4-39 and Tom Davies pocketing 3-30 for Llay.

Mike Phennah (48) and Davies (30) played important roles in Llay's run chase, but two wickets apiece from Sam Cooper, Adam Khan, Simon Perry and Matt Daulby helped Gresford restrict their visitors to 126 for nine.

Premier Division: Connah's Quay 76, Bangor 77-2; Mochdre 116-5, Brymbo 91-7; Northop 125, Llandudno 221-9.

Division One: Bersham 208-9, Ruthin 94; Gwersyllt Park 155-5, Hawarden Park 151-9.

Division Two: Gresford 156-9, Llay Welfare 126-9; Halkyn 90-1, Marchwiel and Wrexham 86-9.