BRYMBO are looking to turn up the heat on Premier Division relegation rivals Pontblyddyn by securing a crucial win at Pwllheli.

James Claybrook’s men moved 12 points clear of second from bottom Pontblyddyn by beating the Flintshire side by two wickets in another nail-biting clash between the two teams last weekend.

And with Pontblyddyn not playing until Monday, when they entertain title challenging Menai Bridge, Claybrook wants Brymbo to increase the gap between themselves and the drop zone tomorrow.

“I’d say a win against Pwllheli will go a long way to securing safety and will put massive pressure on Pont going into their game against Menai on Monday,” said captain Claybrook. “Confidence has been high throughout all of the second-half of the season.”

St Asaph, who head to title chasing Mochdre tomorrow, are just 19 points above Pontblyddyn and only seven ahead of Brymbo, but Claybrook believes Will Ryan’s side won’t get dragged into the mix.

“I’d say it’s between us and Pont for that last relegation spot still,” said Claybrook. “I’d be very surprised if St Asaph are dragged into the mix with four games to go, but cricket is a funny game.”

Claybrook is also wary of the threat posed by Pwllheli, who crushed Llandudno last weekend as Morgan Murray-Williams struck an unbeaten century.

“Pwllheli will be a tough game but we know we are more than capable of turning them over,” he said. “They have had some big wins, though, and have a really good young batsman in Murray-Williams, so we know we have our work cut out.”

Brymbo are boosted by the return of Dan Parry, but CJ Craven and Henry Lunn, who, alongside fellow teenager Dan Monk, helped secure victory over Pont, miss out.

Martin Burger wants Connah’s Quay to spend the remainder of this season preparing for life in Division One. Rock-bottom Quay saw their relegation to the second-tier confirmed by defeat to Menai Bridge last weekend.

But with four games remaining, starting tomorrow at home to Llandudno, Burger wants focus.

“We knew it would be a tough season,” said Burger. “But we need to stay optimistic and positive in order to try and drive the club forward. It’s about building for next year now.

“We haven’t managed to win a game yet, but the experiences these players have had will stand them in good stead for Division One.”

Burger, meanwhile, is set to captain a Saffa XI on Sunday against a North Wales XI in aid of Care and Repair North Wales.

The two teams will go head-to-head in a 40 overs per side match, starting at 12pm and featuring some familiar faces.

Quay’s David Fox and Callum Miller are representing the Saffa’s, while Parry, Scott Adams and Chris Ellwood line up for North Wales.

Northop entertain Gresford in a battle between two teams looking to force their way into the top-six, while leaders Bangor head to Denbigh.

Other fixtures - Division One: Abergele v Hawarden Park; Bersham v Bethesda; Conwy v Carmel and District; Gwersyllt Park v Dolgellau; Llanrwst v Llay Welfare; Mold v Ruthin.

Division Two: Bangor 2nds v Northop 2nds; Brymbo 2nds v Halkyn; Buckley v Mynydd Isa and Maeshafn; Gresford 2nds v Corwen; Llay Welfare 2nds v Mochdre 2nds; Menai Bridge 2nds v Marchwiel and Wrexham.

Division Three: Carmel and District 2nds v Pontblyddyn 2nds; Hawarden Park 2nds v Denbigh 2nds; Mynydd Isa and Maeshafn 2nds v Connah’s Quay 2nds; St Asaph 2nds v Buckley 2nds.

Division Four: Bethesda 2nds v Llangollen; Dolgellau 2nds v Llandudno 2nds; Marchwiel and Wrexham 2nds v Conwy 2nds; Rhewl v Llanrwst 2nds; Ruthin 2nds v Caernarfon.