THE Division Two trophy is Halkyn’s to lose after they defeated title rivals Bangor Seconds by 45 runs.

Asked to bat first, Halkyn managed to reach 127 courtesy of contributions from the likes of Graeme Settle (24) and Nathan Lavender (17).

The experienced Gareth Thomas then produced the goods with the ball, bagging 5-9 from 10 overs to dismiss Bangor out for just 82, Settle adding 2-18 to his earlier runs.

Halkyn are now six points clear of Bangor with two games of the season remaining.

Lee Taylor had a day to remember for Buckley as the Flintshire side defeated Marchwiel and Wrexham by 135 runs.

Defending their earlier score of 219 for four, Taylor pocketed 7-18 to bowl Marchwiel out for just 84, while Joseph Norman added 3-13 to his earlier 64.

Joel Sampson hit 69 not out and Louis Parry added an unbeaten 38 in Buckley’s first innings total.

George Morris struck 58 not out and Simon Perry, right, and Adam Khan picked up three wickets apiece as Gresford Seconds (123-5) beat Mochdre Seconds (122-9) by five wickets, while Mynydd Isa and Maeshafn (278-4) overcame Corwen (37) by 241 runs.

Eight-man Llay Welfare Seconds (119) produced a battling performance at Northop, who ran out four-wicket winners.

Despite Phil Bray’s four-wicket haul, Josh Griffiths hit 50 and Evan Withe struck an unbeaten 30 as Northop replied with 120 for six.

There was double delight for Pontblyddyn Seconds as they secured back-to-back Division Three wins.

Pontblyddyn kicked off with a 104-run success over Flintshire rivals Hawarden Park.

Mark Hughes (81) and Sion Thomas (47 not out) helped Pont to 231 for three, before Ethan Roberts bagged 5-18 to bowl Hawarden out for 127.

That was followed up by a 149-run success over struggling Carmel and District Seconds, who were dismissed for 114 chasing Pont’s earlier 263 for five.

Richard Davies hit 86 and Thomas continued his fine weekend with an unbeaten 48 and 3-28 for victorious Pont.

Connah’s Quay Seconds held their nerve to defeat Gwersyllt Park Seconds by 11 runs.

Liam Jones struck 81 as Quay posted 168 for seven, despite fine bowling from Jack Watkins (3-24) and Daniel Jones (2-15).

Gwersyllt looked on course for victory with Jones (52) and Dafydd Millington (50) in the runs, but Jack Griffiths (4-14) and Chris Boden (3-32) combined to win it for battling Quay.

Stuart Applewhite’s 90 and 4-22 from Matt Lloyd helped Mynydd Isa and Maeshafn Seconds (215-6) defeat Mold Seconds (199-9) by 16 runs.

Buckley (141) came unstuck against nine-man Pwllheli (142-4), who won by four wickets, while Carmel and District Seconds (64) were beaten by eight wickets at Denbigh Seconds (65-2).

In Division Four, Marchwiel and Wrexham Seconds were impressive seven-wicket winners over Llandudno Seconds.

Jeremy Wilks (3-8), Paul Baines (3-17) and Mike Lee (2-23) combined to dismiss 10-man Llandudno for 78, a total Marchwiel cruised past.

Matthew Lewis (38no) and Nicholas Woodcock (19no) saw Marchwiel home.

It was a tough day at the office for Halkyn Seconds, who were dismissed for just 63 in reply to 242 for four from Conwy Seconds, who claimed a 179-run win.

Carwyn Thomas crashed an unbeaten 101 for Conwy, who made Halkyn toil in the field, before David Owen helped himself to 6-17.

Shaun Gibson top scored with 35 for Halkyn, while Daniel Williams (14) was the only other player to reach double figures.