JAMES CLAYBROOK is gunning for revenge when Brymbo travel to local rivals Gresford in the Premier Division tomorrow.

Bragging rights are up for grabs while both teams - not in action last weekend because of the weather - will be looking to build on their impressive opening day victories, Brymbo winning by four wickets at much fancied Menai Bridge.

Gresford came out on top in two non-competitive fixtures between the sides last season and Claybrook wants to put the record straight.

“It is one of the bigger games of the season for us,” said the Brymbo skipper. “It is a local derby and a lot on the line.

“Gresford beat us twice last year when it wasn’t a competitive league and they are a difficult side to play against, especially at home.

“We are looking forward to the challenge and would like to get a bit of pay-back for the losses last year, and continue our unbeaten start to the season.

Rocco Franco and Dave Blackwell, who made an important 48 run contribution in the victory over Menai, are both absent, but Claybrook added: “We have still got a strong side and it should be a good game.”

Gresford captain Dan Williams is looking forward to locking horns with Brymbo. Unable to build on their opening day win over Northop as last week’s trip to Denbigh was rained off, Williams is hoping his side can register a second success over a team he once played for.

“Because only one game was played last week, no-one has pulled away and gone 15 points clear,” said Williams. “We are all much of a muchness.

“It was a massive win for Brymbo against Menai. They have got some really good individuals and they are a good bunch of lads.

“It is always a highly competitive game against Brymbo. I had a year playing for Brymbo so I guess when you know a few of the lads, you don’t want to be on the losing side.”

Northop entertain Conwy while Llay Welfare will be aiming to pick up their first league win at home to Denbigh.

Pwllheli will be confident of taking maximum points from their trip to Llandudno while Menai Bridge host St Asaph. Bangor’s trip to Mochdre completes the weekend’s top flight games.

Pontblyddyn’s home game with Mold tops the bill in Division One. Mold will be targeting a place in the Premier Division but after a low-scoring win over Hawarden Park in their opener, Pont will also be looking to make it two wins out of two.

Ahead of the trip to Ruthin, Halkyn captain Gareth Thomas said: “We bowled and fielded well in the opening game at Bangor but were disappointed to see last week’s home game rained off against Pontblyddyn.

“We did manage to get a game in the Village Knockout last Sunday at Alvanley where we lost but at least some of the lads spent time in the middle.”

Gwersyllt Park’s home game with Connah’s Quay should also be an intriguing battle with both sides well capable of putting big scores on the board.

Hawarden Park’s batting let them down in their opening day defeat at Pontblyddyn so captain Adam Cross will be looking for his top order to put things right at home to Dolgellau.

Abergele managed to beat the rain and Llanrwst last Saturday and they head to Bangor Seconds while Llanrwst host Bethesda.

Division Two: Bersham v Mochdre 2nds; Carmel v Gresford 2nds; Denbigh 2nds v Llay 2nds; Marchwiel and Wrexham v Buckley; Mold 2nds v Northop 2nds; St Asaph 2nds v Menai Bridge 2nds.

Division Three: Brymbo 2nds v Corwen; Buckley 2nds v Hawarden Park 2nds; Connah’s Quay 2nds v Gwersyllt Park 2nds; Conwy 2nds v Caernarfon; Pwllheli 2nds v Pontblyddyn 2nds.

Division Four: Bethesda 2nds v Llanrwst 2nds; Dolgellau 2nds v Marchwiel and Wrexham 2nds; Halkyn 2nds v Ruthin 2nds; Hawarden Park 3rds v Rhewl; Mynydd Isa & Maeshafn 2nds v Llandudno 2nds.

Sunday East Division: Buckley 3rds v Bersham 3rds; Connah’s Quay 3rds v Northop Hall 4ths; Gwersyllt Park 3rds v Northop 3rds; Hawarden Park 4ths v Mold 3rds.