A LONG trip faces Pontblyddyn tomorrow as they look to maintain their promising start to life back in the Premier Division.

They head to winless Bangor following an opening day triumph over Pwllheli and a competitive defeat last time out at Brymbo.

Reflecting on that loss, Pontblyddyn captain Rhys Jones said: "The difference in the game was James Claybrook."

Ryan Dunning bowled very well for Pontblyddyn and Jones added: "They got 288 and I didn't think we were ever going to get them."

The chase saw Pontblyddyn pick up three points after accumulating 243 for seven, though.

"If we can go to these bigger clubs away and pick up three-or-four points, that's not too bad," stressed Jones

"It's a tough ask, but we more than held our own."

Bangor are still searching for their first points of the season and Jones added: "I find that a bit strange.

"Bangor is a good ground and there is a bit in it.

"I fancy our chances if we bat as we are doing."

Chris Myles, Mike Littler and Chris Moss will form part of a strong looking Pontblyddyn side.

There's a mid-table encounter as Mold head to Llandudno.

Mold skipper George Deniz will be looking for his side to show off the battling qualities that were on show during last weekend's loss to Gresford.

"To be honest, they probably deserved to win it, although not by much," he said.

"In general, they were slightly better than us on the day.

"There were a few positives we could take."

Gresford looked to be on for a huge total when they reached the midway point of their innings some 115 without loss.

However, Deniz was delighted with the way the bowlers responded to dismiss their opponents for 204.

"We pulled it back really well."

Some tight bowling from Gresford reduced Mold's reply to 105 for eight, but they did well to eventually conjure up 167 to claim a couple of additional points.

"Both our bowling and batting managed to pull it back."

On the Llandudno match, he added: "I'm looking forward to it.

"I think they will be similar to us this season.

"They will be missing their best player in Jack Rimmington.

"They're a good team and they have scored runs in these first two games."

Gareth Davies, last season's joint-top wicket taker with Rich Crane, is available for the clash as his beloved Wrexham AFC play Stockport on Sunday.

In Division One, Halkyn will look to keep their spot in the top-two with victory at home to Buckley, while a third win on the bounce is Gwersyllt Park's target at Llanrwst.

Hawarden Park have also enjoyed a bright start and they welcome Abergele, and Bangor Seconds are the visitors to Connah's Quay. A tough trip faces Marchwiel and Wrexham at leaders Denbigh.

Other fixture: Conwy v Dolgellau.

Division 2: Bersham v Northop 2nds; Gresford 2nds v Carmel & District; Menai Bridge 2nds v Ruthin; Mochdre 2nds v Bethesda; Mold 2nds v Caernarfon; St Asaph 2nds v Hawarden Park 2nds.

Division 3: Abergele 2nds v Connah's Quay 2nds; Bethesda 2nds v Denbigh 2nds; Buckley 2nds v Brymbo 2nds; Gwersyllt Park 2nds v Mynydd Isa and Maeshafn; Pontblyddyn 2nds v Conwy 2nds; Ruthin 2nds v Pwllheli 2nds.

Division 4: Carmel & District 2nds v Llanrwst 2nds; Corwen v Halkyn 2nds; Dolgellau 2nds v Llay 2nds; Hawarden Park 3rds v Bersham 2nds; Marchwiel and Wrexham 2nds v Llandudno 2nds.