IT'S derby day in the Premier Division tomorrow.

There have been mixed fortunes for Llay and Brymbo so far this season and the pair meet at Brymbo Sports and Social Complex for a high noon start.

Brymbo find themselves fifth after winning five of their first eight games, but they are within touching distance of third-placed Gresford.

Although Llay are still searching for that first win of the season, they can take heart from a promising showing last time out.

Their latest match was a home clash with Premier Division leaders Menai Bridge and Llay managed to pick up two points after a good showing in the field.

That will give them some confidence ahead of the meeting with Brymbo.

Nathan Humphreys returns to the side in place of David Wright, while Jack Aplin will soon return to the ranks.

Brymbo came storming back to form in last weekend's 14-1 points win over Pwllheli.

From being bundled out for around 100 versus Llandudno the week before, Brymbo hit back with 337 for six.

"It was good to see Jake James score his first century for Brymbo," said skipper Dan Parry.

Mohamed Nilam Jayman was back to his "scintillating best" according to Parry, who was also delighted to see 17-year-old Henry Lunn scoring his first half-century for the first team.

"It's local bragging rights this weekend," he added.

"It's bittersweet playing against them.

"I used to play for Llay and I was the captain and I'm a bit worried seeing their struggles.

"I'm still mates with a few of them."

Brymbo expect to be at full strength, with vice-captain Connor Davies and Alex Paterson back.

Third-placed Gresford go to defending champions St Asaph, who sit second in the table.

Gresford managed to beat Northop by four wickets last time out, with skipper Matt Thompson saying: "It was definitely a close game.

"We had a good start with the ball and we were a bit disappointed they got to around 230.

"It was a good wicket and we knew it was attainable."

Thompson was pleased to see a few good partnerships as Gresford got over the line with time to spare.

Looking ahead to the testing trip to St Asaph, Thompson added: "It's a bit of a free hit for us.

"We are probably exceeding expectations this season.

"We would like to think we will give them a tough game.

"The pressure will be on St Asaph."

Sam Thompson and Harry Morris will return for Gresford.

Elsewhere, leaders Menai Bridge play host to relegation-threatened Mochdre and Bangor pay a visit to Pwllheli.