IT doesn't get much tougher for Brymbo as they begin the second half of their Premier Division season tomorrow.

Another run-fest could be in store as Brymbo, currently in fourth, welcome second-placed St Asaph.

This is the second meeting between the teams this season as they faced each other on the opening day way back in April.

On that day, well over 500 runs were scored at Elwy Grove Park, with the Saints' 275 for seven proving to be enough for victory versus Brymbo's 247.

Nathanael Scott bagged a century for St Asaph in that contest and this feat was matched by Mohamed Nilam Jayman, whose 116 came from only 86 deliveries.

Brymbo skipper Dan Parry will be looking for an improved batting display to the one seen in last weekend's loss to Northop.

"We didn't bat well enough to be honest," he said.

"It seemed to be difficult to score and they scored 20 more than we would have liked."

One bright spot was the performance of 15-year-old leg spinner Sam Aplin, who took an excellent one for 32 from his nine overs, with 11 runs scored in his final over.

"He's a Welsh U15s lad and he kept his place," said Parry.

"It was great to see and he had great control.

"He took a stunning catch and even the umpires were clapping."

Aplin is unavailable for tomorrow's encounter with St Asaph, but Joe Norman and Gareth Boys will come back into the team.

"You have got to say that St Asaph and Menai Bridge are too strong in reality," said Parry.

"I will say we will match them (St Asaph) if we can.

"If you lose and play your best cricket and lose, you dust yourselves down and say fair enough."

Northop will be aiming to defend their top-three spot in the Premier Division tomorrow.

Holding third position following their victory versus Brymbo, Northop are looking to complete a league double over Bangor.

That first win of the season remains elusive for Llay, but they still only trail next-to-bottom Pwllheli by four points.

Llay begin the second half of their season at Mold tomorrow.

For Mold, they'll be hoping to emulate the outcome in the last meeting between the sides on the opening day of the campaign.

On that occasion, George Deniz's outfit lost only two wickets as they successfully chased down Llay's 197 for six target.

"Obviously disappointing again on Saturday," said Llay skipper Tom Crewe reflecting on the six-wicket home defeat versus Bangor last weekend.

"Batting woes continue.

"We have Dave Phennah, Jack Aplin and Jacob Roberts missing this week too so we have a weakened side again, but we'll do our best as usual."

There was a rare hit wicket dismissal as Crewe got rid of Bangor opener Chris Barry last time out.

"I'd like to say I bowled him a bouncer and knocked him over," added Crewe.

"But it was a long hop and he tried to hit it too hard and just trod on his stumps!"

Leaders Menai Bridge will be targeting a 12th triumph in succession as they pay a visit to Llandudno, who are sixth.