A BRILLIANT double remains on the cards for Brymbo.

The North Wales League Premier Division title-chasers booked their spot in the semi-finals of this season’s Welsh Cup thanks to a stunning eight-wicket success at Ammanford.

It was the bowlers who set up the success, with Ammanford being restricted to 133 for eight from their 35 overs. Opener Kurtis Marsh (40) top scored for the home side, with Mohamed Nilam Jayman (4-18) impressing with the ball.

Brymbo reached a winning 134 for two with more than five overs to spare.

Chris Taylor (57 not out) and James Claybrook (25) compiled an opening stand of 82, while Jayman added a swift 21.

Colwyn Bay thrashed Cowbridge by 204 runs and Swansea gained a seven-wicket success at Newport.

Despite the heavy rain that fell, Division Two action enjoyed an impressive completion rate in the North Wales League.

All but one of the matches were completed.

A brilliant bowling display made sure leaders Brymbo seconds gained their 12th triumph of the summer at the expense of Gresford seconds.

Akbar Shareef Babar (4-6), Ryan Holloway (3-5) and Ross Roberts (2-1) ensured Gresford were bundled out for an unlucky 13 during Brymbo’s nine-wicket victory.

A sixth win of the season went the way of Carmel & District with their 42-run verdict at Mold seconds.

Making first use of the batting track, Carmel set 212 for five from their 40 overs.

Ben Sim (83) and Jonathan Fisher (43 not out) made sure the visitors had a good target to defend.

Craig Roberts and Oliver Jones bagged two wickets apiece for Mold, who responded with 170 for nine (John Williams 65, Daniel Williams 31, Sim 3-28).

Buckley seconds got the better of Bersham by three wickets in their encounter.

In a match reduced to 32 overs per side, Bersham got to 168 for three.

This was thanks to the efforts of Hari Garikapogula (59) and Sameera De Silva (45).

Ollie Fellows (63) and Mathew Edge (44) helped Buckley to 171 for seven with 16 balls to spare. Nilanka De Silva and Gavin Manuel snapped up a pair of wickets apiece.

Bangor seconds beat Mochdre seconds by 41 runs and there was a win for St Asaph seconds versus Llanrwst.

The only game that failed to go the distance was at Pontblyddyn, where visitors Hawarden Park seconds were on 40 for four when the tussle was abandoned.

Three matches went the distance in Division Three.

In a thrilling encounter, hosts Connah’s Quay seconds got the better of leaders Ruthin by two wickets.

Batting first, Ruthin were restricted to 112 for nine (Jamie Hughes 44, James Thomas 6-20).

Kevin Jones’ knock of 37 was pivotal as Quay responded with 116 for eight with one delivery to spare.

Llyr Williams (3-20) was Ruthin’s main bowler.

Mynydd Isa & Maeshafn were pipped by three wickets by Conwy seconds, who made 167 for seven (Stuart Watkins 72, Andrew Davies 50, Yash Soni 3-36).

This was in response to Mynydd Isa & Maeshafn’s 166 for six (Stuart Applewhite 76, Soni 36).

It was a tough trip to Denbigh for Gwersyllt Park seconds, who were dismissed for 39.

Denbigh seconds then struck 40 for four (Michael Griffiths 2-6).

In the Sunday East Division, Northop Hall fourths beat Bersham thirds by seven wickets.

Bersham were all out for 91 (Sujeesh Vazhadan 33, Sion Hellen 3-13), before Hall struck 93 for three (Matteo Evans-Ford 35).