BRYMBO’S hopes of claiming this year’s Welsh Cup are at an end.

Following a terrific run in the competition, Brymbo lost out by seven wickets in their semi-final showdown at cup holders Swansea.

Connor Davies (52) and skipper Dan Parry (35) helped Brymbo to recover from 18 for three to reach 165 for nine (Asim Hameed 4-45).

Swansea stumbled to 21 for two in their reply, but Tim Moses (47 not out) and Gareth Hayden (46 not out) ensured the tally got to 166 for three (Joseph Norman 2-16).

Unbeaten Brymbo seconds have the luxury of being able to lose twice prior to the end of the season and still claim the North Wales League Division Two title.

Win number 15 of the campaign was supplied via an eight-wicket outcome during Brymbo’s trip to Buckley seconds.

Johnny Hewitt (25) top scored as Buckley were all out for 71. Ross Roberts claimed three wickets without conceding a run, while there were two wickets apiece for Matthew Turner, Ryan Holloway and Jordan Williams.

Brymbo responded with 75 for two.

Gresford seconds lost out by three wickets during their trip to second-placed Bangor seconds.

A superb 55 from Harry Morris helped Gresford to reach 99 for eight (Christopher Dawson 3-7) and Bangor got to 102 for six (Freddie Clegg 5-24).

It turned out to be a comfortable chase as Bersham got the better of hosts Hawarden Park seconds by eight wickets.

Martin Hinton (41) starred as Park’s 40 overs yielded 143 for seven (Nilanka De Silva 3-20).

This wasn’t enough, though, as Bersham got to a winning 144 for two with almost 10 overs to spare.

Suresh Lakmal Koswaththage (61) and Maneesha Ayomal Nissanka (49 not out) led the chase, as Evan Shaw picked up a couple of wickets.

Meanwhile, there was a heavy 165-run reverse for Mold seconds away to St Asaph seconds, who struck 238 for seven (David Lloyd 56, Andy Mearns 51, Keith Embleton 3-44).

George Godwin (23) top scored in Mold’s 73 (Liam Moores 4-19).

Connah’s Quay seconds’ Division Three title hopes were dealt a blow in a heavy eight-wicket defeat at Bethesda seconds.

Just three players got to double figures when Quay’s innings was halted on 68 (Aayushman Goswami 3-6, Sopan Patil 3-11).

Bethesda then eased their way to 72 for two.

In the match of the day, leaders Ruthin were beaten by 37 runs during their visit to fellow title hopefuls Corwen.

A reduced 36 overs saw Corwen get to 181 for five (Tom King 53, Harry Pooler 42, Oliver Jones 2-28).

Despite a knock of 32 at the top of the order from Dafydd Roberts, Ruthin’s response finished up short on 144 (Simon Harrison 3-30).

There was a thriller as Conwy seconds got the better of coastal rivals Llandudno seconds by a solitary wicket.

David Barlow’s effort of 47 boosted the Llandudno tally to 123 for seven (Richard Windmill 3-24), while Conwy responded with 124 for nine (Philip Michael Davies 38, Jack Thornton 3-20).

Ruthin seconds edged to an 11-run success in their home Division Four meeting with Llanrwst seconds.

Gareth Beach struck 78 in Ruthin’s 121 all out (Lee Thomas 4-29) and Llanrwst replied with 110 for nine (Elliott Lewis 3-26).