NORTHOP’S brave bid to win the Premier Division title was thwarted by St Asaph, who pipped them to top spot by just six points.

Andy Poynton and Ben Beaver both took three wickets as Bangor were bowled out for just 59 on the final day of the season.

Beaver’s unbeaten 29 saw Northop home to 62 for six leaving them to rely on reigning champions Menai Bridge to stop St Asaph’s charge.

Duncan Midgeley smashed a stunning 144 not out in Saints’ 212 for five and Dan Evans’ five-wicket haul saw Menai skittled for 79.

Brymbo finished third after a five-wicket win over Mochdre, who were bowled out 139, skipper Dan Parry taking 5-43. Jason Underwood’s unbeaten 65 led Brymbo to victory.

Mold will be playing in Division One next season as they slumped to 44 all out in a 92-run defeat at Halkyn.

Jamie Griffiths (4-14) and Shamar Forde (46) starred for Halkyn.

Pontblyddyn ended a disappointing season in bottom place after they were bowled out for just 75 chasing Gresford’s 193.

Llandudno are down after they suffered a nine-wicket hammering at Denbigh for whom Kieran Gilly (90) and Harrison Jones (75) shared an unbeaten 172-run partnership.

It was a case of Park-life in Division One as Hawarden Park joined champions Gwersyllt Park in the top two placings.

Gwersyllt completed a brilliant season with a 125-run demolition of Dolgellau.

Jake James (71) and captain Iroshan De Silva (61) top scored in Gwersyllt’s 242 for six.

Hawarden pipped Conwy to the runners-up spot by just three points after a 67-run win at Abergele.

Owen Skillander (38) top scored in Hawarden’s 169 for six before Mike Wootton grabbed 3-21 as the hosts were bowled out for 102.

Conwy won by 64 runs at Buckley for whom Alex Storey (52) top scored in their 144 all out while there was an exciting finish at Connah’s Quay where the home side beat Menai Bridge Seconds by two runs.

Buckley and Menai Bridge finished level on 116 points in the battle to beat the drop, but it’s the Anglesey side who finish the season in the relegation zone.

Marchwiel and Wrexham finished bottom after failing to reach three figures again as they were skittled for just 89 in an eight-wicket defeat at home to Bethesda.

Llay Welfare will join them in Division Two next season.

Matthew Mullarkey took 3-15 as Llay posted 89 for nine in an eight-wicket defeat at Northop Seconds.


Division Two: Hawarden Park 2nds 42-3 Buckley 2nds 41; Mold 2nds 62 Bersham 210; Pontblyddyn 2nds 100-2 Llanrwst 96.

There were batting woes for both Northop Hall and Chirk as they brought the curtain down on their respective campaigns.

Hall’s Liverpool Competition season with a two-wicket loss in their Division Two encounter at home to Parkfield Liscard.

Skipper Carwyn Johnson (36) top scored in Northop Hall’s 94 all out (Sadeep Saputantrige 7-48) and the visitors reached a winning 97 for six (Liam Evans Ford 4-32).

There was also a losing end to the Shropshire League season for Chirk, who were beaten by 96 runs during their trip to Bomere Heath.

Nick Flack’s 5-43 return helped to restrict the hosts to 193 (Henry Preece 54) and Luke Gardner’s unbeaten 31 was the highlight in Chirk’s response of 97.