CONNAH’S QUAY are still searching for their first Premier Division victory of the campaign after losing by 27 runs at the hands of Pwllheli.

Having won the toss, Pwllheli went about posting 242 for eight from their allotted 50 overs, Morgan Murray-Williams (89), Chris Moore (58) and Syed Kaleem Aslam (40) the main run makers, with 36 extras further boosting the visitors’ total.

Mali Auty (3-53) and Darren Pritchard (2-19) led the way with the ball for Quay, who made a positive start to their run chase.

Openers Martin Burger (83) and Tom Hooson (33) set the platform, but once the duo departed, along with key man David Fox for a duck, victory looked remote.

Rhys Stout (32) and Pritchard (15) steadied things, but wickets continued to fall and Quay ended up 215 all out.

Hawarden Park made it two wins from two over the Bank Holiday weekend with a four-wicket Division One success at Ruthin.

Ian Martin (3-16) and Mike Wootton (3-21) combined to bowl Ruthin out for just 120.

Hawarden looked set to cruise past that total as David Hughes (42) and Rowlands (19) put on 59 for the first wicket. But one wicket brought about a mini-collapse as Hawarden soon found themselves 94 for five, before Martin (17 not out) saw his side to victory.

Llay Welfare were awarded victory as Bersham failed to raise a side for their scheduled clash, while Dolgellau (261-7) beat Bethesda (77) by 184 runs.

Buckley’s Division Two title charge continued with a 66-run victory at Gresford Seconds.

Opener Gary Mayers carried his bat to finish unbeaten on 58 and Sam Evans struck 57 not out as Buckley posted 163 for three.

Gresford’s batting line-up were unable to follow the lead of their opponents, who bowled the home side out for just 97 with Joseph Norman (4-25), Adam Shaw (3-18) and Mayers (2-2) in the wickets.

Pontblyddyn Seconds’ bowlers starred in a 14-run Division Three victory over Gwersyllt Park Seconds.

Only Ian White (25) and Aled Roberts (21) really troubled the scorers as Pontblyddyn were bowled out for just 109, Harry Archer, Shaun Hughes, Ben Griffiths and Jack Watkins with two wickets apiece. But that total proved enough as Ryan White and Roberts both pocketed 3-23 to bowl Gwersyllt out for just 95.

Carmel and District Seconds held their nerve to secure a tense six-run success over Buckley Seconds.

Jonathan Fisher carried his bat for Carmel to finish 66 not out in the score of 124 for nine.

Steve Scooter Jones (3-33), Richard Collett (2-4) and Evan Collett (2-11) made sure that total was enough by restricting Buckley to 1118 for nine.

Hawarden Park Seconds (96) came unstuck as they lost at St Asaph Seconds (236-4) by 140 runs, while Denbigh Seconds (172-8) won by 22 runs at Abergele Seconds (150).

Halkyn Seconds (81-1) produced a strong performance to beat Bethesda Seconds (77) by nine wickets in Division Four, while Marchwiel and Wrexham Seconds’ nine men lost by the same margin at Llanrwst Seconds after being bowled out for 60.