CHIRK ended their frustrating wait for victory with an impressive 128-run success over Welshpool.

Andrew Swarbrick’s men had been without an outright win since the end of the 2017 North Wales Cricket League season.

But a move to the Shropshire League has reinvigorated Chirk, who moved up to fourth spot in Division Two following their victory.

James Carter struck an unbeaten 82 at number three for Chirk after Gareth Partridge had hit 41 at the top of the order.

Nick Flack (65) and Swarbrick (55) then combined to help lead Chirk to an challenging 272 for four from their allotted 45 overs.

Swarbrick, who has been struggling with injury of late, was the star of the show with the ball for Chirk after the turnaround as he bagged 5-21.

Joining their captain in the wickets were Partridge (2-21) and Billy Swarbrick (2-46) as Welshpool were dismissed for 144 in reply.

Northop Hall wrapped up a quickfire league and cup double over Prestatyn as they beat their north Wales rivals by 112 runs.

Having toppled Prestatyn in the Ray Tyler Cup a week earlier, Hall proved it was no fluke by securing their first Liverpool Competition Division One success of the season.

Opener Alex Smith set the tone for Hall with 85, while Jamie Hodgson chipped in with 45 and Carwyn Johnson added an unbeaten 22 in the hosts’ 235 all out.

It was left to spin duo Enamul Haque and James Hurlin, who was forced to bat at 11 due to injury, to lead Hall to victory.

Former Bangladesh international Haque claimed 5-35 and Hurlin pocketed 3-42 as Prestatyn were bowled out for just 123.

Ben Arden bagged 5-30 as Hall Thirds defeated Birkenhead Park Thirds by three wickets.

Arden helped bowl Birkenhead out for 130, before Hall reached 131 for seven to clinch victory.