LLAY WELFARE and Brymbo both saw their Welsh Cup involvement come to an end.

North Wales League Division Two outfit Llay produced a spirited performance in defeat at Liverpool Competition big boys Colwyn Bay, while a depleted Brymbo were comfortably beaten by Denbigh.

Hosts Colwyn Bay won the toss and elected to bat against Llay at Penrhyn Avenue, Tom Crewe's side doing a decent job at containing their hosts.

Selwyn Morris struck 114 and Zack Gidlow finished unbeaten on 91 as the opening duo posted 215 for the first wicket.

But Bay only posted 234 for one as Dave Phennah picked up a wicket and the likes of Tom Parry and Jack Aplin bowled economically.

John Lloyd struck 37 in reply for Llay, who saw Parry hit a 36-ball 47 at number seven, but Matt Russell proved their undoing as he took 6-30 to help bowl the visitors out for 132.

Colwyn Bay will now face the winners of Dolgellau versus Llandudno, the duo set to meet on Sunday.

Denbigh needed just 35.1 overs to secure an eight-wicket win at Brymbo, who were skittled for 73 having been invited to bat first.

Gareth Boyes' 24-ball 39 aside, Brymbo couldn't handle Denbigh's bowling attack, led by Jack Griffiths (5-24) and Sam Lewis (3-24).

Jon Eccles (42 not out) and Gerallt Lyall (30) then led Denbigh to victory, Boyes taking one of the wickets to fall.