LLOYD HAYES and Matthew Mullarkey combined with devastating effect as Northop Seconds thrashed Llay Welfare Seconds by 319 runs in Division Two.

Hayes, who plays professional rugby union for Doncaster, struck 187 as Northop posted 371 for six from their 45 overs, Thomas Hughes (55) and James Roberts (41) also in the runs.

It was Mullarkey’s turn to shine after the turnaround, the opening bowler bagging 7-6 from seven overs to skittle Llay for just 52.

Nathan Pierce picked up 2-6 as extras top scored for Llay with 16.

Northop are second in the table behind Buckley, who needed just 43.2 overs to secure a five-wicket win at Menai Bridge Seconds.

Joseph Norman (4-16), Louis Parry (3-20) and Lee Taylor (2-9) combined to bowl Menai out for just 61.

Buckley made slightly heavy weather of reaching the victory total, losing five wickets along the way, but Rocco Franco’s 22 saw his side home.

Halkyn, without key duo Ben Roberts and Graeme Settle, had no answer to the power of Bangor Seconds, who wrapped up a 132-run home win.

The hosts posted 212 for five, which was well beyond Halkyn as they were skittled for 80, Timothy Davies hitting 23.

Brymbo Seconds claimed the bragging rights as they overcame Marchwiel and Wrexham by five wickets.

Michael Forgrave (51) and Sam Shoemark (38) were in the runs for Marchwiel, but Gareth Pugh’s 6-28 meant the visitors were restricted to 157 for nine.

Martin Hayes’ anchored the Brymbo reply with 55 not out, the home side getting across the line with two overs to spare as Forgrave and Darren Bettis took two wickets apiece.

Gresford Seconds were also victorious as they saw off the challenge of Mochdre Seconds by six wickets. Alex Morton (4-21) and Matt Daulby (2-26) combined to bowl Mochdre out for 153, which Gresford chased down with 47 balls to spare.

George Morris struck 57 not out and Henry Makings added an unbeaten 45 as Gresford cruised to victory.

Mynydd Isa and Maeshafn were made to work hard for their 48-run success at Corwen.

Carl Jutson (34) and Chris Geary (31) led Isa to 121 all out as Nathan Aldridge picked up 4-17.

Aldridge then struck 35, but that was 28 more than any of his team-mates as Ryan Wynne and Phil Bradfield both picked up 3-17 to bowl Corwen out for just 73.

Pontblyddyn Seconds won their Division Three Flintshire derby with Buckley Seconds by four wickets.

Jack Williams (43) and Alyn Evans (27) helped Buckley to 141 as Aled Roberts (3-3) and Gareth Hughes (3-12) caused problems with the ball.

Nick Thomas (26) and Roberts (20) got the Pont reply off to a good start, before Dave Evans (52) and Ian White (24) helped their side across the line as Evans took 3-15.

Gwersyllt Park Seconds needed just 37.5 overs to wrap up an eight-wicket win over hosts Hawarden Park Seconds.

Daniel Jones (3-21), Shaun Hughes (2-12), Cai Pearson (2-7) and Ben Griffiths (2-2) were too hot for the Hawarden batting line up to handle as the home side were skittled for 72, Peter Hinton top scoring with 27.

Jones then struck 30 not out at the top of the order as Gwersyllt eased to victory.

Leaders Mold Seconds were handed 10 points as Carmel Seconds failed to raise a side, while St Asaph Seconds (139) held their nerve to beat Denbigh Seconds (126) by 13 runs.

Llangollen upset Division Four leaders Conwy Seconds to claim a 55-run home win.

Conwy went into the clash undefeated, but were staring down the barrel as Llangollen posted 151 for nine, Arthur Jenkins hitting 65.

And that total proved to be enough as Kamran Hassan bagged 5-26 and Geraint Wyn Jones claimed 3-17 to bowl Conwy out for just 96.

Ruthin Seconds (100-0) defeated Llandudno Seconds (98) by 10 wickets and Bethesda Seconds (117-9) beat Caernarfon (51) by 66 runs.

Rhewl and Halkyn Seconds conceded their matches against Dolgellau Seconds and Llanrwst Seconds.