PONTBLYDDYN suffered a batting collapse as they failed to ease their Premier Division relegation worries by losing to Denbigh by 21 runs.

After restricting Denbigh to 151, Pontblyddyn were 83 for two as David Foulkes (41) and Ben Mason (21) found themselves in the runs.

But once they departed the rest of the Pont batsmen came unstuck as Sam Lewis took four wickets in an over to bowl the visitors out for 130.

Earlier in the day, Chris Moss, James Hughes and Aled Roberts claimed three wickets apiece as Denbigh were bowled out for 151, Harrison Jones hitting a half century.

Pontblyddyn remain a point above the drop zone after second from bottom Brymbo were beaten by 20 runs at Menai Bridge.

Dion Holden hit 81 as Menai posted 257 for eight, Dan Parry and Gareth Boyes with two wickets apiece for 10-man Brymbo.

Captain James Claybrook has spoken about Brymbo’s need to improve their batting, and his players took that advice on board.

David Blackwell (65), Mohamed Nilam Jayman (46), Claybrook (40) and Shashika Meistry (32) were all in the runs, but no one could kick on as Brymbo fell short of a memorable victory.

Connah’s Quay are 40 points adrift of safety at the foot of the table after they lost to Pwllheli by 77 runs.

Martin Burger and Scott Adams claimed two wickets apiece as Pwllheli posted 233 for seven, Kalim Syed hitting 51.

Key man Burger went for 18 in Quay’s reply, which was brought to an end on 156 after a 50-run sixth wicket partnership between Dylan Stout (35) and Rob Downey (35no).

Northop came agonisingly close to beating Mochdre, who held their nerve to secure a four-run win.

James Birch and Mark Poynton pocketed three wickets each as Mochdre were bowled out for 234 - a total Northop looked like chasing down with openers Alex Gill (78) and Tom Hughes (49) putting on 112. But Mochdre kept chipping away as Northop, who frustratingly fell short of victory.

Gresford were also beaten as Llandudno recorded a four-wicket home win.

Craig Morse’s 46 not out helped Gresford to 161 after the Wrexham-based side were 73 for seven at one stage, Jamie Grimshaw with 5-30.

Simon Perry then claimed 3-37 to give Gresford hope, but Sam Rimmington (45) and Will Sissons (44no) saw Llandudno home.

Bangor moved back to the top of the table as they claimed a nine-wicket win over St Asaph, who were skittled for 86.

Suresh Koswathage had a day to remember as Bersham defeated Abergele by 14 runs in Division One.

Koswathage struck an unbeaten 103 as Bersham posted 181, before he claimed three wickets alongside Nilanka De Silva to bowl Abergele out for 167.

Hawarden Park’s winning run continued as they defeated Carmel by 64 runs.

Mike Rapson claimed 3-20 as Hawarden slumped to 12 for four, but Joe Forde (78) and Adam Cross (62) helped their side to 184 all out.

Ian Martin then took 3-11 and Mike Wootton and David Hughes claimed two wickets apiece as Carmel were bowled out for 120.

Alwyn Williams took 7-16 as Mold were beaten by three wickets at Llanrwst.

Usman Butt top scored with 27 as Mold were skittled for 88, Llanrwst limping home.

Llay Welfare (158-8) came up short as they were beaten by two runs at Dolgellau (160-8), while Gwersyllt Park (174) lost to Conwy (175-4) by six wickets and Bethesda (142) won by 10 runs at Ruthin (132).


Premier Division: Bangor 87-1, St Asaph 86; Denbigh 151, Pontblyddyn 130; Llandudno 163-6, Gresford 161; Menai Bridge 257-8, Brymbo 237-6; Northop 230-8, Mochdre 234; Pwllheli 233-7, Connah’s Quay 156.

Division One: Bersham 181, Abergele 167; Conwy 175-4, Gwersyllt Park 174; Dolgellau 160-8, Llay Welfare 158-8; Hawarden Park 184, Carmel 120; Llanrwst 91-7, Mold 88; Ruthin 132, Bethesda 142.

Division Two: Gresford 2nds 179-7, Bangor 2nds 180-7; Llay Welfare 2nds 160, Halkyn 161-4; Marchwiel and Wrexham 58-0, Corwen 54.

Division Three: Buckley 2nds 129, Hawarden Park 2nds 97; Gwersyllt Park 2nds 182-6, Carmel 2nds 115; Mold 2nds 161, Pwllheli 2nds 166-6; Pontblyddyn 2nds 138-6, Denbigh 2nds 135-5; St Asaph 2nds 213-4, Mynydd Isa and Maeshafn 2nds 212-9.

Division Four: Bethesda 2nds 108-1, Marchwiel 2nds 107-9; Caernarfon 171-4, Conwy 2nds 172-2; Halkyn 2nds 80, Ruthin 2nds 81-1; Llangollen 137-6, Dolgellau 136-6; Rhewl 150-6, Llandudno 2nds 151-2.