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Pont caught on the 'hop by basement strugglers; NORTH WALES CRICKET.

NORTHOP caused one of the upsets of the North Wales Cricket League season as they sent Pontblyddyn crashing to a fourwicket reverse.

Pont went into the game in third, almost 200 points clear of basement boys Northop, but their hopes of lifting the title completely disappeared as they were outclassed.

Put into bat, Pont scored 158-9 off 48 overs before declaring with Mark Pointon taking 6-29 and Matt Williams 3-34.

But Northop knocked off the runs in 45 overs for the loss of six wickets, Pointon scoring 39, while Harry Lewis knocked 43 and Alistair Andrady, 15, on his debut hit an unbeaten 30.

There appears to be no stopping Llandudno as they close in on a seventh title in eight seasons - but Brymbo did not allow the Seasiders to have it all their own way yesterday.

Brymbo scored 230-6 declared with Greg King hitting 87, Ben Hilliard 46 and Matthew Turner 35. Gordon Kerr took 4-45 off 15 overs.

Llandudno knocked off the runs in 44.5 overs with three wickets remaining, Owen Jones scoring 88 and the ever reliable Jack Rimmington 82.

Second-placed Menai Bridge edged to a 14-run success over Denbigh after being dismissed for 129, with Jacob Apicella hitting 43 and Ashley Wood 24. Andy Clark, Alec Lewis and Harrison Jones each took three wickets.

Despite Bridge's modest total, Denbigh were all out for 115, with top scorer being Gerallt Lyall. Wood took 4-20 and Carl Thomas 3-34.

Mochdre leapfrogged Pontblyddyn into third when they beat Mold by seven wickets.

Mold chose to bat and were all out for 162 with Chris Boulton unbeaten on 36 and Cliff Wiseman scoring 32. Gareth Davies took 3-40, Praneel Hira 3-31 and Gareth Goodson 3-38.

Mochdre knocked off the runs with seven wickets remaining, Adam Campion hitting 80.

Llanrwst overcame St Asaph by 76 runs to condemn their victims to bottom spot.

In Division One, Bangor continue to dominate affairs by trouncing Chirk by ten wickets.

Put in to bat, Chirk were skittled out for just 76 with leading wicket taker Simon Murley taking 2-4 in four overs, three of them maidens while Gareth Edwards captured 2-13.

Bangor did not lose a wicket passing the target, Murley scoring 42 and Sion Evans 34.

Pwllheli beat Conwy by nine wickets and Llandudno 2nds overcame Bodedern by 82 runs.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Wales On Sunday (Cardiff, Wales)
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Date:Aug 11, 2013
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