MOCHDRE’S strong form continued with a hard fought victory over St Asaph.
Most of the batting line-up played their part in a low-scoring affair, with opener Joe Chaplin (24), skipper Adam Campion (27) and Russ Boswell (26) putting up the top scores as they finished on 140 all out.
St Asaph also struggled to score though, and tight bowling from the Mochdre attack, who bowled 20 maidens over their 51 overs, restricted them to 107 runs.
Gareth Goodson was the pick of the bowlers, taking three wickets and bowling seven maidens for 21 runs from 12 overs.
Marcus Adams, Adam Campion and Gareth Davies all took two each, with Alex Davies chipping in with another.
Mochdre’s second XI maintained their unbeaten start with a comfortable 8-2 split against Menai Bridge.
Skipper Gaz Colman’s decision to put Menai in to bat first, despite an uncertain forecast, proved an inspired choice. Though the Plan A of getting quick wickets failed to come off, Bridge could only score 76 for eight from their 45 overs, with Andy Welden, who stepped up from the thirds, recording punitive figures of eight overs, six maidens, and one for two. Roy Stevens and Adam Jones took two wickets each.
A couple of early losses saw Mochdre wobble, but Welden (38) and Alun Evans (22 not out) steadied the nerves, hitting the runs required to get over the finish line.