School cricket returns

YSGOL Pen Y Bryn travelled to Menai Bridge on a glorious sunny evening on Wednesday, May 19. Young batsmen Luke Russell (49) and Harry Spillane (54 retired) starred as the visitors posted 160 - 4 from their allocated overs. Poppy Smith the standout bowler for Menai Bridge with figures of 0-16 from her 4 overs.

The Menai Bridge response never really fired thanks to tight PYB bowling led by long suffering skipper Darren Dentith – two for 12 from three overs. A freak wicket fell when Owen Rhodes attempted a catch off his own bowling only to deflect the ball onto the stumps to run out batsman Dan Mummery at the non-striker’s end! PYB were able to give eight players a bowl with Menai Bridge ending on 101-7 despite a rapid 20 from captain Jack Gower.

Police get the job done in 12 overs

North Wales Police began their campaign with a solid victory at Conwy. Bowling first, the Police bowlers gave nothing away, restricting Conwy to just 28 off the first eight overs despite taking no wickets. That changed as Matthew Russell came on, taking four quick wickets, preventing Conwy from accelerating in the later overs, with the innings finishing on 84/7. Russell then starred with the bat, making short work of the total, finishing 51 not out as the Police got over the line in the 12th over.

Bees remain top despite loss

Meanwhile the Bee held on to the top spot in the league despite a narrow loss to Llanrwst in a low scoring encounter. Thanks to excellent bowling from Hugh Williams and Nathan Jones, who between them took four wickets for just five runs, The Bee were only able to muster 66 runs with Hugh Kelly top scoring on 12. In response, Chris Dawson ripped out 4 early wickets, reducing Llanrwst to four for four. Amil Jamir then put The Bee firmly in control with 3/12 as Llanrwst fell to 17 for seven. However, opener Aaron Jones proved the match winner, striking an unbeaten 56, taking Llanrwst to victory with two wickets to spare.