LLANRWST picked up their best win of the North Wales Cricket League Division One season to date after a 35-run triumph over leaders Bethesda.

The Rwsters set a target of 145 all out thanks to a stunning knock late on from Alwyn Williams, who turned the game on its head with an unbeaten 48 to ensure the home side had a sense of respectability when it looked as if they would be skittled for less than 100 at one stage.

Other double-figure scores came from Scott Thomas (11), Aron Hughes (14) and Alex Evans (15), with Kevin Evans the pick of the visiting bowlers after securing figures of 3-26 from a 12-over spell.

Carwyn Williams also helped himself to three wickets for the loss of 31 runs, with Richard Lee Williams and Gareth Jones both picking up a pair of scalps apiece.

Pesda’s run chase began in poor fashion when Alwyn Williams took out Dewi Roberts and Matthew Harrington for 14 and a duck early on, and things went from bad to worse when the visitors lost Nicholas Parry (0), Jez Shea (2), skipper Jonathan Williams (2) and Matthew Buchanan (0) all lost their respective wickets without contributing a meaningful tally to the scoreboard.

The one constant throughout the innings was Carwyn Williams, who produced a knock of genuine quality to finish on 64 not out, but a five-wicket haul from Lee Thomas for the loss of 15 runs proved to be the difference between the two sides as the league leaders made just 110 all out in reply.

Llanrwst are now out of the drop zone and they will look to carry on their positive momentum at Pontblyddyn on Saturday.