IT was a busy weekend of league and cup action for Colwyn Bay’s senior side.

The club fell to a 122-run defeat at the hands of Formby in a Liverpool and District Competition Premier Division fixture, but Sion Morris’ men bounced back in fine style to seal a 12-run Welsh Cup triumph against Northop.

The visitors set a target of 232-9 declared after 54 overs in the middle, with wicketkeeper-opener James Seward top scoring with 87 before he was eventually trapped lbw by Paul Jenkins.

Another Formby batsman who emerged with credit was skipper Elliot Ketteringham, who was caught off a Jenkins delivery on 67, with Luke Tindsley finishing the innings unbeaten on 27.

Evergreen spinner Jenkins was the pick of the home bowlers and finished with 5-54, with Ryan Holtby claiming a pair of scalps at the expense of 64.

Despite many Bay batsmen making promising starts to their time in the middle, nobody was able to make a significant score of note as they were all out for 110 in reply.

Ryan Westwell (19) and Zack Gidlow (17) were the top scorers on the day, with Mike Littler aiding his side’s fortunes with a knock of 15.

There was more to celebrate on Sunday in their first cup action of the season, with the Bay all out for 204 during an innings that featured impressive half-century scores from Gidlow and George Johansen, who made 54 and 52 respectively.

Skipper Adam Campion made 24, with Oran Elphinstone Davis providing some crucial lower-order runs to end the day unbeaten on 30.

The away side came close to catching their opponents before finishing their allotted 40 overs on 192-7 despite good knocks from Tom Blackwell (46) and Andy Poynton (44*).

Morris’ side will look to take this positive momentum into their next league fixture on Saturday at Southport and Birkdale.