A FANTASTIC weekend for Llandudno saw them secure a notable league and cup double.

The Lions were at their brilliant best during a busy two days of action, which began with a convincing five-wicket success against North Wales Cricket League Premier Division rivals Connah’s Quay.

This was followed up by a four-wicket triumph at Dolgellau to reach the semi-finals of the Welsh Cup’s northern section, and they will look to carry on this positive momentum at Mochdre on Saturday.

A standout bowling display saw the visitors restricted to 112 all out from 35 overs in the middle during their league outing, with Matthew Jones emerging as the pick of the attack with three wickets for the loss of just 25 runs.

He was aided at the other end by Jack and Tom Thornton, who both claimed a pair of scalps apiece as only skipper Martin Burger (25), Josh Clarke (36) and Rob Downey (28*) producing any scores of note.

Despite losing Jones (0), Sam Rimmington (15), Luke Kenworthy (12) and Andrew Christian (6) relatively early on, an unbeaten innings of 33 from Matthew Lambe ensured they reached their required target with minimal fuss, with Kevin James (10*) also there at the end to secure success.

Sunday’s cup clash saw the home side post a total on 148-9 from their allotted 40 overs at the crease, which saw captain Robbie Humphreys produce a knock of genuine quality before he was eventually removed by Jack Thornton on 50.

Greg Smithies (13) and Jamie Tomkins (26) were the only other batsmen to make it into double-figures, with Sam Rimmington taking four wickets at the expense of just 19 runs.

Jones and Rimmington got the off to a moderate start with 19 apiece, and James was skittled by Phil Leeds after contributing 16 to the scoreboard.

This was not replicated by Lewis Jones and Ajay Dhawan, who made one and a duck, but Kenworthy showed his class on his way to 42 not out from 64 deliveries to ensure the away side made it two wins in as many days with just three balls to spare.