CONWY extend their advantage at the North Wales Cricket League Division One summit thanks to a six-wicket home success over title rivals Llay Welfare.

A fine performance in the field from the unbeaten side restricted the visitors to 125 all out from 45 overs at the crease, with skipper Nathan Humphreys and David Wright joint-top scoring with knocks of 21 apiece.

The bowling tandem of Graham Meredith and Vaughan Williams were in superb form throughout, with the former taking the wickets of opener Jack Parry (0), wicketkeeper John Lloyd (8) and Wright on his way to figures of 3-29 from a ten-over spell.

Williams was equally as impressive at the other end of the middle, sending Humphreys, Tom Parry (9) and Tom Crewe (1) back to the pavilion in quick succession to end the day with identical figures of 3-29.

Another home bowler to stand out was Gareth Thomas, who claimed a pair of scalps for the loss of just 13 runs.

Despite losing captain Rajjenu Britto relatively early on when he was caught off a Crewe delivery on 17, the brother tandem of Shaun and Danny Davies put the hosts in the ascendancy with notable contributions of 40 and 23 respectively.

Thomas rounded off an impressive contribution on both sides of the ball with an unbeaten innings of 21 to get them over the line, and Evan Williams (10*) was also there at the end as the promotion hopefuls reached their required target with ten overs to spare.

The result leaves Britto’s men 17 points clear of second-placed Llay with a game in hand, and they will look to continue their exceptional form during their trip to newly promoted Ruthin on Saturday.