MOCHDRE claimed derby day bragging rights with a dramatic 15-run home victory over Llandudno.

The in-form newly promoted North Wales Cricket League Premier Division side extended their outstanding start to the season with another notable success against the Lions despite setting a target of just 64 from their time in the middle.

Jamie Grimshaw wasted on time in making an impact with the new ball and removed Stewart Williams (9) and skipper Matty Humphreys (12) in quick succession, and Jack Thornton also got in on the act early on with the scalps of Alex Davies (17), and Finlay Jones (0).

Lions’ skipper Jack Rimmington also had a huge say on proceedings and began his tally with the prized wicket of opener Gareth Goodson for a duck, before decimating the lower order on his way to impressive figures of 5-17 from just eight overs.

Only Owen Davies (11) produced a double-figure score thereafter as the home side lasted just 22 overs against a formidable and sustained series of spells from the visiting bowling attack.

Despite their promising position, the away side had no answer for seamer Russ Boswell during the opening exchanges, with the bowler turning the game on its head with the quick-fire wickets of Kevin James (2), Sam Rimmington (1), overseas player Luke Kenworthy (1) and Lewis Jones (5) to conclude his seven-over spell with figures of 4-16.

Goodson was another constant thorn in the side of the batting order, taking out talented teenage opener Matthew Jones for two off 21 deliveries, and he also despatched Ajay Dhawan (0), Andy Christian (0), Jack Rimmington (17) and Grimshaw (12) to end the day on 5-20.

The visitors failed to recover during their final stages at the crease as they made just 49 all out in reply.

Mochdre remain in fourth spot following their win ahead of a visit to defending champions Menai Bridge on Saturday, with sixth-placed Llandudno braced for a home tie against title challengers Denbigh.