TITLE chasing Conwy got back to winning ways at the first opportunity with a dominant 116-run triumph at Llanrwst.

The North Wales Cricket League Division One leaders made light work of their derby rivals with another polished performance, leaving them 15 points clear at the summit as they prepare for a home clash with Gwersyllt Park on Saturday.

Although they lost Carwyn Thomas early on when he was skittled by Lee Thomas for just three, the visitors managed to set a target of 214 all out from their allotted 50 overs in the middle thanks in no small part to an outstanding knock from the talented Gareth Thomas.

Coming in at number three, Thomas demonstrated his outstanding composure at the crease to contribute 82 to the overall score, and he was aided at the other end by opener and skipper Rajjenu Britto, who hit 35.

Lewis Jones (20) and Jonathon James Davies (14) failed to build on positive starts, with Rwsters’ bowler Scott Thomas in sensational form throughout his 12-over spell to seal a five-wicket haul for the loss of 52 runs.

The home side were not able to get anywhere near their required target during their time in the middle, eventually settling for 98 all out in reply.

Alwyn Williams provided a top score of 25 but was ousted from the crease by Graham Boase at a crucial stage of the innings, and the visiting bowler took three more victims to finish his eight over spell on 4-22.

Other scores of note came from Scott and Lee Thomas, who made 17 and 20 not out respectively, and Britto claimed a pair of scalps at the expense of 24.

Llanrwst are now eighth in the standings ahead of Saturday’s home clash against Mold.