MOCHDRE’s incredible return to the North Wales Cricket League Premier Division goes on thanks to a 156-run home triumph over Connah’s Quay.

The newly promoted side were in ruthless mood once again to claim maximum points from their latest fixture, and they are now just two points behind pacesetting Menai Bridge ahead of their next outing at Northop on Saturday.

The match was reduced to 46 overs due to rain earlier on in the day, but the home side wasted no time in making their presence felt in the middle on their way to an imposing total of 313-4.

One of the best performances of the way came from Matty Humphreys, who once again led the way from the number three position, smashing 12 boundaries to finish the innings unbeaten on 85 from 119 deliveries.

Another standout contribution came from Gareth Goodson, who has made a significant impression on his return to the club and scored 75 to further enhance his overall influence within the set-up.

Alex Davies (19), Stewart Williams (16) and James French (30) also lent their support with notable efforts, and Sam Davies smashed his way to a stunning 43 not out off just 18 balls.

Goodson and Russ Boswell got the home side off to the best possible start with the new ball by removing Thomas Hooson (17), Callum Miller (5), Martin Burger (16) and Scott Adams (44), and Boswell also sent Darren Pritchard (52) back to the pavilion at a crucial stage of the innings on his way to eventual figures of 4-44.

This proved to be the difference between the two sides, with Humphreys claiming three lower order scalps without losing a single run as the visitors made 157 in reply.