MOCHDRE booked their place in the Welsh Cup quarter final with a superb 14-run home win over Colwyn Bay.

The in-form North Wales Cricket League Premier Division side caused another shock against their nearby Liverpool and District competition rivals, with the game held on Friday night in a T20 format given the recent cancellations of the fixture due to adverse weather.

Despite losing Stewart Williams (2) and Alex Davies (5) early on, the home side managed to post a total of 163-3 from their 20 overs, with skipper Matty Humphreys turning in a standout display at the crease to finish the day unbeaten on 67 from just 57 deliveries, a knock that included nine boundaries.

Former Bay player Gareth Goodson also aided his side’s cause with a quick-fire 44 from 29 balls, and James French’s 27 not out was another notable highlight as thy set a target of 163-3.

Ryan Holtby was the top performer from the Bay bowling attack, finishing with figures of 2-14 from a four-over spell.

The visitors were dealt a blow early on when Adam Campion fell to a Humphreys delivery on 16, and George Johansen followed him back to the pavilion soon after when he played a Williams delivery into the hands of Kyle Brown on 12.

Bay captain Sion Morris was in fabulous form throughout his time at the crease, hitting 14 boundaries on his way to an unbeaten 84 from just 64 balls, and although Will Higginson made 31 not out from 21 it was not enough to get them over the line as the away side made 149-2 in reply.