LLANDUDNO remain in the North Wales Cricket League Premier Division title hunt following a four-wicket home victory over Gresford.

The Lions have been in tremendous form of late and are now just 29 points behind leaders Bangor after 13 games, and Jack Rimmington’s men will look to close the gap this Saturday during their tricky looking trip to Brymbo

In-form star Danial Evans wasted no time in making an impact with the new ball for the home side, taking out the dangerous duo of Sam Thompson and Matthew Cree for two and four respectively, and Jamie Grimshaw made a considerable impact at the other end with the scalps of skipper Daniel Williams (32), Chris Ellwood (12) and Gareth Bell (0) early on, and he also disposed of Ross Willets (5) and John Bell (12) to secure a five-wicket haul for the loss of 30 runs.

The one constant at the crease was Craig Morse, who remained resolute on his way to an unbeaten 46 from 68 balls, but he ran out of partners at the other end as the visitors set a target of 161 all out from 44.

The home run chase began worryingly as Matthew Jones was run out by Ellwood after making six, and he was followed back to the pavilion soon after by Evans, who contributed just five to the overall score.

Overseas player Luke Kenworth did not fare much better after he was trapped lbw by Simon Perry on 12, but a standout partnership from Sam Rimmington and Will Sissons put the Lions’ back in the ascendancy in fine style.

Rimmington helped himself to a nine-boundary score of 45 before he played a Willets delivery into the hands of Matthew Cree, and teenager Sissons was at the top of his game to finish the innings unbeaten on 44 from 75 balls.

Ethan Hill also aided the home side’s cause with 19 as they reached their target for the loss of six wickets with ten overs in hand.

Perry was the undoubted pick of the visiting bowling attacking, claiming three wickets for 37 runs from a seven-over spell.