A SUPERB century from Sam Rimmington guided Llandudno to a 95-run win at Connah’s Quay.

The Lions’ emerged victorious from their trip to the North Wales Cricket League Premier Division’s bottom side, and the result leaves them in fourth position as they prepare to welcome title chasing Mochdre for a hotly anticipated derby clash on Saturday.

Things got off to the best possible start for the visitors thanks to a staggering opening stand from Rimmington and Jamie Grimshaw, who put on 231 for the first wicket before the latter was clean bowled by Dylan Stout for 59 from 113 deliveries.

Rimmington fared far better after a disappointing recent run of form, smashing no fewer than 20 boundaries to record an exceptional score of 129 from just 93 balls.

Former Welsh youth international Will Sissons and Kevin James also aided their side’s cause considerably, with the pair both finishing unbeaten on 50 and 40 respectively to enable the away side to set an imposing target of 310-3 from their allotted 50 overs at the crease.

Despite getting off to a good start through the opening pair of skipper Martin Burger (49) and David Fox (59), the home side were unable to get anywhere near their required total and made 215 all out in reply.

Jack Thornton was in devastating mood throughout his seven-over spell, helping himself to five wickets for the loss of just 34 runs to all-but seal victory for his side.

Another standout performer with the ball was Sissons, with the all-rounder making the most of his four overs to finish the day with figures of 3-18 to further enhance his overall contribution to the triumph.