LLANRWST were unable to assist Conwy in securing the North Wales Cricket League Premier Division title as they were downed by five wickets at home to Llay Welfare.

The Rwsters’ were left counting the cost of a woeful batting performance that saw them skittled for 46 from 20 overs in the middle, with lower order batsman Iestyn Williams the only home batsman to make it into double-figures with a 13 knock.

Nathan Humphreys’ mesmerising spell tore through the batting order throughout, with the bowler claiming seven wickets for the loss of just 32 runs from a ten-over spell.

Another to impress considerably was Tom Parry, who took the scalps of skipper Aron Hughes (6) and Lee Thomas (1) in quick succession to finish the contest with figures of 2-12.

Thomas and Scott Thomas tried to make a fight of things early on by disposing of openers John Parry and David Phennah for one and two respectively, and Lee Thomas also sent John Lloyd (0) and Humphreys (4) back to the pavilion to end the day on 3-22.

This joy proved to be fleeting as an unbeaten knock of 26 from Chris Woodcock ensured there was no late drama for the promotion hopefuls, who reached their total after 26 overs of play.

Llanrwst will look to get their run in back on track this Saturday when they make the trip to Carmel and District.