CONWY secured a historic promotion to the North Wales Cricket League Premier Division thanks to a three-wicket victory at Llay Welfare.

The long-time leaders are now guaranteed a top-two spot thanks to a hard-fought win over a promotion rival, and Rajjenu Britto’s side can clinch the championship this Saturday when they entertain Ruthin in their final home game of the season.

A determined performance in the field limited the home side to 156 all out from 46 overs at the crease, with Graham Boase leading the way by disposing of Chris Woodcock (16), David Wright (15) and Jack Alpin (1) on his way to figures of 3-29 from an 11-over spell.

Other contributions of note came from Graham Meredith and Anthony Thorpe, who claimed a pair of wickets apiece at the combined expense of 71, and Britto took the prized scalp of top scorer Mike Phennah for 39.

Although Britto was removed for 17 during the initial stages of their run chase, an outstanding partnership from brother tandem Shaun and Danny Davies put them in the driving seat before the latter was eventually removed for 42.

Danny Davies fared far better and produced a score of 62, and despite the middle order’s collapse they managed to get over the line after 37 overs of play.

An incredible weekend for the club saw Conwy’s second unit also seal promotion to Division Three with one game remaining after they achieved a convincing 179-run home win over Halkyn 2nds.