LLANDUDNO concluded their North Wales Cricket League Premier Division fixtures with a narrow 46-run home loss to Pontblyddyn.

The Lions’ were unable to end their campaign on a high note at The Oval in their final contest, a result that leaves them in fifth spot ahead of what promises to be another important off-season for the improving set-up.

The visitors set a target of 196-6 from their allotted 40 overs in the middle, with talented batsman Gethin Davies leading the way with a superb knock of 66 from 90 deliveries.

He was aided at the other end by Glenn Chambers, who turned in an innings of genuine quality to finish the day unbeaten on 55, which included five boundaries.

Jack Thornton was the undoubted pick of the home bowling attack, claiming four wickets for the loss of 36 runs from a nine-over spell.

A disappointing start at the crease for the hosts saw Sam Rimmington and Matthew Lambe fall for five and 13, but overseas player Luke Kenworthy and Kevin James steadied the ship with contributions of 32 and 27 respectively.

This was not replicated by the remainder of the Lions’ batting order, with only Lucas Hughes (13) and Oliver Hughes (11*) making it into double figures on their way to 150-9 in reply.

The visitors produced a well-rounded display with the ball that enable four to claim two wickets each. Rhys Jones, Ben Mason, James Hughes and Aled Roberts all managed to secure this feat.