LLANDUDNO turned in their best performance of the summer to date in their five-wicket win at Mochdre.

The Lions turned on the style to secure a notable triumph against their nearby rivals in North Wales Cricket League Group A, leaving them in second position and five points behind early pacesetters Menai Bridge.

The visitors got off to a strong start with the ball when Danial Evans despatched Finlay Jones for just one, and fellow opener Stewart Williams was caught off an Oliver Hughes delivery on 19.

Owen Davies made 17 before he was taken out at the hands of Lucas Hughes, but the home resistance came from talented skipper Matthew Humphreys, who was a tremendous force from the moment he stepped onto the middle.

Humphreys hit six boundaries on his way to an unbeaten 74, but not other home batsman managed to stay with him at the crease for a consistent period of time.

This saw the hosts set a modest target of 159-9 from their allotted 40 overs, with Oliver Hughes securing figures of 3-23 from his outstanding spell.

Sean Reilly gave the home side a boost when he dismissed in-form opener Sam Rimmington for a golden duck, but a strong partnership from Evans and Matthew Lambe put the visitors firmly in command.

Lamb made a stubborn 33 before he was sent back to the pavilion from a Humphreys delivery, and Evans showcased his exceptional shot selection on his way to 80 from 100 balls.

Another double-figure score of note came from Jamie Grimshaw, which left the Lions reaching their required total for the loss of five wickets with five overs to spare.

Kyle Brown was the pick of the home bowling attack, finishing with figures of 2-28.