LLANDUDNO picked up the most notable scalp of the summer so far thanks to a convincing eight-wicket home victory over Bangor.

The Lions were at their brilliant best to get the better of the current North Wales Cricket League Premier Division champions, leaving them in second place in Group A and 16 points behind current pacesetters Menai Bridge.

Jack Rimmington got the home side off to a positive start with the ball when he removed Bangor’s opening duo Owen Reilly and Tomos Davies for 29 and 14 respectively, with Oliver Hughes taking the prized wicket Andrew Savage after the number three batsman contributed just eight.

It was then the turn of Omari Jones-Lowers to get in on the act with the scalps of Nadeem Rehman (4) and Matthew Haswell (0) at a critical stage of the innings, and skipper Andy Williams did not fare much better after he was caught off an Andrew Christian delivery on 14.

The visiting resistance came from Jonny Wells late on, who powered a number of balls to the boundary to finish the day unbeaten on 41.

He was aided at the other end by Christopher Dawson, who was ten not out as the away side ended their allotted 40 overs on 134-7.

Things did not get off to the most promising of starts for the Lions’ run chase, with Sam Rimmington sent back to the pavilion by Welsh U18 international Reilly after mustering 14 runs.

The hosts’ concerns grew when Matthew Lambe was dismissed by Aidan Kelly on four, but a sensational partnership between opener Danial Evans and Jamie Grimshaw ensured they got over the line with minimal fuss.

Evans displayed his exceptional talent at the crease throughout the innings, producing a start-to-finish unbeaten knock of 78 that included nine boundaries.

Grimshaw’s contribution was also impressive on his way to 41 not out, giving the Lions an eye-catching triumph at The Oval with six overs to spare.