COLWYN Bay closed out their summer of friendly fixtures with a six-wicket defeat at Northop Hall.

The Liverpool and District Competition side were unable to travel to Cheshire and the North West due to coronavirus restrictions, leaving them testing their skills against other cricket teams from the North Wales region to at least ensure they got some play in from a hugely disrupted few months.

They were unable to go out on a high despite recovering well from a disappointing start at the crease that saw Luke Russell (16), Will Higginson (26) and Adam Campion (5) and Zack Gidlow (20) all fail to make a notable score early on.

Carwyn Johnson then dismantled Bay’s middle order with a blistering spell that saw him dispose of Ryan Westwell, Sam Bright and Matt Russell, who failed to get a single run between them.

The visitors’ resistance cam in the form of ex-captain Sion Morris, who continued his fine form throughout the summer with a stylish 58 from 47 deliveries before he was eventually dismissed by Joshua Andrady.

Kieron New also aided his side’s cause late in the innings with a 37 knock, leaving the away side on 207-9 from their allotted 40 overs.

Johnson was the pick of the home bowling attack, claiming for wickets for 39 runs from an impressive eight-over spell.

Things looked like they might be competitive as the Bay got rid of Michael Barnes (14), Alex Smith (21), Joshua Andrady (11) and Alistair Andrady (25), but a sensational inning from opener Jac Kennedy saw the hosts reach their required target with minimal fuss.

The talented batsman was at the top of his game throughout, hitting an unbeaten 126 from just 120 balls, which included no fewer than 19 boundaries.