LLANDUDNO CC completed their march to the Division One title this week with a comprehensive 79 run victory over nearest rivals Rydal Penrhos.
The league leaders, who kept up their 100% record, scored 180 for seven with Jordan Kane again reaching the 50 mark. In reply the school started badly and were 10 for four at one point, but a spirited 39 from Tim Cashell saw them recover to a respectable 101 for six.
Llandrillo College enjoyed a seven wicket win over Llanrwst, who batted first and posted 115 for seven thanks to Bryan Jenkins’ top score of 36. The College were always in control of the run chase, and knocks of 56ret from Anwar Anan and Dave Moulson’s unbeaten 36 saw them finish on 116 for three.
Mochdre also picked up a seven wicket win with victory over Pen Y Bryn, who struggled to 57 for nine with only two batsmen reaching double figures. 30 from Will Evans saw the away side to victory inside ten overs, despite stats of three for 30 from PYB’s 13 year old Owen Rhodes.
The Division Two title race is still tight with one point separating the top three clubs.
Conwy v Caerhun and Rhos Fynach Taverners v Bryn Y Neuadd were both beaten by the weather, allowing Eirias High School to close the gap on the top two with a high scoring win over The Penrhyn Arms. A fine opening partnership from Zac Gidlow (54 ret) and Joe Chaplin (52 ret) pushed the school to 188 for six, and though the Arms started well with solid knocks from the top six batsmen, they slipped behind the run rate and finished 32 runs short, despite top scores of 36 from Paul Anderson and 32 from Mark Nellist.
Division Three also only had one match, with Fugro Robertsons entertaining Lex XI in a thrilling tie. Lex put together a competitive 100 for six, with Carl Wedge leading the way with 25. The Fugro batsmen got off to a good start, but some tight bowling from Lex late on saw the middle order collapse, needing seven for victory from the final over. On the final ball, Lex lost their final wicket going for the winning run, closing the innings all square on 100 all out. Jamie Light took four for 20 and Andy Raho top scored on 23 for XI.
Eirias High also enjoyed double success this week by reaching the final of the Tom Barlow Cup thanks to a nine wicket win over Abergele.
The annual John Hardman Sixes competition also took place at the weekend, with Abergele coming out on top. In the final, Gele set opponents Fugro Robertsons a target of 63 off five overs. Despite a good opening over, Fugro fell behind the required run rate, finishing 28 short.
The competition organisers with to thank Trilby Edwards and Colwyn Bay Rugby Club for being superb hosts.