CRICKET: Abergele tighten grip on Division Two crown with Mynydd Isa win


Dean Jones

TITLE chasing Abergele edged one step closer to the North Wales Division Two crown with a 195-run win over Mynydd Isa at Pentre Mawr Park.

Another impressive display leaves Ed Rooney’s side 19 points clear at the summit, and they will look to keep their remarkable run of form going when they travel to Castell Alun on Saturday.
A sensational opening stand from Gele pair Martyn Hedge and David Moulson got the hosts off to the best possible start, and the opening batsman laid a solid foundation with scores of 53 and 85 respectively.
Ben Garnett made just four before he was dismissed, but the skipper got things back on track with a knock of 47 which included eight boundaries.
Double figure scores from Sam Painter (19), Karl Higgins (21no) and Josh Lloyd (28no) enabled the home side to declare on 278-6 from 45 overs.
The league leaders were never in danger during their time in the field, with Owen Lynam taking the prized wicket of captain Paul Kearney for two, before Moulson trapped the dangerous John Gorman for 12.
Carl Jutson provided some resistance for the visitors, but he fell to a Garnett delivery when five runs short of his half century.
Only Tim Brockley achieved a double figure score thereafter, but his unbeaten was not enough as the away side ended their innings on 83 to give the promotion favourites another resounding victory.

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