ABERGELE were unable to cause an upset as they fell to a four-wicket home reverse at the hands of Mochdre.

Gele put up a good fight against the North Wales Cricket League Division One title hopefuls, but were unable to recover from a poor batting display which proved to be their downfall.

The home side got off to a moderate start thanks to the opening duo of Ben Garnett and wicketkeeper Gareth Edwards, who made 14 and 15 respectively before they were both dismissed by visiting skipper Matty Humphreys.

The same bowler was also on hand to despatch Karl Higgins (5) and David Moulson (1) to end a superb 12 over spell on figures of 4-20 to put his side in the ascendancy.

He was aided at the other end by Kyle Brown, who sent Lewis Tolond (11), skipper Ed Rooney (3) and Kyle Walker (6) back to the pavilion to end on 3-12, while Joe Chaplin removed the dangerous David Williams for just two as the hosts collapsed to 82 all out from 36 overs at the crease.

Opening batsmen James French and Gareth Davies both made 19 before they were ousted by Moulson and Walker, with the latter ensuring a nervy end to proceedings with the quick-fire wickets of Humphreys (1) and Adam Jones (0) soon after to finish on 3-17 from his six-over spell.

Mouslon took his tally to 2-22 with the removal of Chaplin for 13, but Mike Humphreys (6*) and Aamer Sardar managed to see out the remainder of the innings in comfortable fashion to ensure the promotion candidates reached their target after 36 overs.

Rooney’s men will be hoping for better fortune this Saturday when they travel to struggling Conwy.