ABERGELE picked up their finest victory of the North Wales Cricket League Division One season to date with a seven-wicket triumph at promotion hopefuls Llanrwst.

The visitors got off to a fine start in the field when Karl Higgins took out Aron Hughes and wicketkeeper Joseph Guy for a pair of ducks, while Owen Lynam took the prized wicket of captain Aled Hughes after he made just two.

Higgins ended with figures of 3-43 when he clean bowled Scott Thomas for eight, and Lynam also continued his exceptional form with the scalps of Jack Hughes (6), Carwyn Jones (2) and Jo Maguire (0) to finish a superb eight-over spell on 5-27.

Alwyn Williams was the only other home batsman to make it into double figures with a 24 knock, with Kyle Walker claiming two wickets for the loss of seven runs as the Rwsters were all out for 79 from 18 overs.

The Gele run chase got off to a difficult start when Thomas disposed of Ben Garnett (8) and Gareth Edwards (4) in quick succession, and David Williams did not fare any better after being trapped lbw by Alwyn Williams on three.

All-rounder Higgins steadied the ship and produced a sensational innings which went a long way to securing success, with the talented batsman finishing on 51 not out as the away side got over the line and reached their required total after 23 overs at the crease.

Ed Rooney’s men moved out of the drop zone following their outstanding win, and they will look to build on their recent momentum in their home clash with Bersham at Pentre Mawr Park on Saturday.