ABERGELE picked up their first North Wales Cricket League Division One win of the season thanks to a dramatic seven-run triumph at early pacesetters Llay Welfare.

The visitors posted a modest target of 146 all out from 49 overs in the middle, with Mike Thompson showing his immense prowess with the bat to produce a top score of 43 before he was eventually sent back to the pavilion by a Nathan Humphreys strike.

Opening duo David Williams and David Moulson got them off to a good start with promising knocks of 28 and 20 respectively, with Josh Lloyd also aiding his side’s cause with 19.

Humphreys was the pick of the home bowling attack, claiming three scalps for the loss of just 11 runs, with Tom Crewe and Jack Aplin picking up a pair of wickets apiece.

A blistering spell of from skipper Karl Higgins proved to be the difference between the two side, with the bowler decimating the lower order on his way to sensational figures of 5-14 from just five overs.

Things did not look good for Gele early on despite Owen Lynam taking out opener Jacob Roberts for ten, but Lewis Tolond managed to claim the prized scalps of John Lloyd and Ethan Griffiths for 15 and 12 respectively.

David Phennah looked dangerous until he was despatched from the crease by Moulson for 28, and Chetan Upadhyaya removed Jack Parry for 14 as the hosts fell narrowly short and made 139 all out in reply.

Higgins’ men will look to build on this extremely positive result this Saturday when they host Bethesda.