ST ASAPH secured their most convincing victory of the North Wales Cricket League Premier Division season at Connah’s Quay.

The Saints made light work of their trip to the struggling side, producing an exceptional all-round display to come away with a nine-wicket success.

Will Ryan’s men now sit in fifth position in the standings and they remain in touch with the title contenders ahead of their trip to Pwllheli on Saturday.

The visitors got off to a flyer thanks to the bowling tandem of Jason Foulkes and Alex Baker, with the former trapping dangerous opener David Fox lbw on eight early on.

Baker also got in on the act with the scalps of skipper Martin Burger and wicketkeeper Thomas Hooson for 25 and a duck, and he also disposed of Rhys Stout (0) and Josh Clarke (21) throughout the remainder of the innings to finish the day with figures of 4-25 from a ten-over spell.

The outstanding Foulkes was also at the very top of his game during his 12 overs, sending Scott Adams (1), Callum Miller (18) and Dylan Stout (0) back to the pavilion to take his tally to 4-30 as the home side were all out for 113 from 39 overs in the middle.

Despite losing opener David Lloyd during the opening exchanges when he was trapped lbw by Clarke on seven, a standout knock from Duncan Midgley ensured the city side reached their required total with ease after just 23 overs at the crease.

The former Mochdre star managed to hit no fewer than 13 boundaries and was a constant presence throughout, finishing unbeaten on 86 from just 79 deliveries.

Overseas wicketkeeper-batsman Nathanael Scott was there with Midgley at the end of the contest, hitting a patient eight from 32 balls in the face of some sustained pressure from the Quay bowling attack.