A STUNNING century from Luke Kenworthy condemned St Asaph to a seven-wicket home loss to in-form Llandudno.

The Saints suffered another blow to their fading North Wales Cricket League Premier Division title hopes at Elwy Grove Park, with the city side now occupying seventh place in the standings ahead of their trip to Bangor on Saturday.

Things got off to a moderate start in the middle for the home side before Lions’ skipper Jack Rimmington claimed the influential wickets of Mathew Ryan (21), overseas player Nathanael Scott (0) and captain Will Ryan (0) in quick succession.

Daniel Williams and Danny Ryan were both removed from the crease by Danial Evans after failing to contribute a sing run between them, but Jason Foulkes fared far better before he was eventually sent back to the pavilion by Tom Thornton on 36.

Thornton also despatched Andy Mearns (7) and Alex Baker (0) soon after to take his figures for the day to 3-32, and things would have look far more concerning for the hosts had it not been for another standout knock from Duncan Midgley.

The opener has been in exceptional form of late and showed his class once again to end the day on 91 off 116 deliveries, but he was ousted by Rimmington (4-32) as the Saints set a target of 162 all out.

Things did not go according to plan early on for the visitors as Foulkes got rid of Sam Rimmington and Evans for a pair of ducks, with Matthew Jones caught by Midgley off a Mathew Ryan delivery after making 25.

That was as good as it got for the home side, with Kenworthy demonstrating his incredible shot selection to fire his way to 102 not out from 135 ball, which included no fewer than 19 boundaries,

This proved to be the difference between the two sides, with Ethan Hill also ending the day unbeaten on 29 as the Lions reached their total with six overs to spare.