ST ASAPH closed out their North Wales Cricket League Premier Division campaign with a 150-run home win over Northop.

The Saints made light work of their opponents for their fourth maximum point victory during an impressive run in, a result that leaves them with a final position of eighth in the standings.

Skipper Will Ryan was in ruthless mood for the third consecutive week from the opening batsman position, firing a patient 71 from 126 deliveries before he was eventually removed from the crease by Andy Poynton.

Another standout contributor in the middle was Danny Ryan, who smashed his way to a nine-boundary 56 from 32 balls from the number six position, and Jason Foulkes also demonstrated his class with a half-century knock of 51.

Other double-figure scores came from opener Mathew Ryan and overseas player Nathanael Scott, who hit 21 and 16 respectively as the hosts ended their allotted 50 overs on 248-5.

Ammar Mahmood was the pick of the visiting bowling attack, helping himself to a pair of wickets for the loss of 45 runs.

Veteran bowler David North produced a fine spell that ensured the visitors were unable to get anywhere close to reaching their required target, taking the scalps of Alex Gill (0), Mahmood (0), Chris Brookes (11) and Poynton (1) on his way to eye-catching figures of 4-23 from ten overs.

He was aided considerably at the other end by Liam Moores and Rich Marsh-Evans, who both emerged from their respective spells with three wickets apiece for the combined expense of 60 to leave the away side on just 98 all out in reply.