ANOTHER superb display from Jason Foulkes steered St Asaph to an 86-run friendly success over Northop Hall.

The all-rounder was at the top of his game once again to give the Saints’ their fourth consecutive victory in their mini-series against Liverpool and District Competition clubs from the region during a summer of unprecedented disruption.

Things did not begin well for the visitors despite their eventual success, with in-form opener Duncan Midgley dismissed by Matthew Hodgson for eight, and the same bowler was on hand to produce a fine caught and bowled to oust Mathew Ryan after the number three failed to muster a single run.

David Lloyd provided a stubborn resistance, but he was trapped lbw by Alex Smith after making only five from 46 balls, with skipper Will Ryan scoring 29 from 72 deliveries before he was removed at the hands of Joshua Andrady.

The away side managed to shift momentum once Foulkes entered the crease, with the player smashing eight boundaries to end the day unbeaten on 71.

He was aided at the other end late on by Richard Aram, who made a valuable 22 as the city side set a total of 171-7 from their 40 overs in the middle. Andrady was the pick of the home bowling attack, finishing the day with figures of 3-17.

Liam Moores got the visitors off to a flyer with the new ball by dismissing Smith for one, before Foulkes tore into the top order with the quick-fire scalps of Alistair Andrady (4), Joshua Andrady (0), Jamie Hodgson (0) and wicketkeeper Jack Allen (0) to finish a spellbinding six-over spell with figures of 4-24.

Hall opener and captain Michael Barnes managed to secure a half-century for his side, but h was caught off a Charlie Williams deliver at a crucial stage of the innings as the hosts were all out for 85 off 27 overs in reply.

Moores, Williams and Mathew Ryan claimed two wickets apiece to aide their side’s cause during another outstanding collective performance.