ABERGELE ended their North Wales Cricket League Group F campaign with a three-wicket loss at Carmel and District.

The restricted season due to the coronavirus saw Gele struggle to make any sort of impact during their allocated fixtures, leaving them second from bottom in the standings as a result.

They began their time at the crease with three quick dismissals, with Iwan Thomas (16), Anthony Howe (6) and Abdul Rehman (5) all sent back to the pavilion without making a significant impact on the scoreboard.

This was a concerning trend that continued throughout the innings, but the one player who provided stern resistance was Nalin Wadhwa with a tremendous knock of 57 before he was eventually caught off an Ieuan Jones delivery.

That was as good as it got for the visitors, with no other batsman making it into double-figures during their remainder of the innings as Gele finished on 120-9 from their allotted 40 overs.

Nick Hughes was the standout home player from a bowling perspective, ending with two wickets for the loss of 31 runs.

A brilliant piece of fielding early on got the away side off to a flyer when Harry Rogers was run out for a duck. Things got even better shortly following the dismissal thanks to the dismissals of Gareth Roberts (15), Hughes (8) and Ben Davies (7).

Jones fared a little better and threatened a big score before he was trapped lbw by Manish Adke on 21, but an unbeaten 42 from a lower-order batsman late on proved to be the difference as the hosts reached their target with three wickets and seven overs to spare.

Adke was the pick of the visiting bowling attack, claiming three wickets for the loss of 21 runs from an eye-catching spell that lasted eight overs.