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Cricket: Great batting not enough for Pontblyddyn as Mold fall at Llandudno

PONTBLYDDYN rounded off their season with a disappointing three-wicket loss at home to Denbigh.

It was only the third defeat of the season for Mark Neath’s third-placed side and it came despite two fantastic innings with the bat from Glenn Chambers and Alistair Roberts.

Chambers, for most of the season the leading wicket-taker in the North Wales League, scored the fabled Nelson, 111no – named in reference to the tale that Lord Admiral Nelson lost one eye, one arm and one leg in battle.

No such fate befell Chambers, who for a time was joined by Roberts.

He managed to add 77 to the score as between them they scored the bulk of Pont’s 220-4.

Neither side had anything to play for and Denbigh decided to give chase.

And while there were no huge innings, there were enough decent ones to carry them to 222 – double-Nelson.

Chambers helped himself to the one wicket he needed to complete 50 for the season with Mark Neath taking the most, claiming 3-65.

MOLD had the tough task of facing a Llandudno side attempting to reel in Connah’s Quay at the top.

Tudno felt slighted by the league’s refusal to rescind the points deduction that helped release their grip on the title and they took it out on Mold, scoring 226-9 (John Crane 5-31).

Mold battled bravely but were bowled out on 83 having turned up with only nine players.