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Cricket: Connah’s Quay allow title to slip away as other county clubs secure survival

DEFENDING champions Connah’s Quay will definitely pass their crown on to a new victor despite their 37-run win at Denbigh.

At the top of the North Wales League Premier Division table Llandudno and Menai Bridge are unassailable and the title race will be between them on the final weekend of the campaign.

Batting first Quay were reliant on skipper Martin Burger for their runs as they scored 113ao.

Despite a knock of 34 by opener Gerallt Lyall, Denbigh were bowled out for 76, Burger delivering with the ball too to take 8-23 supported by Rob Bennett (2-9).

MOLD look safe despite losing by four wickets at home to Llay Welfare.

Russell Wiseman struck 56 for the home side and Cliff Wiseman added 29 as they set 109ao.

Altthough they then claimed early wickets through John Crane and James Griffiths (3-37) Mold could not stop Llay reaching 113-6.

NORTHOP are also secure having been promoted to the top flight last summer.

They lost by 119 to title-chasing Menai Bridge but cannot be dragged into the relegation picture with one game remnaining.

Bridge posted 237-8 (Jack Darcy 4-56) before Northop responded with 118ao, openers David Foulkes and Harry Lewis scoring 31 and 32 respectively.

PONTBLYDDYN went to Bangor and suffered a seven-wicket defeat.

Mark Neath’s mid-table side batted first and were bowled out for a disappointing 54, Phil Davies top-scoring with 15.

Bangor took only 20 overs to reach 55-3 to take victory.

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