A BRILLIANT bowling performance has helped to maintain St Asaph's brilliant start to the North Wales Cricket League campaign.

The Saints dominated their Premier Division contest at Brymbo from start to finish and a comfortable triumph keeps them in second spot in the standings.

Everything went in favour of the visitors on the day, including the fact that they won the toss and opted to spend the early portion of the afternoon in the field.

Brymbo were soon in all sorts of trouble and they quickly found themselves being reduced to a perilous 24-5.

Doing the damage during the initial stages were Alex Baker (3-19) and Jason Foulkes (1-19).

David Blackwell (18) and Daniel Parry did attempt to improve the mood of the hosts with a 25-run stand for the sixth wicket.

It as Danny Ryan who brought the partnership to an end, and although Gareth Boys struck 11 towards the end of the innings, there was to be no Brymbo recovery.

Danny Ryan finished up with a fine 4-30 haul from his 10 overs as the home side found themselves being bundled out for 87 in the 37th over.

Also among the wickets for St Asaph was Elliot Morris, who polished off the innings with his 2-2 return.

It wasn't all plain sailing for the Saints when it was their turn to take to the crease.

Opener Duncan Midgley was dismissed prior to a run being scores, while the total was on 17 when Mathew Ryan was run out.

That was as good as it got for Brymbo, though, and a large partnership led the visitors to their third triumph of the season so far.

Nathanael Scott and William Ryan put together an unbroken third wicket stand of 71 to seal the deal.

Scott finished up on 44 not out and Ryan made an undefeated 35 as the Saints reached a winning 88-2 in the 33rd over.

Wayne Smith picked up an economical 1-13 from 10 overs for the home side.

When the dust had settled, St Asaph secured 14 of the 15 points that were up for grabs.