SHORT-HANDED Corwen did well to make sure they picked up a points from their spot of weekend action.

Corwen, who only had nine players at their disposal, made the trip to visit North Wales Cricket League Division Two rivals Brymbo 2nds on Saturday.

Both sides occupy spots in the lower reaches of the table at present and Brymbo were eventually able to celebrate their second success of the summer via an 80-run margin.

It was Corwen who won the toss and the message from skipper Kevin Sharp back to the changing room was for the opening bowlers to get themselves warmed up.

There was a solid start to the Brymbo innings, thanks to the efforts of Oliver Hughes and Tom Emmerson, who both hit 12 apiece.

The star of the show turned out to be opener Adam Smith, who top scored with a fine knock of 82.

With Gareth Parry (22) and Paul Jones (18) compiling decent efforts in the middle order, Brymbo's 45 overs yielded 178-7.

Missing two additional fielders, Corwen will have been very happy to keep their hosts' total to below 200.

Daniel Jones was Corwen's main performer with the call, claiming 3-30, while Llyr Jones grabbed 2-38.

There were also wickets claimed by Neil Corben (1-32) and Nathan Murray (1-36).

Corwen knew they needed more than 78 in reply to make sure they picked up at least a point.

Although the visitors lost three of their top-four batsmen cheaply, they managed to achieve this target - and they were only a maximum away from picking up a second point.

William Pooler was the top scorer over the course of the innings, hitting 34 batting at number six.

There were also important contributions from the likes of Kevin Sharp (16) and David Buckland (12) as Corwen were bowled out for 98 in the 32nd over.

Doing the damage with the ball for Brymbo were Oliver Hughes (3-29), Terry Jones (3-31) and Gareth Roberts (2-14).