CONWY 2NDS 104-1

RHEWL were unlucky not to pick up more than one point from their efforts on Saturday.

The villagers welcomed high-flying Conwy 2nds for their latest North Wales Cricket League Division Four encounter.

After hitting 103 batting first, the Corwen-based hosts only managed to pick up a solitary wicket during the second portion of the afternoon, which meant that Conwy picked up a bumper 14 points to boost their promotion aspirations.

Rhewl opted to make first use of the War Memorial Park batting track after they won the toss.

They put in a decent effort against the five-man Conwy attack, and the innings was spearheaded by Dyfan Parry, who top scored with 26.

Supporting efforts were supplied lower down the order from the likes of Curtis Jones (16), Rob Eccles (16 not out) and Steffan Lloyd (10), with Rhewl being bowled out for 103 in the 39th over of their innings.

Impressive with the ball for Conwy were James Wilkinson (2-14), Nick Davies (2-19), Dan Kay (2-20) and David Owen (2-28).

There was some early joy for the hosts when Conwy began their response.

Opener Andrew Davies was dismissed cheaply by Huw Lewis Jones (1-7).

Despite calling up the services of half-a-dozen bowlers, that proved to be the only bright spot for Rhewl during the second portion of the afternoon.

Patient contributions from captain Carwyn Thomas (40 not out) and Lewis Jones (40 not out) guided Conwy to a winning 104-1 in the 40th over of their innings.