NELSON wasn't kind to Denbigh during their spot of weekend action.

Saturday was marked by a North Wales Cricket League Premier Division visit to Pwllheli for the Ystrad Road side.

Despite enjoying a bright start to the encounter, it turned out to be a losing day for Denbigh and they eventually fell some 13 runs short of claiming a league point.

It was Pwllheli who were triumphant in the pre-match toss and skipper Morgan Murray-Williams opted to make first use of the batting track at Parc Bodegroes.

Initially, this didn't turn out to be the greatest of decisions from the home outfit.

Denbigh looked to be on top when they reduced their opponents to 46-3 and 56-5, but a fine recovery was in the offing from Pwllheli's perspective.

This fightback was spearheaded by Chris Moore, who top scored with 89 batting at number five.

Support came Kalim Syed (46) and Tristan Coetzee (24) as the home side's 50 overs yielded 223-9.

Andy Clarke was the pick of Denbigh's attack, finishing with 4-55 from his 12 overs.

Ifan Jones also caught the eye with his 3-39 return, while there were also wickets for Stuart Griffiths (1-34) and Sam Lewis (1-40).

Denbigh were looking for a positive start to their reply, however they lost a wicket from the first delivery.

After his fine bowling stint, Andy Clarke also made his mark with the bat for Denbigh, hitting 45 at the top of the order.

Other decent efforts came from middle order trip Stuart Griffiths (21), Andy Thomas (15) and Sam Lewis (14), but Denbigh would find themselves being bowled out for 111 in the 36th over.

Most of Pwllheli's attack picked up wickets, with the star men being Kalim Syed (3-31), Iwan Moore (2-19), Morgan Murray-Williams (2-21) and Tristan Coetzee (2-25).

When the dust had settled, Pwllheli walked away with all 15 points that were on offer.