IT'S a pity the rain arrived when it did on Saturday!

Denbigh were in a great position during their North Wales Cricket League Premier Division encounter with Mochdre.

The home side were struggling on 86-6 after 29 overs when the contest was ultimately abandoned.

Denbigh were strong favourites to go on and claim a fine away day victory at this point, but in the end they had to be satisfied with three points.

Mochdre skipper Matthew Humphreys won the toss and he opted to bat first on a gloomy day.

This decision would backfire, though, as Denbigh quickly gained control of the contest.

Mochdre did make a solid start to the afternoon, with Stewart Williams and Gareth Goodson compiling an opening partnership of 16.

This stand eventually came to an end when Goodson was caught by Gerallt Lyall off the bowling of Alec Lewis.

Just a further 11 runs had been added to the tally when Denbigh were able to celebrate once again.

Lewis bowled Mike Humphreys for a duck.

The Mochdre batsmen were finding it difficult to get going and it was soon the turn of Steve Smith to be bowled for a duck and his wicket was claimed by Andy Clarke.

Amazingly, another Mochdre batsman would depart the crease without troubling the scorers - this time Alex Davies.

Alec Lewis picked up this wicket and Mochdre were in all sorts of bother on 32-4.

This total became 45-5 when opener Stewart Williams was bowled by Alec Lewis for 20.

Some sort of recovery was in the offing with a 41 run stand for the sixth wicket, compiled by Finley Jones and Gareth Davies.

This spark of a recovery was extinguished when Sam Lewis bowled Jones for 11.

Soon after and with Gareth Davies unbeaten on 17, the match was abandoned with Mochdre struggling on 86-6.

Alec Lewis was the pick of the attack, finishing with a fantastic 4-29.

Other wickets went to Sam Lewis (1-7) and Andy Clarke (1-18).