VALE of Clwyd bragging rights belong to the lads from Ystrad Road.

Saturday witnessed the second North Wales Cricket League Premier Division meeting this season between St Asaph and Denbigh.

It turned out to be a comfortable afternoon for visitors Denbigh, who secured an 80-run margin of victory.

Saints' skipper William Ryan won the toss and his message to the changing room was for the opening bowlers to get themselves warmed up.

Denbigh enjoyed a bright start to their afternoon, with opening duo Gerallt Lyall and Harrison Jones putting together a first wicket stand of 54.

This came to an end when Jones was dismissed by Alex Baker for 21.

Another big partnership then arrived when Lyall was joined at the crease by Tom Schrimshaw.

The duo added 57 for the second wicket, before the impressive Danny Ryan claimed the wicket of Schrimshaw.

Lyall was the star man for the visitors and he struck a superb 86 as Denbigh reached 194-9 in 50 overs.

Other decent efforts came from Stuart Griffiths (14) and Joe Clayton (13).

Danny Ryan (5-62) was the main man for St Asaph, with wickets also going to Jason Foulkes (1-44), Alex Baker (1-34), Mathew Ryan (1=35) and William Ryan (1-9).

St Asaph never really recovered from a poor start to their reply.

Openers Nathanael Scott and Mathew Ryan were both dismissed cheaply as the Saints stumbled to 7-2.

David Lloyd (21), William Ryan (18), Danny Ryan (16), Daniel Williams (13) and Jason Foulkes (10) enjoyed decent starts, but nobody went on to compile a match-winning score.

In the end, St Asaph were bowled out for 114 in the 45th over.

Harrison Jones was in brilliant form to grab 3-16 in 11.2 overs, while Jack Griffiths claimed 3-28.

The remaining wickets went to Ifan Jones (2-23) and Gethin Williams (2-21) as Denbigh picked up 14 of the 15 points.