ST ASAPH 355-0


WHAT a super Saturday it turned out to be for St Asaph.

In the normal scheme of things, a five-wicket return from Alex Baker would have seen him as a strong challenger for the man of the match honours versus Connah's Quay.

However, as things turned out, the star performers during this North Wales Cricket League Premier Division contest were skipper Will Ryan and Duncan Midgley.

In a brilliant display, the duo put together a stunning unbroken stand of 355 for the home side, which set St Asaph on their way to a thumping 252-run victory.

Ryan and Midgley were in form from the off and the 50 partnership came in the 10th over, with three figures being reached eight overs later.

Midgley reached his century in the 34th over off just 93 deliveries, while Ryan followed suit in the 40th over, reaching his ton from 135 deliveries.

Taking his lead from Ben Stokes, Ryan needed just 20 more deliveries to reach his 150, while Midgley reached that landmark in the 49th over.

Ryan hit 20 fours and three sixes to make 173 not out, while there were 16 fours and a six from Midgley on his way to 152 not out.

Connah's Quay could have been given for throwing in the towel, but they did enjoy a bright start to their reply.

David Fox and Martin Burger put together an opening stand of 51 before the first wicket of the day fell.

David North (2-49) dismissed Fox for 20, while Alex Baker accounted for the wicket of Connah's Quay captain Burger for 29.

Thomas Hooson (13) was the only other batsman into double figures as the visitors were eventually dismissed for 103 in 25 overs.

Baker was in brilliant form with the ball to finish up with a 5-41 haul from 12 overs.

Danny Ryan chipped in with 2-4 as St Asaph claimed all 15 points that were on offer.