HOME comforts are doing the job to make sure St Asaph are making a fine start to the season.

After seeing off the stern challenge of Brymbo, the Saints were back at Elwy Grove Park for the North Wales Cricket League Premier Division visit of Bangor.

A comfortable afternoon was in store for the defending champions, who eased to a 124-run triumph to make it two wins out of two.

At least St Asaph enjoyed a better beginning than when they were reduced to 0-2 versus Brymbo!

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Openers Mathew Ryan (27) and Dan Evans (10) got the hosts off to a decent start, before Nathanael Scott (93 not out) and Duncan Midgley (50) really pushed the score along with a third-wicket stand of 96.

Good efforts from Jurie Norval (28) and captain Will Ryan (15 not out) saw the Saints finish on 243 for four at the conclusion of their 50 overs.

Owen Reilly (2-31) was the pick of the Bangor attack.

There was a decent start to the Gwynedd side's response, led by Reilly (25) and David Winter (28), who put on 50 for the first wicket.

However, once that stand was broken, the St Asaph bowlers were soon amongst the wickets as Bangor were reduced to 97 for six.

Although Nadeem Rehman (19) and Tomos Davies (17) also reached double figures, the Bangor innings was halted on 119 in the 35th over.

First change Gareth Goodson was in brilliant form to claim 3-12 in his eight overs, while Jason Foulkes finished with 3-21.

There were also fine returns for Mathew Ryan (2-11) and Dan Evans (2-31) as St Asaph secured maximum points.