IT looks like it's going to be an epic battle for the North Wales Cricket League Premier Division crown this season.

Menai Bridge and St Asaph are tied at the top on 55 points after the fourth week of the season.

The Saints moved level with their Anglesey rivals thanks to a thumping success at home to Llay.

Tom Crewe's visitors travelled to Elwy Grove Park seeking their first win of the season and they did well in the field during the early portion of the afternoon.

St Asaph did get off to a promising start thanks to openers Will Ryan (20) and Dan Evans (13).

Once again, the star of the show on the batting front was Nathanael Scott and he hit a brilliant 108 not out batting at number three.

Llay's bowlers kept them in the contest and it needed an unbeaten 48 from Jurie Norval to make sure St Asaph were able to set 209 for five from their 50 overs.

Former captain Nathan Humphreys (2-20) was the pick of the visitors' attack.

Llay have been concerned with their top order batting so far this season and that once more was an issue when it was their turn to respond.

Jason Foulkes and Gareth Goodson soon had their opponents in all sorts of bother at 11 for six.

Welsh international Foulkes bagged 2-6 from six overs, while Goodson was brilliant to secure 5-8 from his five overs.

Jack Billington (18) did try to stem the tide, but Llay were all out for 41 in the 19th over.

Dan Evans (2-13) and Jurie Norval (1-12) grabbed the other wickets as the Saints picked up maximum points.