RUTHIN weren't able to celebrate a weekend victory.

Instead, the plaudits would end up going the way of North Wales Cricket League Division Two visitors Gresford Seconds.

Making first use of the batting track, the home side were bowled out for 98 in the 37th over.

Ifan Hanifa (26), Matthew Duckworth (17) and skipper Jamie Hughes (15) were the chief scorers, as Sam Richardson (3-8) and Matt Daulby (3-9) caused the bulk of the damage with the ball.

Gez Jones' knock of 48 at the top of the order helped Gresford to reach a winning 99 for four in reply.

Sharing the wickets for Ruthin were Josh Duckworth (2-25), Matthew Duckworth (1-21) and Gareth Beach (1-22).