A LOFTY North Wales Cricket League Premier Division contest didn't go in favour of defending champions St Asaph.

The leaders headed to second-placed Menai Bridge in the biggest match so far this season and it was the home side who claimed the bulk of the points in a 13-2 split.

In fairness, that was a decent outcome for the Saints, who looked likely to walk away without a point when they were reduced to 101 for eight in reply to Menai Bridge's 220 for nine.

With the teams scheduled to face each other at Elwy Grove Park later in the season, those two points could turn out to be pivotal.

Let's take a look at the positives first and St Asaph did well to bag a couple of points.

That looked unlikely when the Saints were reduced to 101 for eight, however important efforts from Gareth Goodson (34 not out) and Danny Ryan (23) eventually saw the visitors all out for 155 (Duncan Midgley 28, Dan Evans 23, Ashley Wood 4-15).

Earlier in the day, Menai Bridge were able to set 220 for nine from their 50 overs.

This was mainly thanks to the efforts of Chris Moore (55) and Robbie Jones (38).

Jason Foulkes (3-32) and Dan Evans (2-48) were the pick of the St Asaph attack.