DIVISION One leaders Denbigh came through a stern North Wales Cricket League test in impressive fashion.

Alongside the Ystrad Road outfit, Conwy are looking at the possibility of promotion to the Premier Division this season.

However, the battle between the sides over the weekend went in favour of Denbigh by a comfortable 44-run margin as they continued the perfect start to the campaign.

It was Denbigh captain Tom Schrimshaw who won the toss and he opted to make first use of the batting track.

The top order all managed to click during the early portion of the afternoon as Denbigh set a decent target.

A trio of good partnerships set the platform for the visitors' 222 for eight from 45 overs.

Gerallt Lyall and Sam Lewis (31) put together an opening partnership of 51, prior to Lyall and Harrison Jones (18) compiling a second wicket stand of 49.

Lyall was the partnership king on the day and he was joined by Archie Sussex (16) to put on 53 for the third wicket.

Eventually the fourth batsman out, Lyall top scored with an excellent 79 as Denbigh comfortably topped the 200 mark.

Tom Schrimshaw (25) and Joe Lewis (20) helped Denbigh to set a good target.

Guto Davies (3-45) and Tom Plank (2-31) were the pick of the Conwy attack.

Indifferent weather conditions meant that Conwy's revised target was 190 from 36 overs.

However, despite a promising Conwy start, Denbigh's bowlers were able to keep the chase in check.

Llywelyn Cowell (38) and Daniel Davies (21) helped the hosts to reach 81 for one, before five wickets saw the chase in real trouble at 92 for six.

Philip Davies (22) tried to lead a recovery, but Conwy found themselves being bowled out for 145 in 32 overs.

Harrison Jones (3-25) and Joe Lewis (3-33) were the leading bowlers from Denbigh's perspective, with wickets also going the way of Sam Lewis (2-11) and Ifan Jones (1-35).

Chasing Halkyn and Hawarden Park also triumphed, which means three teams in Division One can still boast a 100 per cent winning record.