WHILE they've slipped a further point behind North Wales Cricket League leaders Menai Bridge, victories are all that matter for St Asaph at this stage of the season.

The Saints, second in the Premier Division rankings, made it nine wins from 10 matches this season via a positive outcome from their home clash with Llandudno.

It was Llandudno who made first use of the Elwy Grove Park batting track and rain meant their innings was reduced from 50 to 44 overs.

They did well to reach a competitive 217 for seven when their overs drew to a close, while the hosts were disciplined as they only conceded 11 overs.

Kai Page (59), opener Sam Rimmington (53) and skipper Ajay Dhawan 43 were the main scorers for the visiting side.

Danny Ryan (3-25) was the pick of the St Asaph attack, with a wicket each going the way of Dan Evans, Mathew Ryan and Jack Griffiths.

During the second portion of the afternoon, St Asaph reached a winning 221 for four with four overs to spare.

Most of the top order contributed to the chase, with openers Mathew Ryan (41) and Dan Evans (30) setting the ball rolling in positive fashion.

An unbroken fifth wicket stand of 78 between Will Ryan and Jurie Norval eventually sealed the deal.

Ryan struck 46 not out from 47 deliveries, while Norval's unbeaten 46 came from only 41 balls to seal a 13-2 points triumph.

Jamie Grimshaw picked up 2-33 for Llandudno.