THERE wasn't so much drama this time out for North Wales Cricket League Premier Division title-chasers St Asaph.

Seven days after somehow defeating Northop in a low-scoring thriller, second-placed St Asaph were able to claim maximum points from their trip to bottom-of-the-table Llay.

It was Llay skipper Tom Crewe who called correctly during the pre-match toss and he opted to spend the early portion of the afternoon in the field.

Initially, this looked to be a sound decision as St Asaph's top order batsmen struggled early on.

Jack Billington (2-21) caused the early damage to dismiss Mathew Ryan (17) and Dan Evans (13) as the Saints reached 35 for two.

Back came St Asaph, though, with Duncan Midgley (59) and skipper Will Ryan compiling a stand of 90 for the third wicket.

Ryan was one of the chief scorers during the course of the innings with his knock of 65, while Jurie Norval was in destructive form.

His 72 not out came from only 50 deliveries as the visitors' 50 overs yielded an imposing 254 for eight.

Llay's main wicket grabbers on the day proved to be skipper Crewe (3-40) and David Phennah (3-47).

St Asaph were never really in any danger of suffering a third league defeat of the campaign and there was no way back for Llay after they found themselves being reduced to 48 for six.

A lower order recovery from David Wright (30), Jack Aplin (17) and Tom Parry (15) did help push the home tally up to 119 before they were all out in the 38th over.

Danny Ryan was the pick of the bunch for St Asaph with his 3-20 return, backed up by the likes of Dan Evans (2-12), Gareth Goodson (2-29), Jack Griffiths (2-24) and Mike Thompson (1-14).

While St Asaph picked up maximum points, so too did leaders Menai Bridge.

The Anglesey side made it 15 wins from 15 games this summer with a 104-run success at Bangor, which keeps Menai Bridge 17 points clear at the top with seven matches left to play.