SUPER St Asaph have reached a notable double century in the Premier Division of the North Wales Cricket League.

The Saints topped 200 points for the season via a thumping nine-wicket weekend success at Pontblyddyn.

This keeps alive St Asaph's hopes of successfully defending their Premier Division crown and the maximum points haul moves them to within 14 points of the pace being set by unbeaten leaders Menai Bridge.

Pontblyddyn won the toss and made the decision to bat first on the day, however this didn't turn out to be the correct choice.

They did make their way to 60 for two and looked to be on course for a competitive total, but Danny Ryan accounted for the wicket of danger man Stevel Rodney (28) to turn things into the visitors' favour.

Ryan claimed 3-25 and Mathew Ryan picked up 2-21 as Pontblyddyn lost their last seven wickets for just 43 runs to finish up on 124 all out.

Gareth Goodson, Dan Evans and Jack Griffiths picked up a wicket apiece for St Asaph, who also benefited from a couple of run outs.

The Saints' reply was a sensible one, as they looked to secure a bumper points haul.

Mathew Ryan and Dan Evans put together an opening stand of 68 before the latter was dismissed by Chris Moss (1-25) for 30.

That was to be Pontblyddyn's only bright spot in the field as Ryan (60 not out) and Nathanael Scott (27 not out) guided the reply to a winning 125 for one in the 31st over.

Leaders Menai Bridge managed to secure their 16th consecutive victory this season with a 42-run success at home to Northop.