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Batting the Quay as Denbigh Sink to Heavy Defeat

Quay sink Denbigh

 

Denbigh 170

Connahs Quay 174/3

 

Connahs Quay condemned Denbigh to a heavy home 7 wicket defeat as the Denbigh top order struggled to get to grips with the Connahs Quay attack. The high flying visitors who sit in 2nd place in the Premier League table won the toss and asked Denbigh to bat first and immediately it became clear why as the opening bowlers quickly restricted the home batsmen offering very little for the batsmen to put away. The introduction of Ryan Holloway however was to prove to be the crucial decision as he removed the top three batsmen who collectively scored less than 30. It was fortunate for Denbigh that Captain Ben Wilcox-Jones and Vice-Captain John Lee Rowlands were in form as they were the only home players who managed to apply themselves and enable a decent total to be set. Rowlands scored 42 and Wilcox-Jones top scored with 44. Joe Clayton and Stuart Griffiths added important late order runs with 17 and 15 respectively but there was always the feeling that against the Quay batting line up that the 170 total would be shy of a par score.

Needing a good start to spur them on Aussie Marcus Adams did manage to remove opener David Fox for just 12 but fellow opener Darren Jones proved to be the mainstay of the innings as his 60 allowed the Quay middle order to build around him. Martin Burger added 20 while David Powell saw the tem home with another unbeaten half century as Quay reached their target for the loss of just 3 wickets. Despite the fact that Quay are chasing the title the home side were hoping to be able to spring a shock against one of the regions top sides but it was not to be. At least Denbigh can take solace from the fact that they will get a chance to pit themselves against the same sides next year as they appear to have cemented their place in the top division as they sit 60 points above the drop zone.

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