Denbigh 178 – 6
While the mathematics of the league meant that Denbigh could not consider themselves safe going onto this game this result put the matter beyond any doubt. In the first season in the Premier Division Denbigh have claimed some notable scalps but this performance must be one of the best of the season.
In a rain shortened game where the start was delayed, at the toss Mochdre captain Campion called correctly and had no hesitation in asking the home side to bat first as the visitors looked to take advantage of the damp conditions. Denbighg’s batting order however proved that they were up for a battle as openers Gerallt Lyall and Gwern Llwyd Owain made a solid start. Lyall was first out for 15 but Owain was to stay at the crease and contributed an important 45. The middle order also functioned as Harrison Jones batting at three made a good start but was out for 16. The in-form Marcus Adams was the mainstay in the middle of the inning as he continued his run-scoring streak with an impressive 49 falling just short of a well deserved half century. Late innings runs were also added by skipper Ben Wilcox-Jones and Stuart Griffiths who ensured that the home side reached another batting point by smashing the final ball of the innings for a massive six.
Having been on the receiving end of a number of impressive innings from the dangerous Will Evans in recent seasons the Denbigh attack this time managed to remove the opener for a duck as Marcus Adams again showed his knack of claiming important top order wickets. Adams claimed a second wicket in just his 2nd over as Harrison Jones claimed a smart catch in gully to leave Mochdre 14/2. The ever reliant Alec Lewis was next to get in on the action as he clean bowled skipper Campion for just 1. By now Mochdre were well behind the rate and wickets were falling regularly, Stuart Griffiths claimed a wicket in his first over before Harrison Jones followed suit and a desperate run out left Mochdre in dire straits on 90/7 off 25 overs. Harrison Jones mopped up the tail to complete the emphatic win for Denbigh as Mochdre were dismissed for 98 in the 28th over.
The result left Denbigh in a comfortable 6th place in the table contemplating a push for a top 5 finish in the Premier Division.