Club Cricket: Connah's Quay Battle Their Way to Good Victory

David MoulsonContributor IMarch 10, 2017

Gele won the toss and put Connah's Quay into bat on a glorious day down at Pentre Mawr Park.

A great start for Quay took them to 46 for the first wicket. Then David Moulson took the wickets of Wes Gillam for 16, Paul Barlett for 2 and them other opener James Abraham caught well by Wasim Ali for 53.

Abraham batted well for his 53 hitting one six and a few fours.

Ali then bowled Scott Adams as Gele went on front foot.

Gele chairman Martyn Hedge then came on to bowl and had the batsmen in all kinds of trouble with his leg spin. Taking the wicket of Luke Bennett in his second over.

Moulson continued taking wickets at the other end bowling Rob Downey and then Selwyn Morris took a wonderful one handed catch to dismiss Daniel Griffiths as Moulson took his second five-wicket haul in as many games and his fourth for the season.

Hedge finished with two wickets also getting Lee Davies bowled and Gele skipper Ed Rooney took a wicket to see Connah's Quay finishing on 167 for 9.

Gele struggled early on as Ben Garnett, David Williams and Owen Lynam all dismissed with just 16 on the board.

Then Gele legend Morris was ran out for 10 leaving Gele struggling on 35 for 4.

Ali and Rooney then put on 51 for the next wicket as Gele took the attack to the economical Quay bowlers. Ali was caught and bowled by Gavin Parry as he took his 34th wicket of the season for Quay.

Moulson and Rooney then put on 37 for the next wicket when Rooney fell for 34 after good bowling from Davies.

Moulson continued attacking the bowler befor he was bowled for 32.

Gele were eventually bowled out for 148 leaving them 19 runs short but a good 6-4 point scoring for both teams.

Parry, Davies and Bennett shared most of the wickets between them as Quay looked strong in the bowling department.

Overall a good season for Abergele, and one they hope they can push forward for next year.