Tuesday, 24 June 2014


The Premier League’s outstanding fixture this weekend is undoubtedly the top of the table clash between league leaders Menai Bridge and 8 times champions Llandudno.

Menai Bridge have built on their performance of last season – finishing runners-up to the imperious Llandudno team - and are posting a determined  challenge for The Seasiders’ crown.   They remain undefeated this season, putting together some impressive performances and winning games with wickets to spare.

A welcome addition to the Menai Bridge club has been the signing of overseas recruit – 23 year old Australian all-rounder Kaine Harmsworth .  Harmsworth has represented New South Wales at Under 17 and 19 level and played first grade cricket for Sydney-based Western Suburbs CC, a former club of Australian captain Michael Clarke.  A mountain of a man, Harmsworth is averaging just shy of 80 runs per innings and his economic medium-fast seam bowling has been responsible for 17 wickets thus far.

Harmsworth - a Cricket Australia Level One Coach – has certainly made an impact at the club – Team captain, Robbie James said, ‘Kaine has proved a real asset both on and off the field, he brings with him an air of professionalism’.

The Bridge will no doubt face their sternest challenge of the season in Llandudno who will be looking to bridge the points gap between themselves and the Menai boys. 

The Seasiders (their early-season hiccup against St Asaph now a distant memory) are themselves in top form and have a wealth of talent at their disposal.  The ever-reliable Jordan Kane is once again excelling with the willow and has already reached a half century on 4 occasions this season averaging a touch under 60 runs per innings.  Jack Rimmington’s bowling continues to impress -  his career-best 6-14 against Llanwrst including a hat-trick - being one of the highlights of the season so far.  At this rate of knots Rimmington looks well on his way to surpassing his season best total of 61 wickets.

Both teams will be playing their strongest teams and are looking forward to a competitive match.  So the stage is set for a humdinger of a game.

Let’s hope the weather is kind to make the most of Llandudno’s excellent pitch.


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