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Cricket: Sam scoops North Wales T20 Championship with Menai Bridge

Cricket: Sam scoops North Wales T20 Championship with Menai Bridge

A talented cricketer helped his regional side secure a notable competition success last weekend.

Sam Bixby, a Year 11 pupil at the school, was part of the Menai Bridge squad that clinched the North Wales T20 Championship for a second consecutive year with a 52-run victory over St Asaph.

Bridge opener Luke Jones was able to make 16 before playing a Danny Ryan delivery into the hands of Elliot Morris, shortly prior to skipper Dion Holden being ousted from the crease by Jason Foulkes for a duck.

A standout partnership from wicketkeeper-batsman Jack Gower and Carl Jones put the visitors back in the ascendancy, with the former eventually clean bowled by Foulkes after making a quick-fire 63 from 45 balls.

Jones fared far better, with the talented individual smashing his way to an unbeaten 83 off 51 deliveries, which included no fewer than ten boundaries, as Bridge set an imposing target of 202-3 from their allotted 20 overs at the crease.

Liam Bibby took out the opening duo of Duncan Midgley and captain Will Ryan for six and seven, and Holden got his own back on Foulkes thanks to a crucial wicket for one.

Holden also ran out Daniel Williams after the batsman made a promising 20 from 16 balls, and Alex Baker did not last long in the middle after he was skittled by Roberts for just one.

The city side were given a revised target of 117 due to the deteriorating weather but never looked likely to reach their target, with Danny Ryan’s unbeaten 15 enabling them to post a score of 64-5.

Sam was also in good form for Menai Bridge 2nds in their derby encounter against Bangor on Saturday, taking two wickets for the loss of three runs from one over.


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