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Wirral sides faced a struggle
IT was not a good Saturday for the local sides in the Bridging Finance Solutions Liverpool Competition.
A 6-29 haul by Ashraf Nawab could not save New Brighton in an eight runs Premier Division reverse at home to Leigh.
Wallasey lost again in Division One, this time by 118 runs at Formby. The decision to put the home side in first back fired as they declared on 301-3. Graham Reid with a half century and Liam Crilly 46 did their best in the Wallasey reply.
Chris Stenhouse finished with 6-46 for Birkenhead Park but they lost by 45 runs at home to St Helens Recs in Division Two.
Parkfield Liscard had a bad day at Burscough in an 87 runs reverse.
Caldy just hung on for a draw against visiting Wavertree. Rich Battersby finished with 4-51 and Dave Kay 4-58.
Neston edged the Chapel Press Premier League derby at home to Oxton. The margin was nine runs. David Hurst top scored with 86 for Neston and John Crick contributed 52. Best for Oxton were Lou Vincent 83 and Ross Dixon 5-29.
Irby came a seven wickets cropper at Bredbury St Marks in Division One. Their 124 total (Greg Shillinglaw 54) after being asked to bat proved not enough.
It was better for Upton who gained a welcome six wickets home victory over Alvanley in Division Two.
Parkonians face a relegation battle in Division One of the Cheshire Alliance after losing by 26 runs against Trinity. Chris Beckett bowled through the Trinity innings to return 6-110 and Adam Westwater claimed 4-51. Mike Hitchell top scored with 53.
Tranmere Vics beat Sandbach II by five wickets in Division Three.
Eastham Bromborough drew at Rostherne where Mike Hooks made 75 and Mark Griffiths 43.
Wirral failed by 80 runs at home to Disley in Division Three of the Meller Braggins Cheshire League after being dismissed for a meagre 84.
Scoreboard: Liverpool Competition Premier Div: New Brighton 137, Leigh 145. Div One: Formby 301-3dec, Wallasey 183. Div Two: Birkenhead Park 95, St Helens Recs 140; Burscough 160-8dec, Parkfield Liscard 73; Caldy 95-9, Wavertree 169.
Cheshire County League Premier Div: Neston 211-8dec, Oxton 202. Div.One: Bredbury St Marks 128-3, Irby 124. Div Two: Upton 126-4, Alvanley 125-8dec.
Cheshire Alliance Div One: Trinity 192, Parkonians 164. Div Three: Tranmere Vics 106-5, Sandbach II 104; Rostherne 100-8, Eastham Bromborough 179-4dec.
Cheshire League Div Three: Wirral 84, Disley 164-7dec.
Fixtures this Saturday include: Liverpool Competition Premier Div: Highfield v New Brighton. Div One: Wallasey v Fleetwood Hesketh. Div Two: Birkenhead St Mary’s v Skelmersdale; Prestatyn v Birkenhead Park; Sutton v Caldy. Parkfield Liscard – no game.
Cheshire County League Premier Div: Chester Broughton Hall v Neston; Oxton v Hyde. Div One: Irby v Brooklands. Div Two: Tattenhall v Upton.
Cheshire Alliance Div One: Parkonians v Ellesmere Port. Div Three: Appleton II v Port Sunlight; Eastham Bromborough v Capenhurst; Kerridge v Tranmere Vics.
Cheshire League Div Three: Glazebury v Wirral.
Bank Holiday Monday games: Liverpool Competition Premier Div: Colwyn Bay v New Brighton. Div One: Wallasey v Orrell Red Triangle. Div Two: Caldy v Skelmersdale; Old Xaverians v Birkenhead Park; Prestatyn v Parkfield Liscard; Wavertree v Birkenhead St Mary’s.