WALLASEY’S 100 per cent start to their Love Lane Liverpool Competition Premier Division campaign ended following a last-gasp defeat to Wigan.

The visitors looked on course for a fifth consecutive after opener Jamie Crawley hit an unbeaten 137 off 169 in an opening partnership of 106 with Daniel Beaver (44) to declare on 227 for five off 51 overs. But Wigan had other ideas and despite collapsing from 214 for four to 218 for eight they sneaked home in the last over with a wicket to spare leaving Sumit Ruikar with figures of five for 80.

New Brighton did well to restrict Southport and Birkdale to 142 all out with Matthew Thompson (3-21) the pick of the bowlers. The hosts were then undone by an extraordinary spell of bowling from Chris Firth who took nine for 38 to dismiss New Brighton for 108.

Birkenhead Park got a good draw at home to Ormskirk after the West Lancashire outfit made 216 for five from 55 overs. Thomas Foster (58) and Steve Hird (50) dug in to leave the hosts on 188 for eight at the close.

In Division One, Caldy lost their fourth game in row after setting Fleetwood Hesketh just 113 to win at Paton Field. The visitors reached the target with four wickets down.

Parkfield Liscard are bottom of Division Two after suffering a heavy defeat at home to St Helens Town. Piushan Gamekankanamge took four for 56 as the visitors decked on 223 for seven off 54 overs. In a disastrous reply, only opener Gary Ratcliff (14) reached double figures as Sharan Rajendran claimed a remarkable eight for nine to dismiss the hosts for just 44.

In other news, Irby Cricket Club have applied to become the 36th member of the Liverpool Competition.

A vote by existing members on the proposal was due to take place on Tuesday, May 24 with two thirds of members required to vote in favour.