WALLASEY remain top of the Love Lane Liverpool Competition Premier League despite being held to a frustrating draw by a determined Formby side.

Put into bat by the visitors, the hosts took full advantage with opener Daniel Beaver hitting 136, including six sixes, as Wallasey decked on 246 for eight from 47.2 overs. Formby had a hero of their own in Calum Turner who was still there at the end unbeaten on 125 as the ninth wicket pair held on to close on 189 for nine despite another brilliant performance from Sumit Ruikar who took seven for 79.

Birkenhead Park are in the bottom two following a crushing defeat by Leigh. Alex Harris took seven for 60 for Park as Karl Brown’s side were bowled out for 215. The visitors lost Michael Barnes inside the first over of their reply and never recovered as they were bundled out for just 88.

A brilliant game at Northern saw New Brighton come within a whisker of winning after the home side declared on 240 for four. Owais Shah led the chase with an excellent 127 but the visitors finished on 237 for nine, just four runs short of the target.

In Division One, newly promoted Caldy are finding life tough following a fifth consecutive defeat at Colwyn Bay. Martyn Evans top scored for the visitors with 41 as Caldy were dismissed for 101. The modest target proved simple for the Welsh side who completed a ten wicket win in the 17th over.

Parkfield Liscard are bottom of Division Two despite a much improved batting performance against Old Xaverians. Nuwan Chathuvanga top scored with 63 as the Wirral outfit reached 205 all out before the visitors chased down the target for the loss of two wickets thanks to a century from Josh Dilworth (102no).

Sunday saw Wallasey progress to the Royal London Club Championship group final after beating Blackpool.