NEW Brighton remain bottom of the Love Lane Liverpool Competition Premier Division after a nine wicket defeat to new leaders Northern. 

Electing to bat, the hosts reached 200 all out with Suliman Safi top scoring with 57 but after dismissing opener Jac Kennedy early, New Brighton could only stand and watch as Tyler McGladdery smashed an unbeaten 144 to seal the victory.

Defending champions Wallasey managed to salvage a draw at Leigh despite the home side racking up a total of 265-2 thanks to 122 not out from Derbyshire's Matthew McKiernan. Opener Jamie Crawley hit 73 as the visitors closed on 201-7. 

In Division One, Birkenhead Park's brilliant form continued with a 42 run victory over Newton le Willows. Chris Benjamin's 68 was the backbone of the hosts total of 144 all out before Satyajeet Bachhav's 6-42 and David Nevin's 3-27 confirmed the win. 

Struggling Caldy finally welcomed their overseas professional to Wirral last week and Sachin Kumar Singh was thrust straight into the action at Sefton Park. His score of 39 helped the visitors post 173 all out but it was his contribution with the ball that really impressed as Singh bowled 28 overs, finishing with 8-45 as Park fell short by eight runs. 

Parkfield Liscard are still propping up Division Two but a decent performance saw them declare on 219-9 at home to Wavertree with Nuwan Chathuvanga top scoring with an unbeaten 48. The visitors closed on 160-5 in a drawn game. 

Hightown St Mary's declared on 270-2 against Irby who were bowled out for 172 in reply with Smit Mehta's unbeaten 74 the highlight in a 98 run defeat.