RAIN hit Merseyside on Saturday afternoon forcing an abrupt end to the vast majority of fixtures in the Liverpool Competition.

New Brighton, who are bottom of the Premier League, were probably left the most frustrated after they had reached 177-5 off 43 overs at Orrell Red Trianglew when play was stopped. Suliman Safi was left unbeaten on 81 after Adam Neal had hit 50. 

Wallasey were probably grateful to come off after they had been reduced to 110-9 at home to leaders Ormskirk with the defending champions now lying in eighth place. 

In Division One, Birkenhead Park hosted Caldy in a Wirral derby with the visitors 157-9 off 48 overs when the heavens opened. Haroon Khan (49) top scored for Caldy while there were three wickets apiece for Satyajeet Bachhav (3-28) and Khalid Wahbi (3-17). Park remain second with Caldy one place above the drop zone. 

Parkfield Liscard remain winless and propping up Division Two after their clash at leaders Maghull was played to a finish. The visitors were skittled for just 50 in 18.3 overs with the hosts reaching the target for the loss of one wicket inside nine overs.

Irby had Prestatyn in trouble at 111-8 thanks to 4-19 from Thomas Crawford but the rain prevented a rare win for the Wirral side.