RAIN decimated another weekend's cricket across Merseyside with only a handful of games played to a conclusion as England's Ashes frustrations were mirrored at a local level. 

In the Premier League of the Love Lane Liverpool Competition, Wallasey's home game with Northern was the only one to start with the visitors winning the toss and electing to bat. Sumit Ruikar (3-23) quickly had the title chasers in trouble and the Crosby-outfit were 68-7 when play was halted.

New Brighton's visit to Wigan was abandoned without a ball being bowled. 

In Division One, promotion chasing Birkenhead Park hosted Sefton Park in one of the few games where a result was possible. The visitors won the toss and inserted the hosts who were bowled out for just 125 off a rain-delayed 25.5 overs with Steve Hird's unbeaten 39 proving crucial. Sefton looked set to reach the target but ran out of time as they closed on 116-4 off 29 overs with David Nevin picking up 3-50. 

Caldy managed to bat for 41 overs at Bootle during which they compiled a score of 141 for the loss of five wickets. Opener Mark Wilkie top scored with 48 but no more play was possible.

Parkfield Liscard finally broke their Division Two duck with a first win of the season at Hightown. Dinesh Reid took 4-12 with Sadeep Saputantrige claiming 3-13 as the hosts were skittled for just 75. Mohammad Rafi saw the Wirral outfit home with an unbeaten 35 in a five wicket win.

Irby's clash with Sutton went ahead with the visitors reaching 220-9 off 37 overs. Smit Mehta was the pick of the bowlers with 3-27 befofre the hosts were bowled out for 137.