NEW Brighton gave their hopes of Premier League survival a massive boost with a home win over Southport and Birkdale. 

Half-centuries for Adam Neal (67), Owais Shah (63) and Sebastian Botes (55no) took the hosts to 241-3 before Sukhjit Singh's 6-55 and Suliman Safi's 3-55 secured a 91 run victory. 

Daniel Beaver took 4-67 as Wigan compiled 222-6 against Wallasey who were indebted to Beaver again as his 63 helped the visitors cling on for a draw at 176-9. 

Birkenhead Park's Division One promotion charge hit the buffers with a home defeat to Bootle. Alex Baker (3-31), David Nevin (3-33) and Mark Rowland (3-9) had restricted the visitors to 119 all out but Park's reply crumbled as they were dismissed for 92 with the loss confirming Newton le Willows as champions.

Caldy are occupying one of the relegation spots despite Chris Edwards' 5-27 dimissing fellow strugglers St Helens Town for 155. The visitor's batters couldn't take advantage as they were bowled out for 93 in an innings that contained five ducks. The two sides are now level on points with two games left. 

Parkfield Liscard recorded a shock win against Division Two high flyers Sutton. Dinesh Reid yook 3-27 as the visitors were bowled out for 154 with the hosts completing a thrilling chase with nine wickets down thanks to half-centuries from Rasika Dahanayaka Yapa (55) and Nadeera Rupasinghe (52no). 

Irby remain bottom of the table despite Rafi Afridi hitting 84 out of their total of 175 all out. Alder passed the total for the loss of five wickets. 

Sunday saw a Wirral derby in the semi final of the Cheshire Cup as New Brighton met Wallasey at the Kevin McCullagh Oval. Jamie Crawley's 83 helped the hosts reach 183-9 off their 40 overs with Seb Botes taking 4-28 for New Brighton. Opener Adam Neal led the reply with 60 as the visitors reached the target in the 34th over for the loss of seven wickets. They will now face Hyde in the final.