NEW Brighton ensured their Premier League survival on a dramatic last day of the season in the Love Lane Liverpool Cricket Competition. 

A long trip to fellow strugglers Colwyn Bay saw the Welsh side bat first and amass a total of 251-3 declared off 44.5 overs. At 81-4 the target looked a long way off but a partnership of 130 between Seb Botes (76) and Daniel Cooke (77) saw the visitors win by four wickets and finish above relegated Colwyn Bay and Orrell Red Triangle.

Out-going champions Wallasey finished sixth as they finished with a defeat at Rainford after being bowled out for 98. Three wickets apiece for Daniel Beaver (3-13) and Andrew Beaver (3-36) couldn't prevent a four wicket loss.

There will be three Wirral sides in the Premier League next season after Birkenhead Park secured promotion with a crushing defeat of Old Xaverians. David Nevin (5-15) and Alex Baker (3-26) watch the visitors collapse from 34-1 to 69 all out before Park eased to a 10 wicket win.

Caldy's stay in Division One is over however, after they lost a must-win game at Spring View. Piushan Gamekankanamge's 4-46 gave the visitors a sniff with the hosts bowled out for 200 but Caldy could only manage 77 in reply.

The battle for who finished bottom of the Competition was won by Parkfield Liscard who won their last game away at Northop Hall. Sadeep Saputantrige took 7-48 alongside Jehan Yahathugoda's 3-7 as the visitors bowled out the Welsh side for 94. Liscard went on to claim a four wicket win.

Parkfiel Liscard's victory means Irby finish bottom in their first season in the Liverpool Competition and could face immediate relegation. Smit Mehta took 3-43 as Norley Hall were bowled out for 187 with the total proving just too much for Irby who were dismissed 12 runs short despite Mehta's 52.