NEW Brighton enjoyed a 62-runs victory over visiting Maghull in the Premier Division of the Liverpool and District Competition.

Louis Botes (69) and Upal Fernando (56) were the batsmen in form whilst Andrew Clarke topped the bowling figures with a 4-37 return.

The Birkenhead Park v Fleetwood Hesketh game was abandoned without a ball being bowled, but Wallasey played and went under by six wickets at the hands of Southport & Birkdale. Neil Cross did his best with an undefeated 62.

There were draws for Birkenhead St Mary's at Old Xaverians and Parkfield Liscard at St Helens Town but the Sutton v Caldy clash was another weather victim.

Muhammad Ghafoor with 34 top scored for the Saints who closed 51 runs adrift with three wickets intact.

The last Parkfield Liscard pair denied Town a win. Akmal Ghafoor contributed 34 and John McClennan claimed 4-12.

Neston lost and Oxton drew in the Premier Division of the Cheshire County League.

Rich Wilkinson with 36 was best for Neston in a 71 runs reverse at home to Bramhall.

Shaaiq Choudhry (88), Alex Money (44), Glen Queri (4-34) and Gayan Fernando (4-45) were influential for Oxton who had Chester Broughton Hall on 94-8 at stumps chasing a declared score of 156-9.

It was a sad Cheshire Alliance Division One derby for Old Parkonians against Port Sunlight who coasted home by ten wickets as the Old Boys were dismissed for a dismal 43.

Ellesmere Port were only marginally better at Appleton where they fell by 140 runs after being dismissed for 53.

Tranmere Vics accounted for Knutsford by 84 runs in Division Two.

Eastham Bromborough in Division Three enjoyed a 56 runs win away to the Frodsham Second string.

John Harris enjoyed an unbeaten half century and the bowlers in form were Russ Williams 3-34 and Mike Hooks 3-36.


Liverpool Competition Premier Division: New Brighton 207-9dec, Maghull 145; Wallasey 174-3dec, Southport & Birkdale 175-4; Birkenhead Park v Fleetwood Hesketh - no play.

Division Two:- Old Xaverians 162-6dec, Birkenhead St Mary's 111-7; St Helens Town 157-8dec, Parkfield Liscard 90-9; Sutton v Caldy - no play.

Cheshire County League Premier Division: Neston 136, Bramhall 207-6dec; Oxton 156-9dec, Chester Broughton Hall 94-8.

Division Two:- Irby v Upton - result awaited.

Cheshire Alliance Division One: Old Parkonians 43, Port Sunlight 45-0; Appleton 193-4dec, Ellesmere Port 53.

Division Two:- Tranmere Vics 157, Knutsford 73. Div.Three:- Frodsham II 138, Eastham & Bromborough 194-7dec.

Fixtures for this Saturday include:

Liverpool Competition Premier Division: New Brighton v Leigh; Wallasey v Birkenhead Park. Div. Two: Alder v Parkfield Liscard; Birkenhead St Mary's v Caldy.

Cheshire County League Premier Division:- Neston v Chester Broughton Hall; Oxton v Hyde. Div.Two: Irby v Stockport; Tattenhall v Upton.

Cheshire Alliance Division One: Old Parkonians v Stalybridge St Pauls; Stretton v Ellesmere Port; Wistaston Village v Port Sunlight. Div.Two: Tranmere Vics v Styal; Maritime v Knutsford. Div.Three: Mellor v Eastham & Bromborough, Cheshire League Div.Three: CH Ladybridge v Wirral