WALLASEY put up a determined display to deny New Brighton success in the Liverpool Competition Premier League derby, but the seasiders are back in with an outside chance in the title hunt as leaders Ormskirk fell to defeat at the hands of Northern.

Brighton asked Wallasey to bat first and they grafted out 200-9 in 63.3 overs with Dan Beaver hitting 60 and LS Lakmal 45. Mark Hale finished with 4-26.

The home side reached 180-5 off 21 overs. Luke Proctor led the way with an undefeated 91.

Birkenhead Park came away six runs to the good from Bootle. Bowlers to shine were Rob Houghton 5-53 and Chris Stenhouse 5-46. Dan Jordan top scored on 45.

Parkfield Liscard took the Division Two derby at Caldy by four wickets. Kamran Hussein played a key role with a 6-32 return.

Birkenhead St Mary's lost by nine wickets at Prestatyn.

Neston climbed away from the Cheshire County League Premier Division relegation zone with an eight wickets success at Urmston.

David Hurst (66) and Will Evans (49) enjoyed an unbeaten third wicket partnership of 99. Ash Davis took 4-38.

Oxton are second bottom after a seven wickets defeat at Marple. Gayan Fernando did his best with 45.

Irby climbed out of the Division Two danger zone with a 90 runs win at Bredbury St Marks. Dave Newman top scored with 70. Greg Shillinglaw scored 55 and also took 3-31.

Upton were dismissed for 70 at Warrington and lost by 110 runs.

Port Sunlight head Division One of the Cheshire Alliance by 31 points after an easy ten wickets success at Saughall.

Tranmere Vics top Division Two by 30 points after seeing off visiting Rylands by seven wickets.

Eastham & Bromborough in Division Three beat Mossley by 119 runs.

Ian Corner jnr finished undefeated on 115 and Mark Griffiths was out one short of a half century. Top of the bowling honours was Richard Smith with 6-21.


Liverpool Competition Premier Division: Bootle 141, Birkenhead Park 147; New Brighton 180-5, Wallasey 200-9dec. Div.Two: Prestatyn 101-1, Birkenhead St Mary's 100; Caldy 96, Parkfield Liscard 97-6.

Cheshire County League Premier Div: Marple 120-3, Oxton 116; Urmston 158-9dec, Neston 159-2. Div Two:- Warrington 180-8dec, Upton 70; Bredbuy St Marks 109, Irby 199-6dec.

Cheshire Alliance Div.One:- Saughall 67, Port Sunlight 69-0; Old Parkonians v Appleton - no play. Div.Two:- Tranmere Vis 126-3, Rylands 121. Div.Three:- Eastham & Bromborough 218-3dec, Mossley 99.

Fixtures this Saturday include:- Liverpool Competition Premier Div:- Birkenhead Park v Rainhill; Northern v New Brighton; Wallasey v Leigh. Div.Two:- Birkenhead St Mary's v Alder; Caldy v Burscough; Spring View v Parkfield Liscard.

Cheshire County League Premier Div:- Bramhall v Oxton; Neston v Marple. Div.Two:- Heaton Mersey v Irby; Upton v Poynton.

Cheshire Alliance Div.One:- Ellesmere Port v Glazeberry; Port Sunlight v Stretton; Wilmslow v Old Parkonians. Div.Two:- Frodsham v Tranmere Vics; Rylands v Maritime. Div.Three:- Eastham & Bromborough v Appleton II.

Cheshire League Div Three: Wirral v Sandbach.