A SIX wickets derby success over Birkenhead Park ensured New Brighton's return to top place in the Premier Division of the Liverpool Competition.

Martyn Evans 4-47 helped restrict Park to a 195 total after they were put in. Chris Davies top-scored with 48 and Mike Barnes contributed 40.

Batsmen in form for the seasiders were Andrew Clarke, who carried his bat for 74 and Josh Rylance, 63.

Wallasey are fourth in the table after a 34 runs success at home to Bootle.

Dan Beaver made 53 for Wallasey and Peter Black batting at number nine posted 64. Bowler in form for the winners was Neil Cross with 5-43.

The local sides in Division Two all lost. Caldy fell by 190 runs at Spring View. Simon Simcox hit 57.

Parkfield Liscard went under by eight wickets against visiting Skelmersdale after being dismissed for 95.

Simon Black 36 and Mike Bowe 30 were best for Birkenhead St Mary's, who were all out for 111 chasing a declared Burscough tally of 239-2.

Neston lost by six wickets at home to Alderley Edge in the Premier Divison of the Cheshire County League. James Fennah contributed 46.

Marc de Brabander with an unbeaten 114 including 15 fours helped Oxton to a 121 runs victory over Christleton in Division One.

Shaaiq Choudry carried his bat for 63 and also claimed 6-19.

Mahesh Rajaradne, 4-52, was the other bowler amongst the wickets.

Upton had to settle for a draw at home to Bollington in Division Two and Irby lost by 56 runs against visiting Brooklands.

Port Sunight enjoyed a 77 runs win over Wilmslow in Division Three of the Cheshire League, Old Parkonians were conceeded their Cheshire Alliance Division Two match at home to Norbury.


Liverpool Competition Premier Div:- Wallasey 182, Bootle 148; Birkenhead Park 195, New Brighton 196-4. Div.Two:- Spring View 247-5dec, Caldy 98; Parkfield Liscard 95, Skelmersdale 98-2; Burscough 239-2dec, Birkenhead St Mary's 111.

Cheshire County League Premier Div:- Neston 197-9dec, Alderley Edge 201-4. Div.One:- Oxton 259-2dec, Christleton 138. Div.Two:- Irby 114, Brooklands 170; Upton 178-8dec, Bollington 176-7.

Cheshire League Div.Three:- Port Sunlight 245-5dec, Wilmslow 128.

Cheshire Alliance Div.Two:- Old Parkonians v Norbury - Norbury conceeded.

Fixtures this Saturday include:- Liverpool Competition Premier Div:- Northern v Birkenhead Park; Wallasey v Leigh; Formby v New Brighton.

Div.Two:- Parkfield Liscard v Sutton; Wavertree v Caldy; Orrell Red Triangle v Birkenhead St Mary's.

Cheshire County League Premier Div:- Toft v Neston. Div.One:- Oxton v Davenham. Div.Two:- Mobberley v Irby; Bredbury St Marks v Upton.

Cheshire Alliance Div.One:- Wistaston Village v Tranmere Vics. Div.Two:- Audlem v Eastham & Bromborough; Styal v Old Parkonians.

Cheshre League Div.Three:- Cheadle Hulme Ladybridge v Port Sunlight; Wirral v Alderley Park.