NEW Brighton are all but the Liverpool Competition Premier League champions after the latest matches over the holiday weekend.

The seasiders took the local derby at Wallasey on Monday by six wickets and now have a massive 57 points lead over nearest rivals Ormskirk who lost again and look to have given up on the title chase.

Wallasey batted first but their 122 total was never going to be enough.

Alex Eagle was top scorer for Wallasey with 35 and the best Brighton bowlers were Ashraf Nawab with 3-25 and David While 3-28.

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Action from Irby's match against Mobberley. Picture: Geoff Davies

While also hit 36 for the winners whose top bat on the day was Andrew Clarke with an unbeaten 46 as they cruised to victory.

Sadly defeat for Wallasey leaves them ten points adrift of safety and next to bottom in the table.

Birkenhead Park enjoyed a six wickets success over visiting Leigh.

Luke Camden led the way with an unbeaten 74.

Ian Daniel contributed 55 and Rob Houghton took 4-51.

Caldy claimed the Division Two derby at Parkfield Liscard by six wickets.

Barrie White with 48 helped the combined side reach 202-8.

A fine century opening stand via Simon Simcox (75) and Chris Edwards (64) put Caldy in control.

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Action from Upton's clash with Bredbury St Marks on Saturday. Picture: Geoff Davies

Birkenhead St Mary's had a poor day, being all out for 59 chasing an Alder declared score of 231-6.

Neston posted an 83 runs victory over Toft in the Premier Division of the Cheshire County League. Simon Stokes hit 67 and Simon Mugava claimed 4-50.

Oxton in Division One went under by seven wickets at Davenham. Luke Filer was top scorer on 34.

Upton (James Williams, 59) sneaked the verdict by one wicket over Bredbury St Marks in Division Two.

Upton lost by 121 runs at home to Mobberley.

Wirral triumphed by 19 runs at Alderley Park in Division Three of the Cheshire League.

In Division Two of the Cheshire Alliance Old Parkonians eased to a seven wickets win against visiting Styal who were restricted to 45.

Adam Westwater did the damage with 5-15.


Liverpool Competition Premier Div:- Birkenhead Park 174-4, Leigh 170-9dec; Wallasey 122, New Brighton 124-4. Div.Two:- Parkfield Liscard 202-8dec, Caldy 204-4; Birkenhead St Mary's 59, Alder 231-6dec.

Cheshire County League Premier Div:- Neston 193, Toft 110. Div.One:- Davenham 145-3, Oxton 144. Div.Two:- Irby 74, Mobberley 195; Upton 155-9, Bredbury St Marks 154-9dec.

Cheshire League Div.Three:- Alderley Park 135, Wirral 154-8dec.

Cheshre Alliance Div.Two:- Old Parkonians 46-3, Styal 45.

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

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

Cheshire County League Premier Div: Neston v Grappenhall. Div.One: Oxton v Middlewich. Div.Two: Northwich v Irby; Widnes v Upton.

Cheshire League Div Three: Winsford v Port Sunlight; Wirral v Over Peover.

Cheshkre Alliance Div One: The Groves v Tranmere Vics. Div Two: Maritime v Frodsham; Mellor v Old Parkonians.