NESTON rounded off what by their standards has been a very mediocre season in the Premier Division of the Cheshire County League with a seven wickets reverse at the hands of Bramhall at Parkgate.

It was their eleventh defeat but in fourth bottom place they retain their status for 2016.

Upton finish fifth in Division Two despite a 70-run defeat at home to Alvanley.

Sadly Irby find themselves bottom despite seeing off Congleton by five wickets at Mill Hill Road. Colin Gibson enjoyed a 5-58 haul and Dan Gulliver top-scored with 41.

Liverpool Competition Premier League champions New Brighton had to battle hard for a ten-run win at home to Formby. Khurrum Hussain contributed 54 and David While finished with 5-39.

Birkenhead Park had three wickets to spare at home to Northern. Best performers on the day were Mike Barnes (60), Ian Daniel (40) and Rob Houghton (5-65).

Wallasey are threatened with relegation after losing by 100 runs at Leigh. Lahiru Wellalege impressed with 4-83.

A 32-run success at Sutton ensured Division Two survival for Parkfield Liscard. Sadrey Depleza (43) helped the combined side reach 90.

Grant Hughes (5-19) and Inderdep Singh (4-14) then set to work to restrict the home side to 58.

Caldy boosted survival hopes with an eight-wicket success at home to Wavertree. Simon Simcox hit an unbeaten 75 and David Tassell returned 4-29.

Caldy are third bottom and only a point ahead of Skelmersdale.

Birkenhead St Mary’s, who lost by 111 runs against Orrell Red Triangle, are adrift at the bottom.

Maritime rounded off a good season in Division Two of the Cheshire Alliance with a derby success at Old Parkonians.

The margin was seven wickets and they are champions.

Anton Jastin and Haroon Khan each claimed 4-35 and Alagiah Suthakaran contributed an unbeaten 55.

Chris Hitchell, with 43, top-scored for Old Parkonians.