Dave Harris produced a masterly captain's innings with his highest score of the season to land elated Prestatyn only their second victory of the season against second-from-bottom Old Xaverians at Beach Close.
Harris led from the front to deliver a bumper 20-6 points boost with a four wicket win.
Inviting the visitors to bat on winning the toss, Harris must have pondered on the wisdom of his choice after the Liverpool side had posted a respectable 202 all out in the 59th over.
Sixteen years old schoolboy ace Danny Davies took 5 for 26 off eleven overs, teenage quickie Kieron New provided impressive support as he snaffled 3 for 22 off ten overs while Leo Teal, promoted on merit from the Seconds, had to settle for an economical stint of 0 for 2 off six overs, four of them maidens, as Ian Carroll 68 kept the Xaverians innings moving.
Prestatyn’s reply began promisingly with Gareth Boughey and Warren Groeneveld taking the score to 70 before Groeneveld fell for 26. Boughey, who had not had a bat in his hand for a month, still had the class to hammer 48 before Ryan Westwell succumbed for 14 as the seasiders slipped to 91 for 3.
Waiting to accelerate the charge were Harris and Rhys Jones, who smashed 50 in a crucial sixth-wicket stand before Jones fell for 21 off 19 balls, including four fours. Harris went on to contribute 53, peppered with five fours, as Prestatyn reached a winning 203 for 6 with just eight balls remaining.
Prestatyn Seconds were unable to make it a club double, crashing to a 7 wickets defeat in the reverse game at Old Xaverians.
Skipper Andy Taylor lost the toss and was invited to bat but scoring runs proved a real trial as the seasiders struggled to post a meagre 89 all out in 54.3 overs, number seven Ashley Jones 20, fourteen years old Joe Horton 15 and Martin Jones 12 managing double-figures.
This posed no problems for the Liverpool hosts who knocked off a winning 90 for 3 in just 33.3 overs, Scott Williams 1 for 23 off 6 overs and Horton 1 for 7 off 7 unable to avert a hefty defeat.