PRESTATYN emerged with a share of the spoils after sharing a draw with Liverpool and Distict Cricket League Division One rivals Liverpool.

The Beach Close side secured another six points thanks in no small part to a superb unbeaten half century from wicketkeeper Robbie Rimmington, and Gareth Boughey’s men sit in seventh spot ahead of their trip to Birkenhead Park on Saturday.

The home side made a great start to their time in the field when the bowling tandem of Kieron New and Peter Cassidy removed the opening pair of Jamie Cooper (4) and Sam Holliday (9) early on, while Boughey clean bowled the dangerous Tushar Mahambrey for 13.

Cassidy then took over proceedings during a devastating spell that saw him take the wickets of Chris Tonge (27), Harry Thompson (26), Chris Blythe (0) and Harry Coast (1), with the talented bowling also claiming the scalp of Jared Clein on way to outstanding figures of 6-26.

Visiting skipper Matty Jackson was caught by Rimmington off a Joe Horton delivery after contributing 21 as the Merseyside outfit were all out for 138 from 60 overs at the crease.

The home run chase got off to a poor start when Boughey was trapped lbw by Holliday on four, and things got even worse soon after when Chris Blythe ousted Ryan Westwell (0), Sheil Sethi (9) and Cassidy (9) in quick succession.

Daniel Williams (2) and Horton (2) were both dismissed cheaply as the wickets continued to tumble, but a resolute stand from Rimmington and Gareth Leonard got the hosts back on track during a critical stage of the innings.

Rimmington produced a number of superb strokes to end on 58 not out, with Leonard making 22 as they closed out the day on 115-8 to secure the stalemate.

Prestatyn Seconds fell agonisingly short of victory against Sutton St Helen’s, losing by five-wickets after falling four runs short of their required total.