A STANDOUT display from Peter Cassidy was not enough to prevent Prestatyn from falling to a narrow 43-run loss at Burscough.

The talented all-rounder turned in another exceptional display for the Liverpool and District Cricket League Division One side in the reverse, which leaves them sitting in eighth position in the standings ahead of their final home game of the season against Ainsdale on Saturday.

An opening stand of 77 from Matthew Wright and Ryan Hughes got the home side off to a flyer before the former was run out on 48, with Hughes falling two-short of his half century before he was trapped lbw by Cassidy.

Returning star Gareth Boughey made an impact with the wickets of Alan Murray and skipper Michael Bunn for ten and a duck, and Adam Tidswell took the scalp of Brendan Domigan after the dangerous batsman made just eight.

Cassidy took his eventual figures to 4-77 by removing Mark Crowley (4), Trevor Webster (2) and James Crowley (0), but a superb 61 from Jon Stone enabled the home side to set a target of 191 all out from 53 overs at the crease.

The visitors made a disappointing start as Ryan Westwell (11), Sheil Sethi (5), Boughey (16) and David Harris (17) unable to contribute a significant score, and they were swiftly followed back to the pavilion by Daniel Williams (2) and Robbie Rimmington (10) during a difficult spell for the Beach Close outfit.

The one constant throughout the innings was Cassidy, who secured another half century before he was eventually dismissed by Domigan during a crucial stage of the innings, and despite a 24 from Gareth Leonard it was not enough as the visitors made 148 all out in reply.