A SUPERB unbeaten century from Waqar Khan was not enough to prevent Prestatyn from falling to a 73-run loss at Northop Hall.

The Liverpool and District Competition First Division derby rivals produced an entertaining Ray Tyler Cup second round affair that went the way of the home side, and the two sides square off once again this Saturday in a league encounter.

Scott Williams got the away side off to a flyer when he removed Jac Kennedy on ten, and he also despatched skipper Michael Barnes for 23 soon after on his way to figures of 2-43.

That was as good as it got for the visitors, with opener James Hurlin producing another fine knock before he played a Kieron Tidswell delivery into the hands of Khan on 50, and James Hodgson also boosted the scoreboard considerably with a quick-fire 57 off 40 balls.

Another standout contribution came from Mohammed Haque, who hit a sensational 79 before he was sent packing by Khan, who also dismissed Alex Smith for 36 as the home side eneded their allotted 45 overs with a stunning total of 305-6.

Things did not begin well for the away side as Tidswell was ousted from the crease by Carwyn Johnson for just one, and the same bowler also took the prized scalp of Boughey after the opener made three.

This was met by a very strong response courtesy of an exceptional stand from Welsh youth international Sheil Sethi and Khan, who put on 157 for the third wicket before the former was sent back to the pavilion on 58 by Haque.

The impressive all-rounder also got rid of Rhys Jones (18) and Gareth Leonard (0) during a critical stage of the innings to finish on 3-53, with Hodgson also getting in on the act with the wicket of Robbie Rimmington (7).

Khan put up a valiant effort to end a tremendous time in the middle on 118 not out, but he ran out of overs as Prestatyn finished on 232-6 in reply.