THERE was no derby day joy for Prestatyn as they fell to a 112-run loss at Northop Hall.

The Liverpool and District Competition First Division rivals squared off in what turned out to be a relatively one-sided affair, leaving the Beach Close side sitting in ninth position in the early standings ahead of their home clash with Newton-le-Willows on Saturday.

Things began brightly for the visitors in the field when Waqar Khan removed talented opener Jac Kennedy on 18, with Adam Tidswell taking the important scalp of Michael Barnes after the home captain made just one.

This was followed by a strong partnership from opener Alex Smith and Jamie Hodgson that put the hosts back in the ascendancy, with the latter caught off an Isaac Sheridan delivery five short of his half century.

Smith fared far better at the crease, smashing 15 boundaries before he was eventually stumped off a Gareth Boughey strike on 85.

The same bowler also despatched Josh Andrady (0), Mohammed Haque (17) and Matty Hodgson (0) on his way to figures of 4-43, and Tidswell added Ben Slater (16), Jack Billington (9) and James Hurling to his overall tally to end the day on 4-71 as the home side set a target of 235 all out.

Boughey did not transition his form with the ball to the bat and was ousted by Carwyn Johnson for one, and Kieron Tidswell fared little better on his way to 18.

Welsh youth international Sheil Sethi showed his class once again until he was caught off a Haque delivery on 42 at a crucial stage of the contest, with only Khan (17), Gareth Leonard (18) and Robbie Rimmington (16) made any scores of note throughout the innings as the away side made 123 all out in reply.