YET another disappointing batting performance saw Prestatyn fall to a 28-run home defeat to Highfield.

The Beach Close side turned in a fine performance in the field only to fall short once again with their exploits at the crease, and the Liverpool and District Competition First Division outfit remain third-from-bottom and six points clear of the drop zone ahead of their next outing at promotion chasing Wigan on Saturday.

Adam Tidswell put the new ball to good use early on with the wickets of visiting openers Michael Gaskell and Ryan Hargreaves for six and 11, with Welsh youth international Sheil Sethi also getting on the act by despatching Madduma Lakmal (1) and Sohaib Shah (4) to eventually finish the day on 3-31.

Dangerous batsman Uzzair Shah made a promising 26 before he was superbly caught and bowled by Kieron Tidswell, who also claimed the wicket of Oliver Jump for 18 to further enhance his overall influence on proceedings with the ball.

Brother Adam was in ruthless mood throughout his mammoth 19-over spell, claiming two more victims in the form of Harry Moxham (17) and Chris Liptrot (0) to finish with four wickets at the expense of 42 runs, leaving the away side all out on 109.

The hosts were unable to capitalise on this strong bowling display, with only three players making it into double figures as they were skittled for just 81 in reply.

Rhys Jones was easily the pick of the Prestatyn batsman on his way to 31 from 64 deliveries, with Matthew Jones and Gareth Leonard making 12 and ten respectively.

Liptrot and Ryan Parry tore through the batting order during blistering spells, helping themselves to four wickets apiece at the combined loss of 58 runs.

Prestatyn’s second unit suffered a similar fate as they were beaten by 41-runs at Leigh.