PRESTATYN eased their relegation worries with a seven-wicket home victory over Fleetwood Hesketh.

The Beach Close side produced one of their most efficient performances of the season against their fellow Liverpool and District Competition First Division strugglers, moving them 39 points clear of the drop with seven games remaining.

David Harris’ side will look to continue their fine run of recent form this Saturday when they travel to Newton-le-Willows, who harbour title aspirations and currently sit in second position in the standings.

A strong start from the visitors in the middle saw openers Luke Tindsley and Matthew Howard put on 89 for the first wicket before the latter was despatch by Kieron Tidswell after making 43.

Tidswell also removed Tinsley on 66 from 87 deliveries which proved to be key, in addition to claiming the prized scalp of Paul Regan for a duck on his way to figures of 3-22 from a seven-over spell.

He was aided at the other end by Adam Tidswell, who took out Bobby Wincer (3), Ayan Madhu (0) and Steve Gregory (1) to finish the day on 3-41, with skipper Thomas Wareing clean bowled by Sheil Sethi on 27 as the away side set a target of 162 all out from 50 overs at the crease.

Things did not begin well for the hosts as Kieron Tidswell and Sethi were dismissed for one and 14 respectively, and their concerns grew deeper when Waqar Khan played a Wareing delivery into the hands of Derek Sykes after failing to contribute a single run.

A sensational partnership from opener Robbie Rimmington and Gareth Leonard ensured the hosts reached their required target with just a few balls remaining, with the former providing stubborn resistance to end the innings on 90 not out from 182 deliveries.

Leonard was equally as impressive on his way to an unbeaten 48, which came from just 51 balls to secure a notable triumph.