PRESTATYN continued their friendly fixtures with other sides from across the region with a five-wicket reverse at Northop Hall.

The Liverpool and District Competition side just managed to post a three-figure target after a poor performance in the middle, which left them with too much to do in the field.

Wicketkeeper-opener Robbie Rimmington lasted 20 balls before he was trapped lbw by Carwyn Johnson on six, and Andy Taylor stubborn 12 from 29 deliveries ended when he played a Joshua Andrady strike into the hands of Jack Smallwood.

Andrady was proving to hot to handle for the visiting batsmen, and this is a trend that continued throughout their time in the middle.

The bowler added Gareth Leonard (15), Joe Newell (0) and Jake Jones (9) to his list of victims, and Andrady also took the prized scalp of opening batsman Rohit Kaimal who top-scored with 37 on his way to superb figures of 5-17 from a seven-over spell.

Only David Harris managed to make it into double-figures thereafter with a 14 knock as the visitors set a target of 100 all out from 35.4 overs.

Adam Tidswell got the Beach Close side off to a flyer in the field with the quick-fire wickets of opening partnership Alistair Andrady (0) and Jac Kennedy (13), with Sheil Sethi taking the important scalp of No. 3 batsman Josh Andrady for 19.

Sethi also removed wicketkeeper Ben Slater to finish the day on 2-22, and Jake Jones also got in on the act when he sent Jack Smallwood back to the pavilion after he made a patient 18 from 31 deliveries.

This turned out to be the final wicket for the day for the away side, who had nothing to show from a spirited bowling performance as Johnson’s 19 not out got Northop over the line with 18 overs to spare.