LEIGH seconds won the toss and chose to bat on a wicket, which had been used the previous week and allowed more than 400 runs to be scored on it.

Neil Williams and Michael Bond opened the innings for Leigh and put on 19 before Bond was bowled attempting to cut a late in-swinger. Wiiliams was joined by Steve Whalley who promised much but unfortunately delivered little but the next partnership between Paul Jones and Williams proved to be the base of a half-decent first innings performance.

After Jones departed, scoring a crafted 22, the unfortunate Matthew Savka was the next victim having not having the opportunity to face one delivery before he was run out backing up the call from Williams.

Williams went on to make 67 after a solid partnership with Patrick Travers who made an accomplished 42 before taking one risk too many.

The innings fell away a little after this and the final score of 183-9 after 45 overs was somewhat open for interpretation.

The second half was rather one sided when the Wallasey openers, Parker and Pugh got stuck into the Leigh bowling. Within 10 overs they had scored 66 and never looked like loosing a wicket. Ben Cottrell had problems with his run-up which left him with figures of 0-45 after 6 overs. His replacement, James Eccleshare, suffered a little as Pugh took a liking to the off-spinners offerings.

After this the Leigh attack made a valiant effort to pull something back with Bond bowling eight overs taking 2 for 33 and Adam Roussak bowling five overs with figures of 1 for 30.

The innings closed after 30 overs leaving the Leigh players smarting after a comprehensive defeat.