WAVERTREE stayed clear at the top of the Bromborough Paints Merseyside & Southport Alliance table with an easy eight wickets success at Sutton.
Matt Nation played a key role with a 6-23 haul. Josh Birch scored 43.
The chasing pack faltered. Alder were held to a draw at Birkenhead St Mary’s for whom Shakeel Nawaz made 70. Best for Alder were Mohammed Masroor with 5-56 and Mark Brick who was undefeated on 81.
Whitefield lost by 125 runs at home to Caldy.
Grant Hughes with 46 and 4-30 helped Parkfield Liscard account for Huyton by 33 runs. Muhammed Zahin 4-26 and Joe Fagan 4-47 bowled well for the losers.
John Ecceshall struck an unbeaten 59 for Moorfield in a six wickets success over Haydock.
Anthony Hall with 6-47 and Geoff Thornton with 56 not out saw Southport Trinity home by nine wickets at Norley Hall whose best on the day was Chris Norvall with 44.
Prescot & Odyssey held on for a draw at Maritime, closing 62 runs adrift with their last pair together.
SCORES: Merseyside & Southport Alliance: @Birkenhead St Mary’s 200-9dec (S.Nawaz 70, M.Masroor 5-56), Alder 192-8 (M.Brick 81no); Huyton 93 (G.Hughes 4-30), Parkfield Liscard 126 (G.Hughes 46, M.Zahid 4-26, J.Fagan 4-47); Maritime 164, Prescot & Odyssey 102-9; Moorfield 123-4 (J.Eccleshall 59no), Haydock 121; Norley Hall 104 (C.Norvall 44, A.Hall 6-47), Southport Trinity 105-1 (G.Thornton 56no); Sutton 71 (M.Nation 6-23), Wavertree 72-2 (M.Brick 43); Whitefield 125, Caldy 250-5dec.
MERSEYSIDE COMPETITION:Manweb 126-1 (A.Jones 68no, J.Roberts 50no), Goodlass 121 (T.Garbutt 55, A.Doran 4-12); Mossley Hill 108-8 (B.England 5- 45), Tranmere Vics 105 (P.Saunders 41, D.Kelly 4-44); Port Sunlight 198-6dec (H.Burke 52no), Merseyside Commonwealth 150 (C.Newton 5-22); Singlehurst 103, Old Xaverians 185-8dec; St Mary’s College OB 85, Cheshire Lines 88-1 (S.Delve 40no).