VETERAN spinner Paul Jenkins was the hero as Colwyn Bay secured a dramatic tie at Liverpool and District Cricket League Premier Division rivals New Brighton.

The evergreen former skipper held his nerve to take the final wicket of the game with the scores level to ensure both sides went home with something to show for their efforts, and another valuable 15 points for Sion Morris’ men leaves them in ninth position as they gear up for their final home contest of the season on Saturday against league leaders Northern.

The visitors were all out for 188 from a 50-over spell at the crease, but they will be disappointed not to have made a bigger score after making a very strong start to proceedings thanks to a number of standout knocks from the top order.

Leading the way was George Johansen, who turned in another stylish display with a contribution of 62, and overseas star Dimeth Hewathanthree was not far behind with a half-century knock of 51.

Zack Gidlow (22) and Pat Leach (14) were the only other Bay batsmen to make it into double-figures, with Ashraf Nawab claiming a five-wicket haul for the loss of 33 runs to decimate the middle order.

Bay all-rounder Adam Campion wasted no time with the new ball by removing Mark Rowland (34), John While (0) and David While (23), but home skipper Andrew Clarke ensured a nervy end to proceedings with a 41 before he was caught off a Jenkins delivery.

The same bowler also took out Mark Hale (0), Martin Evans (2) and Danny Shillinglaw (1) soon after, but a 21 from Ashley Watkins looked to have sealed a win for the hosts until Jenkins clean bowled Nawab with the scores tied to finish with impressive figures of 5-58. Campion also secured a five-wicket haul at the expense of 67 runs.