COLWYN Bay picked up another positive result in their fight for survival with a draw at title chasing New Brighton.

The Liverpool and District Competition Premier Division side were affected by the adverse weather conditions that prevented them from securing the two wickets needed for what could have been a priceless victory, and the stalemate leaves Sion Morris’ side 15 points away from safety ahead of their trip to fourth-from-bottom Rainhill on Saturday.

Things looked bleak for the visitors early on when openers Zack Gidlow and Saliya Jeewantha were removed from the crease for one and a duck, with George Johansen another to fall cheaply after he played an Andrew Clarke delivery into the hands of Ashraf Nawab on 13.

Henry Ramsden fared far better from the number three position to steady the ship, hitting six boundaries before he was eventually dismissed at the hands of Nawab just nine runs short of his half century.

Bay stalwart Adam Campion further aided his side’s cause with a knock of 30, and Ryan Westwell ended the day unbeaten on 23 as the way side were all out for 147 from 51 overs.

Nawab was the undoubted pick of the home bowlers, claiming six wickets for the loss of just 14 runs from a ten-over spell.

Overseas star Jeewantha made a considerable impression with the new ball by removing Dan Cooke (3), Mark Rowland (12) and Max Stokoe (0), and he also claimed the scalp of Louis Botes (0) and Leo Carter (5) to finish the day with figures of 5-43.

He was assisted at the other end by Ryan Holtby, who sent Ashley Watkins (28), John Whte (2) and top scorer Andrew Clarke (74) back to the pavilion on his way to 3-45, putting the visitors within touching distance of a notable success.

Unfortunately for Morris’ side, adverse weather would have the final say ending the game prematurely, leaving the hosts on 128-8 in reply.