COLWYN Bay remain bottom of the Liverpool and District Competition Premier Division standings after their home clash with Northern fell victim to the weather.

Sion Morris’ men produced a fine performance in the field to restrict their opponents to 188 all out from 59 overs at the crease, with evergreen spinner leading the way with a five-wicket haul for the loss of 58 runs from a mammoth 20-over spell.

He was aided at the other end by Adam Campion, who helped himself to three wickets at the expense of 49, and the duo of Saliya Jeewantha and Ryan Holtby claimed a victim apiece to round off a positive overall display with the ball.

A standout knock from Chris Laker saw him emerge as the away side’s top scorer on 62, and opener Taylor Carnall also emerged from the innings with some credit after contributing 36.

Things did not begin well for the hosts in the middle as Ryan Westwell was trapped lbw by Daniel Houghton for nine, and Henry Ramsden followed him back to the pavilion soon after when he was caught and bowled by Liam Greay for three.

Houghton took the prized wicket of Jeewantha after a stunning delivery clean bowled the overseas player for three, and with Morris (7*) and Mike Littler (5*) aiming to steady the ship, the heavens opened to bring an abrupt halt to proceedings.

The stalemate, which saw Bay gain five points, leaves them 14 points adrift of safety ahead of a crucial trip to Southport and Birkdale on Saturday, who sit third-from-bottom in the standings.

A defeat would all-but condemn Bay to relegation with two games remaining, but a victory over their opponents in what is a pivotal clash could seem them move out of the relegation places.