COLWYN Bay were relegated from the Liverpool and District Competition Premier Division after a narrow two-wicket loss at Leigh.

The Penrhyn Avenue side were unable to conjure some final day heroics to move out of the bottom two, leaving them facing the prospect of Division One cricket next summer after a disappointing campaign.

Things did not begin well for the Bay as they lost openers Sion Morris (0) and Ryan Westwell (13) early on, who both fell victim to lbw decisions from Finnegan Hubert.

Overseas player Saliya Jeewantha provided some resistance with a knock of 24, but influential duo Mike Littler (2) and Adam Campion (17) failed to impact the score board as wickets continued to tumble.

Zack Gidlow proved a far sterner proposition to remove lower down the order, with the former opener hitting 12 boundaries on his way to 78 from 107 deliveries before he was eventually removed by Toby Bulcock.

Another to impress at the crease late on was Ryan Holtby, who ended on 28 from 44 balls to enable the visitors to set a target of 185-9 declared from 53 overs in the middle.

Jeewantha wasted no time in making an impact with the new ball, disposing of opener Paul Farrar (1) and skipper Thomas Foster to get the away side off to the best possible start This joy proved to be short-lived thanks to standout knocks from Bulcock and Adam Shallcross, who smashed their way to 43 and 52 respectively to turn the game on its head.

Overseas player Jeewantha ensured a nervy end to proceedings with two late wickets to finish with figures of 5-53, but this proved to be for nothing as a 38 knock from Danny Lamb ensured Bay fell agonisingly short of a victory that would have kept them up.