WALLASEY'S lead at the top of the LDCC Division One has been reduced to 17 points after their defeat at Ainsdale, resulting in the Wirral side winning just one of their last nine matches.
Wallasey elected to bat, a decision they were to regret as they collapsed to 29-6.
A valiant 65 not out from David Miles took them eventually to 115 after 49 overs.
Ainsdale didn't find things easy, losing six wickets on the way to victory, Chris Bourne taking 5-42.
Fleetwood Hesketh beat a relegated Alder by 120 runs at Sea Cop to keep their hopes of ECB Premier League cricket next season very much alive. Their total of 216-9d (Andy Watts 66) was too much for Alder to chase as they were dismissed for 96 with Harminder Singh top scoring with 40 and Paul Mullen taking 4-30 and Adnan Malik 3-16. Formby slid from 83-2 (Jay Lenton 48) to 128 all out after Mark Baker (41) played anchor man against Orrell Red Triangle at Cricket Path, Siddiq Patel taking 6-41.
Words of praise and condolence have to be passed on to Mark O'Connor whose decision to play following the death of his father 48 hours earlier proved to be a match winner. He took three of the first four Orrell wickets to fall, leaving them 40-4.
They reached 100 without losing a further wicket but then lost four for five runs, 105-8. Christian Edwards then hit 21 from 23 balls (3x4s) before he was out at 127-9.
Up stepped O'Connor to bowl the last man and give Formby a win by one run. Wigan are just three points above the relegation zone after losing to Rainhill by eight wickets.