MOORFIELD'S good form faltered in the sunshine with a poor performance away to Norley Hall.

Batting first in favourable conditions, openers Brick (18) and Heywood (34) got Moorfield off to a reasonable start in the Merseyside and Southport Alliance.

Wickets fell at regular intervals though with batsmen making starts and then getting out.

The guilty party included Dan Magee(26) and Ste Dean(23) as well as Maher, Eccleshall and Abbott all getting into the teens as did the unbeaten Rob Magee.

Moorfield were dismissed for an under-par 174 picking up 6 batting points.

Norley Hall made the target with ease thanks to some fantastic batting from their top order.

One wicket apiece from Drane, Maher, Greason and Magee was all Moorfield had to cheer about with Norley reaching the target for the loss of just 4 wickets.

Despite falling behind the league leaders, Moorfield still lie in fifth place in the table.

Moorfield second team faced runaway league leaders Norley Hall and despite missing four of its batsmen they still managed to scrape a draw.

Batting first Norley Hall blitzed the home bowling to all parts and eventually declared on 253 for 2. Chasing this was always going to be difficult and after losing wickets at regular intervals Moorfield decided to shut up shop on 173 for 9.

Gaz Hatton managed 53 and Skip-per Andy Paton made 33 with good contributions throughout the rest of the team. Moorfield picked up 5 points to the opponents 14 but they are still well in contention for promotion in sixth.

The Sunday XI took on Frodsham at Moorfield Road and after losing the toss, skipper Joe Bamber was amazed to be put into bat in scorching conditions.

After the loss of an early wicket Mark Corbett came in to score 50 on his debut and Danny Magee continued his good form with an exhibition of hitting in his classy 87.

Star of the show though was Mike Dean who made a exemplary 97 not out and batted with immense assurance to allow Moorfield to reach a massive 253 for 5.

Frodsham were never in contention and two wickets from Terry Buck and Mike Dean restricted them even further.

They ended up of 184 for 9 with a wicket apiece for Dempsey, Cough-lan, Brick, Drane and Corbett.