NORTHOP HALL eased into the quarter-finals of the Ray Tyler Cup with a comfortable 73-run home win over Prestatyn.

Having won the toss, Hall set about posting 305 for six from their 45 overs, former Bangladesh Test ace Enamul Haque hitting 79 with James Hurlin and Jamie Hodgson adding half centuries.

Carwyn Johnson claimed two early wickets after the turnaround, and even a 157-run third wicket partnership from Waqir Khan (112 not out) and Sheil Sethi (58), couldn’t pose a threat for Prestatyn.

Haque completed a fine day by taking 3-53 as Prestatyn were forced to settle for 232 for six.

Gareth Fox hit 63 and claimed 4-16 as Northop Hall Thirds overcame Ormskirk Fourths by 44 runs.

Fox top scored in Hall’s 174 for six declared, before Ormskirk were bowled out for 130.

Chirk were frustrated once more as they had to settle for a winning draw against hosts Sentinel Seconds in Division Two of the Shropshire League.

Nick Flack struck a fine century and Gareth Partridge hit 89 as Chirk posted 283 for nine having been invited to bat first.

But once more, Chirk found taking 10 wickets a challenge with Sentinel’s batsmen digging deep to prevent defeat.

Partridge bagged 2-5 and Flack, Chris Martin and Wynn Jones all picked up a wicket apiece, but it was not enough as Sentinel crawled to 131 for five.

Chirk Seconds were handed 20 points after Welshpool Seconds failed to raise a team.