COLWYN BAY'S slow start to the season continued with double weekend defeats.
The Bay lost out to Maghull in the league and Ormskirk in the Liverpool Competition Cup, while the seconds and thirds also failed to win on an all-round disappointing weekend.
Hosts Maghull took the points on Saturday as the Bay finished 21 short of their target of 150. Solid knocks from Jordan Evans (57), Dave Taylor and Ed Williams-Gray (both 20) took the Bay to the brink of victory, but needing just 27 to win with four batsmen in hand, a shocking collapse yielded just six more runs before being bowled out.
They got a little closer in Sunday's Cup tie though coming up just 16 short agaisnt a steadily scoring Ormskirk outfit.
Ryan Holtby was the Bay's top attacker with four wickets as the hosts scored 206 all out, backed up by one each for Arthur Jones, Ronnie Davis, Sion Morris and two from Jake Haberfield, who also bagged a run-out.
Carwyn Williams and Jordan Evans teamed up to take the score to 85 for the latter's wicket, with the former top scoring with 70 off 77, departing on 132 for five.
Graeme Jones (27) and Holtby (19) added useful mid-lineup runs, but it three quick tailend wickets ended Colwyn Bay's hopes of victory.
The seconds lost out by 50 runs to Formby, who posted a target of 162 all out after three wickets each for brothers James and Arthur Jones and two late wickets for Ethan Ray.
They could only muster 112 in response though, with skipper Dave Wallace scoring the lion's share with 65.
Colwyn Bay's thirds drew with Wavertree, racking up an impressive 200 for three losses, but failing to bowl out their opponents, who put together 176 for five from 49 overs.