RAINFORD’S stay at the top of Med Imaging Liverpool Competition Division One was short-lived after a seven-wicket defeat at Highfield, who now replace them at the head of the division.

Batting first, Rainford struggled against the experienced Chris Liptrot (7-50) and were all out for 104.

Only opener Matt Bailey (36) and John Dotters (23 not out) provided any real resistance.

The home side easily knocked off the required runs for the loss of three wickets.