23rd June..Progress in Echo Knockout

Sefton Park moved in to the next round of the Echo Knockout with a win at Park field Liscard. Batting first, they scored 156 for 4 in their 20 overs. Elliot Supria scored 63, Dave Hort 30 and Sean Vandome 31. In reply Parkfield Liscard were dismissed for 127 with 2 balls to spare in their 20 overs. Phil Calrow took 3 for 23 and Jomel Warrican 3 for 28.


Saturday 25th June...Win against Formby

A good week for the First XI saw a league win follow two knockout victories and the side move out of the bottom two in the league. Put in to bat, they were struggling at 106 for 6 but a stand of 66 between Paul Squires (35) and Phil Calrow (43) for the seventh wicket enabled them to go on and declare on 197 for 9 in 55 overs. In reply, Formby started well, putting on 61 for the first wicket but wickets fell regularly after the stand was broken. Jomel Warrican took 5 for 55, Chris Dye took 2 for 41 in a 16 over spell and Peter Kelly took a remarkable 3 for 2 in 3 overs

Phil Calrow  
Phil Calrow's 43 meant that he has been the side's top scorer for the fourth week running in the league.

No Second XI league game this weekend, the game at Northern being rearranged to Sunday 3rd July.

The Third XI travelled to Birkenhead St Marys and were asked to bat first. Paul Eastham (85) Adam Taylor (36), George Lee (27), Jakob Surtees-Smith (35) and Ali Khan (21) scored runs in their declared total of 20 for 6. Birkenhead St Marys were dismissed for 102 in reply with Ali Khan taking 3 for 41 and Iwan Williams 4 for 28.

Liverpool's Thirds visited Sefton Park to play Sefton's Fourths on the Lower Ground. Sefton won the toss and decided to bat, declaring on 214 for 7. Jordan Kevan scored 42, Alan Fretwell 24 and there was a father and son partnership of 107 for the seventh wicket with Jack Wildsmith scoring 61 not out and father Mike Wildsmith scoring 35. In reply, Liverpool reached the required total with 5 wickets down and 4 overs left. Mark Chappell took 2 for 45.

Jack Wildsmith  
Jack Wildsmith scored 61 not out for the Fourth XI in their home game against Liverpool

The Third XI travelled to Northern to play their WC XI. There were two wickets apiece for Dan Pritchard (2 for 9), Matt Mann (2 for 15), Gourav Manocha (2 for 19) and Chris Mitchell (2 for 23). Sefton's reply was dominated by an innings of 89 from Abdul Rehman, Jamie Bowman was next highest scorer with 16 as they reached the Northern total on the last ball of the day for the loss of 8 wickets, three of which fell in the last over.


Sunday 26th June...Second XI win in Chester Cup

The Second XI moved into the quarter finals of the Chester Cup with a win against Highfield at Sefton Park. Highfield scored 153 in 43 overs after being aked to bat Liam Tolladay took 3 for 33 and Jason Marsh 3 for 24. In reply Rob Supria scored 59 and James Baird 57 not out as Sefton reached the required total in the 29th over for the loss of 2 wickets.

The Sunday XI had a top of the table battle against Parkfield Liscard rearranged to the Lower Ground . Sefton won the toss and asked Parkfield Liscard to bat first. They declared on 205 for 6 in 46 overs with two wickets apiece for Andy Thompson and Mark Brennan. In reply, Jakob Surtees-Smith (41), Dan Coonan (40), Chris Brereton (42) and Alex Miller (21) scored the runs as Sefton finished on 200 for 9 in 45 overs as the game was drawn.

For a much more extensive report, read what scorer Saul Marks has to say at http://seftonpark.play-cricket.com/content/view.asp?id=10341595&cid=218&tid=14&referer=&fixture=&team=10083814


Thursday 30th June...Win at Wallasey in Cockspur Cup

Sefton Park advanced to the area finals day in the ECB Twenty20 cup with a 12 run win at Wallasey. Electing to bat, Sefton scored 132 all out in 19.3 overs. Top scores were Paddy Stern (39) and Chris Bellis (22). The home side's reply finished on 120 for 9 off their 20 overswith Daniel Kelly taking 4 for 28