Saturday 18th June....Drawn game with Highfield

Highfield were the visitors to Sefton Park for the First XI game. Sefton won the toss and asked Highfield to bat first. After a steady start, the introduction of Peter Kelly to the attack saw them reduced to 135 for 8 but a stand of 36 for the ninth wicket and an undefeated stand of 33 for the tenth wicket enabled them to declare on 204 for 9 in 62 overs. Peter Kelly finished with 4 for 45, Rob Houghton 2 for 53 and Jameel Stuart for 34, Jameel also took four catches, he is proving to be an outstanding fielder.

In reply Sefton started well reaching 43 when Sean Vandome was dismissed for 26, James Baird was third wicket down scoring 31. It was then left to Jameel Stuart and when he was dismissed for 43 and the score was 123 for 6, Sefton were struggling. After losing two more wickets Peter Kelly and Phil Calrow batted out the last 7 overs to enable the Sefton total to reach 153 for 8 in 46 overs in a drawn game

James Baird  
James Baird scored 31 for the First XI in their home draw with Highfield
 

The Second XI travelled to Wallasey, won the toss and decided to bat first. Andy Dickinson scored 68, Ricky Martin 50 not out, Dan Coonan 26 and Richie Conlan 30 in Sefton's declared total of 213 for 5 in 45 overs. Wallasey were dismissed for 184 in 41 overs in reply with Ricky Martin taking 4 for71, John Fretwell 3 for 35 and Robin Brown 2 for 60.

Ormskirk won the toss and asked Sefton to bat in the Third XI game on the Lower Ground. It proved a good decision as Sefton were soon 15 for 5.Runs from Pete Ostler (23), Stuart Lomas (21) and Charlie Daniels (26) enabled them to recover to reach 104 all out in 45 overs. In reply, Ormskirk reached the required total for the loss of two wickets taken by Ayan Madhu and Pete Ostler.

Charlie Daniels  
Skipper Charlie Daniels top scored for the Third XI in their home defeat by Ormskirk
 
     
The Fourth XI played the Fifth XI at the Liverpool College ground.The fourths won the toss and batted first There were batting contributions from Harvey Till (59 not out), Mike Lowe (51 not out), Jon Hague (48) and James Daniels (45) in their declared total of 212 for 3 in 43 overs. Adam Foster took 2 for 7. In reply Louis Scott scored 28 and Billy Pinto 15 as the Fifths were dismissed for 81 in 39 overs. Chris Mitchell took 3 for 4 and Sam Riley 3 for 58.