Saturday 23rd July....Win at Northop Hall

The First XI travelled to Wales to play Northop Hall. Sefton won the toss and asked the home side to bat first. They, then, had to wait 31 overs for the first wicket, a run out with the score on 94. This changed the game as Northop Hall then lost wickets quickly and were dismissed for 148 in 67 overs. Peter Kelly finished with 6 for 29 and Rob Houghton 2 for 36.

Sefton set about the run chase quickly, putting on 32 in 5 overs for the first wicket. Unfortunately. after that the next four wickets soon fell and at 57 for 5, the game was in the balance. Ricky Martin joined Jameel Stuart in the middle and they put on 78 for the sixth wicket when Ricky was dismissed for 36. Phil Calrow (14 not out) joined Jameel and they steered the side home without the loss of any more wickets. Jameel Stuart finished on 53 not out. Earlier James Baird had scored 23.

The third placed Second XI played second placed New Brighton at Sefton Park The visitors won the toss and asked Sefton to bat first. They scored 231 for 5 in 45 overs with Andy Dickinson scoring 52, Michael Row 44, Mark Chappell 39 not out and Josh Bell 34 not out. New Brighton's reply struggled at first with Joe Francis taking the first five wickets to fall but then some big hitting put them in a stronger position but they still required 20 from the last wicket which they achieved with 10 balls to spare. Joe Francis finished with 6 for 46 and Joel Parkinson 3 for 74.

Michael Row  
Michael Row scored 44 for the Second XI in their home defeat by New Brighton.
 
     
The Third XI played Northern's GK XI on the Lower Ground. The visitors won the toss and decided to bat first going on to score 231 all out in 43 overs. Damien Mee took 4 for 67, Matt Garnett 2 for 22 and Joe Taylor 2 for 61. After losing the openers fairly quickly Jon Hague (64) and Phil Jennions (29) brought stability to the batting and Damien Mee (34) and Ayan Madhu 56 not out led them to a 5 wicket victory in 44 overs.
     
Jon Hague  
Jon Hague scored 64 for the Third XI in their home win over Northern's GK XI
 
     

The Fourth XI travelled to Irby to play their Third XI. Sefton won the toss and asked Irby to bat first. Mike Wildsmith (4 for 6) and Chris Mitchell (3 for 16) were the leading wicket takers as Irby were dismissed for 105 in 50.4 overs. In reply, Mike Lowe scored 32, Pete Lancaster 24 and Sam Riley 20 as Sefton passed the Irby total in 30 overs with 5 wickets down.

The Fifth XI played Alder's Thirds away. They batted first and James Hague (28), James Milburn (27) and Ted Williams (25) enabled them to score 138 all out. Alder lost just two wickets in passing the total. Billy Pinto took the 2 wickets for 29 runs.