Saturday 13th August...First XI win at Burscough and century for Ted Williams in Fourths

The First XI travelled to Burscough, a team that had topped the league in the first half of the season. The home side won the toss and decided to bat first. They made steady progress putting on 35 for the second wicket and 34 for the third but they were then tied down by the Sefton Park spinners and eventually declared on 159 for 7 in 63 overs. The total looked like one that Sefton should be able to chase but remember last week!! However, an opening stand of 62 between James Baird (20) and Sean Vandome, who went on to make 48, relieved the pressure. Jameel Stuart led the way with 51 not out as Sefton passed the Burscough total with 4 wickets and 17 overs to spare.

The Second XI welcomed Birkenhead Park to Sefton Park, won the toss and decided to bat first. After starting slowly, they eventually declared 177 for 7 in 45 overs with Michael Row scoring 29, Dan Coonan 65 and Pete Ostler 25. Birkenhead Park reached the required total for the loss of 7 wickets in 37.5 overs. Robin Brown took 4 for 25 and John Fretwell 2 for 45.

Dan Coonan  
Dan Coonan scored 65 for the Second XI in their home defeat by Birkenhead Park
 
The Third XI were away to Maghull Thirds. Maghull batted first and were dismissed for 46 in 26.5 overs with Tim Gray taking 7 for 27 and Harvey Shields 2 for 4. Sefton took just 7.2 overs to knock off the total without losing a wicket. Adam Taylor scored 30 not out.
The highlight of the day was a century from Ted Williams who scored 120 not out for the Fourth XI in their game against Prescot and Odyssey's Thirds on the Lower Ground. After being asked to bat first Saul Nagus and Jamie Turner both scored 24 as Sefton declared on 206 for 6 in 45 overs. Sefton took 40 overs to dismiss the visitors for 111 with Pete Elliot taking 3 for 26, Jamie Turner 3 for 27, Mike Wildsmith 2 for 9 and Chris Mitchell 2 for 26. This win maintains the Fourths position at the top of the table.
Ted Williams century  
Ted Williams scored 120 not out for the Fourth XI in their home win against Prescot and Odyssey
 
The Fifth XI game at Caldy was called off because Sefton could not raise a side