Saturday 20th August....First XI defeat Orrell Red Triangle and Greg Harvey scores 156 for Thirds

On a day for dodging the showers, the First XI moved up the First division table with a defeat of Orrell Red Triangle at Sefton Park.

Sefton won the toss and asked Orrell to bat first. In between the breaks for rain Orrell were 39 for 5 and then 51 for 6, they had a stand of 30 for the 7th wicket and 39 for the 9th wicket before being dismissed for 127 in 55.5 overs. Their opener, Jake Brown carried his bat, scoring 76 not out. Daniel Kelly finished with 3 for 28 and Rob Houghton 5 for 41.

In reply, Sefton suffered no interruption for rain which helped openers Richie Forsyth (22) and Sean Vandome (44) put on 70 for the first wicket. After these two were out, the job was finished by Jameel Stuart (33 not out) and Dave Hort (19 not out). The eight wicket victory now moves Sefton up to third in the table, just 7 point behind Fleetwood Hesketh.

Richie Forsyth  
(Left) Skipper Richie Forsyth scored 22 for the First XI in their victory over Orrell Red Triangle. (Below) Orrell learn that it is risky to take quick singles to Jameel Stuart as he claims his first of two run outs.
 
       
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The Second XI travelled to Northern where the home side won the toss and decided to bat first. John Fretwell took 5 for 59 and Ayan Madhu 3 for 12 as they were dismissed for 91 in 35.2 overs. Sefton lost just 3 wickets in reaching the required total in the 25th over with Harry Deveney scoring 39 and Luke Connolly 31 not out.

The Third XI played Northern's PH XI on the Lower Ground. Sefton won the toss and decided to bat first. Sixteen year old Greg Harvey scored the highest score this season by a Sefton Park player in his first game of the season with 156. Jon Hague scored 51 as Sefton declared on 239 for 7 in 40 overs. Northern passed the Sefton Park total in the 42nd over with 8 wickets down. Mark Boyns took 4 for 52 and Greg Harvey 2 for 47

Greg Harvey  

(Left) Greg Harvey scored 156 for the Third XI in their home defeat by Northern on the Lower Ground.

(Below) Mark Boyns took four wickets in the same game

 
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The Fourth XI remain top of their division following a draw at Caldy against their Fourth XI. Caldy batted first and were dismissed for 138 with Mike Wildsmith taking 3 for 56, Ted Williams 2 for 8 and Chris Mitchell 4 For 34. In reply, Sefton reached 120 for 6 with Pete Lancaster scoring 20 and Mike Lowe 36 not out

The Fifth XI game against Irby's Thirds was called of as the Liverpool College ground was unfit