Saturday 27th August....Defeat at Newton le Willows for First XI and a century for Andrew Dickinson in the Seconds

A much changed First XI travelled to Newton le Willows and were asked to bat first after acting skipper Peter Kelly lost the toss. After the first wicket fell on 8, Daniel Kelly (52) and James Baird put on 52 for the second, Jameel Stuart then joined James and the put on 48 for the next wicket of which Jameel scored 35. Sefton reached 127 for 3 but then 4 wickets fell for 1 run, one of them being James Baird who scored 44. Phil Calrow (29) and Peter Kelly ( 27 not out) then put on 59 for the eighth wicket at which point Sefton declared on 189 for 8 in 55 overs. In reply, the home side put on 111 in 22 overs for the first wicket, Sefton then fought back but Newton le Willows reached the required total with 6 wickets down and 3 overs left. Despite the defeat Sefton remain in third place, just six points behind second place Fleetwood Hesketh who Sefton play last game of the season.

A young Second XI welcomed Leigh to Sefton Park. An outstanding innings of 102 by Andrew Dickinson and 28 from Greg Harvey enabled them to declare on 207 for 9 in 40 overs. Leigh made steady progress in reply but were dismissed for 166 with Mark Chappell taking 5 for 42 and Greg Harvey 2 for 33.

 
Andrew Dickinson scored 102 for the Second XI in their win over Leigh at Sefton Park
 
     
The Third XI played Liverpool's Thirds on the Lower Ground. Liverpool batted first and declared on 201 for 7 in 45 overs. with Mark Boyns taking 4 for 46 and Pieter Broekman 2 for 20. Skipper Charlie Daniels battled well, scoring 32 not out but Jon Hague's 16 was next highest score as Sefton were dismissed 96.
     
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Huzaifa Zubair hits a six in his first game for the Third XI
     
League leaders, Sefton Park's Fourth XI travelled to play Goodlass's First XI. Goodlass batted first and were dismissed for178 with Chris Mitchell taking 6 wickets. In reply Sefton struggled to 44 for 7 in a drawn game.