Saturday 10th September...First XI defeat Prestatyn and Chris Mitchell takes nine wickets for Thirds

The First XI welcomed relegation threatened Prestatyn to Sefton Park.

Sefton won the toss and decided to bat first. From the moment James Baird was caught behind off the first ball of the day wickets fell steadily and with Jameel Stuart's 19 being the top score, Sefton were dismissed for 117 in the 31st over.

Prestatyn made a remarkable start with 18 runs being scored of Daniel Kelly's first and only over but following this, the spinners took control as Peter Kelly (2 for 28), Rob Houghton ( 3 for 47) and Jameel Stuart (3 for 13) reduced Prestatyn to 89 for 9. A last wicket stand then took them very close to the Sefton total before Jameel Stuart bowling his quicker stuff bowled the last man with the visitors on 113.

The four run victory puts Sefton into third place in the league, 13 points behind Southport with Ainsdale already promoted so they travel to Fleetwood Hesketh still with some hope of promotion.

Jameel Stuart  
Jameel Stuart top scored with 19 in his last home game for the club.

The Second XI made the short trip to play Liverpool, won the toss and decided to bat first. They scored 171 all out in 48.1 overs with Greg Harvey (64), A Madhu (21), Josh Bell (26) and Luke Connolly (30). Liverpool looked like achieving a draw as they reached 72 for 2 with 10 overs remaining in reply but then 8 wickets fell in 8 overs and they were dismissed for 80 in the 40th over and 2 overs remaining. John Fretwell took 3 for 23, Mark Chappell 4 for 15 and Greg Harvey 2 for 0.

The Third XI played Bootle's Thirds on the Lower Ground. Sefton won the toss and asked the visitors to bat first. Fourth XI captain Chris Mitchell stepped up to the Third XI and took a magnificent 9 for 47, the other wicket was a run out. In reply, Sefton struggled at 56 for 5 but Mike Lowe (27 not out) and skipper Charlie Daniels (17 not out) led them to a five wicket victory. The win finished any worries they might have had about being relegated.

Chris Mitchell  
A successful LBW appeal for Chris Mitchell who took 9 for 47 in the Third XI's victory over Bootle's Thirds

The Fourth XI game was called off after Northern's Fifth XI conceded

The Fifth XI play on Sunday