Saturday 29th April...Defeat by Wigan

The First XI welcomed Wigan to Sefton Park and, after Richie Forsyth won the toss, asked the visitors to bat first. Two wickets fell quickly and then they put on 58 for the third wicket. Wickets then fell quickly and with Robbie Houghton taking six out of the last seven wickets for 35 runs, Wigan were dismissed for 127 in 45 overs.

In reply Sefton started well, putting on 50 for the wicket but after James Baird was dismissed for 16 and Sean Vandome for Sefton's top score of 34, a collapse began and the score soon fell to 73 for 6. A seventh wicket stand of 36 between Daniel Kelly (20) and Rickie Martin (19) appeared to retrieve the situation but after they were dismissed, the other two wickets soon fell and sefton were dismissed for 119 in 41 overs.

Ricky Martin  
A six for Rickie Martin is not enough to save the First XI from defeat by Wigan

The Second XI travelled to Lytham where they batted first and declared on 214 for 6 in 43 overs with Dan Coonan scoring 88 and Harry Deveney 49. Lytham, in reply, scored 210 for 7 in 43 overs to draw the game with Hasaifa Zubair taking 4 wickets on his Second XI debut

The ND XI played Northern's GK XI on the Lower Ground. Sefton won the toss and decided to bat first, Jon Hague opened,, scoring 55 but when he was dismissed a couple of wickets fell quickly. Then Neil Disley joined Phil Birch in the middle and they took the score to 235 for 4 in 48 overs. Phil finished on 56 not out and Neil 64 not out. In reply, ten man Northern finished on 221 for 8 in 55 overs as the game was drawn. Tim Gray finished with 4 for 39

Phil Birch  
It's "welcome back" to Phil Birch who scored an undefaeted half century in the ND XI's draw with Northern GK
Charlie Daniels CD XI travelled to Bootle to play their DH XI, won the toss and decided to bat first. The declared on 203 for 7 in 44 overs with Ollie Henry (78) and Sumraiz Butt (56) top scoring. James Hague took 5 for 43 as Bootle were dismissed for 126 to claim Sefton Park's one victory on the day.