Saturday 6th June...Defeat at Rainford

The First and Second XI are both still searching for their first win after yesterday's results.

Tha first XI travelled to Rainford, won the toss and decided to bat first. Wickets fell quickly and they found themselves on 47 for 5. A stand of 84 between Daniel Kelly (31) and Scott Aitchison (42) recovered the situation but then the last three wickets fell quickly as Sefton were dismissed for 154 in 43.2 overs.

Rainford's reply began with a stand 89 but when three wickets fell quickly and at, 95 for 3 Sefton's hopes were raised. However, only one more wicket fell as Rainford reached the required total for the loss of 4 wickets.

The Second XI welcomed Wallasey to Sefton Park and decided to bat after winning the toss. They were dismissed for 168 in th4e 41st over with top scorers being Greg Harvey (43), Richie Conlan (39), Huzaifa Zubair (18) and Jon Fretwell 28 not out. Wallasey's reply began well and it looked like they would easily pass the Sefton total but Greg Harvey came on with his left arm spin and wickets fell quickly. The scores were level with one wicket left and a bye ensured that Wallasey won. Greg Harvey finished with 45 for 20, Andy Foulder 2 for 30 and debutant Muhammad Zahid 2 for 18

Joe Francis appeal  
An Appeal by bowler, Joe Francis and wicketkeeper Richie Conlan is turned down in the Second XI game against Wallasey
The CD XI lost to Ormskirk's Thirds on the Lower Ground. The visitors won the toss and decided to bat first. The declared on 231 for 7 in 45 overs with James Hague taking 2 for 34 and Sumraiz Butt 2 for 31. In reply, Sefton were dismissed for 81 with Harvey Till top scoring with 18.
James Daniels  
James Daniels scored 12 for the CD XI in their home defeat by Ormskirk's Thirds.

The only team not to suffer a defeat were the ND XI who played at Birchfield Park against their first XI. Birchfield batted first and declared on 246 for 9 dec. Liam Naylor took 3 for 67, Naj Ahmed 3 for 47and Pete Elliot 2 for 47

Sefton held on to finish on 151 for 9 in 48 overs with Harry Wright (28) , Mike Lowe (26) and Damien Mee (24) top scoring

The Fifth XI did well to come close against a strong Goodlass team at the Liverpool College ground. The batted first and scored 163 all out in 48. 2 overs with Rob Kennedy scoring 26. In reply, Goodlass lost 8 wickets in reaching the Sefton total with Connor Melia taking 3 for 24 and Zubair Ali 2 for 30