Saturday 8th July...98 not out for Sean Vandome in victory over Fleetwood Hesketh

Fleetwood Hesketh were welcomed to Sefton Park on a sunny afternoon. Fleetwood won the toss and decided to bat first. They were soon in trouble at 15 for 3, a stand of 72 for the fourth wicket then followed, then 36 for the fifth wicket, after which with Shakeem Clarke in the attack the remaining wickets fell quickly and they were dismissed for 155 in 46.3 overs. Shakeem Clarke finished with 6 for 48, Daniel Kelly 2 for 29 and Rob Houghton 2 for 53

In reply, the Sefton openers set about winning the game quickly and when skipper Richie Forsyth was dismissed for 46, they had reached 112. Sean Vandome then continued rapidly until he was on 92 and Sefton required just six for victory. The crowd were all thinking how he could get a century but he went for a straight six and finished on 98 not out scored in 84 balls with 20 fours and that one six. The Sefton innings lasted 28 overs.

Sefton now move up to fifth in the table.

Sean Vandome  
Two star performers for the First XI. (left) Sean Vandome scored 98 not out and (below) Shakeem Clarke took 6 for 48
 
       
  Shakeem Clarke
 
 

The Second XI travelled to play Southport and Birkdale. The home team won the toss and decided to bat first. They batted for 50 overs before declaring on 182 for 8 with Mark Chappell taking 4 for 64, Greg Harvey 2 for 17. This enabled Sefton to be able to bat for 36 overs. Greg Harvey scored 45 and Richie Conlan 34 in the chase. Andrew Folder added 29 but in the end it was left to youngsters Huzaifa Zubair (31 not out) and Liam Naylor (0 not out) to hold on for a draw with Sefton finishing on 174 for 9. The Second XI maintain second place in the table but the gap between them and Ormskirk has increased to 41 points with Sefton having a game in hand,

On the Lower Ground, it was the Sefton derby with the ND XI being at home to the CD XI. The ND XI batted first and scored 190 for 9 in 47 overs. Pete Ostler scored 46, Phil Birch 47, Connor Melia 19 and Ollie Henry 17. For the CD XI, Chris Mitch took 3 for 22 and Luke Connolly 3 for 53.

For the CD XI's reply James Daniels began rapidly scoring a quick 50, Mike Lowe scored 20 and Freddy Frost 23 not out but it was opener Luke Connolly who top scored with 78 not out as the CD XI reached the required total in the 26th over and two wickets down.

Ollie Henry  
(left)Ollie Henry scored 17 for the ND XI before being dismissed by Chris Mitchell (below)
 
  Ollie Henry
 
 
Luke Connolly  
Luke Connolly scored 78 not out for the CD XI in their victory of the ND XI
 
   
The Fifth XI were away to Birkenhead Park's Third XI. Sefton batted first and declared on 182 for 9 in 45 overs. Matt Child (57), Tom Heard (33) and Tim Yates were the top scorers. Birkenhead Park won comfortably by 5 wickets with Jamie Bowman taking 2 for 34 and Billy Pinto 2 for 15