Saturday 22nd July 2017...First XI defeat Rainford

The First XI welcomed top of the table Rainford to Sefton Park, won the toss and asked the visitors to bat first. Shakeem Clarke bowled unchanged from the park end and finished with 8 for 58 as Rainford were dismissed for 89 in 28.5 overs. He was well assisted by Daniel Kelly who bowled for 12 overs from the other end and took the other two wickets for 22 runs.

Sefton Park supporters never expected the reply to be easy and at 57 for 5 began to get a little worried. However, Daniel Kelly joined Dave Hort in the middle are they were able to steer Sefton to victory by 5 wickets in the 25th over. Dave Hort finished with the top Sefton score of 20 not out and Dan Kelly 10 not out.

Sefton remain sixth in the table

Shakeem Clarke  
A wicket for Shakeem Clarke in the First XI victory over Rainford
Dave Hort  

(left)Dave Hort top scored for Sefton with 20 not out

(below) Wickets for Shakeem Clarke and Daniel Kelly

Shakeem Clarke
Daniel Kelly

The Second XI travelled to Wallasey, won the toss and decided to bat first. Their inning never got going and only a late 25 runs from John Fretwell enabled them to reach 107 all out in 34.5 overs. In reply, Wallasey reached the Sefton total in 33.4 overs for the loss of six wickets with 4 wickets for Huzaifa Zubair. The result meant that Sefton missed a chance to go above Ormskirk in the table and remain second.

The ND XI skippered by Michael Row entertained Birchfield Park on the Lower Ground. Birchfield Park batted first and declared on 200 for 6 in 43 overs with Damien Mee and Naj Ahmed both taking 2 for 55. In reply, Michael Row scored 55, Damien Mee 29, Harry Deveney 20 and Ajay Mehta 22 as Sefton were dismissed for 154 in 40 overs.

Damien Mee  
Damien Mee scored 29 for the ND XI in their 46 run defeat by Birchfield Park

The CD XI skippered by Freddie Frost travelled to league leaders Ormskirk, won the toss, asked the home side to bat first.and dismissed them for 124 in 40.1 overs with Freddie Frost taking 5 for 38 and Chris Mitchell 4 for 61.

In reply, Sefton hung on for a creditable draw, finishing on 63 for 8 in 37 overs

The Fifth XI game at Goodlass was called off following overnight rain