Saturday 29th July...Win at Prestatyn

The First XI travelled to North Wales to play Prestatyn. Asked to bat first Sefton were soon in trouble at 49 for 4. Then Dave Hort joined Neil Durand in the middle and they put on 89 for the fifth wicket until Neil was dismissed for 56. Dave Hort went on to score 37 and found a new partner in Daniel Kelly who finished on 55 not out as Sefton declared on 222 for 8 in the 52nd over.

The Prestatyn reply featured a stand of 34 for the eighth wicket but when that wicket fell with the score on 92, no more runs were added and the home side innings was over in 36 overs. Top bowlers for Sefton were Shakeem Clarke with 5 for 40 and Daniel Kelly who took 4 of the first 6 wickets for 14 runs. Sefton now move up to fifth in the table.

The Second XI welcomed Northern to Sefton Park and decided to bat first. Michael Row scored 37 opening the batting but the best stand was 36 for the seventh wicket between top scorer Luke Connolly (55) and Phil Calrow who hit two sixes in his 12 ball score of 23. Sefton were eventually dismissed for 169 in the 44th over.

Sefton never really looked like stopping Northern from passing their total which they did for the loss of 4 wickets in the 34th over. There were two wickets apiece for Robin Brown (2 for 24) and John Fretwell (2 for 34)

Luke Connolly  
Luke Connolly top scored for the Second XI in their defeat by Northern

On the Lower Ground, the CD XI captained by Chris Mitchell entertained the New Brighton SLS XI. Sefton batted first and were dismissed for 172 in 45.2 overs with Andy Dickinson scoring 60, Mike Lowe 35 and Michael Hargreaves 27. As they entered the last 20 overs all three results were possible but Jamie Turner took 3 for 15 in a 6 over spell to ensure a Sefton victory with New Brighton being dismissed for 147 in the 43rd over. Earlier Austin Ventre had taken 3 for 30 and Pete Elliott 2 for 35.

Andy Dickinson  
Andy Dickinson top scored for the CD XI, scoring 60

The ND XI captained by Pete Ostler made the short trip to play Liverpool's Thirds. The batted first and declared on 182 for 5 in 49 overs. Pete Ostler scored 40, Harry Deveney 46 not out and Damien Mee 27. In reply Liverpool were dismissed for 121 with Naj Ahmed taking 3 for 25 and Louis Scott 3 for 16.

The Fifth XI played Maghull's Third XI at the Liverpool College ground. Maghull batted first and were dismissed for 111 with Mike Wildsmith taking 6 for 24. In reply, James Hague scored 36 and skipper Jo Ledbury 34 but the game went to penultimate ball with 9 wickets down and Mike Wildsmith capped a fine individual performance by hitting the winning run.