Saturday 26th May.....First XI suffer 1 run defeat at home to Wigan

Sefton Park welcomed Wigan to Sefton Park for the third consecutive First XI home game. Sefton won the toss and asked the visitors to bat first. THis proved a good decision as Wigan lost wickets steadily. They were eventually dismissed for 120 in the 33rd over. New Zealand test player Aaron Redmond scored 76 not out of these and the last wicket partnership of 28 would prove valuable as the game progressed. Daniel Kelly was the pick of the bowlers with 6 for 28, Callum Sorey took 2 for 41 and Rob Houghton 2 for 37

Sefton's reply began with 14 quick runs from Sean Vandome but then 3 wickets fell on 14. New boy Jermain Davis added 21 valuable runs but at 51 for 6 Sefton still had a lot to do. Rob Houghton (11) and Richie Forsyth then put on 32 together for the seventh wicket, then Richie Forsyth and Daniel Kelly 25 for the eighth wicket before they were both out on 108 with Richie scoring 29 and Daniel 14. This brought Callum Storey and Joe Francis together in the middle with 13 needed to win. Callum was caught with the total just one run short of the Wigan total

Rob Houghton  
Rob Houghton scored 11 for the First XI in their one run defeat by Wigan.
 
     
  Dan Kelly wicket
Daniel Kelly took 6 for 42 for the First XI
 

The Second XI travelled to Formby, batted first and scored 195 for 7 declared in 45 overs. Rob Supria scored 54. Sefton had Formby with 9 wickets down and just couldn't take the last. They finished on 171 for 9 in 42 overs with Rory McInness-Gibbons taking 3 for 54 as the game was drawn.

The Third XI travelled to New Brighton to play their DG XI. Sefton batted first and finished on 254 for 5 with Harry Deveney scoring 100 not out. Harry Wright 33 and James Daniels (49) who was run out going for his 50 gave valuable assistance. New Brighton battled well in reply and reached 214 before they were dismissed in the 43rd over with Chris Mitchell taking 4 for 50 and Tim Gray 4 for 77. So the Thirds acieved the one win of the day.

The Fourths welcomed Northern's GK XI to the Lower Ground. Northern batted first and declared on 179 for 9 in 45 overs. Terry Macklin took 5 for 48 and Andy Foulder 2 for 43. Skipper Charlie Daniels led the Sefton reply with 67 but it was not enough as they were dismissed for 149 in the 50th over. Rob Kennedy scored 28 and Andy Foulder 24.

Stuart Lomas  
Stuart Lomas batting for the Fourth XI against Northern on the Lower Ground
 
     
There was no Fifth XI game