Saturday 23rd June....Comfortable win for First XI at Burscough

The First XI travelled to play bottom of the table Burscough. Sefton won the toss and asked the home team to bat first. An opening stand of 39 seemed to set them on their way but they then lost wickets regularly and were dismissed for 131 in 48 overs. Daniel Kelly bowled 22 overs, taking 4 for 46 and Rob Houghton finished with 4 for 30.

Sefton started fairly rapidly in reply and the first wicket to fall was Sean Vandome who scored 24 of the first 25 runs. Richie Forsyth scored 25 but the biggest run scorer was Scott Aitchison who scored 69 not out in 62 balls to steer Sefton to a 7 wicket win in 27 overs.

The Second XI welcomed Northern to Sefton Park. The visitors batted first helped by a stand of 92 for the third wicket were able to declare on 43 for 8 in 43 overs. Rory McInness-Gibbons took 4 for 48 and Mark Chappell 2 for 48.

Sefton's reply saw a number of batsmen making starts but not taking them any further. The best of these were Ben Percival with 20 and Rory McInness-Gibbons with 32. At 113 for 7 Sefton were really struggling but an innings of 37 from Mark Chappell and 25 not out from Callum Storey gave them hope but they were eventually dismissed for 178 in the 36th over.

Ben Percival  
Ben Percival scored 20 for the Second XI in their home defeat by Northern
 

The Third XI travelled to New Brighton to play their SLS XI. Sefton batted first and struggled a little but reached 168 when they were all out. John Fretwell scored 45, Neil Disley 27 not out and Freddy Frost 38. The total proved more than enough, however as the home side were dismissed for 106 with Jamie Turner taking 4 for 3.

The Fourth XI entertained Bootle's thirds on the Lower Ground. Bootle batted first and reached 77 for 1 but then collapsed to 103 for 9 before recovering to 141 all out. The bowler who instigated the collapse was Charlie Daniels who finished with 6 for 39.There was one big innings in Sefton's reply. Scott Isaac scored 64 before being run out as Sefton passed the Bootle total with 5 wickets down.

Scott Isaac  
Scott Isaac scored 64 for the the Fourth XI in their win over Bootle's Thirds
 
The Fifth were away to Prescot and Odyssey. Sefton batted first and declared on 201 for 4 in 38 overs. Tom Heard scored 70 not out, Michael Orme 29, Jo Ledbury 23 and Rob Geddes 27. This was far too many for the home side who were dismissed for 70 with James Milburn taking 3 for 35 and father and son Paul and Jack Sterling both taking 2 for 14