Sunday 1st July...Second XI through to Chester Cup Semi-Final

The Second XI moved into the semi-finals of the Chester Cup by defeating Newton le Willows in a high scoring game at Sefton Park.

Sefton won the toss and decided to bat first and started off quickly with both openers, Dan Coonan and Adam Taylor scoring 43. Pick of the batsmen was Ben Percival who scored 94, Rob Supria scored 47 and Austin Ventre 22 as the team finished on 306 for 8 in their 45 overs.

Newton le Willows made a gallant effort to reach the Sefton score but were always just behind the run rate and finished on 256 for 8. Sean Kirk took 3 for 35 in 9 overs and Austin Ventre 2 for 49..

Sefton now play at Northern in the semi-final, scheduled for 5th August.