Saturday 7th July.....First XI win at Orrell Red Triangle

The First XI travelled to play second placed Orrell Red Triangle, won the toss and decided to bat first. An opening stand of 60 gave the team a good start but after Sean Vandome was dismissed for 41, skipper Richie Forsyth found it difficult to find partners. He was eventually the eighth wicket to fall scoring 55 and had only Greg Harvey (22) stay with him for any time. Following Richie's dismissal Rob Houghton then produced and excellent 31 not out to enable the team to declare on 201 for 8 in 61 overs.

Orrell's reply began with the first three wickets falling for 37. They recovered to require 136 in the las over with 7 wickets left.With 5 wickets down, Greg Harvey came on to take three valuable wickets for 28 runs before the home side lost their last two wickets to be dismissed for 165 in the 40th over. Sean Kirk finished with 3 for 34.

The Second XI welcomed Orrell Red Triangle to Sefton Park. Sefton won the toss and batted first. The highlight of their innings was a century for Luke Connolly (103), Dan Coonan had earlier made a rapid 32 to open the innings, Huzaifa Zubair assisted with 34 and Richard Regler scored 35 as Sefton declared on 224 for 6 in 44 overs. Orrell chased the Sefton total and with a six and a four off the last two ball finished on 222 for 8 as the game was drawn. John Fretwell took 3 for 53 and Luke Connolly 3 for 35

Luke Connolly  
Luke Connolly scored 103 for the Second XI in their drawn with Orrell Red Triangle
 
The Third XI played a bizarre game that started early and had a break of two hours to watch the World Cup game. They played New Brighton's DG XI on the Lower ground. New Brighton batted first and declared on 174 for 7 in 32 overs with Tim Gray taking 3 for 51 and Chris Mitchell 2 for 30. Sefton had no trouble in passing this total with James Daniels scoring 65, Jon Hague 24, Mike Lowe 26 and Louis Disley 22 not out. They finished with four wickets down.
James Daniels  
James Daniels scored 65 against New Brighton in their win on the Lower Ground
 
     
The Fourth XI travelled to Northern to play their GK XI. They batted first and scored a respectable 221 for 5 declared with Charlie Daniels scoring 88, Rob Kennedy 20, Ted Williams 28, Paul Sterling 22 and Jo Ledbury 18 not out. The home side, however lost just one wicket in reaching the total ( a run out)
The Fifth XI game against Birchfield Park Seconds was conceded with Sefton unable to raise a side