Saturday 4th August...First XI hang on for draw at Prestatyn

The First Xi travelled to North Wales to play Prestatyn. Sefton won the toss and asked the home side to bat first. They took full advantage of the decision by putting on 93 for the first wicket and more than doubling the score for the second. Australian opener Peter Cassidy had scored 130 not out by the time they declared on 269 for 3 in 55 overs.

Sefton's early batsman never got going and when Paul Horton was out for 34, the score was 67 for 7 and defeat looked inevitable. However Rory McInness-Gibbons came to the crease and put on 42 with Daniel Kelly (27) for the eighth wicket and then scored an undefeated 36 with Sean Kirk (15 not out) in nine and a half overs to save the game. Rory finished on 41 not out.

The Second XI welcomed Southport and Birkdale to Sefton Park. They won the toss and batted first Dan Coonan (48) and Ben Percival (49) led the way, skipper Richie Conlan scored 36 and Austin Ventre 25 not out enabling them to declare on 232 for 7 in 45 overs.

In reply Huzaifa Zubair (2 for 29) and Joe Francis (2 for 37) made early inroads into the Southport team and the introduction of Ben Percival (5 for 12 in 7 overs) made sure of a Sefton victory. The visitors were dismissed for 135 in the 26th over.

Richie Conlan  
Skipper Richie Conlan scored 36 for the Second XI in their home win over Southport and Birkdale.
Bootle Thirds played Sefton's Thirds on the Lower Ground. Sefton batted first and scored 155 all out in 37 overs mainly thanks to Harry Deveney who scored 62 and Caleb McLoughlin with 31. The total proved too many for Bootle who were dismissed for 112 in 32 overs with Tim Gray taking 3 for 36, Terry Macklin 3 for 14 and Nisar Mirza 2 for 43
harry Deveney  
Harry Deveney scored 62 for the Third XI in their win over Bootle's Thirds

The Fourth XI travelled to play a strong Ormskirk Third XI. The home side batted first and were at one time 30 for 4 but they recovered to declare on 209 for 6 in 41 overs with Chris Mitchell taking 2 for 49, Jamie Turner 2 for 24 and Mike Wildsmith 2 for 54. Sefton, in reply, were dismissed for 51 with James Daniels scoring 17 not out.

The Fifth XI game against Alder was conceded with Sefton unable to raise a side.