Saturday 11th August...Rain prevents result against Wavertree

The First XI played Wavertree at Sefton Park, won the toss and asked the visitors to bat first. At 114 for 6, Sefton looked in a strong position but an innings of 97 by the Wavertree captain, Josh Birch enabled them to reach 212 all out in 59.1 overs. Rob Houghton finished with 6 for 54 and Paul Horton 2 for 36

In reply, with rain forecast, Sefton lost both openers, Paul Horton and Sean Vandome with only 7 on the board. Jermain Davis joined Ben Percival on his debut in the middle and they put on 58 together before Jermain was out for 28. At this point, having lost 15 minutes to light rain earlier, the heavy stuff came down and play was stopped for the day with the score on 65 for 3 in the 20th over and Ben Percival on 29 not out.

Jermain Davis  
(left) Jermain Davis scored 28 for the First XI in their abandoned game against Wavertree. (below) A stumping for Neil Durand off Rob Houghton's bowling
 
       
  Neil Durand stumping
 
 

The Second XI made the long journey to Lytham. The home decided batted first and reached 199 all out in 45 overs. Mark Chappell took 4 for 48 in 17 overs, Connor Melia 3 for 49. Sefton were able to bat only 32 overs in reply. With Dan Coonan scoring 54, Luke Connolly 46 and Richie Conlan 44 not out, Sefton reached 167 for 5 in a drawn game.

The Third XI played the Fourth XI on the bottom ground with the Fourth XI third from bottom and needing a win more. The Third XI batted first and recovered from losing early wickets to reach 141 all out in 41 overs. Jon Hague scored 23, Harvey Shields 20 and Neil Dodgson 30 not out. Pete Elliott finished with 4 for 34, Terry Macklin 3 for 29 and Phil Calrow 2 for 4.In reply, only Phil Calrow offered any real resistance, scoring 36 in an all out total of 87 in 24 overs. Star bowler was Tim Gray with 8 for 32.

Stuart Lomas  

Some wickets from the Thirds v Fourths game.

(left) Stuart LOmas of the Thirds is bowled by Terry Macklin.

(below middle) Michael Hargreaves of the Fourths is caught by Paul Morris at slip off the bowling of Tim Gray

(below bottom) Fourths skipper James Daniels is bowled by Harvey Shields.

 
       
michael Hargreaves caught  
 
 
       
  James Daniels bowled
 
 
       
The Fifth XI played a strong Merseyside Sports and Social side at Liverpool College. The visitors batted first and declared on 210 for 6 with Louis Disley taking 2 for 30. In reply Sefton hung on until the rains came and finished on 80 for 8