Saturday 16th June......Home draw against Formby

League leaders Formby visited Sefton Park and found that the ground had suffered from the overnight and morning rain. A new strip was cut at the drier end of the square and thanks to the work of groundsman Steve Briggs and helpers, the game started only 45 minutes late. Formby won the toss and decided to bowl first and even after a fine innings of 55 by John Jackson, Sefton found themselves at 111 for 8. A stand of 70 between David Baird (42 not out) and Dave Poskitt (30) took them to 181 all out. In reply Formby looked in a strong position but after the first wicket fell at 70, they lost the others fairly regularly and found themselves having to defend the last ball to save the game which finished as a draw with Formby 8 runs short of the Sefton total. Robbie Houghton was the pick of the bowlers, taking 5 for 47.

Chris Wylie batting in the first XI home game against Formby

The 2ndXI travelled to Bootle and dismissed the home side for 161 with Peter Kelly taking 4 for 64 and Dave Kirby 3 for 24. In reply Sefton were dismissed for 115 with Neil Disley (43) and Paul Squires (18) top scoring.

Northern's fourth team were the visitors to Sefton Park to play Sefton's thirds. Northern batted first and were dismissed 161 after being put in to bat. Brian Viner took 5 for 62, Johnny Woodsmith (2 for 32) and Peter Hazlehurst (2 for18). For Sefton there was an opening partnership of 143 between Ian Kelly (66) and Ollie Shears(67) as they went on to win by 7 wickets.

The 4thXI visited Northern to play their top of the table third XI. The won the toss, put the home side in to bat and dismissed them for 122 with Naj Ahmed taking 4 for 42, Sam Gainer 2 for 30 and Robin Surtees 3 for 22. They were unable capitalise on the low total and finished on 102 for 9 with Dave Walton (41) and Vince Abel (22) being the leading batsman in the drawn game

A four from Ian Kelly in his score of 66 for the third XI against Northern Fourth XI

Sunday 17th June....Ben Moore century in defeat by New Brighton

Ben Moore scored 107 in Sefton Park's total of 208 for 7 in 45 overs in their Business Assistance Knockout game against New Brighton at Sefton Park. Ben and Chris Bellis (44) produced an opening partnership of 133. In reply an number of missed catches did not help as New Brighton reached the required total with 2 balls left. David Baird was the pick of the bowlers, taking 4 for 34.

Friday 22nd June.....Win in Echo KO

Sefton progressed to the last eight of the Echo Knockout with a 44 run win at Parkfield Liscard. They batted first and reached 131 for 8 in the 20 overs with Ben Moore again leading the way with 43. Dave Poskitt (25), G Cashin (20) and Chris Bellis (19) made valuable contributions. In reply the home side reached 87 for 8 with Graham Cashin taking 3 for 13 and Dave Finch 2 for 17.

Saturday 23rd June....Win at Northop Hall

We reached to half way stage of the season with a visit of Sefton Park to Northop Hall.

On a day of fairly low scores, Sefton were dismissed for 145 with Ben Moore top scoring with 47 and Graham Cashin making 26. Following last week's game in which there were no extras, 45 were added to the Sefton total. In reply the home side were dismissed for 101 with Dave Poskitt taking 4 for 17 and Robbie Houghton 3 for 17 as Sefton won by 44 runs for the second day running.

Nick Cockrell is bowled in the 1stXI game at Northop Hall

The 2nd XI home game against Wallasey was abandoned without a ball bowled because of the waterlogged state of the ground.

On the Lower Ground, the 3rdXI played the 4thXI in a game that produced two centuries.

The 3rdXI batted first and scored 190 for 8 decared with Johnny Woodsmith scoring 105 not out and Robin Brown taking 4 for 44. In reply Vince Abel was the 4th XI hero with 105 but this was not enough to win them the game as they were dismissed for 169 with 3rdXI skipper James Pearce taking 5 for 29 and Brian Viner 2 for 34.

A four for Vince Abel in his total of 105 for the FourthXI in their game the against the Third XI on the Lower Ground