Saturday 28th July....Win at St Helens

It was a day of mixed fortunes for the Sefton Park sides.

The 1stXI travelled to St Helens and again found conditions difficult. They were dismissed for 123 with Chris Wylie scoring 35 in 30 balls, Richie Bann making 25 and Ben Moore completing his 500 league runs for the season with a score of 29. In reply the home team were always in trouble and were eventually dismissed for 44 with Dave Poskitt taking 5 for 19 and Robbie Houghton 4 for 14.

Ritchie Bann in a action for the 1stXI at St Helens

The 2ndXI were on the wrong end of a score of 44 when they dismissed Fleetwood Hesketh for 183 with Peter Kelly taking 5 for 78 and Matty Pownall taking 3 for 23. In reply Sefton were dismissed for 44 with Peter Kelly (16) and Mike Jackson (12)

Mike Jackson (left) offered a good resistance but the 2ndXI were dismissed for 44

The 3rdXI visited St Helens Recs and dismissed the home side for 46 with Brian Viner taking 7 for 13. In reply, Sefton lost 5 wickets with Jonny Woodsmith (19) and Scott Isaac (15) top scoring.

The 4thXI played Northern 4thXI on the Lower Ground in a game unusual in that all the bowling was from one end with the other being waterlogged. Sefton won the toss,put Northern in to bat and saw them go on to make 184 for 8 declared with Vince Abel taking 2 for 32 and Robin Brown 2 for 41. In reply, Sefton were dismissed for 68 with Vince Abel making 19 and Nev Bann 16.

Nev Bann hits a four for th 4thXI in their home defeat by Northern

Sunday 29th July....3rdXI reach Embee Trophy Final

The 3rdXI beat Ainsdale in the Semi-Final of the Embee Trophy final and will play Northern at Northern on Sunday 12th July.

Ainsdale batted first and were dismissed for 89 with Jon Sprosen taking 3 for 10. In reply, Matt Child made 51 not out and Scott Isaac 29 as Sefton won by 8 wickets.

Monday 30th July...Defeat in Echo KO

Sefton Park were knocked out of the Echo Knockout by Wallasey. Sefton scored 115 for 8 in the 20 overs with Ben Moore top scoring with 46, Paul Squires made 21. In reply the visitors reached the Sefton total in the 19th over with Robbie Houghton having excellent bowling figures, taking 3 for 11 in his 5 overs.

Saturday 4th August 2007...Dave Kirby Stars in Exciting Win over Southport Trinity

Southport Trinity were this weekend's visitors to Sefton Park where Sefton won the toss and elected to bat. Despite the first seven batsmen reaching double figures, no-one was able to go on to make a big total and the team were dismissed for 146. Ritchie Bann (32), John Jackson (26) and Ben Moore (24) made the top scores. In reply, Southport were 57 for 5 at one point but went on to reach 136 for 7. They looked likely winners but Robbie Houghton struck and left them on 136 for 9 and Sefton's "Man of the Match" Dave Kirby took the last wicket with an excellent catch by Robbie Houghton in the gloom and the visitors were dismissed for 142. Dave Kirby, playing his first league game, finished with 5 for 40 and Robbie Houghton took 4 for 50.

Matty Phythian batting for the First XI in their home game against Southport Trinity

The 2ndXI visited New Brighton, batted first, and were 32 for 5 but a an undefeated stand of 165 between Nick Cockrell (103 not out) and Ian Seabury (64 not out) enabled them to declare on 197 for 5. In reply New Brighton finished on 184 for 5 and the game was drawn. Peter Kelly took 3 for 55.

The 3rdXI visited Bootle, won the toss and put the home side in to bat. They went on to make 207 for 4 declared with Brian Viner taking 3 for 82. In reply, Sefton were dismissed for 138 with Terry Cordner making 65. Skipper Brian Viner stressed the excellent all-round performances by youngsters James Manley and Daniel Kelly.

St Helens Recs were the visitors on the Lower Ground to play the 4thXI. Sefton batted first and were dismissed for 163 with Andy Foulder making 47 and Vince Abel 33. The visitors were, at one time, 0 for 4 but went on to make 61. Naj Ahmed took 5 for 23, Mark Garnett 3 for 20 and Andy Foulder 2 for 8 in a fine all round performance.

A four for Andy Foulder playing for the Fourth XI against St Helens Recs on the Lower Ground

Sunday 5th August....2ndXI through to Chester Cup Semi-Final

The 2ndXI reached the Semi Final of the Chester Cup, thsi is skipper's Max Hill report:-

"After a shaky start (7 for 2) a stand of 96 between Peter Jones (49) and Nick Cockrell (78*) set us well on our way and we posted 192-5 in our 45 overs. In reply Maghull never really looked like getting close and were bowled out for 99. Excellent bowling from Brian Viner (2-31), Matt Pownall (7 overs 2-11), Nick Cockrell (2-27) and Peter Kelly (3-9) saw us home. We can now look forward to a home semi-final against Huyton on Sunday".