Sunday 19th August...Third XI defeat in Embee Trophy Final

The 3rdXI suffered an unlucky defeat in the Embee Trophy Final against Northern at Northern. Sefton were put in to bat and made a strong start, reaching 59 without loss when rain arrived. After a stoppage of nearly two hours, the umpires checked the rule book and decided that Sefton must finish the 40 overs batting and then Northern must bat for at least 20 overs for the match to be completed.

Sefton finished on 168 for 8 with Matt Child (38), Vince Abel (27), Ollie Shears (25) and James Pearce (22) top scoring. In reply Northern went on to score 99 for 4 in 20 overs when the umpires ended the game with Northern victors, having a faster run rate.

Images of a Cold, Wet and Dark Day

Rained off
Vince Abel in action with bat
Robin Surtees with bat
Spectators
The skipper waits to bat
Spectators again!
SMC is bowled
Brian Viner bowling
Robin Surtees bowling