Saturday 19th July....Paul Horton century in win against Rainford

Sefton Park welcomed back Paul Horton for their home game against top of the table Rainford. He did not let the side down, scoring 119 and with Robbie Houghton making 76 and Ben Moore 28, Sefton finished on 271 all out in the 55th over.

In reply Rainford never really recovered from losing the first 2 wickets with only 1 run on the board and were eventually dismissed for 170 in the 48th over with Dave Finch taking 3 for 24 and Robbie Houghton 3 for 37.

Robbie Houghton completes his 50 with a four

The 2nd XI got back to winning ways in their visit to Wallasey. They put the home side in to bat and dismissed them for 77 with Dave Kirby taking 6 for 15, Shah Wali took 2 for 22. The Squires brothers led the side to an eight wicket victory with Paul making 42 and Iain 25 not out.

The 3rdXI put New Brighton PD XI in to bat and saw them take 68 overs to reach 122 for 7 declared, Michael Christopher took 2 for 5. Sefton's reply lasted only 21 overs as they lost 4 wickets in reaching the required total. Mark Unternamrer scored 42 not out and Nick Saunders 37

Action from the 3rdXI game against New Brighton PD XI with Vince Abel bowling
It was three wins out of three as the fourth XI game was called off because of the weather and the 5thXI's game at Liverpool was called off because of a pavilion fire and will be will be rearranged for a later date.

Saturday 26th July........Draw at Skelmersdale.

The 1stXI visited Skelmersdale for the first time in a league game. Skelmersdale won the toss and decided to bat. Robbie Houghton took 6 for 61 as they were dismissed for 192 in 46.3 overs. Sefton's reply started well and they reached 82 before the second wicket fell but in the end, they were left to bat out the last two overs with 9 wickets down to draw the game. Top scorers were Peter Jones (49) and John Jackson (42).

Northop Hall were the visitors to Sefton Park for the 2ndXI game. Sefton batted first and declared on 221 for 6. Khalid Dar scored 90, Iain Squires 28, Phil Calrow 27 and Scott Isaac 21. Northop Hall reply saw them put on 147 for the second wicket and despite losing a few late wickets they went on to win in the last over with 6 wickets down.

Khalid Dar (left) scored 90 for the 2ndXI at home to Northop Hall. Ted Williams (below) took the first wicket for Sefton but this did not prove enough as the visitors won by 4 wickets.

The one victory of the day came from the 3rdXI in the away game to Wavertree's thirds and featured Terry Cordner's first century for the club. He scored 121 in Sefton's total of 224 all out, Vince Abel scored 43. Wavertree were dismissed for 189, James Sayer taking 3 for 20.

The 4thXI played New Brighton's AH XI on the Lower Ground. They were put in to bat and dismissed for 166 with Andy Lycett (58) and James Baird (37) top scoring. New Brighton reached the required total for the loss of 5 wickets, Tom Robertson took 2 for 20.

Rob Kelly bowling for the 4thXI at home to New Brighton AH
Sefton Park were dismissed for 131 in the 5thXI's home game against Caldy's thirds. Mark Garnett opened the batting and was eighth wicket down, scoring 38. The visitors did not lose a wicket in their reply. Sefton Park fielded a very young side and skipper Simon Gozzard praised the displays of James Manley and George Lee.