Saturday 9th May...Wigan double over Sefton Park

The First XI played Wigan at Sefton Park. Sefton won the toss and decided to bat, they reached 106 for 4 but lost wickets and were all out for 138 in the 49th over. David Baird (34) and skipper Rob Houghton (25) were the top scorers. Wigan lost only one wicket in reply and reached the Sefton total in the 36th over of their innings.

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Skipper Rob Houghton scored 25 in Sefton Park's defeat by Wigan

The Second XI travelled to Wigan and were put in to bat. They declared on 186 for 5 in 49 overs with skipper Iain Squires scoring 82 not out and Ian Seabury making 42. Wigan lost only 3 wickets in their reply and won the game in the last over of the day.

The goods news for the day game from the lower teams.

The Third XI played New Brighton PD XI on the Lower Ground. The visitors batted first and declared on 156 for 9. Matty Pownall (3 for 23), Robin Brown (2 for 11) and Vince Abel (2 for 29) took the wickets. Sefton went on to win by 9 wickets with Vince Abel (36), Matt Child (46 not out) and Paul Eastham (55 not out ) scoring the runs.

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Matty Pownall took 3 for 23 in the Third XI victory over the New Brighton PD XI
No game for Fourth XI and the Fifth XI entertained Northern LP XI at Liverpool College. Sefton won the toss and batted first. They may have regretted this with the score at 41 for 5 but a stand of 156 between Steve Squires (61not out) and Iwan Williams (89 not out) enabled them to declare at 198 for 5. Northern were dismissed for 85 in reply with Iwan Williams completing a fine individual performance by taking 4 for 24, mark Boyns took 4 for 22

Saturday 16th May....First XI win at St Helens

The First XI travelled to St Helens and put the home side in to bat. This proved a good move as the home side were 9 for 3 and them 37 for 5. There followed a stand of 88 for the sixth wicket but the home side were dismissed for 142, Rob Houghton took 5 for 43 and Stuart Guy 3 for 22. In reply Sefton lost 6 wickets reaching the required total with James Cain scoring 49, Dave Baird 30 and Rob Houghton completing a fine individual performance by making 34 not out.

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Action from St Helens with skipper Robbie Houghton bowling
Fleetwood Hesketh visited Sefton Park, where the Second XI won the toss and decided to bat first. They declared on 200 for 7 in 49 overs, Chris Wylie (75), Iain Squires (52) and Gaz Cowley (30) were the top scorers. Fleetwood Hesketh reached 104 for 5 in reply with Shah Wali taking 3 for 32 in the drawn game.
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Shah Wali troubles the Fleetwood Hesketh batsman in the second XI's home game
The Third XI entertained Ormskirk in the Embee Trophy on the Lower Ground and moved on to the next round with a 24 run win. They batted first and reached 223 for 6 in the 45 overs with Matt Child finishing on 99 not out, Nick Moreton scored 38 and James Harrison 33. Ormskirk were all out for 199 in 44 overs with Jordan Kevan taking 3 for 35, Robin Surtees 2 for 42 and James Harrison completing an excellent all round performance by taking 4 for 27.
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Robin Surtees bowling for the third XI in their Embee Trophy win over Ormskirk