Saturday 23rd May....Double over Leigh

The First and Seconds both had victories over Leigh. The First XI game took part at Sefton Park and saw the visitors win the toss and decide to bowl. This decision looked justified with Sefton on 59 for 5 but the home side's innings was held together by Chris Bellis who scored 63 in as many overs. A stand of 67 between Chris and Paddy Stern, who finished on 55 not out, was the highlight of the recovery and Sefton eventually declared on 190 for 9. Leigh's reply saw them lose wickets at regular intervals and they were eventually dismissed for 99 with Stuart Guy (4 for 48) and Rob Houghton (4 for 20) being the pick of the bowlers.

Chris Bellis was Sefton's top scorer with 63 in the home game against Leigh

The Second XI travelled to Leigh, won the toss and put the home side in to bat. Phil Calrow took 3 for 49 and Dave Kirby 2 for 39 as Leigh declared on 169 for 9 in 57 overs. Peter Jones (26), Iain Squires (26), Ian Seabury (37), Scott Isaac (28) and Gaz Cowley (36 not out) all scored runs as Sefton passed the required total for the loss of 5 wickets in the 38th over.

The Third XI travelled to Northern to play last year's champions. Sefton batted first and were dismissed for 146 with Matty Pownall (39), Dave Walton (40) and Matt Child (46) making most of the runs. Northern went on to win by 5 wickets with Vince Abel taking 2 for 30.

The Fourth XI kept up their 100 % winning record by defeating the Northern LP XI on the Lower Ground. Sefton batted first and went on to declare on 200 for 4 with Kev Walton (72 not out), Nick Moreton (49) and Mike Heaney (25) scoring the runs. In Northern's reply, Naj Ahmed took 5 for 10 in 10 overs, Mark Garnett took 2 for 23 and Mark Boyns 3 for 13 as the visitors were dismissed for 49.

The Fifth XI home game at Liverpool College was called off on Friday.

Nick Moreton scored 49 in the Fourth XI's win over Northern LP XI on the Lower Ground

Sunday 24th May....National Knockout Defeat at Hyde

The First XI were defeated at Hyde in the ECB National Knockout. They were put in to bat and recovered from 46 for 7 to reach 102 all out in 33.4 overs with Peter Kelly top scoring with 25. Hyde's reply was not without problems as they were 52 for 5 but they revovered to reach the required total for the loss of six wickets in the 36th over.

Monday 25th May....Draws against Liverpool

The Bank Holiday Monday saw the First and Second XI's both playing Liverpool. The First XI were away and saw the home side win the toss and decided to bat. At 97 for 5, Sefton were in a good position but Liverpool recovered to reach 225 for 6 declared. Robbie Houghton took 3 for 79 and Dave Finch 2 for 78. In reply Chris Bellis's good form continued as he scored 52, James Cain scored 44 and Rob Houghton 55 as Sefton finished 12 runs short of the required total with 8 wickets down.