Saturday 30th May......Defeat by Skelmersdale

At Sefton Park, the First XI won the toss and decided to bat on an excellent wicket against Skelmersdale. At 82 for 1, everything was going well but after reaching 102 for 3, wickets fell regularly and they were disappointed to reach only 132 all out in 41.2 overs. John Jackson (39), David Baird (33) and James Cain (21) were the top scorers. The total never looked like being enough and the visitors reached it for the loss of 3 wickets in the 27th over, with one wicket apiece for Robbie Houghton, Peter Kelly and Phil Calrow

Stuart Guy scored 13 not out for the 1st XI in their home defeat by Skelmersdale

The Seconds kept up their good form when they travelled to Wallasey. They were put in to bat by the hope side and Peter Jones scored 85, Ted Williams 44 and James Baird 33 in a declared total of 198 for 4 in 47 overs. Wallasey fell 12 runs short of Sefton's total, being dismissed for 186 in 46 overs. Shah Wali (4 for 60) and Matty Pownall (3 for 38) were the pick of the bowlers.

The Third XI Visited Maghull, won the toss and batted first. They declared on 201 for 7 with Matt Child (58), Paul Eastham (37), Vince Abel (26) and James Harrison (23) making the runs. Maghull never chased the Sefton total finished on 93 for 9 with Sefton having a couple of overs to bowl at the last man. Nick Moreton took 4 for 6 and Rob Kelly 2 for 11.

The Fourth XI kept up their 100 per cent record by beating Wavertree on the Lower Ground. The visitors won the toss and decided to bat. Ian Kelly took 5 for 34 and Julian Taylor 2 for 22 as Wavertree were dismissed for 118. New boy Rich Jones scored 55 and skipper Robin Surtees 52 not out as Sefton lost 3 wickets reaching the required total.

A six for skipper Robin Surtees in his 52 not out for the Fourth XI against Wavertree on the Lower Ground
The Fifth XI played Birchfield Park's 4th XI at Liverpool College. They won the toss and batted, Adam Flynn scored 45 and Simon Gozzard 36 in their total of 149 all out in 49 overs. In reply Birchield Park needed a six off the last ball to win, they scored a four and finished one short with seven wickets down in the drawn game. Mark Garnett took 3 for 31.

Friday 5th June..Echo Knockout win a Ainsdale

The First XI progressed to the next round of the Echo Knockout with a 2 run win at Ainsdale.

They batted first and scored 107 for 8 in their 20 overs with Chris Bellis (29) and Paddy Stern (27 not out) top scoring. Ainsdale reached 105 for 8 in reply with Phil Calrow (3 for 14) and Daniel Kelly (3 for 38) being the pick of the bowlers.

Saturday 6th June...Hat Trick for Rob Houghton in draw at Maghull

An outstanding all round performance from skipper Rob Houghton was the highlight of a rain affected First XI drawn game at Maghull. Sefton were put in to bat and reached 175 for 9 in 40 overs with the captain scoring 72 not out in 50 balls. Sean Vandome scored 46 and Paul Squires 22. In reply the hope side scored 79 for the first wicket but at 95 for 1, Rob Houghton intervened with a hat trick and the home side ended up batting out the last two overs to finish on 159 for 8 with Rob finishing with 4 for 69. Phil Calrow took 3 for for 44.

The Second XI game was abandoned without a ball bowled.

The Third XI entertained Birchfield Park on the Lower Ground. They were put in to bat and Jonny Woodsmith scored 120 not out and Matt Child 50 in the declared total of 212 for 2 in 37 overs. However, after a disappointing performance in the field the visitors reached the required total for the loss of 7 wickets with 9 balls left. Ted Williams took 3 for 40.

Jonny Woodsmith scored 120 not out for the 3rdXI in their home defeat by Birchfield Park.

The Fourth XI travelled to Maghull to play their Fourth XI. Sefton won the toss and put the home side in to bat and dismissed them for 61 in 18.4 overs. Mark Boyns took 5 for 36 and Chris Bates 4 for 22. Adam Taylor kept up his excellent form behind the stumps by taking four catches. Terry Corder was out for 29 but this was the only wicket Sefton lost in reaching the required total.

The Fourth XI game maintained their hundred per cent record but they were being challenged at the top of the league by Ainsdale's Thirds who were home to Sefton's Fifth XI.

Sefton won the toss and put Ainsdale in to bat. The home side declared on 169 for 7 with George Lee (4 for 23) and Adam Brannan (2 for 17) being the pick of the bowlers. Mike Heaney (88) and James Manley (44) scored the runs as Sefton reached the required total with ten overs left.

Sunday 7th June...Mixed Fortunes in Cups

The Second and Third XI's were both involved in Cup games this Sunday

The Seconds played at Northern in the Chester Cup. They put Northern in to bat and saw them reach 222 for 8 in their 45 overs. Ian Kelly took 3 for 37 and Shah Wali 3 for 19. In reply Sefton were dismissed for 98 in the 23rd over with Ian Kelly top scoring with 17.

The Thirds entertained Southport Trinity on the Lower Ground. The visitors batted first and scored 140 for 5 in their 40 overs. Matt Child scored 73 not out as Sefton reached the required total for the loss of one wicket

Thursday 11th June...Defeat in Cockspur Cup

The Cockspur Cup is now a 20 overs a side knockout competition.

Sefton started with a home game against New Brighton and batted well to score 147 for 4 in the 20 overs. Skipper Rob Houghton scored 48 not out. In reply New Brighton lost 7 wickets in reaching the required total with 4 balls left