Saturday 15th August....Draw at Leigh as rain intervenes in all games

The First XI visited Leigh and welcomed back Dave Poskitt before he returns to Australia. He produced a fine individual performance scoring 39 and taking 4 for 40. The game started 40 minutes late with Sefton winning the toss and electing to bat. A stand of 61 for the fifth wicket between James Cain (34) and Rob Houghton (27) helped them to recover from a poor start and with Chris Wylie scored 37, they finished on 199 all out in the 53rd over. Rain again intervened in the Leigh innings which was restricted to 27 overs and the game finished as a draw with the home side on 109 for 6, David Baird took the other two wickets.

The Second XI's home game was also against Leigh. The visitors won the toss and decided to bat first, going on to declare on 200 for 9 in 43 overs. Shaw Wali took 3 for 39 and Daniel Kelly 2 for 7. Sefton's reply began well but play was halted by rain with the score on 42 for no wicket and both batsmen, James Baird and Chris Nicholas being 20 not out.

Peter Kelly bowling for the Second XI at home to Leigh
The Third XI played Northern on the Lower Ground. The visitors won the toss and asked Sefton to bat. They reached 207 for 9 with Dave Hort (29), James Pearce (20), John Davies (41), Nick Moreton (23) and Jonny Sproson (34) scoring runs. The weather ended Northern's innings at 15 without loss
Nick Moreton batting for the Third XI at home to Northern

The Fourth XI's game at Northern was called off without a ball being bowled.

The Fifth XI travelled to play Wavertree's Thirds in another game curtailed by rain. Sefton were put in to bat and scored 200 all out, thanks to a stand of 113 for the fifth wicket between Steve Squires (70) and James Manley (86). Wavertree's reply finished on 47 without loss

Sunday 16th August.....Defeat by Bootle in Business Assistance Knockout

The First XI were defeated by Bootle in the Business Assistance Knockout Quarter Final at Sefton Park.

Bootle batted first and scored 257 for 9 in their 45 overs. David Baird and Phil Calrow took two wickets apiece. In reply, Sefton were dismissed for 110 in 31.3 overs with Dave Hort's 20 the top score

Dave Hort batting against Bootle in the Business Assistance Knockout defeat

Monday 17th August....Beaten in Semi Finals of Echo Knockout

For the second day running the strong Bootle side visited Sefton Park, this time for the semi finals of the Echo Knockout and unfortunately the outcome was the same. Sefton batted first and scored 119 for 7 in their 20 overs. Chris Bellis (21), Chris Nicholas (47) and David Baird (25) were the top scorers. Bootle took 13.2 overs to reach the required total for the loss of 2 wickets taken by Robbie Houghton.

Saturday 22nd August....Home defeat by Maghull

It was not a good day for Sefton Park sides with four defeats and a win for the Fourth XI.

Maghull visited Sefton Park to play the First XI. Sefton won the toss and decided to bowl first but there was no help in the wicket for them as Maghull went on to declare on 230 for 4 in the 58th over. Phil Calrow took 3 for 56. In reply, the Sefton innings never really got going, apart from good performances from John Jackson (42) and Gaz Cowley (33), and they were dismissed for 134 with 5 overs left.

Gaz Cowley scored 33 for the 1st XI at home to Maghull

The Second XI travelled to Northern and were pleased to dismiss the home side, who had won the toss, for 155 in 42 overs. Stuart Guy took 5 for 49, Shah Wali 3 for 34 and Matty Pownall 2 for 46. The total proved too many for Sefton, however, as they were dismissed for 130, with Jonny Woodsmith's 39 the top score.

The Third XI visited Wallasey, won the toss and decided to bat. They scored 159, top scorers being Nick Saunders (20), Michael Christopher (23) and Zil Spillsbury (38). Wallasey reached the required total for the loss of 5 wickets. Zil Spillsbury to 3 late wickets for 2 runs.

The one victory of the day came from the Fourth XI who played Maghull's Fourths on the Lower Ground. The visitors won the toss and decided to bat first going on to be dismissed for 100 with Mark Boyns (4 for 33), Mark Garnett (3 for 29) and George Lee (2 for 5) taking the wickets. Sefton's reply was never easy but they eventually reached the required total for the loss of 6 wickets with George Lee scoring 33.

Mark Boyns was Fourth XI skipper for the the day and here scores a four on their way to victory over Maghull's Fourths
The Fifth XI played Ainsdale's Thirds at Liverpool College. Ainsdale won the toss and went on to declare 202 for 2 in 37 overs. This was far too many for the young Sefton side who were dismissed for 66 with Chris Mitchell's 11 being the top score.