Saturday 5th June..Outstanding all round performance by Rob Houghton in home defeat.

Rainhill were the visitors to Sefton Park for the First XI game. Sefton won the toss and put the home team in to bat. They made slow progress and were dismissed for 174 in the 57th overs. Rob Houghton finished with 7 for 57 in the 57th over. Sefton made a disastrous start as the fifth wicket fell with the score on 19, John Jackson went for 20 on 54 for the sixth wicket but a stand of 69 between Rob Houghton (58) and David Baird (29) gave the home side some hope of victory but when they were dismissed, the final wickets fell quickly and Sefton were all out for 137 in the 44th over for their first league defeat of the season.

Rob Houghton  
Rob Houghton (batting) scored 58 and took 7 for 57 in Sefton Park's home defeat by Rainhill, a fine all round performance

The Second XI travelled to Lytham where the home side won the toss and put Sefton in to bat. They were dismissed for 154 in 38 overs with Paul Eastham scoring 35 and Richard Forsyth 33. The home reached the required total for the loss of 3 wickets.

Maghull Thirds have made a good start to the season and were the Third XI's opposition on the Lower Ground. The visitors won the toss and decided to bat first, Vince Abel (4 for 41), Robin Brown (3 for 33) and George Lee (3 for 27) took all the wickets as Sefton dismissed them for 121. In reply Julian James (52) and Mike Heaney (39 not out) scored the runs for Sefton in an 8 wicket win.

George Lee  
George Lee (left) and Robin Brown (below) took wickets in the Third XI victory over Maghull
  Robin Brown

The Fourth XI had the most outstanding performance of the the day when they defeated Northern's Thirds at Northern. The home side batted first and were dismissed for 159 with Naj Ahmed taking 5 for 32 and Adam Brennan 2 for 24. In reply Sefton reached the required total after losing 8 wickets. Stuart Lomas led them home with 32 not out and Zahid Siddique scored 28, Jodan Kevan scored 19.

The Fifth XI drew with Northern's LP side. Northern won the toss and decided to bat, going on to declare on 217 for 6, with Terry Macklin taking 4 for 42. Sefton finished on 120 for 9 with Paul Stairmand scoring 42 and Jamie Bowman 18.