Saturday 12th June...Thrilling finish in win over Liverpool

Liverpool were the visitors to Sefton Park for the First XI game. They were put in to bat and scored 232 all out, which looked like it could have been more but their last 5 wickets fell for 3 runs, Matty Lawless took the first four wickets and fished with 4 for 44, Phil Calrow took 3 for 43. Sefton's reply was steady with Chris Bellis scoring 29 and John Jackson 20 but it did not look as if it would result in a win. Rob Houghton (28) joined Sean Vandome (55) and the pace picked up as they scored 71 in 73 balls, Paddy Sterm then came in and hit 33 in 17 balls. All this left Sefton needing 11 off the last over with two wickets left, Phil Calrow hit a six off the first ball, 3 runs were added of the next three balls and then Paul Squires was dismissed off the fifth ball. This left last man Matt Lawless coming in to face the last ball with two required to win, a swing and an edge down to third man for four enabled Sefton to achieve a remarkable victory.
Raj Patel  
Raj Patel played his last game for Sefton and scored 10 in the win over Liverpool
 

The Second XI also played Liverpool. They batted first and despite reaching 70 before the second wicket fell were dismissed for 136, Richard Forsyth continued his good form, scoring 71. The total did not prove sufficient as Liverpool achieved the required total for the loss of six wickets. Peter Kelly and Dave Kirby took two wickets apiece.

The Third XI travelled to Northern, won the toss and decided to bat first. Nick Moreton (89) and Vince Abel (51) were the top scorers in Sefton's total of 218 for 9 declared. In reply Saj Khan took 3 for 20 and George Lee 2 for 36 as Northern were dismissed for 138.

The Fourth XI played Ormskirk's Thirds on the Lower Ground. In a remarkable game, Andy Foulder scored 100 not out, Rick Jones scored 61 and Kev Walton 41 in Sefton declared total of 252 for 5. This seemed a very good total but Ormskirk managed to knock it off for the loss of only 1 wicket.

Andy Foulder  
Andy Foulder scored 100 not out in Sefton's defeat on the Lower Ground
 
The Fifth XI travelled to Caldy to play their Fourth's. The home side batted first and declared on 241 for 5. In reply, Sefton reached 181 for 6 in a drawn game. Steve Squires (40), Simon Gozzard (46), P Stairmand (25) and Alex Miller (26) were the top scorers.
Cockspur Cup

Thursday 17th June...Sean Vandome century sets up Cockspur Cup victory

An undefeated 103 by Sean Vandome set Sefton Park up for another victory in the Cockspur Twenty 20against Alder at Sefton Park. Sefton batted first and finished on 193 for 4 in their 20 overs, thanks to Sean's century and 32 from Paddy Stern. In reply, Alder never looked like reaching the total and they finished on 148 for 7. Peter Kelly was the pick of the bowlers taking 2 for 20 Scorecard