Saturday 19th June...Defeat at Wigan

The First XI travelled to Wigan and were put in to bat. Rashidi Boucher scored a quick 40 but after he was dismissed, wickets fell quickly and Sefton were dismissed for 137 with Matt Lawless scoring 23. Wigan reached the required total for the loss of 4 wickets with Matt Lawless taking 2 for 30.

Wigan were the visitors to Sefton Park for the Second XI game. The visitors were put in to bat and declared on 223 for 5 in 45 overs. Sefton reached the required total, on an excellent batting wicket, with 6 wickets down in the 37th over. Bas Street scored 79, Peter Jones 68 and David Baird 65 not out.

Bas Street  
Bas Street scored 79 in the second XI home game against Wigan
On the Lower Ground the Third XI played the Fourth XI in a very competitive game that resulted in a draw. The Third XI batted first and scored 258 for for 2 in the 46th over. Vince Abel (57), Adam Flynn (86), Nick Moreton (67 not out) and Matt Binns (25 not out) were the run scorers. For the Fourth XI, Ali Khan top scored with 62, Stuart Lomas scored 30 and Jonny Sproson 22 in their score of 221 for 7. Rob Kelly took 3 for 34 and Saj Khan 2 for 30 for the Thirds.
Nick Moreton  

Nick Moreton (left) scored 67 not out for the Third XI against the Fourths on the Lower Ground

Rob Kelly (below) of Sefton's Thirds bowls Kev Walton of the Fourth XI

  Robert Kelly
The Fifth XI played Liverpool's Fourth's at the Liverpool College ground. Sefton won the toss and put Liverpool in to bat. They declared on 210 for 9 with Kevin Coogan taking 5 for 36 and Ajay Mahli 2 for 40. Sefton reached 178 for 8 in reply with Alex Miller scoring 63, Ajay Mahli 33 and Gourav Manosha 26 in the drawn game.

Friday 25th June....Win in Echo Knockout

Sefton Park's excellent form in 20 over cricket continued with a home defeat of Premier Division Newton le Willows. The visitors batted first and scored 162 for 7 wickets in their 20 overs, Matt Lawless took 3 for 37 and Rob Houghton 2 for 30. Good contributions from Sean Vandome (36) and Rashidi Boucher (24) followed by middle order wickets falling meant that Sefton faced the last over requiring 12 runs with 2 wickets left. Matt Lawless was dismissed but skipper Rob Houghton was facing with 8 runs required off 3 balls, he hit 2 fours to enable Sefton to win with one ball left. Rob finished with 39 not out. They now travel to St Helens Recs for the Quarter Finals.

Saturday 26th June...Rashidi Boucher hundred in win at Southport

The First XI travelled to Southport, won the toss and decided to bat. An opening stand of 81 between Richard Forsyth (42) and Chris Bellis (38) set them on their way. This was then followed by a stand of 119 for the third wicket between John Jackson (47) and Rashidi Boucher who went on to score an undefeated 114. They declared on 260 for 3 in 48 overs. They required all the time that was left to dismiss the home side for 248 with 10 balls left. Rob Houghton finished with 4 for 75 and David Baird 4 for 31 in an excellent win.

The Second XI were put in to bat in their home game against Ormskirk. They declared on 243 for 4 in 43 overs with Paul Squires scoring in an undefeated 77, Peter Jones scored 75 and Jonny Woodsmith 43. Sefton found wickets hard to get in reply and the visitors finished on 238 for 5 in 42 overs with Andy Foulder taking 3 for 61 in a drawn game.

Paul Squires  
Paul Squires scored 77 not out for the Second XI in their home game agaist Ormskirk
Ainsdale were the visitors for the Third XI's game on the Lower Ground. They won the toss, decided to bat first and were dismissed for 85 with Ali Khan taking 3 for 15 , Saj Khan 3 for 24 and Rob Kelly 2 for 19. Sefton lost 3 wickets reaching the required total with Paul Eastham finishing on 45 not out
James Pearce  
James Pearce batting for the Third XI against Ainsdale on the Lower Ground.

The Fourth XI travelled to Bootle to play their Third XI. Bootle won the toss and decided to bat, finishing with a score of 242 for 4, Kevin Coogan took 2 for 40. In reply Sefton were dismissed for 120 with Jordan Kevan top scoring with 25.

The Fifth XI did not do any better in their trip to Northop Hall . They were dismissed for 74 after deciding to bat first, Mark Garnett scored 22. The home side lost one wicket in reaching the required total.