Saturday 4th September...Home defeat by Southport

The First XI suffered a home defeat by Southport and Birkdale which meant that their promotion hopes are more distant. They won the toss and decided to bat first. Sean Vandome scored 72 and Peter Jones 44 in their total of 192 all out in 55 overs. In reply, Rob Houghton took 4 for 67 and Matt Lawless 2 for 52 as Southport reached the required total for the loss of 6 wickets in the 52nd over.

Peter Jones  
Peter Jones scores a four in his score 44 for the First XI in their home game against Southport

The Second XI only require 3 points to avoid relegation following their third win in succession. They visited Ormskirk and the home side won the toss, declaring on 167 for 8 in 45 overs, Rob Kelly taking 4 for 25 and Peter Kelly 2 for 58. Paul Eastham scored 58 not out, Adam Taylor 33 not out and Iain Squires 31 as Sefton won by 5 wickets in the 44th over.

The Thirds played the Fourths on the Lower Ground. The Fourth XI won the toss and batted first, Stuart Lomas scored 38 in their all out total of 150 all out, Saj Khan took 3 for 8. In reply Jordan Kevan (36), #E4DFF2(46) were top scorers as the Thirds reached the required total for the loss of 3 wickets, Terry Macklin took 3 for 24

Jordan Kevan  
Jordan Kevan, playing for the Third XI scores a four off the bowling of Terry Macklin

Saturday 11th September....Draw at Maghull

Only the First XI game survived the weather. They started 90 minutes late with the home side winning the toss and batted first. They went on to declare on 190 for 7 in the 54th over, Rob Houghton took 6 for 70. In reply Chris Bellis (34), Sean Vandome (30) and John Jackson (25) gave Sefton a good start and left them requiring 104 in the last 20 overs. Rob Houghton scored 54 not out as they chased the runs but they were left requiring 13 off the last over and scored 4 singles to finish on 182 for 5 in 38 overs in a drawn game. Rob Houghton now goes in to the last game of the season having taken 94 wickets in all competitions.

The Second XI gained the required points to ensure that they were mathematically safe from relegation when their home game against Wallasey was called off, as was the Fourth XI game on the Lower Ground.

The Thirds and Fifths both were due tp play on Sunday but were rained off.