Saturday 28th May...Two defeats by Liverpool

The first XI travelled to Liverpool, won the toss and decided to bat first. A bat start followed as they found themselves on 8 for 4 in 7 overs. Paddy Stern (36) and Paul Squires (37) then added 69 for the fifth wicket but when they were gone, only Daniel Kelly (28) offered any resistance and they were all out for 127. Phil Calrow took 3 for 37 in Liverpool's reply but they passed the Sefton total for the loss of 4 wickets

Paul Squires  
Skipper Paul Squires made the top score for the First XI at Liverpool with 37
 
The Second XI game against Liverpool at Sefton Park saw Liverpool win the toss and bat first, going on to declare on 211 for 3. Sefton's reply began reasonably well with Elliot Supria (22), James Baird (22) and Peter Jones (51) giving them a start but wickets then stated to fall and they were dismissed for 152 in the penultimate over
James Baird  
James Baird scored 22 for the Second XI at home Liverpool
 
Better new from the Third XI who played the New Brighton PG XI on the Lower Ground. Sefton won the toss and asked the visitors to bat. Robin Brown took 4 for 8, Paul Eastham 2 for 28 and Jordan Kevan 2 for 24 as New brighton were dismissed for 95. In reply Paul Eastham scored 22 and Daniel Coonan completed his fifty with a six to win the game by 7 wickets.
Jordan Kevan  
Jordan Kevan batting for the Third XI on the Lower Ground
 

The Fourth XI made the trip to Birchfield Park to play their Third XI. They dismissed the home side for 160 after they had decided to bat first. Skipper Mark Boyns took 4 for 38, Matt Garnett for 16 and Julian Taylor 2 for 28. Sefton finished on 101 for 9 with Terry Macklin and Julian Taylor batting out the last 12 overs in a drawn game

 

Monday 30th May...Draw at Wallasey

The First XI are still looking for their first league victory following a draw at Wallasey. The home side won the toss and decided to bat first. Peter Kelly took 5 for 64 in their declared total of 203 for 8. Sefton's reply was slow but they reached 75 before the second wicket fell. After this wickets fell regularly and Peter Kelly and Matty Pownall were left to face the last 38 balls to save the game. Sefton finished on 152 for 9 in 56 overs with the top scorers being Chris Bellis (27), Dave Hort (32) and Phil Calrow (20).

The Second XI returned to winning ways when they entertained Newton-le-Willows at Sefton Park. Sefton won the toss and asked the visitors to bat first, Dave Kirby took 4 for 31, Andy Foulder 3 for 20 and James Sayer 2 for 51 as they were dismissed for 192 in the 50th over. Sefton's reply began well with James Baird scoring 59 and Rhys Jowett 23 but when the fifth wicket fell and they were still 70 runs short a collapse looked possible. However, skipper Andy Foulder led the way with an unbeaten 48 and with 7 runs required off the last over, he hit the first two balls for 4 and victory was achieved.

Dave Kirby  
A wicket for Dave Kirby in the Second XI home game against Newton-le-Willows