Wednesday 1st June....Victory in Cockspur Cup

Sefton Park defeated Alder in the first of two Twenty20 games. Alder batted first after winning the toss and reached 131 for 4 in their 20 overs, Chris Dye taking 2 for 21. In reply Paddy Stern opened and scored 56 not out as Sefton reached the required total for the loss of 2 wickets in the 18th over. Dave Hort scored 27 and Paul Squires 25 not out. Sefton now play the winners of the Ormskirk v Wallasey game.

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Thursday 2nd June..Win against Chester Boughton Hall in Echo KO

Sefton Park defeated Cheshire County Premier League leaders Chester Boughton Hall in the Echo Knockout. Chester batted first after winning the toss and scored 117 for 7 in their 20 overs. Peter Kelly took 4 for 24 in his 5 overs, mention must also be made of Phil Calrow who conceded only 12 runs in his 5 overs. In reply David Baird scored 32, Dave Hort 31 and Iain Squires scored 31 not out in 24 balls to give Sefton a 6 wicket victory with 2 balls left

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Saturday 4th June..Outstanding all round performance by Phil Calrow in first league win.

Wigan visited Sefton Park and were asked to bat first. In a game of twists and turns, they reached 124 for 2 and then collapsed to 135 for 9. This was followed by a stand of 38 for the last wicket, they were all out for 173 in the 50th over. Phil Calrow took 6 for 37 and Peter Kelly 2 for 45. In reply Sefton reached 88 for 2 with Sean Vandome scoring 45 and James Baird on his league debut, giving us a glimpse of the future, scoring 28. A collapse then followed as they found themselves on 94 for 7, Peter Kelly then joined Phil Calrow and they put on 70 for the eighth wicket before Peter was out for 19. At this point 10 runs were required off 9 balls, then 5 off the last over, Phil Calrow was dismissed off the second ball for an excellent 50. Matt Pownall then joined Chris Dye and scored 3 off the fourth ball. 2 runs off 2 balls were required but it took just one for Chris Dye to score a boundary and Sefton's first league win of the season completed with a ball to spare.

Sean Vandome  
Sean Vandome scored 45 for the First XI in their home game against Wigan.
 

The Second XI had a top of the table battle at Wallasey. The home side won the toss and asked Sefton to bat first. They went on to score 267 for 5 declared in 45 overs with David Baird scoring 111, Rob Supria 80, Peter Jones 28 and Elliot Supria 23. In reply, Wallasey scored 210 for 7 in 46 overs as the game was drawn, Dave Kirby took 3 for 52 and Ali Khan 3 for 74.

The Third XI had an exciting draw at Northern. They batted first and scored 180 for 7 with John Davies scoring 64, Jakob Surtees-Smith 22 and Jordan Kevan 24. In reply Northern finished one run short on 179 for 7 with Iwan Williams taking 4 for 38.

Adam Brennan  
Adam Brennan scored 50 for the Fourth XI at home to New Brighton SR XI
 

The Fourth XI played New Brighton SR XI on the Lower Ground. They won the toss and decided to bat first, Adam Brennan scored 50 as the declared on 172 for 9. New Brighton won the game as they reached this total for the loss of 7 wickets with Mark Chappell taking 3 for 67 and Matt Garnett 2 for 24.

The Fifth XI win against Liverpool at the Liverpool College ground saw a fine all round performance by Mike Wildsmith. Liverpool won the toss and were dismissed for 163 with Mike taking 6 for 42. He then followed this by scoring 57 not out as Sefton won by 8 wickets. Abdul Rehman made 29 and Dominic Holt scored 23 not out in his first senior game.