Saturday 11th June...A day to forget.

In what turned out to be the most disappointing day for the Sefton Park teams in a long time, the First XI travel to Orrell Red Triangle knowing that a win would lift them out of the bottom two. Sefton won the toss and asked the home side to bat first, this seemed a good move as the home side lost their first 3 wickets for 18 runs but unfortunately the next wicket fell 195 runs later helped by a couple of missed catches early in the stand. Orrell went on to declare on 241 for 6 in 55 overs with Daniel Kelly taking 4 for 63. Sefton batted 25 minutes before tea and lost Chris Bellis on the last ball of the session. After tea wickets fell steadily until they were all out for 126 in the 48th over. Phil Calrow (28), Paddy Stern (24) and David Baird (22) were the top scorers

Northop Hall were the visitors to Sefton Park for the Second XI game. They were asked to bat first and went on to declare on 229 for 2 in 45 overs. Sefton's reply started slowly but the Supria brothers added 128 for the 3rd wicket with Elliot scoring 75 and Rob 72. After they were dismissed, Sefton collapsed and 5 wickets fell with the score on 194, the last pair added 12 but they were all out for 206 in the 50th over.

Rob Supria  
Rob Supria scored 72 for the Second XI at Sefton Park
 
The Third XI were asked to bat first by Ormskirk on the Lower Ground. Daniel Coonan (57) and Jon Fretwell (51) scored 101 for the first wicket, John Davies scored 33 and Mike Heaney made a rapid 54 not out. as Sefton declared on 239 for 5 in 41 overs. In reply Ormskirk started well and wickets for John Davies (3 for 46) and Iwan Williams (4 for 25) were not enough to prevent Ormskirk winning by 3 wickets.
Mike Heaney  
Mike Heaney hits out for the Third XI on the Lower Ground.
 

The Fourth XI travelled to Northern to play their Fourth XI. The Crosby side won the toss asked Sefton to bat first. Stuart Lomas scored 26 and Adam Brennan 21 their total of 148 all out. In reply Northern reached the required total for the loss of 5 wickets and 2 balls left. Adam Brennan took 2 for 17.

Sefton's Fifth XI visited Maghull to play their Fourth XI. Maghull were asked to bat first and declared on 229 for 6 with Andy Crossley taking 3 for 57. Gourav Manocha scored 53, Eddie McShane 21 and Danny Wright 26 not out as Sefton hung on for a draw with the score on 196 for 9, the only side not to be defeated on a disappointing day

 

Saturday 18th June....Six wickets for Jomel Warrican in defeat by Southport

Sefton Park welcomed Jomel Warrican from Barbados. Visitors Southport won the toss and decided to bat first and after an opening partnership of 63, Jomel intervened taking 6 for 61 in 23 overs as they were dismissed for 202 in the 61st over. Phil Calrow and Peter Kelly took 2 wickets apiece. Unfortunately, Sefton again found it difficult to chase a total and were dismissed for 150 in the 47th over. Sean Vandome (34), and Phil Calrow (37) were the top scorers.

LBW bowled Warrican  
Jomel Warrican's successful appeal for LBW, as he claims his fifth victim.
 

The Second XI travelled to Orrell Red Triangle, won the toss and asked the home side to bat first. They went on to declare on 210 for 7 in 45 overs with Matt Pownall taking 4 for 65. In reply, Sefton reached to required total for the loss of 4 wickets, Elliot Supria scored 75, Dave Hort 74 and Peter Jones 35 not out.

The Third XI played Bootle on the Lower Ground, batted first and declared on 254 for 5. Daniel Coonan's outstanding form continued as he scored 120 not out, John Fretwell scored 57 and John Davies 33. In reply, Bootle were dismissed for 137 with Jason Marsh took 4 for 9 in 7 overs and John Davies took 3 for 62.

John Davies    
John Davies scored 33 for the Thirds on the Lower Ground
   

The Fourth XI visited Ormskirk to play their Third XI. Ormskirk won the toss, asked Sefton to bat first and dismissed them for 219 in 65 overs. Robin Surtees and Adam Brennan both scored 51 and were partners in an opening stand of 84. Alex Miller scored 45 and Jordan Kevan 24. In reply Sefton bowled 41 overs and Ormskirk reached 210 for 6 in a drawn game. Naj Ahmed took 4 for 49.

The Fifth XI played Caldy's Fourths at Liverpool College. Caldy won the toss and asked Sefton to bat. Dave Walton (29) and Gourav Manocha (27) were the top scorers in Sefton's all out total of 147. Caldy did not chase the total and finished on 91 for 7 with Andy Crossley taking 5 for 31 and Terry Macklin 2 for 11 in a drawn game.

 

Sunday 19th June..Win in Ray Digman KO

Sefton Park's good form in knockout competitions continued with a win at Highfield in the Ray Digman Knockout. Put in to bat, Sean Vandome scored 50, Chris Bellis 37 in Sefton's total of 196 for 9 in their 45 overs. This included an undefeated last wicket partnership of 42 between Peter Kelly (14 not out) and Chris Dye (27 not out). In reply, Highfield were dismissed for 128 in 32.2 overs with Phil Calrow taking 4 for 32 and Peter Kelly 3 for 40.

Scorecard

The Sunday XI achieved their sixth win in eight games when they travelled to defeat Ainsdale's Fourth XI. Sefton won the toss and asked the home side to bat first, going on to dismiss them for 124 in the 32nd over, Andy Thompson took 5 for 23 and Nick Rimmell 3 for 46. Sefton lost only one wicket in reaching the required total with Phil McEvoy (38), Jakob Surtees-Smith (59 not out) and Jack Wildsmith (24 not out) scoring the runs.