Saturday 30th July...Outstanding run chase in win against Liverpool

Local rivals Liverpool visited Sefton Park, won the toss and decided to bat first. A fourth wicket partnership of 188 enabled them to declare on 248 for 8 in 60 overs. Phil Calrow took 4 for 53 and Jomel Warrican 3 for 70. With about 50 overs to reach the total, Sefton were 31 for 1 after 13 overs. Elliot Supria (scoring 36), Dave Hort (41) and Sean Vandome (31) then picked up the pace. A stand of 85 between Paddy Stern and Dave Hort for the fourth wicket set the foundation for a remarkable victory with 9 balls to spare and 7 wickets down, Paddy finished with 88 not out achieved in 61 balls.

Sean Vandome  
Sean Vandome scored 31 for the First XI at home to Liverpool
 

The Second XI Played Liverpool's Seconds at Liverpool College. Sefton won the toss and decided to bat first. Luke Connolly scored 96, James Baird 41and Rob Supria 24 in their total of 221 all out. In reply, Liverpool were dismissed for 155 with Ali Khan taking 5 for 66 and two wickets apiece for Rob Kelly and Andy Foulder.

The Third XI were unable to complete a hat trick of wins against Liverpool. Batting first they were dismissed for 195 with John Davies scoring 49. Liverpool lost 3 wickets in reaching the total.

The Fourth XI played Bootle's Thirds on the Lower Ground. Bootle won the toss and decided to bat first. Naj Ahmed took 3 for 23 in their declared total of 227 for 7. Jack Wildsmith scored 61, Adam Taylor 32, Phil McEvoy 26 and Stuart Lomas 21 in Sefton's reply of 174 for 9 as the game finished as a draw.

Phil McEvoy  
Phil McEvoy scored 26 for the Fourths on the Lower Ground
 

The Fifth XI were defeated by Southport and Birkdale at Liverpool College. The visitors decided to bat first and declared on 228 for 1. In reply, Sefton were dismissed for 89 with Eddie McShane scoring 31 and Gourav Manocha 19 in his last game before he returns to India.

 

Sunday 31st July...Defeat in Cockspur Cup

Sefton Park were defeated by Bootle at the regional semi-final stage of the Cockspur Cup for the second year running. Bootle batted first and scored 149-8 off their 20 overs. Sefton Park replied with 62 all out, Elliot Supria scoring 37, to lose by 87 runs.

Scorecard

The Sunday XI were dismissed for 136 in in the 44th over of their home game against Alder's Fifth XI. Daniel Coonan scored 73 and Alex Miller 20. In reply Alder were 65 for 9 but Sefton were unable to claim the last wicket as the visitors finished on 100 for 9 in 45 overs as the game was drawn. Matt Mann took 5 for 25 .