Saturday 17th September...First XI season ends in the rain

The First XI travelled to Rainhill, won the toss and asked the home side to bat first. After reaching 24 without loss, there was a rain interruption of nearly 2 hours. On resuming Sefton dismissed Rainhill for 158 in 37 overs, with Peter Kelly taking 3 for 50 and Phil Calrow 3 for 27. In reply, Sefton were at one point 21 for 3 but recovered to 58 for 3 when the rains arrived again and the game was called off with Sefton having batted 18.1 overs.

The Second XI played New Brighton at Sefton Park, with the visitors batting first after winning the toss. After a two small interruptions for rain they were dismissed for 166 with Dave Kirby taking 5 for 56 and Rob Kelly 3 for 45. At 52 for 5, Sefton Park's reply was in difficulties but an undefeated stand of 117 between Luke Connolly (47 not out) and Ali Khan (42 not out) saw them home for a 5 wicket victory.

Ali Khan  
Ali Khan scored 41 not out for the Second XI at home to New Brighron
 

The Fourth XI were in the bottom two, two points behind Birchfield Park who were home to Sefton's Thirds and to add further interest, the Fourths were playing Maghull's Thirds who needed a victory to win the League.

Events were simplified when the news came through to the Lower Ground that the Third XI game had been abandoned with Sefton on 57 for 1 (Mike Heaney scored 38), this meant that the Fourths had to score 8 points to avoid relegation. Maghull won the toss and asked Sefton to bat first, they were dismissed for 166 with Jakob Surtees-Smith and Adam Flynn both scoring 31. Only three batting points had been gained and Sefton, therefore, would have to win the game to avoid relegation. Maghull's reply was fairly slow, they lost late wickets chasing, and found themselves requiring 20 off the last two overs. This was not achieved, they finished on 161 for 8 with Terry Macklin taking 2 for 17. The Fourths were relegated having achieved the same number of points as Birchfield Park but scoring less batting points, Liverpool went on to win the League.

Adam Flynn  
Adam Flynn scored 31 for the Fourth XI in their home game against Maghull
 
The Fifth XI game against Wavertree was abandoned without a ball being bowled.