Thursday 17th May.....Win in National T20

Sefton Park moved into the next round of the National Twenty20 with a home win against Caldy. They won the toss and decided to bat first. An opening stand of 96 between Paddy Stern (62) and Elliot Supria (33) formed the backbone of their total 165 for 6 in the 20 overs, Peter Jones scored 22 not out. Caldy's reply soon faded and they finished on 105 for 8 in their 20 overs. Peter Kelly took 3 for 13 and Matty Pownall 2 for 19.

Sefton now meet Wallasey at home in the next round.


Saturday 19th May...Defeat at Wallasey

Sefton Park travelled to Wallasey for Shane Dowrich's first appearance after arriving from Barbados. Phil Calrow won the toss and decided to bowl first. Chris Dye took 3 for 44, Daniel Kelly 2 for 40 and Peter Kelly 2 for 31 as the home side were dismissed for 188 in 60 overs. There were two run outs from direct hits by Matty Pownall and Peter Kelly. Sefton's reply was always a struggle with the best contribution being a fourth wicket stand of 44 between Shane Dowrich (23) and Paddy Stern (36), Phil Calrow scored 24 as Sefton were dismissed 136 the 44th over.

Shane Dowrich  
Shane Dowrich makes his Sefton Park debut behind the stumps on a cool afternoon at Wallasey

The Second XI were dismissed for 48 in 18 overs after being asked to bat first in their home game against Bootle. James Baird made 28 of those runs and Rob Supria (11) was the only other batsman to reach double figures. Bootle lost just one wicket in reaching the required total in the 10th over.

The Third XI made the trip to Maghull to play their Fourth XI. The home side won the toss and asked Sefton to bat first Alex Miller (30), Dan Coonan (20) and George Lee (16) in their all out total of 131. In reply Liam Tollady took 5 for 9 and Mark Chappell 2 for 9 as Maghull finished on 71 for 9 with the last batsmen facing 7 overs to earn a draw.

Sefton Park's one victory of the day came on the Lower Ground where Alder's Fourths were the visitors. Sefton won the toss and inserted the visitors. Matt Mann (2 for 20), Mark Boyns (4 for 16) and Terry Macklin (4 for 4) took the wickets in Alder's all out total of 54. Sefton went on to win by 6 wickets with Adam Brennan making the top score of 18.

The Fifth XI were away to Birkenhead Park's Thirds. Sefton won the toss and asked Birkenhead Park to bat first. Mike Wildsmith achieved a hat trick and finished with 4 for 34 in Birkenhead's declared total of 165 for 7. Sefton were dismissed for 113 in reply with two overs left to bat. Phil McEvoy scored 23, Ethan Knowlson 34 and Chris Mitchell 38.