Saturday 9th June...All games rained off

The overnight rain caused all of Sefton Park's games to be called off without a ball being bowled.

The Second XI had no game as their fixture at Colwyn Bay had been rearranged for a county game on the ground. The fixture goes ahead on 15th July.

Sunday 10th June...Third XI win in Embee Trophy

Sefton Park's Third XI moved into the quarter finals of the Embee Trophy with a win at Leigh.

Sefton won the toss and decided to bowl first and despite the home side reaching 80 for 2 at one stage, they were able to keep them to 151 for 9 in their 40 overs. John Davies (3 for 51), Robin Brown (2 for 23) and Liam Tollady 2 for 21) were the pick of the bowlers. In reply, Sefton reached the required total in the 31st over for the loss of 2 wickets. Adam Taylor and Daniel Coonan were both out for 49 and Mike Heaney scored 34 not out.

Sefton Park are now home to Colwyn Bay in the next round.


Saturday 16th June...More rain

The First XI played Formby at Sefton Park and after the rain overnight and during the week, they were pleased to start on time. However, after a number of breaks for rain, the game was called off after a downpour that left the ground unfit, the visitors having scored 67 for 2 in 16.3 covers.

Peter Kelly bowling  
Peter Kelly bowling and Shane Dowrich keeping wicket before rain intervened in the First XI home game against Formby

The Second XI travelled to Wallasey, won the toss and decided to bat first. Rob Supria scored 47, Mike Heaney 53 and Alex Miller 34 as they struggled to a declared total of 179 for 7 in 52.3 overs. Wallasey reached the required total for the loss of 7 wickets in the 42nd over with Liam Tolladay taking 3 for 31.

The Third XI game against Northern's Fourths on the Lower Ground never started despite a gallant effort by groundsman Rob Jobson.

The Fourth XI, like the Second XI, made the trip to Wallasey to play their Third XI. They were asked to bat and went on to score a declared total of 176 for 6 in 45 overs, James Pearce (66), Ed Booth (25) and Stuart Lomas (29 not out) were the top scorers. In reply, Wallasey were dismissed for 87 with Terry Macklin taking 4 for 27, Mark Boyns 3 for 17 and Chris Smart 2 for 22. Special mention was made of the performance of Ethan Knowlson as wicketkeeper.

The Fifth XI's game against Alder's Thirds finished with Alder on 24 for 3 after 12 overs, with Omar Farooq taking 2 wickets.