Saturday 18th August...Defeat at Rainhill

The First XI travelled to Rainhill where the home side won the toss and decided to bat first on a damp wicket. Peter Kelly took 5 for 29, Chris Dye 2 for 29 and Matt Pownall 2 for 14 to dismiss the home side for 109 in 47 overs. This looked a reasonable total but with the score at 12 for 2 when tea was taken, Sefton realised that the task was more difficult. This proved to be true and Matt Pownall with 17 was the top scorer as they were dismissed for 82 in 38 overs. This put Sefton back into the bottom two as the season finished with five games remaining, four of them at home.

Peter Kelly  
Peter Kelly, bowling, took 5 for 29 in the First XI defeat at Rainhill
 
The Second XI played Colwyn Bay at Sefton Park. The visitors won the toss and decided to bat first, going on to be dismissed for 154 in 52 overs with Joe Roddis taking 3 for 47. As with the First XI, this looked a total that could be achieved but wickets fell steadily and despite good innings from Richard Forsyth (46) and Alex Miller (30 not out), they were dismissed 18 runs short in 38 overs.
Richard Forsyth  
Richard Forsyth scored 46 for the Second XI in their home game against Colwyn Bay.
 
A bit of good news came with a Third XI victory against Birchfield Park's Thirds on the Lower Ground. Put in to bat, Birchfield Park declared on 169 for 6 with George Lee taking 3 for 27 and Jon Fretwell 2 for 34. In reply Chris Clarkson scored 87 and Ted Williams 26 not out as Sefton reached the required total for the loss of 6 wickets.
Chris Clarkson  
Chris Clarkson scored 87 for the Third XI on the Lower Ground.
 

The Fourth XI made the trip to Birchfield Park to play their Fourth XI and were asked to bat first. They declared on 162 for 9 with Abdul Rehman scoring 54 and Phil McEvoy 26. This proved to more than sufficient as the dismissed Birchfield Park for 56 with Mike Wildsmith taking 4 for 5, Ethan Knowlson 3 for 5 and Andy Crossley 2 for 16.

A very young Fifth XI played Wavertree's Thirds at the Liverpool College ground. Asked to bat first, Sefton were dismissed for 65 with Michael Row making the top score with 13. Joe Hyland took 2 for 16 and Danny Wright 2 for 15 as Wavertree won by 6 wickets.