Sunday 2nd June...Second XI win in Chester Cup

The Second XI moved in to the quarter finals of the Chester Cup with a win over Colwyn Bay at Sefton Park. Deciding to bat first after winning the toss, they scored 280 for 4 in their 45 overs. Ali Khan scored 64, Daniel Kelly 76 not out, Peter Ostler 35 and neil Disley 20 not out. After losing their first wicket on 2, Colwyn Bay then put on 111 for the next wicket but after this, wickets fell quickly and they were dismissed for 155 in the 33rd over. Mark Chappell finished with 4 for 16, Andy Foulder 2 for 31 and Ali Khan 2 for 45.

Sefton are now away to St Helens Town in the next round, probably on 30th June.

The Sunday XI continued our "Welsh weekend" with a visit to Prestatyn to pl;ay their Third XI. The home side won the toss and decided to bat first. They declared on 45 overs with the score at 231 for 4, Jamie Bowman taking 2 for 74. After good early runs from Phil McLoughlin (35), Jonathan Northcroft (49), the Sefton innings struggled but it was held together by David Rand (53) to enable them to draw, finishing on 174 for 9 in 43 overs.


Thursday 5th June...99 not out for Adam Irwin in Echo KO win

Sefton Park moved in to the second round of the Echo KO with an exciting win in front of a big crowd at Sefton Park.

Sefton won the toss and decided to bat first. Skipper Adam Irwin scored 99 not out off 61 balls which enabled his side to reach 157 for 6 in their 20 overs. He was ably assisted by Mike Heaney who scored 20 in 14 balls. In reply, Rainhill made good progress but a fall of late wickets left them requiring 16 off the last over. With 9 wickets down, Daniel Kelly bowled the last over. 6 runs came off the first three balls but then a six off a no ball left them with 3 runs required off 3 balls. No run off the first then one off the next, so Rainhill needed 2 off the last ball, just one was scored and Sefton went through having lost less wickets.

There were some excellent catches in the deep from Peter Ostler on his debut, Mike Heaney playing only his second 1st XI game and the reliable Matty Pownall. The pick of the bowling figures were Chris Dye (3 for 32) and Dan Cooper (3 for 23).

We now await the draw for the second round.



Friday 7th June...Third XI in to the next round of the Embee Trophy

The Embee Trophy has a 20 over format this season.

Sefton progressed to the second round with a win over Liverpool at Sefton Park. Sefton won the toss and asked the visitors to bat first. They scored 133 for 8 in their 20 overs, George Lee finished with 4 for 29, Robin Brown 2 for 28. In reply Ed Booth scored 52 and Ben Rispin 35 not out as Sefton reached the required total with one ball to spare and 4 wickets down