Saturday 22nd June...Rain ends game with 11 balls left

The First XI travelled to Burscough where the home side won the toss and decided to bat first.The home side scored 174 in 54 overs with Peter Kelly taking 6 for 47, Justin Greaves 2 for 32 and David Baird 2 for 41. After two early interruptions for rain, the Sefton Park struggled and at 22 overs, they were 74 for 6. Ali Khan, who finished with 42, joined David Baird (29) in a stand of 60 for the seventh wicket and when David was dismissed, Peter Kelly (10 not out) put on 26 for the eighth wicket. Phil Calrow joined Peter when Ali was dismissed and 15 runs were required with 3 overs left and 8 wickets down. However after they had scored 7 runs in 7 balls, the rain fell for a final time with 11 balls left, 2 wickets remaining, the game was ended as a draw.

The Second XI won their fourth league game in succession when a young Leigh side visited Sefton Park.

The visitors won the toss and decided to back first. Daniel Kelly took 6 for 20 and Mark Chappell 2 for 24 as they were dismissed for 97 in the 40th over. For the second week running, the Second XI won by 10 wickets with Iain Squires scoring 51 not out and Luke Connolly 47 not out. The target was achieved in the eighteenth over.

A mention for Ed Booth, who on his Second XI debut, did not get a chance to bat but took 3 excellent catches.

Iain Squires  
Iain Squires brings up his 50 in the Second XI home game against Leigh
Northern's Fourths played the Third XI on the Lower ground. Sefton won the toss and asked Northern to bat first, Liam Tollady (3 for 29), John Davies (2 for 35) and Ethan Knowlson (2 for 29) were the wicket takers as the visitors were dismissed for 200 in the 50th over. After two early wickets fell, John Davies with 107 not out and George Lee 58 not out gained control and led their side to an 8 wickets victory in 30 overs
John Davies  
John Davies scored 107 not out for the Third XI in their 8 wickets defeat of Northern's Fourths

The Fourth XI were away to Alder's Third XI. The home side won the toss and decided to bat first. 4 for 7 for Naj Ahmed and two wickets apiece for Dan Pritchard, Austin Ventre and Tim Gray enabled Sefton to dismiss the home side for 60 in 27.3 overs. Sefton's reply was dominated by Joe Woodyatt who scored 49 not out as they reached the required total for the loss of 1 wicket in the 11th over.

Another but much closer win against Alder was achieved by the Fifth XI who were at home to Alder's Fourths.

Sefton won the toss and asked Alder to bat first. Jamie Bowman (3 for 17) and Jack Wildsmith (2 for 7) were the pick of the bowlers as Alder were dismissed for 81 in the 37th over. A special mention must also go to Mark Boyns who finished with 1 for 9 in 11 overs. In reply, Sefton batted for 39 overs and lost 8 wickets in reaching the required total with Alan Fretwell top scoring with 21.