Saturday 29th June...Defeat by Skelmersdale

Skelmersdale were the visitors to Sefton Park, they won the toss and asked Sefton to bat first. Both Sefton Park openers were dismissed as the score reached 11 and Justin Greaves joined John Jackson in the middle. The produced a stand of 60 for the third wicket with John Jackson scoring 28. Justin was then partnered with Sean Vandome and they went on to score 168 for the fourth wicket. Sean was dismissed for 87 and Justin Greaves was on 116 not out when Sefton Park declared on 253 for 4 in 51 overs. Like Sefton, the Skelmersdale inning did not begin well as the reached 42 with 4 wickets down but they then produced a stand of 150 for the fifth wicket. They proceeded to win the game without losing any more wickets in the 56th over with Hasnain Abbas finishing on 151 not out.

Justin Greaves  
Justin Greaves (left) scored 116 not out for Sefton Park and (below) celebrates.
  Justin Greaves

The Second XI travelled to Maghull, won the toss and decided to bat first. Andy Foulder scored 67 not out, Daniel Kelly 37 and Adam Taylor 27 as they were dismissed for 167. This total did not prove sufficient as Maghull reached it for the loss of 6 wickets with Daniel Kelly taking 2 for 25.

The Third XI made the same trip to Maghull to play their Third XI. Here, Sefton Park won the toss and asked the home side to bat first. They were dismissed for 165 in 45 overs with Robin Brown taking 4 for 68, Tim Gray 2 for 39 and Chris Mitchell 2 for 36. In reply, Jon Sproson scored 22 but Sefton found themselves in difficulties on 48 for 7 but then Ed Melling (58 not out) and Robin Brown (8 not out) batted for 25 overs to reach 117 for 7 as the game was drawn.

The one Sefton Park team to win was the Fourth XI and they played the Fifth XI!!

Sefton Park Fourths won the toss and decided to bat first. Michael Row (52), Josh Lavender (48 not out) and Greg Harvey were top scorers in Sefton's declared total of 194 for 5 in 40.1 overs. Harvey Shields took 2 for 35. The Fifths scored 59 in 38.5 overs in reply with James Hague top scoring with 10. Best of the Fourth XI bowlers were Robin Surtees with 3 for 10, Mike Wildsmith, 3 for 11, and Paddy Kendall 2 for 7.

Michael Row  

Michael Row (left) scored 52 for the Fourth XI against Sefton Park Fifths. James Milburn is the bowler.

Alan Fretwell (below) gives a catch to Dan Pritchard off the bowling of Austin Ventre

  Alan Fretwell