Thursday 4th July...Defeat in Echo Knockout

Sefton Park were knocked out of the Echo Knockout by Bootle.

Sefton won the toss and decided to bat first. No batsmen reached double figures as they were dismissed for 59 in the 16th over. Peter Kelly took the only wicket to fall as Bootle reached the required total in the 10th over.



Saturday 6th July...50th league wicket of season for Peter Kelly in win over Sutton

For the First and Second XI, we reached the halfway point of the league season with 11 games played. There could not be a more appropriate time for Peter Kelly to take his 50th league wicket of the season, a magnificent achievement.

Sutton (St Helens) were the visitors to Sefton Park for the First XI game, they decided to bat after winning the toss. At 58 for 5, they looked set for a low score but stands of 42 for the 6th wicket and 60 for the 7th wicket enabled them to reach 173 all out in the 43rd over. With his 6th wicket Peter Kelly reached the 50 wicket mark in the league as he finished with figures of 6 for 69. There were two wickets apiece for Joe Roddis (2 for 14) and Justin Greaves ( 2 for 22). Sefton Park's reply was steady with a number of batsman making good scores, Richie Forsyth scored 36, John Jackson 25, Sean Vandome 26 and Justin Greaves 41 not out as they passed the Sutton total with 5 wickets down in the 35th over

Peter Kelly 50 league wickets  

Peter Kelly (left) reaches 50 league wickets for the season as he takes his 6th of the match against Sutton at Sefton Park

Sean Vandome (below) scored 26 in 35 balls in the same game

  Sean Vandome

The Second XI travelled to Northop Hall and asked the home side to bat first. Matt Pownall took 5 for 16, Daniel Kelly 2 for 32 and Mark Chappell 2 for 13 as the home side were dismissed for 112 in 48 overs. Despite the Sefton openers going cheaply, Sefton went on to win by 5 wickets, top scorers were Ed Booth 36 not out, Peter Ostler 32 and Luke Connolly 21.

The Third XI played Wallasey's Thirds on the Lower Ground. Sefton were asked to bat first, going on to declare on 240 for 9 in 41 overs. The highlight of the Sefton innings was a century by Mike Heaney who finished with 128. John Davies scored 35 and Liam Tollady 20. Wallasey made reasonable start to their innings before the Sefton Park spinners were brought in to the attack. Robin Brown finished with 4 for 32 and Chris Brereton 5 for 43 as they dismissed Wallasey for 149 in 40 overs. The win enables the Thirds to return to the top of the table.

Mike Heaney  
Mike Heaney scored 128 for the Third XI in their home game against Wallasey on the Lower Ground

The Fourth XI were away to Liverpool's Fourths. Liverpool won the toss and decided to bat first, scoring 158 all out in 60 overs. Pick of the Sefton bowlers were Robin Surtees (3 for 22), Mike Wildsmith (3 for 12) and Tim Gray (2 for 25). The Liverpool total looked within Sefton's reach but they fell 15 runs short, being dismissed for 143 with Ted Williams scoring 21, Mike Wildsmith 20 and Robin Surtees 26.

The Fifth XI played Goodlass at the Liverpool College ground. They won the toss and asked Goodlass to bat. At 45 overs, they declared on 197 for 7 with Mark Boyns taking for 54 and Chris Mitchell 3 for 33. In reply Sefton were dismissed for 95 in 29 overs with Jack Wildsmith scoring 33 and Paddy Kendall 20.


Sunday 7th July...Second XI out of Chester Cup

The Second XI are out of the Chester Cup following their defeat at St Helens Town. Asked to bat first, they were dismissed for 118 in 31 overs. Ed Booth with 26 and Daniel Kelly (21) were the leading scorers and the only bother batsman to reach double figures was Iain Squires with 12. St Helens Town reached the required total for the loss of 6 wickets in the 31st over. There were 2 wickets apiece for Daniel Kelly (2 for 23) and Andy Foulder (2 for 19)

Cup interest at Sefton Park is now left with the Third XI following their defeat of Goodlass last Thursday. They now play Bootle in the next round of the Embee Trophy.