Saturday 13th July....Richie Forsyth completes 500 league runs in win against Caldy

Caldy were the visitors to Sefton Park for the First XI game. Caldy won the toss and possibly with memories of putting Sefton into bat when Richie Forsyth and Adam Irwin made their record opening stand of 269, they decided to bat first.

Matt Pownall took the first 3 wickets for 24, Peter Kelly took 4 for 13 and Justin Greaves finished off the tail, taking 2 for 25 as Caldy were dismissed for 117 in 37 overs. In Sefton's reply, Richie Forsyth achieved the 39 runs required to complete his 500 league runs for the season, he went on to score 45, Adam Irwin scored 61 and an opening stand of 107 meant that Sefton achieved a comfortable victory despite losing 3 late wickets.

Justin Greaves  
In the First XI home game against Caldy, we have a wicket for Justin Greaves (left) and (below) Richie Forsyth batting. He completed his 500 hundred league runs.
  Richie Forsyth

The highlight of the Second XI's visit to Liverpool was a seven wicket haul for Mark Chappell (7 for 48). Sefton won the toss and decided to bat first, going on to declare on 185 for 8 in 45 overs. Iain Squires (46), Luke Connolly (68) and George Lee (20) were the top scorers. In reply, Mark's seven wickets were just not quite enough as Liverpool hung on for 5 overs and nine wickets down to gain a draw.

The Third XI travelled to Bootle to play their Thirds.. Sefton won the toss and asked the home side to bat first. It took 22 overs to dismiss them with Liam Tollady (2 for 16), Dan Pritchard ( 2 for 14) and Tim Gray (5 for 4) taking the wickets, the 4 runs Tim conceded came in one scoring shot. In, reply, Sefton lost 3 wickets in 11 overs reaching the total with John Fretwell scoring 15 not out and John Davies 15.

There was an exciting finish in the Fourth XI game against Northern's Fifths on the Lower Ground. Northern won the toss, batted and declared on 228 for 7 in 50 overs with Mike Wildsmith taking 4 for 37. Sefton required over 8 an over in the last 20 overs and finally required 20 runs in the last 2 overs. Jack Wildsmith did not need the last over and hit all 20 in the penultimate over to give Sefton a five wicket win, batting for just 31 overs. Jack finished with 50 not out and his partner at the end Steve Squires scored 64 not out. Earlier Jakob Surtees-Smith scored 49 and Mark Boyns 39.

Jakob Surtees-Smith  
Jakob Surtees-Smith scored 49 for the Fourth XI in their win against Northern's Fifths on the Lower Ground
The Fifth XI crossed the river to play Birkenhead Park's Fourths. Sefton won the toss and decided to bat first. They reached 163 all out with Alan Fretwell scoring 67 and Danny Wright 19 not out. Birkenhead Park went on to win by 5 wickets with Andy Crossley taking 2 or 25 and Dany Wright 2 for 45