31st July

24th July

17th July

16th July

10th July

3rd July

Echo KO

31st July .......Defeat at Leigh

The 1st XI visited Leigh and were defeated by 5 wickets. Sefton Park won the toss and batted but only Vin Mane (42) , Chris Nicholas (38) and Chris Wylie(18) reached double figures as they were dismissed for 145. The home team reached the required total for the loss of 5 wickets. Only 26 points now seperates the bottom 9 teams in the league table.

The 2ndXI retained top spot after defeating Highfield by 6 wickets. An early finish looked possible at one time but the visitors put on 80 for the last wicket to reach 184. Kev Neil took 5 for 27 and Peter Kelly 3 for 38. Peter Jones (57), Neil Disley (48) and Bruce Neary (37) were Sefton's top scorers.

The 3rdXI drew with Ormskirk. Sefton reached 226 for 9 with Andy Battersby (56), Nick Cockerill (52), Adam Rowlands (35) and Ian Kelly (24) being the pick of the batsman. Dave Hort took 6 for 18 as the visitors finished on 178 for 9.

It was a similar story for the 4thXI who made 223 for 6 in 44 overs at Caldy with Andy Foulder (67) and Gareth Cowley (62 not out) top scoring. In reply the home team reached 194 for 9 and a dropped catch in next to last over prevented a win. Andy Foulder completed a good all round performance taking 4 for 33 and Matty Whelan took 2 for 48. Captain Paul Foulder said that his side produced a good team performance in a bad tempered game!

24th July....Victory over Northern

The 1st XI returned to winning ways with an 88 run victory over Northern. Sefton Park were put into bat and were struggling at 80 for 4, with three wickets falling on that total, and then 119 for 6, but a stand of 69 for the seventh wicket between Robbie Houghton (57) and Paul Squires (24) enabled them to reach 201 for 9 declared. Earlier Vin Mane had scored 52 and passed his 500 total for League games. In reply Northern wickets fell steadily and they were dismissed for 113. Dave Poskitt's 4 for 34 was the pick of the bowling figures and Howard Parker (3 for 17) and Chris Whelan (2 for 36) contributed to an excellent victory.

The 2nd XI had a comfortable win at St Helens and remain top of their league. The home team won the toss and put in Sefton who reached 202 for 5 declared with Peter Jones (62), Bruce Neary (34) Phil Calrow (34 not out) and Ted Williams (24 not out) the top scorers. In reply Kev Neil took 6 for 31 to dismiss the home side for 79.

The 3rdXI completed a hat trick of wins with a 8 wicket victory at Bootle. The home side made 140 and Sefton lost only 2 wickets in reaching the total.

17th July....Defeat at Wallasey

A disappointing week of away games ended with defeat at Wallasey for the 1st XI. The home side won the toss and put Sefton Park into bat in a game that had been delayed by one hour following the morning rain. Sefton were dismissed for 92 with Paul Horton making 23 and only Ian Fielding (16) and Paul Squires (12) also reaching double fugures. Wallasey reached the required total for the loss of 3 wickets.

All the other Saturday games were called off.

Friday 16th July...Echo Cup defeat at Bootle

Sefton Park suffered a 19 run defeat at Bootle in the Echo Knockout. Bootle won the toss, batted first and reached 118 for 7 in their 20 overs. Phil Calrow's 2 for 23 being the pick of the bowling. In reply Sefton made 99 for 8 with Vin Mane top scoring with 37

10th July........Defeat for 1stXI at Northop Hall and 2ndXI at home to Formby.

Another 50 for Vin Mane and 67 not out for Phil Disley, playing in the 1stXI for the first time this season, were the only highlights of an eight wicket defeat at Northop Hall. Sefton Park who won the toss and batted reached 162 for 9 declared in an innings that was interrupted by rain. The home side took 39 overs to reach the required total.

The 2ndXI lost in the league for the first time against second placed Formby at home. Sefton Park batted first and scored 158 for 8 declared with Howie Baird (39), Bruce Neary (35) and Ted Williams (31) top scoring. The visitors reached the total in the last over for the loss of 7 wickets.

The bad news continued with the 3rdXI being dismissed for 103 at Liverpool. Adam Rowlands (24) and Ian Seabury (22) top scored. The home team lost 4 wickets achieving a comfortable victory.

The good news came from Paul Foulder's 4thXI. At home on the Lower Ground they were put into bat by Magull and reached 215 for 5 declared in 41 overs. Andrew Foulder (64), Robin Surtees (49) and Matthew Phythian (20) were the leading batsmen. In reply the visitors were dismissed for 64 with Brian Viner taking 5 for 14, Naj Ahmed 2 for 11 and David Baird 2 for 17. Paul Foulder stressed that everyone contributed to a good team performance.

3rd July....Vin Mane and Stuart Wade star in win at Southport.

There was another good win for the 1stXI at Southport. The home side won the toss and put Sefton into bat. They reached 166 all out, thanks to 80 by Vin Mane. In reply Southport reached 59 before they lost a wicket but in the end were dismissed for 150 thanks to Stuart Wade taking 5 for 45 and Vin Mane 4 for 19.

The 2ndXI had a comfortable win at home to Lytham, where the visitors elected to bat first and were dismissed for 130 with Mark Forster (3 for 13) and Ted Williams (3 for 14) being the pick of the bowlers. Sefton Park lost three wickets in reaching the total with Phil Disley (54) and Phil Heath (37 not out) top scoring.

The 3rdXI lost to Northern on the Lower Ground. Ian Squires made 93 out of 189 for 9, Adam Rowlands made 24. In a close finish Northern won by 2 wickets with Raz Salim taking 4 for 26.

The 4thXI won at Caldy, dismissing the home side for 128 with Andy Foulder (3 for 27) and Nev Bann (2 for 6) taking wickets. Sefton Park lost 6 wickets in reaching the total, Nev Bann (46) and Ian Kelly (25) top scoring

1st July.....Echo Cup win

Sefton Park beat Chester Boughton Hall in the Echo Cup at Chester. Sefton won the toss and put the home side in to bat. They reached 86 for 8 in their 20 overs with Robbie Houghton taking 4 for 10. Sefton reached the total in the 16th over with Nick Cockerill top scoring with 20. Sefton Park now visit Bootle in the next round

26th June .....All Off

The rain of Saturday morning and early afternnon caused all four Saturday games to be called off. All the other games started in the 1st XI Premier Division so some teams made up ground and only 39 points covers all but the top two teams.

In the 2ndXI's league only mid table Caldy won to make little difference to the division and Sefton Park remain top.