Saturday 31st August...Promotion after win over Burscough

The First XI achieved promotion to division one with a convincing win over Burscough at Sefton Park.

Sefton won the toss and decided to bat first, Richie Forsyth scored 81 and Adam Irwin was given out LBW three short of his century in his last game at Sefton Park. They put on an opening stand of 173 as Sefton declared on 269 for 6 in the 47th over, Sean Vandome scored 36. Burscough batted for half an hour before tea and lost their first three batsmen with only 9 runs on the board. They never recovered from this situation and were dismissed for 52 in 19.4 overs.

With promotion gained, they now require 13 points from the remaining two away games to go up as champions

Justin Greaves  
Two wickets for Justin Greaves as the First XI gain promotion in their home win over Burscough
 
         
  Justin Greaves
 
 

The Second XI visited Leigh, the home side winning the toss and deciding to bat first. Daniel Kelly took 4 for 36 and Phil Calrow 4 for 46 as the home side were dismissed for 188 in 38 overs. In reply, Dan Coonan scored 63, Dave Hort 46 not out and Iain Squires 23 as Sefton passed the Leigh total for the loss of 7 wickets in the 44th over.

The Third XI Played New Brighton's AMcW XI on the Lower Ground. They won the toss and decided to bat first, George Lee scored 133, Neil Disley 52 and John Davies 32 in their declared total of 250 for 4 in 39 overs. George Lee completed a fine individual performance by taking 4 for 14 in New Brighton's reply. Matt Garnett finished with 4 for 13 and Tim Gray 2 for 4 as the visitors were dismissed for 54 in the 24th over.

The Third XI go into their last two games with a 17 point lead at the top of the table.

George Lee  
George Lee scored 133 and took 4 for 14 for the Third XI in their home win over New Brighton AMcW XI.
 
         
The Fourth XI were away to Liverpool's Thirds. Sefton won the toss and decided to bat first. They reached 146 in 60 overs with Chris Mitchell scoring 38, Greg Harvey 24 and Phil McEvoy 26. Liverpool batted for 37 overs in reply and reached 66 for 7 as the game was drawn. Pick of the bowlers were Robin Surtees (2 for 21) and Naj Ahmed (3 for 30) and a mention must made for Greg Harvey who took off the wicket keeping pads when spin was required and took one wicket.