Saturday 14th September...Third XI are Champions

The Third XI became champions of the the Liverpool and District Third XI Premier division for the first time following their victory over Ormskirk's Thirds at Ormskirk. They started the day one point ahead of Birkenhead Park's Thirds.

Ormskirk won the toss and asked Sefton to bat first. Scott Isaac scored 27, John Davies 39, Mike Heaney 31, Pete Ostler 39 not out and Iwan Williams 25 not out to enable them to declare on 222 for 6 in 36 overs. With five batting points achieved, they had to bowl Ormskirk out and they did this spectacularly well as the home side could only score 44 in 23.5 overs. Liam Tollady finished with 4 for 6 and Tim Gray 5 for 6. Birkenhead Park also won but gained only 2 batting points so the league was won by 4 points.

A day to forget for the First and Second teams.

The First XI visited Skelmersdale, hoping to avenge the only home defeat of the season. The home side won the toss and asked Sefton to bat first. With an opening stand of 45, the day did not begin too badly but after that a hat trick from Skem's Louis Sweeney which took out Sefton's middle order of Justin Greaves, James Baird and Paul Eastham they found themselves on 64 for 6 and this week there was no recovery as they were dismissed for 74 in 27 overs. Top scorers were openers Adam Smith with 21 and Richie Forsyth who was ninth man out and scored 30. Skelmersdale took 15.3 overs to reach the Sefton total for the loss of one wicket taken by Peter Kelly.

The Second XI welcomed Maghull to Sefton Park, won the toss and decided to bat first. They were dismissed for 68 with Phil Calrow top scoring with 12. In reply, Sefton's hopes were raised with Maghull on 20 for 3 but they eventually passed the Sefton total after losing 6 wickets. Rob Kelly took 2 for 26 and Daniel Kelly for 16.

Phil Calrow  
Phil Calrow batting for the Second XI at home to Maghull
The only other game was The Fourth XI home game against Alder's Fourths. Sefton won the toss and scored 251 for 2 in 40 overs. with Matt Childs scoring 107 not out, Stuart Lomas 33 and Phil McEvoy 90 in his last game for the club. The total was far too many for Alder who were dismissed for 80 in the 40th over with Joe Woodyatt taking 2 for 2, John Fretwell 2 for 10 and Mike Wildsmith 2 for 19
Matt Child  
Matt Child scored 107 not out for the Fourth XI in their game against Alder's Fourths on the Lower Ground