Saturday 5th July ....Jimmy Adams

Jimmy Adams leaves field after Sefton innings

"Yes, I was there"

Saturday 5th July 2003 turned out to be one of those days that will be talked about for years to come. The 1st XI played Haydock at home and were put into bat. An opening partnership of 159 by Vin Mane (88) and Ben Moore (73) formed the foundation of a score of 262 for 7declared. Paul Horton scored an excellent 60 to bring up his 500 competition runs for the season.

Batting at number three in the Haydock side was former West Indian captain, Jimmy Adams. He was scoring more than half of Haydock's runs but when the ninth wicket fell at 175 there were not many people at Sefton Park who did not think that the home side would soon gain another victory. Adams was joined at the wicket by Anthony Croston who gained in confidence and actually faced 47 balls in his 26 not out as he and Adams scored 90 runs for the last wicket to gain a remarkable victory with the West Indian finishing with 156 not out. Yes, it was a day for which people who were there will long say "I was there the day Jimmy Adams scored 156 not out and an undefeated 90 was put on for the last wicket"

The other three teams who played all lost in a more normal manner.

At Northern the 2ndXI scored 138 in reply to Northern 180 for 7 declared with Paul Squires top scoring with 37.

On the Lower Ground Nev Bann's 3rdNBXI chased Ormskirk's total of 196 for 5 in which Gareth Thornton took 3 for 53. Sefton Park were going well at 80 for 1 with Tony Green (40) and Terry Cordner (42) batting, but they were eventually dismissed for 133.

The 3rdRSXI lost at Northern who scored 232 for 3 declared. Sefton Park were dismissed for 158 with Mo Khan top scoring with 28.