Saturday 19th July...Win at Liverpool

The First XI achieved an important win at Liverpool where they won the toss and asked the home team to bat first. They raced to 68 in 12 overs before Jerome Jones made the breakthrough. The next over Peter Kelly came on to replace David Baird at the other end and took two wickets in his first over. He went on to take 6 for 12 in 13 overs as Liverpool were dismissed for 113 in the 39th over.

Like the opposition, Sefton's reply began well, putting on 51 for the first wicket before Richie Forsyth was dismissed for 21.They, then, moved on to 79 for 1 when Sean Vandome was dismissed for 48. After this, things became more difficult but they eventually passed the Liverpool total with 7 wickets down in the 26th over.

Sefton remain in the bottom two but are now just 3 points behind Orrell Red Triangle and with the next three games being at home, they will be looking to close that gap.

Jerome Jones  
Jerome Jones's breakthrough after Liverpool had put on 68 for the first wicket in the First XI away game, not quite as spectacular as last week with just the bails being removed.
 
The Second XI home game was also against Liverpool. Sefton batted first after winning the toss and put on 150 for the first wicket with Luke Connolly scoring 90 and Dave Hort 57. Vital runs were then added by Fraser Hill (29 not out) and Matt Ireland (22 not out) as Sefton declared on 207 for 2 in 38 overs. In reply, Liverpool started well but the introduction of Robin Brown caused problems and Sefton looked like winning. However, an undefeated stand for the eighth wicket save Liverpool and the game finished in a draw. Robin Brown finished with 5 for 27 and Fraser Hill 2 for 35.
Luke Connolly  
Luke Connolly scored 90 for the Second XI in their home draw with Liverpool
 
The Third XI played Birkenhead Park's Thirds on the Lower Ground and were asked to bat after the visitors won the toss. They were dismissed for 163 in 48 overs with Ollie Henry scoring 51, Charlie Read 24 and Jon Sproson 30. In reply, the visitors reached 124 for 5 as the game was drawn. Best bowling figures were achieved by Austin Ventre, taking 3 for 12 in 6 overs.
Ben Rispin  
Ben Rispin, batting for the Third XI in their home draw with Birkenhead Park.
 
The Fourth XI visited Birkenhead Park to play their Fourth XI. The home side won the toss and asked Sefton to bat first. They scored 188 in 52 overs with Michael Row scoring 76, Jon Hague 25 and skipper Chris Mitchell 31 not out. Birkenhead Park were dismissed for 99 in the 22nd over in reply with Naj Ahmed taking 6 for 44 and Chris Mitchell 2 for 20.