Saturday 2nd August...No change in league position as rain prevents play

Sefton Park's First, Second, Third and Fourth XI games were all called off without a ball being bowled. With no other games in the division being decided, Sefton remain second from bottom, twenty point behind third from bottom Orrell Red Triangle

The only team to play was the Fifth XI who travelled to Birkenhead Park to play their Fourth XI. The home side won the toss and asked Sefton to bat first, going on to dismiss them for 81 in 43.1 overs. Top scorer was Saood Baghpati with 29. Birkenhead Park lost 3 wickets in reaching the Sefton total in the 21st over.

 

Saturday 9th August........Win over Wigan

Sefton Park First XI kept alive their hopes of avoiding relegation with a home victory over title chasing Wigan. Asked to bat first after Wigan won the toss, Sefton put on 89 for the first wicket with Sean Vandome scoring 59 and Richie Forsyth 20. Next best stand was 41 for the fifth wicket between Jerome Jones who finished with 56 and Daniel Kelly who made 22. At tea, Sefton were 224 for 7 in 55 overs but decided to bat on, eventually declaring on 241 for 9 in the 59th over.

Wigan's reply was steady but Sefton were able to take wickets before any big stands developed and Wigan were left with four overs to defend as the last man went in. The stand last 14 ball before Jerome Jones claimed his fourth wicket of the innings following a catch by John Jackson. Jerome finished with 4 for 45, Mark Chappell 3 for 91 and Joel Parkinson 2 for 39. Wigan finished on 218 in 43.2 overs.

Sefton remain in the bottom two 8 points behind Orrell Red Triangle and 35 points behind Ainsdale

Richie Conlan  
Richie Conlan batting for the First XI in their home win against Wigan
 

The Second XI travelled to league leaders Northern where they won the toss and decided to bat first. They were dismissed fro 195 in the 45th over with Matt Ireland top scoring with 79. He was assisted by Pete Ostler (31), Fraser Hill (31) and Andy Foulder (21). In reply, Northern opened with a stand of 53 but lost wickets fairly regularly after that and were dismissed for 177 in the 45th over and an excellent win for Sefton. Robin Brown finished with 4 for 43, Joe Woodyatt 3 for 34 and Joe Roddis 2 for 58.

The Third XI were away to New Brighton, playing their A McW XI. New Brighton won the toss and batted first. They declared on 255 for 4 in 43 overs. Sefton did not look like reaching this total and reached 158 for 8 in 43 overs as the game was drawn. Ted Williams top scored with 29 not out and Michael Row scored 25.

The Fourth XI played Caldy's Fourths on the Lower Ground. Sefton won the toss and decided to bat first, going on to declare on 207 for 5 in 43 overs. The highlight of the innings was a century by Harry Deveney (101 not out), Chris Mitchell added 32 and Iwan Williams 22. Caldy went on to win off the last ball, finishing on 211 for 5 in 3 overs with Chris Mitchell taking 4 for 57.

Harry Deveney  
Harry Deveney scored 101 not out in the Fourth XI's defeat by Caldy on the Lower Ground.
 
The Fifth XI played the other New Brighton Third XI (their DC XI) on the Liverpool College ground. Sefton asked New Brighton to bat first and dismissed them for 180 with Phil McLaughlin taking 5 for 55. Unfortunately Sefton were only able to muster 30 runs in reply with Rob Kennedy the only man to reach double figures, scoring 12.