Saturday 16th August....First XI move out of bottom two with a win at Newton le Willows

The First XI travelled to Newton le Willows hoping to keep up their good form. They were asked to bat first after the home team won the toss. An opening stand of 49, with Sean Vandome scoring 39, set them on their way but a collapse followed and they reached 90 for 6. John Jackson had been batting as wickets fell but when he was out for 49 the score was 137 for 9 and the situation looked difficult. However Peter Kelly joined Mark Chappell in the middle and they put on 51 for the last wicket, the biggest partnership of the innings and one that proved to be match winning. Peter finished on 29 and Mark 15 not out

In reply, Newton le Willows scored 30 for the first wicket and then put on 68 for the fourth wicket to reach 120 for 4 but after this wickets began to fall and they were dismissed for 166 in the 60th over. Joel Parkinson finished with 3 for 14 and their were two wickets apiece for Jerome Jones (2 for 34), Daniel Kelly (2 for 51) and Peter Kelly (2 for 28).

Sefton Park now move up to third from bottom 15 points ahead of Orrell Red Triangle. Next week Sefton visit Formby and bottom club Wavertree travel to Orrell Red Triangle.

The Second XI played Colwyn Bay at Sefton Park. The visitors won the toss and decided to bat first. Sefton dismissed them for 138 in 44.3 overs with Robin Brown taking 6 for 52 and Matt Ireland 2 for 31. Sefton's reply saw them lose 3 early wickets and when James Baird was dismissed for 44, the score was 80 for 5. After this Matt Ireland (35 not out) and Ed Melling (29 not out) led them to a five wicket victory in 29.2 overs.

Pete Ostler  
Pete Ostler batting for the Second XI in their home victory over Colwyn Bay
The Third XI played Maghull's Thirds on the Lower Ground. They were asked to bat first and declared on 211 for 2 in 38 overs. There were runs for in form Michael Row with 86 not out, Charlie Read 63 and Bouke Boden 26 not out. Ben Rispin took 4 for 12, Jon Fretwell 3 for 29 and Chris Mitchell 2 for 28 as Maghull were dismissed for 107 in 35 overs.
Michael Row  
Michael Row scored 86 not out for the Third XI in their home win over Maghull

The Fifth XI travelled to play Caldy's Fourths who beat Sefton's Fourths last week. Sefton won the toss and asked the home side to bat first. They declared on 201 for 7 with two wickets apiece for Frazer Deveney, Danny Wright and Terry Macklin. In reply Sefton reached 149 for 5 as the game was drawn Mike Lowe scored 34, Jon Hague 22 and James Hague 22.