11th Sept

4th Sept


11th September..........Another rain affected day!

The 1stXI played Southport at home. They won the toss and decided to field first. The visitors reached 180 for 9 in 57 overs at tea at which point the rain started to intervene. Southport declared on this total with Dave Poskitt having taken 4 for 46 and Stuart Wade 3 for 33. Sefton were only able to face 26 overs in which they reached 126 for 1. Vin Mane playing his last game of the season scored 56 not out and Chris Whelan 59 not out.

The 2ndXI travelled to Lytham, batted first and reached 183 for 6. Phil Heath scored 91, Neil Disley 34 and Howie Baird 35. The Lytham innings never started because of the weather and Steve Delve's side now go to Formby next week in the battle of the two promoted sides which decides who are champions.

The 3rdXI playing on the Lower Ground had the only result of the day beating Birchfield Park by 5 wickets. Birchfield batted first and were dismissed for 105 with Raz Salim (4 for 25) and Peter Hazlehurst (3 for 17) being the pick of the bowlers. Ian Seabury (29), Raz Salim (25) and Adam Rowlands (22) contributed with the bat.

Robin Surtees made 100 not out for the 4thXI at Maghull as they declared on 200 for 2 in 34 overs. Maghull made 25 for 5 before rain brought an end to the game. Brian Viner bowled 9 overs and conceded only 1 run whilst taking 1 wicket and Paul Foulder bowled 7 overs 5 maidens 1 for 2.

4th September....2ndXI promoted as 1stXI suffer another defeat

The good news from this Saturdays fixtures was the 2ndXI achieving promotion to the Premier Division. Playing Worsley at Sefton Park, the visitors won the toss and batted first. They were all out for 90, Mark Forster taking 4 for 27 and Peter Kelly 4 for 2. In reply Sefton lost 3 wicket reaching the required total with Phil Heath making 23 and Neil Disley 17 not out. They are now 14 points ahead at the top but the championship could be decided when they face second placed Formby in the last game.

The 1stXI suffered their third defeat in 8 days at Lytham. They were put into bat and dismissed for 69 in 27 overs. Chris Wylie (27) and Paul Horton (20) were the top scorers. The home side lost 3 wickets reaching the total in 23 overs, Stuart Wade took 2 for 20.

Sean Hogan took 3 for 15 and scored 32 as the 3rdXI drew at Wallasey. The home side scored 144 for 7 declared in 58 overs and Sefton Park reached 122 for 9 in 41 overs.

Individual performance of the day came from Mark Foulder who scored 133 for 4thXI playing Caldy on the Lower Ground. Batting first and thanks to Mark's hundred Sefton made 209 for 2 declared in 30 overs with Gareth Cowley chipping in with 37 not out. Caldy were dismissed for 97 with Andrew Foulder taking 4 for 17 and Tim Rylands 3 for 7.