Saturday 13th September....First XI back into bottom two after defeat at Highfield

The First XI visited title challengers Highfield where the home side won the toss and decided to bat first. A stand of 91 for the second wicket set them up for a good score and they went on to declare on 251 for 7 in 55 overs. Peter Kelly had the best bowling figures with 4 for 81 and Daniel Kelly finished with 2 for 66. Sefton started with an opening stand of 28 but when Sean Vandome was dismissed for 23, all went downhill and only two players, Dave Hort (11) and Daniel Kelly (11 not out) reached double figures as they were dismissed for 93 in 31,2 overs.

Rivals Orrell Red Triangle beat Liverpool to gain 25 points and with Sefton gaining just 3 points, they move 3 points ahead going into the last games. Next week another title challenger, Rainford, visit Sefton Park and Orrell travel to Northop Hall who do not have a lot to play for.

The Second XI played Ormskirk at Sefton Park. The visitors won the toss and decided to bat first, They made fairly slow progress and were eventually dismissed for 164 in 47.1 overs. Matt Ireland finished with 4 for 19, Andy Foulder 2 for 10 and Joe Roddis 2 for 42. In reply, Sefton were 0 for 2, 2 for 3 and 13 for 4 but Ed Melling joined Matt Ireland and they scored 48 for the fifth wicket before Ed was dismissed for 21. Matt and skipper Andy Foulder then put on 67 for the seventh wicket when Andy was dismissed for 40 with the score on 129 for 7. Mark Chappell then became Matt Ireland's partner and they steered the side to a 3 wicket win in the 38th over with Matt finishing on 73 not out and Mark Chappell 12 not out. They are now joint second with Formby in the table on a day that Birkenhead Park won the league.

Andy Foulder  
Skipper Andy Foulder scored a valuable 40 for the Second XI in their home win over Ormskirk
 
The Third XI Played Bootle's Thirds on the Lower Ground. Bootle won the toss and decided to bat first They scored rapidly before being dismissed for 204 in the 37th over. Liam Tollady took 5 for 59 and and Shaun Hornby 2 for 24. Sefton's reply was equally rapid and with Neil Disley (59) and Mike Heaney (68) top scoring they reached the required total for the loss of 7 wickets in 31 overs, Andy Dickinson scored 23.
Neil Disley  
Neil Disley scored 59 for the Third XI at home to Bootle.
 
     

The Fourth XI play at Alder in a Sunday fixture.

The Fifth XI travelled to Caldy to play their Third XI. The home side won the toss and decided to bat first. John Fretwell took 6 for 22 and Mike Lowe 2 for 16 to dismiss Caldy for 81 in 26.5 overs. Sefton required 33.1 overs to knock off the required total for the loss of 5 wickets. Dean Smith with 26 and James Hague 16 were top scorers.