Saturday 6th September...Record breaking 180 not out for Sean Vandome

The First XI played bottom of the table Wavertree at Sefton Park, hoping, themselves to move out of the bottom two.

Wavertree won the toss and decided to bowl first. With the score on 17, skipper Richie Forsyth was dismissed for 8, after which there followed a stand of 203 in 205 balls between Sean Vandome and Dave Hort who finished with 56. Sean, then moved on to reach 180 not out, a club record score, after which Sefton declared on 259 for 3 in 46 overs.

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A bowling performance by Daniel Kelly then followed which would have made the headlines if it were not for Sean Vandome. He took 7 for 12 in 10 overs as Wavertree were dismissed for 29 in the 21st over. Jerome Jones took 2 for 25.

25 points for Sefton and only two for Orrell Red Triangle meant that Sefton move out of the bottom two and are now 19 points above Orrell. Next week, Sefton Park are away to third placed Highfield and Orrell are at home to Liverpool who themselves are only 26 points above Sefton.

Sean Vandome
Sean Vandome
Runs all round the wicket for Sean Vandome
Sean Vandome
Sean Vandome

The Second XI travelled Birkenhead Park, hoping to move over them into top spot in the table. The home side won the toss and decided to bowl first. Only Matt Ireland (34), Andy Foulder (24 not out ) and Joe Roddis (12) reached double figures as Sefton were bowled out for 109 in 46.3 overs. This total did not prove sufficient as Birkenhead Park reached their target in 36.4 overs with five wickets down. Sefton are now equal second, 36 point behind Birkenhead Park who look like becoming champions

The Third XI visited Ormskirk to play their Third XI. Ormskirk won the toss and decided to bat first. Liam Tollady took 3 for 17, Ben Rispin 3 for 19, Matt Garnett 2 for 8 and Joe Francis 2 for 13 as the home side were dismissed for 73 in 27 overs. In reply, Sefton won by 6 wickets, scoring 74 for 4 in 15.2 overs with Andy Dickinson top scoring with 20.

The Fourth XI played Caldy's thirds on the Lower Ground and were asked to bat after Caldy won the toss. Runs did not come easy and they were dismissed for 2108 in 33 overs with Jonanthan Hague scoring 25 and Ted Williams 19 not out. The score looked a difficult one to defend but Sefton had a strong bowling attack and Tim Gray finished with 4 for 11, Naj Ahmed 3 for 24, and Chris Mitchell 2 for 18 to dismiss Caldy for 75 in 32 overs.

Ted Williams
Ted Williams scored a valuable 19 not out for the Fourth XI in their home win over Caldy's Thirds