Saturday May 30th....Adam Irwin Century in draw with St Helens Town

St Helens Town visited SEfton Park for the First XI game. They won the toss and asked Sefton to bat first.

Sefton started well and put on 51 for the opening stand when Sean Vandome was dismissed for 23, Mark Wilkie followed quickly and then followed a stand of 70 for the third wicket which ended when Adam Irwin was dismissed for 104 when the score was 153 for 3. His hundred was completed in 119 balls and contained 16 fours and 1 six. James Bird followed with the score on 153 and then Richie Forsyth (44) and Richie Conlan (53) put on 85 for the fifth wicket. After they had gone, two more quick wickets followed and Sefton declared on 243 for 8 in 52.3 overs.

The St Helens reply was helped by a partnership of 80 for the second wicket and they looked to be in a strong position until their opener and skipper Craig Woods was dismissed for 91 with the score on 180 for 5. Three more wickets fell on 180 and St Helens had to hang on for a draw, the ninth wicket did not fall until the last ball and they finished on 190 for 9 in 53 overs. Pick of the SEfton bowlers were Peter Kelly with 4 for 42 and Fraser Hill with 3 for 25

Adam Irwin    
Adam Irwin batting for the First XI (left) against St Helens Town. He completed his century (below left)  
Adam Irwin completes 100
Adam Irwin

The Second XI travelled to Formby, won the toss and decided to bat first. They struggled to reach 121 all out in 36.2 overs with David Baird scoring 38 and Andy Dickinson 35. Sefton did not make things easy for Formby but they reached the Sefton total in 40 overs with five wickets down. Matt Garnett finished with 3 for 25.

Not a good day for the Third XI either who visited Maghull to play their Third XI. Sefton won the toss and asked Maghull to bat first. They were reasonably satisfied to dismiss them for 134 in 43 overs with Chris Mitchell taking 5 for 15 and Tim Gray 4 for 24. In reply, Sefton could only make 87 with captain Iwan Williams scoring 31 and Mike Heaney 20.

There were no games for the Fourth and Fifth XI's