Saturday 29th August....Win against Fleetwood Hesketh.

The First XI welcomed Fleetwood Hesketh to Sefton Park. Sefton won the toss and asked the visitors to bat first. Their best stand was 40 for the second wicket but when the Sefton spinners came on to bowl after twelve overs, the run rate was slowed down and wickets began to fall. They were eventually dismissed for 167 in the 52nd over with Pete Kelly taking 4 for 52 and Phil Calrow 4 for 60.

In reply Sefton lost both openers, Pete Ostler and Luke Connolly fairly quickly leaving the score on 27 for 2. Richie Forsyth and Sean Vandome then put on 44 for the third wicket before Sean was dismissed for 24 with the score on 71 for 3. No further wickets fell and Richie Forsyth (64 not out) and Jonathan Drakes (62 not out) steered them to victory in 37.4 overs. Sefton are now in mid table, 53 points above second from bottom St Helens, surely with no worries as they look forward to visiting Colwyn Bay next week, the Welsh club were crowned champions this weekend with three games left.

Richie Forsyth  
Skipper Ritchie Forsyth scored 64 not out for the First XI in their home win over Fleetwood Hesketh

The Second XI travelled in the opposite direction to play Fleetwood Hesketh, won the toss and asked the home side to bat first. They declared on 242 for 4 in 45 overs. Sefton made a spirited effort to reach the large total, finishing on 209 for 7 in 44 overs.with Matt Ireland scoring 55 and Greg Harvey 43 in the drawn game.

The Third XI played Birkenhead's Fourths and batted first. The highlight of their innings was 101 not out by Sean Nagus, John Fretwell scored 60 and Neil Disley 43 in the declared total of 251 for 3 in 39 overs. Birkenhead Park could only score 25 in reply with Harvey Shields taking 4 for 3.

A better games for the Fourth XI who played Liverpool's Fourths on the Lower Ground. Sefton won the toss and decided to bat first, scoring 202 for 8 declared in 39 overs. with Charlie Daniels scoring 48, James Hague 38 not out and Steve Squires 25. The total was sufficient as Liverpool were dismissed for 143 in reply with Andy Thomson taking 3 for 24, Chris Mitchell 4 for 56 and Mike Wildsmith 3 for 50.

James Hague  
James Hague scored a rapid 38 not out for the Fourth XI in their home win over Liverpool's Fourths.
The Fifth XI game against Maghull has been rearranged to next Sunday because the College ground was not available.