Saturday 12th September...Seven wickets for Daniel Kelly in win over Prestatyn

Although there was an "end of the season" atmosphere around the ground, there was some excellent cricket from the three Sefton Park side's who played on the Saturday.

Prestatyn visited Sefton Park, won the toss and decided to bat first. They lost the first wicket for 24, the second on 47 but then were only able to add another 30 runs before being dismissed for 77 in the 41st over. Daniel Kelly bowled unchanged for 20.5 overs and finished with 7 for 36, Joel Parkinson took 2 for 9 in 11 overs.

In reply, Sefton lost the two openers, Dave Hort and Adam Irwin for 25 but then Sean Vandome and Jonathan Drakes put on 47 in 24 balls before Sean was dismissed for 26 including 3 sixes. Jonathan finished the game with another six, his second as Sefton reached the Prestatyn total in 12.3 overs. Sefton now move up to fifth in the table and look forward to the final game of the season at Liverpool next week.

Daniel Kelly  
Daniel Kelly (left) celebrates a successful LBW appeal and Sean Vandome below hits a six in his total of 26.
 
       
  Sean Vandome
 
 

After beating table topping Bootle last week, the second XI visited second place Wallasey. They won the toss and asked the home side to bat first. Robin Brown took 5 for 16 off six overs and Austin Ventre 3 for 15 off six overs as Wallasey were dismissed for 101 in 35 overs. Greg Harvey with 33 not out and skipper for the day Andy Dickinson with 38 not led the reply as Sefton reached the required total for the loss of 2 wickets in 18.3 overs.

The Third XI played Birkenhead Park's Thirds on the Lower Ground. Sefton won the toss and asked Birkenhead to bat first. Tim Gray took 4 for 18 before a Liam Tollady hatrick took the last three batsmen as he finished with 4 for 17 and Birkenhead Park were all out for 70 in 30 overs. Sefton were never comfortable in reply but after Jonathan Hague scored 20 and Ollie Henry 17, the experience of Ted Williams and skipper Iwan Williams led them to a four wicket victory in 23 overs.

Jon Hague  
Jonathan Hague (left) top scored for the Third XI in their home victory over Birkenhead Park. (below)The field is ready to take the catch that completes Liam Tollady's hatrick
 
       
Liam Tollady's Hatrick
The Fourth and Fifth XI play on Sunday