Saturday 28th May....Win over Newton le Willows

Newton le Willows were the visitors to Sefton Park for the First XI game. They won the toss and asked Sefton to bat first. The Sefton openers Dave Hort who scored 23 and James Baird 19 put on 38 for the first wicket But when Jameel Stuart was dismissed for 8 with the score on 51 for 1, a collapse followed. Only skipper Richie Forsyth offered much resistance, scoring 27 and when he was dismissed with the score on 99 for 9, things looked grim. Joe Francis joined Phil Calrow in the middle and they decided not to get tied down like the batsmen before them and quickly took the score to 140 all out in 56.3 overs with Joe Francis scoring 8 and Phil Calrow an undefeated 32.

Newton le Willows reply began with a stand of 33 but when Rob Houghton joined the attack, things soon changed, he took the first five Newton le Willows wickets to fall and was joined by Peter Kelly who took four of the remaining wickets. Rob finished with 6 for 28 and Peter 4 for 21 as the visitors were dismissed for 81 in the 32nd over.

Phil Calrow  
Phil Calrow scored a valuable 32 not out for the First XI in their home win over Newton le Willows

The Second XI travelled to Leigh where the home team won the toss and decided to bat first. After an opening stand of 42, Sefton took wickets steadily, going on to dismiss the home side for 171 in 43.2 overs. Robin Brown took 4 for 39, John Fretwell 3 for 71 and Matt Garnett 3 for 55.Sefton reply was never strong with wickets falling at regular intervals and in the end Harry Deveney (19 not out) and Robin Brown (1 not out) had to stay in to avoid defeat. They finished on 125 for 9 in 41 overs as the game was drawn. Andy Dickinson scored 20, Michael Row 27 and Adam Moscrop 18.

The Third XI made the short trip to play Liverpool. Sefton batted first and scored 224 for 3 in 45 overs. Charlie Daniels scored 39, Richard Martin 44, Stuart Lomas 18, Pete Lancaster 60 not out and neil Disley 44 not out. In reply Liverpool finished on 196 for 8 as the game was drawn. Mark Boyns took 3 for 34, Damien Mee 2 for 53 and Tim Gray 2 for 17.

The Fourth XI played Goodlass on the Lower Ground. Goodlass won the toss and decided to bat first. They declared on 215 for 8 in 45.5 overs with Mike Wildsmith taking 2 for 78 and Chris Mitchell 3 for 50. There was also praise for some excellent wicket keeping by Harvey Till who took two catches. Paddy Kendall scored 75, Jon Hague 46 and Jamie Turner 34 but Sefton found themselves 9 wickets down with runs still required. Mike Wildsmith hit a to win the game as they finished on 216 for 9 in 45.4 overs

James Daniels  
James Daniels batting for the Fourth XI on the Lower Ground
The Fifth XI played Prescot and Odyssey away. Prescot batted first and were bowled out for 129. This total proved to much for Sefton who were dismissed for 108 with Rob Kennedy scoring 28 and James Hague 22