Saturday 10th June.....Win over Hightown St Marys

The First XI welcomed bottom of the table Hightown St Marys to Sefton Park. Sefton won the toss and asked the visitors to bat first. Wickets soon began to fall and Hightown found themselves at 15 for 4 in 7 overs. They, then, produced their best stand of the game of 32 for the fifth wicket but after Joe Francis came on to break the partnership, wickets fell quickly and they were dismissed for 68 in 30.2 overs. Joe finished with 4 for 4 in 6.2 overs. The other wickets were shared between Daniel Kelly (2 for 18), Shakeem Clarke (2 for 26) and Rob Houghton (2 for 15). Wicketkeeper Neil Durand finished with five victims,

Sefton opened their reply with Scott Aitchison and Sean Vandome and when Sean was dismissed early, Scott dominated the Sefton innings finishing on 52 not out as Sefton passed the Hightown total with 3 wickets down in 15.2 overs.

Scott Aitchison  
(left) Scott Aitchison scored 52 not out in the First XI total of 72 for 3 as they defeated Hightown St Mary. (below) A wicket for Joe Francis who finished with 4 for 4
 
       
  Joe Francis
 
 

The Second XI travelled to top of the table Ormskirk. The home side won the toss and decided to bat first. However, with the score on 22 without loss in 5 overs, the rains came and after the sides waited around all afternoon, the game was called off without further play.

The ND XI played Bootle's DH XI on the Lower Ground. The game had a late start after some mopping up. Sefton batted first and declared on 176 for 6 in 37 overs. Michael Row scored 63, Neil Disley 34 and Pierre Gill 24. Bootle never looked like reaching the Sefton total in reply and were dismissed for 118 in 34 overs with Naj Ahmed taking 3 for 41, Damien Mee 3 for 19 and Mohammad Haroon 2 for 27.

Michael Row  
Michael Row scored 63 for the ND XI in their 58 run defeat of Bootle
 
       

The CD XI game at Birchfield Park was called off because the ground was unfit.

The Fifth XI travelled to Crosby to play Northern's 5th XI. Sefton won the toss and asked Northern to bat first. After 53 overs, they declared on 124 for 9 with Mike Wildsmith taking 4 for 19. Ajay Mehta scored 65 to lead Sefton to a 5 wicket victory in 23.1 overs.