Saturday 25th June....1stXI win at Northop Hall

The story is now sounding familiar, Sefton Park loose the toss and are put into bat, make a good score and dismiss the opposition with a few balls to spare. After Leigh and Northern, Sefton visited Northop Hall and were put in to bat. They scored 218 for 8 declared, with Paul Horton being the first batsman in the league to pass 500 runs whilst scoring 75, Ramesh Powar (61), Phil Disley (31) and Ben Moore (23) all contributed. The home side never looked like getting the runs and a bat and bad catch off Ramessh Powar's bowling saw them all out for 94 with 4 balls left.

The 2nd XI faced Wigan at home and put the visitors in to bat. They scored 186 for declared in 56 overs. Sefton set off quickly in a chase of over 5 an over. Howie Baird (80) and Steve Delve (21) opened and set the pace, John Armstrong contributed a rapid 42 and it was left to Ted Williams (28 not out) to hit a six in the last over of the day for an excellent win.

2nd XI skipper, Steve Delve in action against Wigan

The 3rdXI and 4thXI both played New Brighton sides with the games resulting in draws. The 3rdXI were away to New Brighton JW and scored 229 for 2 with Phil Heath (98), Iain Squires (55 not out) and Gareth Cowley (43 not out) top scoring. The home side finished 5 runs short on 224 for 5.

On the Lower Ground the 4thXI faced New Brighton PD who scored 206 for 3 declared. In reply Sefton made 147 for 7 with Ian Seabury (60) and Robin Surtees (33) top scoring.

Four from David Baird as 4thXI chase runs

18th June......Defeat at home to Wallasey

A hot Saturday in Sefton Park unfortunately ended up in an early finish and defeat for the 1st XI at home to Wallasey. Put into bat, they lost the first wicket without scoring and never really recovered despite a fine 51 from Bruce Neary and 30 from Paul Horton and were dismissed for 119. Wallasey lost 1 wicket in reaching the total. Sefton welcomed Ramish Powar, who arrived on Friday, for his first game, he scored 6 runs and bowled 14 overs for 26 runs.

Four for Bruce Neary (left)

Paul Squires in action (right)

The 2nd XI visited Bootle and declared on 186 for 9. At one point they were 78 for 7 and a fine stand of 104 between Ted Williams (69) and Steve Delve (33) was the highlight of the innings. Despite this fine effort Bootle went on to win by six wickets.

On the Lower Ground the 3rdXI came closest to winning in their game against Liverpool. They batted first and scored 206 for 6 with Terry Cordner making 55 and Phil Heath 51. In reply they were unable to claim the last wicket and Liverpool finished on 116 for 9.

The 4thXI found themselves hanging on at Northern where the home team made 177 for 7. In reply Sefton went from 140 for 3 to 145 for 9 with the last men holding on for a draw despite Ian Seabury scoring 66.