23rd July.......Howie Baird hundred in 2ndXI win is highlight of a disappointing day.

The 1stXI played New Brighton at Sefton Park and the visitors won the toss and elected to bat. This decision was justified as the reached 229 for 7 declared, with Howard Parker taking 3 for 80. In reply Sefton, who were without Paul Horton playing for Lancashire, were at one time 22 for 6. John Jackson (32) helped them reach 79 for 9 and then a last wicket stand of 49 between Chris Wylie (55) and Stuart Wade (12 not out) gave the scoreline some respectability but they were all out for 128

John Jackson in action on is way to a score of 32

The best result and performance of the day came in the 2ndXI game at New Brighton. Sefton won the toss and put the home side in to bat and dismissed them for 190 in 46 overs with John Armstrong taking 4 for 31. In reply, Howie Baird scored the century that he deserved after coming close on at least two occasions this season. He scored 110 not out and with the help of Dave Hort (37) steered the side to a 7 wicket victory in 35 overs.

The 3rdXI suffered a 191 run defeat at Northern where the home team made 236 for 3 and dismissed Sefton for 45.

The 4thXI faired only a little bit better on the Lower Ground being dismissed for 159 by Bootle with Scott Isaac (59) and Ian Seabury (26 not out) being the pick of the batsmen. In reply Bottle lost 2 wickets in reaching the total.

Sunday 24th July...Embee Trophy semi-final abandoned for rain.

The Embee Trophy semi-final at Sefton Park between the 3rdXI and Bootle was rained off with Bootle having scored 96 for 2 in 23 overs.

On the Lower Ground the Sunday XI were 154 for 2 with Scott Isaac (82 not out) and Ian Seabury (54 not out) scoring runs when the rains came.