Saturday 10th September....Defeat for 1stXI at Lytham

10th September proved a disappointing Saturday with a draw and three defeats. The 1stXI visited Lytham and were dismissed for 164 in 64.2 overs. Chris Wylie (22), Ramesh Powar (28), John Jackson (26) and Howard Parker (30) all contributed. In reply Lytham lost 2 wickets in 39.4 overs in reaching the total.

The 2ndXI drew their home game against Southport. Sefton reached 163 in 56.4 overs after being put in to bat, with Phil Heath (67) and Phil Calrow (38) top scoring. In reply the visitors faced 40 overs and finished on 153 for 7 with Phil Calrow taking 3 for 44.

David Baird bowling for 2ndXI
On the Lower Ground the 3rdXI lost to New Brighton JW. Batting first, they scored 139 with Chris Hart (66) and Raz Salim (36) making runs. The visitors passed the Sefton total for the loss of 6 wickets.
Robin Brown bowling for 3rdXI on Lower Ground
The 4thXI travelled to play New Brighton PD. Again, Sefton batted first, scoring 102 with Kevin Walton making 38 and Naj Ahmed 21. The home side did not lose a wicket in reaching the total.

Saturday 3rd September 2005.......Defeat at home to Northop Hall.

Following the excitement of the Bank Holiday win against Bootle, the Sefton Park supporters were brought down to earth again with a defeat by bottom of the table Northop Hall. The visitors won the toss, batted first and went on to make 179 for 8 declared in 55 overs with Robbie Houghton taking 4 for 52 and Howard Parker 3 for 39. In reply Sefton were dismissed for 129 in 43.5 overs with Howie Baird (33) and Ramesh Powar (30) top scoring.

Ramesh Powar is caught behind for 30

The 2ndXI visited Wigan, were put in to bat and went on to make 185 in 45.1 overs. Phil Heath top scored with 67 and Matt Phythian made 29. In reply Wigan batted for 44 overs but never chased the total and finished on 146 for 5 with Steve Delve taking 3 for 25.

The 3rdXI achieved the one victory of the day. They visited Liverpool and were put in to bat after loosing the toss. Ian Seabury (86 not out) and Iain Squires (26) led the way as they declared on 196 for 7 in 45 overs. In reply Liverpool were dismissed for 103 with Kev Neil taking 5 for 40 and Chris Saunders 4 for 15.

The 4th played Northern on the Lower Ground. The visitors batted first and made 219 for 8 declared with Robin Brown taking 3 for 38 and Naj Ahmed 3 for 66. Sefton never looked like reaching the total and were dismissed for 119 with Robin Surtees (24), Naj Ahmed (22) and Stuart Marshall-Clarke (19) making runs.