Saturday 9th August...........Robbie Houghton is all round star in win against Caldy

On President's Day at Sefton Park, an outstanding all round performance by Robbie Houghton enabled the 1st XI to maintain second place in the league table. He opened the bowling and took 6 for 54 including three catches off his own bowling. Caldy were dismissed for 127 with Dave Poskitt and Howard Parker taking two apiece. In reply, with Vin Mane (22) and Paul Horton (16) being dismissed early, it was left to Ian Fielding (27 not out) to stay with Robbie who reached 50 by scoring the winning runs.

Robbie Hougton took six wickets and scored 50 not out

The 2nd XI end their losing run with a tie at Huyton whose 1st XI were also involved in a tie. Huyton batted first and declared on 180 for 8 with Bruce Neary taking 4 for 52. In reply, for Sefton Park, Chris Hart (33) and Matt Williamson (33) both made useful contributions as Ali Khan was dismissed on 36 going for the winning run.

Both 3rd XIs suffered defeats against strong opposition. The 3NBXI visited Bootle and made 154 as Tony Green top scored with 62. The highlight of the innings, though, was a last wicket stand of 47 by eleven year old Robert Kelly and chairman Mike Poole who finished with an undefeated 39. Bootle lost only one wicket in reaching the Sefton Park total.

On the lower ground, the 3RS XI scored 106 against Liverpool, with Stuart Marshall-Clarke (39) and Michael Phythian (22) top scoring. Again this was insufficient as Liverpool lost only three wickets achieving their target.