May 6th......Double for Fleetwod Hesketh

There were defeats for the 1stXI and 2ndXI against Fleetwood Hesketh. The 1st XI were away and batted first, declaring on 227 for 8 in 62 overs. There were good scores for Ben Moore (62), Robbie Houghton (51), Chris Bellis (27) and Paul Horton (35). In reply, the home side batted for 46 overs and lost 7 wickets in reaching the Sefton total, Robbie Houghton took 3 for 71.

The 2nd XI batted well to reach 233 for 5 declared in 45 overs, with Nick Cockrell (62 not out), Steve Delve (67) and John Davies (29) top scoring. This, however, did not compare with Fleetwood Hesketh's reply as they passed the Sefton total in the 28th over for the loss of just one wicket.

It's four runs for John Davies in the 2ndXI home game against Fleetwood Hesketh

The 3rdXI drew their game with Wallasey on the Lower Ground. Again Sefton batted first and declared on 235 for 7, newcomer Mohammed Nawab scored 85 and Gaz Cowley 78. In reply Wallasey reached 152 for 5 with Dave Kirby and Brian Viner each taking 2 wickets.

The 4th XI visited Northern and were put in to bat . They were all out in for 155 in 40 overs, with Geoff Baird making 73. In reply the home side lost 5 wickets in 30 overs in reaching the required total with Naj Ahmed taking 4 for 22.

Saturday 13th May.......A Win at Last

The 1st XI achieved their first win of the season in their home Premier League game against Leigh. Sefton won the toss and put the visitors in to bat. Mark Forster took 4 for 64 and Dave Poskitt 3 for 54 as they were dismissed for 195. In reply Paul Horton scored an undefeated 93 to lead the home side to a 1 wicket victory, achieved in the last over of the day. Skipper Ben Moore scored 52.

The 2ndXI visited Southport and saw the home side declare on 174 for 3 in 45 overs after putting them in to bat. In reply two batsmen who are in good form, John Davies with 52 not out and Steve Delve (40) led Sefton to a 4 wicket victory in the 37th over.

The 3rd XI won the toss at home to Ormskirk and put the visitors in to bat. They scored 150 for the first wicket and went on to declare on 184 for 4. In reply Sefton reached 138 for 8 to gain a draw. Kevin Walton (32), Matt Childs (30) and Mohammad Nawab (28) all made contributions with the bat.

The 4th XI visited Wallasey in a bottom of the table clash. The home team won the toss and put Sefton in to bat. They reached 153 with newcomer Vince Able making 57 and skipper Robin Surtees adding 32. In reply Wallasey were 40 for 4 at tea to give Sefton hope of first victory but lost only one more wicket in reaching the required total. Vince Able took 5 for 57 to complete a magnificent all round performance.