Saturday 16th August............... Hundred for Paul Horton as teams gain disappointing draws

The three games that were played all resulted in draws in games that Sefton Park would have hoped to have won.

The 1st XI travelled to Formby where the home team batted first and reached 116 for the first wicket before going on to make 252 for 7 declared, with their overseas player, James Marshall, scoring 130. In reply Sefton lost Ben Moore (11) and Vin Mane (7) quickly but a brilliant 114 by captain Paul Horton meant that they were always in with a chance before falling 14 runs short with 7 wickets down. Good batting performances came from Chris Whelan (20), Peter Jones (19) and Dave Poskitt (21). Fleetwood Hesketh won and now just five point behind Sefton.

The 2nd XI played Wigan at home. The visitors batted first and were dismissed for 167 in 58.5 overs. Bruce Neary took 5 for 30 and Ali Khan 4 for 35. In reply Sefton faced 35 overs and finished on 122 for 6 with Gareth Cowley scoring 30. This result means that they remain bottom of the league.

Nev Bann's 3NB XI played Caldy on the Lower Ground and, batting first scored 226 for 4 with Nev getting 93 not out, Dave Selvan 51 and Scott Isaac 33 not out. Sefton Park appeared to be in a strong position with Caldy having seven wickets down for 80, but the away team recovered to finish on 205 for 9. Peter Kelly was the pick of the bowlers taking 4 for 58.