Saturday 3rd June....2ndXI Win after Run Chase and a First Win for 4thXI

On a Saturday of mixed fortunes, the 1st XI visited Wallasey and batted first. They scored 209 all out in 55.4 overs with Chris Bellis (43), Brendan Taylor (40) and Steve Delve (24) top scoring. In reply the home side required 48 overs to reach the Sefton total for the loss of 7 wickets with Robbie Houghton taking 3 for 66.

Wallasey were also the opponents for the young 2ndXI at Sefton Park with Ted Williams and Ian Seabury the only experienced players. Sefton won the toss, put the visitors in to bat and saw them score 211 for 7 declared with David Baird taking 2 for 54. In reply Sefton were allowed 38 overs and still required 140 in the last 20 overs as they chased the Wallasey total. Led by Matty Phythian who scored 89, they always kept up with the run rate and skipper Ted Williams came in to bat with the side requiring 4 off 4 balls but he only required the first one to reach the total with 7 wickets down. John Davies (34), Sean Hogan (20) and Max Hill (20) all made contributions.

The 3rdXI entertained Northop Hall on the Lower Ground and scored 195 for 9 declared after being put in to bat. Scott Isaac made 58 and Rick Anderson 31. In reply the visitors look to be struggling early on but eventually reached 167 for 8 in a drawn game. Mohammed Nawab took 3 for 45 and skipper Brian Viner 4 for 49

Action from the Lower Ground.

It's a wicket for Mohammed Nawab as he hits the stumps in the 3rd XI's draw against Northop Hall

There was a win at last for Robin Surtess's 4thXI who visited New Brighton to play their "PD"XI. New Brighton batted first and scored 181 for 6 declared with Naj Ahmed taking 2 for 32. In reply Sefton were at one stage 55 for 5 but Vince Abel scored 72 and Pama Singh 28 as Sefton reached the required total for the loss of 8 wickets.

Sunday 4th June....3rdXI Defeat in Embee Trophy

The 3rd XI were beaten by a strong Wallasey side in the first round of the Embee Trophy at Sefton Park. Wallasey won the toss and decided to bat. They went on to score 214 all out despite a fine spell of bowling by Brian Viner who took 5 for 19. In reply Sefton were all out for 130 with Matt Childs (35) and Mohammed Nawab (21) top scoring.