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1st August 2020. First XI season starts with a narrow defeat at Liverpool

Cricket restarted with First and Second XI's being in small leagues with Liverpool, Wavertree and Old Xavs, games are of 45 overs a side

The First XI travelled to Liverpool and decided to bat first, Opener Rob Supria was out with the score on 16 of which he had scored 15. Michael Row (31) and Mark Ewing (34) they put on 73 for the second wicket. Runs then became hard to get, Huzaifa Zubair scoring 22 as Sefton were all out for 182 in the 45th over

Liverpool's innings was dominated by former Sefton Park junior Jared Clein who scored 91 not out in 100 balls after taking 5 wickets for 19. Liverpool's runs came steadily but with the score on 261 for 9, Sefton must have been favourites, however man of the match Clein steered them to a one wicket victory in 41.2 overs.

The Second XI entertained Liverpool at Sefton Park. Liverpool won the toss and asked Sefton to bat first. Tom Heard (28) and Harry Wright (16) gave them a solid start, Greg Harvey (18) and Phil Birch (18) added to the score but they were probably a little disappointed to finish on 174 for 7 in 45 overs)

Liverpool passed the total in the 43rd over for the loss of 5 wickets with Greg Harvey taking 2 for 21

(below) Greg Harvey scored 18 in the Second XI home defeat by Liverpool. (above) Phil Birch also scored 18 in that game

The Third XI played the Fourth XI on the Lower Ground in their restart game. The Third XI batted first and scored 163 for 9 in their 40 overs. James Daniels scored 27, Mike Lowe 39 and skipper Andy Aitchison 38. Mark Boyns took 3 for 38 and Corran Murphy 2 for 23.

In reply, new boy Kashif scored 77 in their total of 154 all out, Jamie Turner scored 22. Mohammed Iqbal took 3 for 20 and there were two wickets apiece for Charlie Nelson (2 for 21) Duane Callender (2 for 19) and Isanullah Afridi (2 for 20). So, a nine run win for the Thirds

(above) Lewis Scott was bowled by Corran Murphy (below) Andy Aitchison scored 38 for the Third XI

Paul Stirling's young Sunday XI travelled to Liverpool where an experienced side defeated them by 89 runs.

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