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Saturday, May 13 - Ben Percival and Daniel Kelly steer First XI to win over Liverpool

Updated: May 16, 2023

First XI

Liverpool 160 all out (43.4 overs)

J Dixon 5 for 83, L Spilsbury 4 for 16

Sefton Park 161 for 7 (43.1 overs)

B Percival 79, Dan Kelly 42

Sefton Park won by 3 wickets

Second XI

Ormskirk 179 for 7 dec. (39.4 overs)

T Spilsbury 3 for 47

Sefton Park 175 all out (49.4 overs)

L Connolly 45, S Parkinson 44, D Chittiranjan 20

Ormskirk won by 4 runs

Third XI

Sefton Park 66 all out

Liverpool Superkings 42 all out

C Mitchell 3 for 20

Sefton Park won by 24 runs

Fourth XI

Bootle 3 AM XI 52 all out

A Fallows 2 for 12, I Ahmad 2 for 10, L Rotherham 2 for 11

Sefton Park 53 for 3

T Rushworth 24 not out

Sefton Park won by 7 wickets

The First XI welcomed local rivals Liverpool to Sefton Park, The visitors having won four out of four so far this season.

Sefton won the toss and asked Liverpool to bat first. They made a good start, putting on 40 for the first wicket and then another 22 for the second. After reaching 87 for 3 and looking set for a good score, wickets began to fall particularly as Leo Spilsbury was brought into the attack to support Jimmy Dixon who bowled the first 21 overs unchanged.

Liverpool were eventually bowled out for 160 in 43.4 overs. Jimmy Dixon finished with 5 for 83 and Leo Spilsbury 4 for 16 in 7 overs.

Sefton's reply did not begin well and they lost the first four wickets for 34 runs. Daniel Kelly then joined Ben Percival in the middle and together they put on 107 for the fifth wicket, both being out with the score on 141. Ben Percival scored 79 and Dan Kelly 42. This left a nervous 20 runs to be scored but Leo Spilsbury (10 not out) and Ayan Madhu (8 not out) saw them home and a three wicket victory.

(above) A catch from Leo Spilsbury off the bowling of Jimmy Dixon claims Sefton's first wicket

(above) Paul Horton takes a catch off Leo Spilsbury's bowling

(above) Jimmy Dixon took 5 for 83 in 21 overs

(above) Daniel Kelly takes Sefton's last wicket

(above and below) Ben Percival scored 79

(above) Daniel Kelly scored 42

The Second XI travelled to play Ormskirk's Seconds. The home side won the toss and decided to bat first. They made steady progress and declared on 179 for 7 in 38 .4 overs with Tom Spilsbury taking 3 for 47.

In reply, Luke Connolly scored 45, Sam Parkinson 44 and Devadruv Chittaranjan 20 but in the end they fell just 4 runs short despite Tom Spilsbury scoring 16 not out, batting at number 10.

The Third XI played Liverpool Superkings in a remarkable game. Superkings won the toss and asked Sefton to bat. Top scorers were Alex Woods with 17 not out and Chris Mitchell 17 as they were dismissed for 66 in 26.4 overs.

In reply, the home side were at one point 13 for 9 but recovered to put on 29 for the last wicket as Sefton won by 24 runs. Chris Mitchell took 5 wickets and there was a couple for Ronan Brady

The Fourth XI travelled to Bootle to play their Third AM XI.

Bootle batted first and were dismissed for 52 with Andrew Fallows, Ibrahim Ahmad and Luke Rotherham taking 2 wickets apiece

Sefton lost 3 wickets in knocking off the runs with Tom Rushworth scoring 24 not out.

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