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First XI draw at Colwyn Bay and Second XI win against Birkenhead Park

Updated: May 22, 2022

First XI

Colwyn Bay 225 for 6 dec. (53.2 overs)

A Madhu3 for 37, L Spilsbury 2 for 65

Sefton Park 150 for 9 (49 overs)

G Lee 38, P Krishnamurthy 33, P Horton 21.

Match drawn

Second XI

Birkenhead Park 148 all out (40.4 overs)

M Jain 4 for 39, A Gamage 2 for 28, R Brown 2 for 39

Sefton Park 152 for 2 (33.1 overs)

K Patel 83 not out, P Ostler 38

Sefton Park won by 8 wickets

Third XI

Ormskirk 195 for 8 dec. (52 overs)

C Mitchell 4 for 62, D Shakeel 4 for 49

Sefton Park 113 for 7 (39 overs)

J Rigers 43, D Shakeel 20

Match drawn

Fourth XI

Caldy 176 all out

A Fallows 2 for 11, A Ahmed 2 for 14, Saleem 3 for 34

Sefton Park 178 for 6 (44 overs)

R Kennedy 26, J Ledbury 26, C Slater 23 J Hague 26, A Fallows 25 not out

Sefton Park won by 4 wickets

The First XI travelled to Colwyn Bay, won the toss and decided to field.

After Sefton taking the first wicket on 10, Colwyn Bay then put on stands of 59 for the second wicket and 95 for the fourth wicket before going on to declare on 225 for 6 in 53.2 overs.

Leo Spilsbury took 2 for 65 and Ayan Madhu 3 for 37.

In reply, Sefton lost Ben Percival with the score on 2 and then followed a stand of 58 for the second wicket between Chris Bellis (13) and George Lee (38) who were both out with the score on 60. Paul Horton (21) and Pruthvi Krishnamurthy (33) put on 45 for the fourth wicket but after that the next three wickets fell quickly and it was left to Leo Spilsbury (6 not out) and Jimmy Dixon (8 not out ) to bat out the last 7 overs to achieve a draw.

The Second XI welcomed Birkenhead Park to Sefton Park. The visitors won the toss and decided to bat first. Their captain Dan Jordan scored 75 but there was little support elsewhere and they were dismissed for 148 in 40.4 overs. Mithun Jain finished with 4 for 39 , Asiri Gamage 2 for 28 and Robin Brown 2 for 39.

Sefton's reply began rapidly and the first wicket fell on 80 when Pete Ostler was dismissed for 38. Opener Kaash Patel went on to finish with 83 not out as Sefton passed the Birkenhead total with just 2 wickets down.

(above) A wicket for Asiri Gamage in the Second XI's defeat of Birkenhead Park

(above) Kaash Patel scored 83 not out for the Second XI

(below) Pete Ostler scored 38

The Third XI played Ormskirk's Thirds on the Lower Ground. Ormskirk won the toss and decided to bat first. They batted 52 overs to reach 195 for 8 dec. Chris Mitchell finished with 4 for 62 and Dan Shakeel 4 for 49.

The game finished as a draw as Sefton reached 113 for 7 in 39 overs. Jeremy Rogers scored 43 and Dan Shakeel 20.

(above).Jeremy Rogers score 43 for the Third XI in their game against Ormskirk

(below) Dan Shakeel scored 20

The Fourth XI travelled to play Caldy's Thirds.

Caldy batted first and scored 176 with Andrew Fellows taking 2 for 11, Adam Ahmed 2 for 14 and Saleem 3 for 34.

In reply, a steady Sefton batting performance took them to a 4 wicket victory in 44 overs. Rob Kennedy scored 26, Jo Ledbury 26, Chris Slater 23, James Hague 26 and AndrewFallows 25 not out

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