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Saturday 10th June - First XI home defeat by Caldy

Updated: Jun 11, 2023

First XI

Caldy 173 all out (43.5 overs)

H Zubair 3 for 7, T Spilsbury 3 for 25

Sefton Park 165 all out (55 overs)

B Percival 42, P Hoerton 34, H Zubair 39, L Spilsbury 23

Caldy won by 8 runs

Third XI

Sefton Park 198 all out

Prajesh Shukla 36, Shadab Khan 98

Goodlass 199 for 4

R Brady 2 for 47

Goodlass won by 6 wickets

Fourth XI

Irby 136 all out

Fiasal Maliksai 4 for 21, W Gartside 3 for 11

Sefton Park 137 for 6

J Daniels 37, R Kennedy 22, A Zia 26 not out

Sefton Park won by 4 wickets

The First XI welcomed Caldy to Sefton Park. The visitors were able to play their new professional Sachin Kumar Singh to the side and also included former Sefton Park player Asiri Gamage.

Caldy won the toss and decided to bat first. Huzaifa Zubair struck early taking three quick wickets and Clady were 22 for 3, then followed a stand of 63 for the fourth wicket and 45 for the seventh wicket to enable them to reach 173 all out in 43.5 overs.

Huzaifa Zubair finished with 3 for 27 and Tom Spilsbury making his league debut took an excellent 3 for 25.

In reply , Sefton lost Chris Bellis early but then a stand of 63 between Ben Percival (42) and Paul Horton (34) put them in a better position but at 94 for 5 the game could go either way. Then followed a stand of 55 between the two young left handers Leo Spilsbury (23) and Huzaifa Zubair who was out for 39 with the score on 163 for 7. Unfortunately Sefton could add only two more runs to the total and were all out for 165 in 55 overs.

(above) Tom Spilsbury took 3 for 25 on his league debut for the First XI

(above) Ben Percival top scored for Sefton Park with 42 in their 8 run defeat by Caldy

(above) Paul Horton scored 34

(above) Leo Spilsbury scored 23

The Third XI had an interesting game with Goodlass the visitors on the Lower Ground. Sefton batted first and were soon in trouble. With the score on 32 for 6, it looked that we were heading for a short afternoon but 36 from Prajesh Shukla helped their cause and then a remarkable stand of 83 for the last wicket between Shadab Khan and Ronan Brady (10 not out) took them to 198 all out Shadab was bowled on 98 going for the big shot that would have brought his hundred up.

Unfortunately, this total did not prove enough as Goodlass managed to knock the runs off for the loss of just four wickets. Ronan Brady finished with 2 for 47

(above) Prajesh Shukla scored 36 for the Third XI in their home defeat by Goodlass

(above) Shadab Khan scored 98

The Fourth XI travelled to Irby to play their Third XI.

Irby batted first and were bowled out for 136 with Fiasal Malikzaitaking 4 for 21 from 12 overs and Billy Gartside 3 for 11 in 5 overs.

In reply, James Daniels scored 37 Ahmed Zia 26 not out and Rob Kennedy 22 as Sefton achieved a four wicket victory.

The Second XI game at Southport has been rearranged as the Southport ground is being prepared for the county game

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