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Saturday 10th September - Vital win for Seconds as First lose at home to Ainsdale

Updated: Sep 11, 2022

First XI

Ainsdale 221 for 6 dec. (55 overs)

J Dixon 2 for 54, H Zubair 2 for 51

Sefton Park 109 all out (29.4 overs)

B Percival 24, H Zubair 21, A Madhu, 18

Ainsdale won by 112 runs

Second XI

Wallasey 90 all out (37.3 overs)

D Kelly 5 for 31, T Spilsbury 5 for 37

Sefton Park 92 for 4 (15.4 overs)

R Supria 35 not out

Sefton Park won by 6 wickets

Third XI

Goodlass 100 all out (40.4 overs)

R Brady 6 for 34, C Mitchell 4 for 37

Sefton Park 101 without loss (18 overs)

C Mitchell 50 not out, J Daniels 30 not out

Sefton Park won by 10 wickets

Fourth XI

Orrell Red Triangle 158 all out

Fisal Malikzai 3 for 21

Sefton Park 159 for 6

A Ahmed 40, G Monk 24 not out, J Ledbury 23, Fisal Malikzai 21

Sefton Park won by 4 wickets

All sides paid their respects for the passing of the Queen with a minutes silence. (below the Third XI)

The First XI welcomed Ainsdale to Sefton Park with both sides being in a mid table position. Sefton won the toss and asked the visitors to bat. They put on 21 for the first wicket and another 33 for the second but wickets do not appear to come quickly enough in recent weeks and they were able to declare on 221 for 6 in 55 overs.

In reply, a brisk 24 in 25 balls from opener Ben Percival made him the highest scoring Sefton batter. Huzaifa Zubair chipped in with 21 later in the order ans Ayan Madhu added 18 but they were dismissed for 109 in the 30th over.

They remain in eighth place in the table and face a visit to Rainford next week who need a win to gain promotion!!

(above) A wicket for Leo Spilsbury in the First XI defeat by Ainsdale

(above) Ben Percival top scored with 24

(above) Sam Parkinson scored 8 runs

The Second XI travelled to Wallasey, still not safe from relegation. Wallasey won the toss and decided to bat first. Dave Kelly opened the bowling and Tom Spilsbury quickly joined him. Between them they bowled out Wallasey for 90 in 37.3 overs with Dave Kelly taking 5 for 31 in 18.3 overs and Tom Spilsbury 5 for 37 in 16 overs.

In reply, Sefton did not find the wickets easy but 35 not in 24 balls from Rob Supria steered them to a six wicket victory in 15.4 overs

They are now 18 points clear from second to bottom Orrell Red Triangle and face a home game against Ormskirk next week.

The Third XI played Goodlass on the Lower Ground.

The visitors batted first and found the Sefton opening bowlers in great form, Chris Mitchell took 4 for 37 and Ronan Brady 6 for 34 to dismiss Goodlass for 100 in 40.4 overs.

Not finished with that Chris Mitchell opened the batting and scored 50 not out as he and James Daniels (30 not out) passed the Goodlass total in 18 overs without either being dismissed.

Cabove) A wicket for Chris Mitchell who followed it (below) by scoring 50 not out in the Third XI's ten wicket defeat of Goodlass

(above) James Daniels scored 30 not out for the Thirds

(above) The wicket takes Chris Mitchell (left) with 4 for 37 and Ronan Brady with 6 for 34

The Fourth XI travelled to Wigan to play Orrell Red Triangle's Thirds.

Orrell batted first and were dismissed for 158 with Fisal Malikzai taking 3 for 21 to add to the 4 catches that he took.

In reply, Adam Ahmed scored 40, Greg Monk 24 not out, Jo Ledbury 23 and Fisal Malikzai 21 as Sefton completed an excellent 4 wickets victory with 4 balls of the final over remaining.

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