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Saturday 13th August - Paul Horton century sets up win against Colwyn Bay

Updated: Aug 14, 2022

First XI

Sefton Park 212 all out (61.3 overs)

P Horton 109 all out G Lee 22, H Zubair 33

Colwyn Bay 153 all out (39.3 overs)

H Zubair 2 for 27, J Dixon 2 for 52, L Spilsbury 3 for 12, R Kasser 3 for 46

Sefton Park won by 59 runs

Second XI

Birkenhead Park 213 all out (44 overs)

R Brown 4 for 40, A Gamage 2 for 24, M Jain 2 for 45

Sefton Park 214 for 9 (38.3 overs)

S Parkinson 22, J Hale 25, P Ostler 48, D Kelly 60 not out

Sefton Park won by 1 wicket

Third X!

Sefton Prk 157 all out (48 overs)

J Daniels 61, H Wright 34

Formby 158 for 6

J Hague 2 for 24

Formby won by 4 wickets

Fourth XI

Northop Hall 22 for 7 dec.

Sefton Park 190 for 7

G Monk 75 not out

Match drawn

On a hot afternoon in Sefton Park, the First XI welcomed Colwyn Bay. Paul Horton won the toss and decided to bat first. After 7 overs the score was 2 for 2 with both openers out for one. Paul Horton and George Lee then took the score to 54 for 3 with George being third man down after scoring 22. Paul and Huzaifa Zubair (33) put on 66 for the fifth wicket.

Tea was reached with the score on 181 for 9 in 58 overs. After tea, the skipper Paul Horton came out determined to add runs and eventually they reached 212 all out in 61.3 overs with Paul finishing on 109 not out, also he becomes the second Sefton batter to pass 500 league runs.

In reply, Colwyn Bay had one and a half hours and 20 overs to bat but lost wickets steadily and they reached 108 for 9 with ten overs left. With the Sefton field in, the last two Colwyn Bay batters put on 49 runs before the last wicket fell with three overs left.

Leo Spilsbury finished with 3 for 12, Raheem Kasser 3 for 46, Huzaifa Zubair 2 for 27 and Jimmy Dixon 2 for 52

An excellent victory for Sefton against a side who are second in the league.

(above) Paul Horton scored 109 not out in the First XI win over Colwyn Bay

(above) Paul Horton hits out at the end of the Sefton Park innings

(above) George Lee scored 22 for Sefton

(above) Huzaifa Zubair scored 33 for Sefton Park

The Second XI crossed the Mersey to play Birkenhead Park. The home side won the toss and decided to bat first. A stand of 62 for the fourth wicket was the picke of their innings which eventually finished on 212 all out in 44 overs. Robin Brown finished with 4 for 40, Asiri Gamage 2 for 24, Mithun Jain 2 for 45.

Sefton lost their first wicket on 2 and were 39 for 3 and victory looked a long way off on 87 for 5 but at that score acting skipper Dave Kelly joined Pete Ostler in the middle and they put on 102 for the sixth wicket when Pete Ostler was out for 48. Dave Kelly remained 60 not out as Sefton passed the Birkenhead total with one wicket remaining. Earlier contributions came from Jack Hale (25) and Sam Parkinson (21)

The Third XI played league leaders Formby Thirds on the Lower Ground.

Sefton batted first and were dismissed for 157 in 48 overs with James Daniels scoring 61 and Harry Wright 34

Formby passed the total with 6 wickets down. There were two apiece for Andy Aitchison and James Hague (2 for 24)

(above ) James Daniels brings up his 50 for the Third XI

(above) Harry Wright Scored 34

The Fourth XI made the journey to play Northop Hall Thirds

The home side batted first and declared on 220 for 7 with two wickets apiece for Phil McLoughlin, Billy Gartside and Adrian O'Hara

In reply Greg Monk scored 75 not out as Sefton reached 190 for 7 in a drawn gam

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