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Saturday 15th July - First XI defeated by Spring View

Updated: Jul 16, 2023

First XI

Sefton Park 190 for 4 dec. (45.1 overs)

C Bellis 40, P Horton 43 not out, R Supria 45, L Spilsbury 33 not out

Spring View 91 for 4 (25 overs)

J Dixon 3 for 51

Spring View on by 6 wickets

Second XI

Leigh 214 for 7 dec. (34 overs)

T Spilsbury 2 for 49, L Tollady 2 for 30

No decision - rain

Third XI

Match abandoned without a ball bowled

Fourth XI

Sefton Park 150 for 8 dec.

A Fallows 59 not out

Wavertree 145 for 3

J Orme 2 for 10

Match Drawn

Spring View were the visitors to Sefton Park.

On St Swithin's Day, a heavy rain shower at 11:15 in the morning meant that a start on time was not possible. Thanks to great work by Scott Aitchisom on the ground and the enthusiasm of the umpires to get the game on, a start was made at 2:30.

The visitors won the toss and decided to field first.

Sefton's openers put on 48 for the first wicket before James Stirling was stumped for 16, Chris Bellis then went on to make 40. Paul Horton then proved a solid backbone to the innings as Rob Supria scored 45 in 27 balls and Leo Spilsbury 33 not out in 22 balls and Sefton were able to declare on 190 for 4 in 45.1 overs. Paul finished on 43 not out.

After losing their first wicket on 13, the visitors then set about chasing the required total rapidly. A stand of 113 for the fourth wicket took them to 167 and they soon achieved a victory with 10 overs left, finishing on 191 for 4 in 25 overs, Their opener Edwin Geary finished on 101 not out in 72 balls. Jimmy Dixon took 3 for 51 in 6 overs.

(above) James Stirling scored 16 for Sefton in their home defeat by Spring View

(above) Chris Bellis scored 40

(above) Paul Horton scored 43 not out

(above) Rob Supria scored 45

(above) Leo Spilsbury scored 33 not out

The Second XI travelled to Leigh where they won the toss and asked the home side to bat first. They scored quickly to reach 214 for 7 when the rains came. They declared on this total but the game never got started again. There were two wickets apiece for Tom Spilsbury and Liam Tollady

The Third XI game against Wallasey on the Lower Ground was abandoned without a ball bowled.

More luck for the Fourth XI who were away to Wavertree's Thirds.

A 2:30 start was possible here and Sefton declared on 150 for 8 with Andrew Fallows scoring 59 not out including three sixes.

In reply, the home side came close but finished on 145 for 3 in a drawn game. Jeff Orme took 2 for 10

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