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Saturday 16th September - Three wins out of three for Sefton Park sides

Updated: Sep 18, 2023

First XI

Sefton Park 130 all out (52.4 overs)

C Bellis 37, B Percival 35, L Spilsbury 29

St Helens Town 87 all out (26.1 overs)

L Spilsbury 3 for 18, A Jagan 4 for 23, Dan Kelly 3 for 7

Sefton Park won by 43 runs

Second XI

Lytham 146 for 9 dec. (46.2 overs)

P Ostler 3 for 43, T Spilsbury 3 for 21

Sefton Park 147 for 5 (33.5 overs)

J Rogers 27, M Young 36, A Hale 23, N Paul 34 not out

Sefton Park won by 5 wickets

Third XI

Formby 92 all out (43 overs)

J Vinu 2 for 23, F Malikzai 4 for 45, A O'Neill 2 for 7

Sefton Park 93 for 8

J Daniels 25, R Bhardwaj 22 not out

Sefton Park won by 2 wickets

The First XI travelled to play St Helens Town who needed a victory to ensure First Division survival.

The home side won the toss and decided to field first. Sefton openers Chris Bellis (37) and Ben Percival (35) put on 70 for the first wicket. Leo Spilsbury (29) came in at number three and helped take the score forward but after he was out with the score on 115 for 5, wickets fell quickly and they were all out for 130 in 52.4 overs

St Helens made a good start to their reply and when their second wicket fell with the score on 48, they still looked to be in with a chance. However, with the introduction of Abhishek Jagan to the attack wickets soon began to fall and they were all out for 87 in just 26.1 overs.

Leo Spilsbury finished with 3 for 18, Abhishek Jagan 4 for 23 and Dan Kelly 3 for 7.

St Helens Town did stay up thanks to Caldy's defeat to Spring View.

In the end Sefton finished a respectable seventh in the league which was won by Newton le Willows with Birkenhead Park second.

The Second XI welcomed Lytham to Croxteth Drive. Sefton won the toss and decided to field first. The visitors scored steadily to reach 115 for 5 and then lost a few quick wickets as they hit out looking for a declaration. In the end this came with the score on 146 for 9 in 46.2 overs.

Pete Ostler finished with 3 for 43 and Tome Spilsbury 3 for 21,

Sefton made a good start in reply with Deva (12) and Jeremy Rogers putting on 33 for the first wicket and when Jeremy was out 27, the score was 69 for 2. Matt Young then made a run a ball 36, Andrew Hale, playing his last inning for Sefton before returning to Australia hit 23 and the innings finished with Nathan Paul scoring 34 in 28 balls. Sefton finished on 147 for 5 in the 34th over for a 5 wicket victory and a second place finish in the league behind champions Ormskirk

(above) A wicket for Pete Ostler in the Second XI win over Lytham

(above) A wicket for Tom Spilsbury

(above) Jeremy Rogers scored 27

(above) Deva scored 12

Andy Hale, above, leaves the field after his last innings for Sefton Park

The Third XI entertained Formby's Thirds on the Lower Ground.

Formby batted first and scored 92 in 43 overs with Faisal Malikzai taking 4 for 45, Joash Vinu 2 for 23 and Aaron O'Neill 2 for 7. The relatively easy total proved not to be so despite James Daniels scoring 25 to give Sefton a solid start. Wickets began to fall regularly and the hosts were still eight runs short with eight wickets down when Charlie Daniels joined Rajid Bhardwaj in the middle. However, this proved no problem for Rajid as he finished the game with a four to seal a two wicket win.

A successful season ends for the Thirds after winning the Embee Trophy and finishing third in the league.

(above) A wicket for Joash Vinu in the Third XI win over Formby

(above) James Daniels scored 25

(above) Rajid Bhardwaj hits a four to win the game

(above) The Third XI, Embee Trophy winners and third in the league - well done!

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