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Saturday 17th September - First XI defeat at Rainford - Seconds avoid relegation

Updated: Sep 18, 2022

First XI

Rainford 140 all out (36.3 overs)

R Kasser 5 for 10, L Spilsbury 3 for 25

Sefton Park 41 all out (23.1 overs)

P Horton 14

Rainford won by 99 runs

Second XI

Ormskirk 117 all out (38.3 overs)

A Gamage 3 for 28, R Houghton 2 for 43, S Parkinson 3 for 31, T Spilsbury 2 for 5

Sefton Park 111 all out (41.3 overs)

S Aitchison 31

Ormskirk won by 6 runs

Third XI

Match conceded by Maghull Thirds

Fourth XI

Liverpool Superkings 233 all out

C Mitchell 5 for 39

Sefton Park 186 for 8

P McLoughlin 82 not out, Fisal Malikzai 23

Match drawn

The First XI travelled to Rainford with the home side looking for a win to gain promotion.

Sefton won the toss and decided to field first.The home side began well before a spell of 7 overs from Leo Spilsbury ( 3 for 25) reduced them to 90 for 4. Raheem Kasser then joined the attack and his 5 for 10 in 6.3 overs enabled Sefton to bowl out Rainford for 140 in 36.3 overs.

In reply, Sefton were hoping for a reversal of their recent form but this was not to be and only skipper Paul Horton (14) reached double figures as they were dismissed for 41 in 23.1 overs.

Rainford won the league and Colwyn Bay finished second. Sefton park finished eighth and Fleetwood Hesketh and Northop Hall were relegated.

The Second XI welcomed Ormkirk to Sefton Park with Sefton needing 8 points to avoid relegation.

Three quick wickets for Asiri Gamage (3 for 28) reduced the visitors to 2 for 2 and then 19 for 3 before they put on 46 for the fourth wicket. Sam Parkinson then struck, taking 3 for 31 in 7 overs to take the score to 83 for 6. Rob Houghton (2 for 43) and Tom Spilsbury (2 for 5) then tidied up the tail as Ormskirk were dismissed 117 in 38.3 overs.

In reply, the total looked very getable but when the first two Sefton wickets fell for 8 runs, the warning was there. Scott Aitchison's 31 runs was the backbone of Sefton's innings, he was helped by Rob Supria (17) and Sam Parkinson (19) but in the end they fell 6 runs short on 111 in 41.3 overs. Only 7 points but results elsewhere at Southport and Orrell Red Triangle enabled them to avoid relegation. Orrell Red Triangle and Liverpool were relegated as Sefton finished ninth. Formby won the league.

(above) A catch by Scott Aitchison off Rob Houghto's bowling in the Second XI defeat by Ormskirk

(above) A wicket for Sam Parkinson

(above) Scott Aitchison scored 31 for the Second XI

(above) Sam Parkinson scored 19

The Third XI game was conceded by Maghull so 25 points to Sefton who played a friendly.

The Fourth XI travelled to play Liver Superkings who are new to the League this year.

Superkings batted first and scored 233 with Chris Mitchell taking 5 for 39,

In reply Phil McLoughlin scored 82 not out and Fisal Malikzai 23 as Sefton reached 183 for 8 in a drawn game

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