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Saturday 18th June - 177 for Ben Percival in First XI draw

Updated: Jun 19, 2022

First XI

Sefton Park 281 for 3 dec. (53 overs)

B Percival 177, C Bellis 55, G Lee 27

Fleetwood Hesketh 269 for 5 (63 overs)

R Houghton 2 for 62, L Spilsbury 2 for 66

Match drawn

Second XI

Sefton Park 159 all out (50 overs)

H Deveney 56, A Saeed 20, S Parkinson 24

Newton le Willows 161 for 1 (25.5 overs)

Newton le Willows won by 9 wickets

Third XI

Goodlass 106 all out (25.1 overs)

J Hague 5 for 45, C Daniels 2 for 0, S John 2 for 30

Sefton Park 44 all out

Fourth XI

167 for 8 dec. (45 overs)

A Zia 2 for 22

Sefton Park 76 all out

Fisal 25

Caldy won by 91 runs

The First XI welcomed Fleetwood Hesketh to Sefton Park.

Sefton won the toss and decided to bat first Ben Percival and Chris Bellis started steadily but really picked up the pace as the innings went on. Chris Bellis was the first to be dismissed with the score on 141, having scored 55 from 95 balls. George Lee then joined Ben and they put on 117 for the second wicket before Ben was dismissed for 177 from 168 balls, having hit 3 sixes and 28 fours.. This total was just 3 runs short of Sean Vandome's club record of 180.

George Lee went on to make 27 and Sefton declared on 281 for 3 in 53 overs.

Fleetwood Hesketh began their innings fairly quickly, undaunted by the big total and put on 65 for the first wicket. Rob Houghton's introduction into the attack slowed the run rate down but wickets were hard to come by and they finished on 269 for 5 in 63 overs, just 12 runs short of the Sefton total. Rob Houghton finished with 2 for 62 snd Leo Spilsbury 2 for 66.

So a day of 550 runs and 116 overs ended in a draw.

(below) Some Pics of Ben Percival on his way to 177

(below) Chris Bellis scored 55

(below) George Lee scored 27

Two wickets (above) a bowled from Rob Houghton

(below) Caught behind by James Stirling off the bowling of Jack Thorley

The Second XI travelled to Newton le Willows where the home side won the toss and elected to field. Sefton batted for 50 overs before they were dismissed for 159. Harry Deveney scored 55, Asif Saeed 20 and Sam Parkinson 24.

In reply, Newton le Willows put on 121 for the first wicket and lost just that one wicket in passing the Sefton total in 26th over.

The Third XI travelled to Haydock to play Goodlass. Sefton won the toss and decided to field. They dismissed Goodlass for 106 in 28.1 overs with James Hague taking 5 for 45, Sarah John 2 for 30 and Charlie Daniels 2 for 0.

The total proved too much for Sefton as they were dismissed for 44 in 35.2 overs.

The Fourth XI fared no better as they entertained Caldy's Third XI on the Lower Ground.

Caldy batted first and declared on 167 for 8 with Ahmad Zia taking 2 for 22. Sefton were dismissed for 76 with Fisal scoring 25

Action from the Fourth XI (above) An LBW wicket for Tom Summers (below) Skipper Jo Ledbury opening the batting for Sefton

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