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Saturday 1st July - First XI victory over St Helens

Updated: Jul 2, 2023

First XI

St Helens Town 185 all out (52.5 overs)

H Zubair 4 for 39, L Spilsbury 2 for 23, A Madhu 2 for 18

Sefton Park 186 for 8 (43.5 overs)

A Hale 20, P Horton 73, H Zubair 26, R Supria 25 not out

Sefton Park won by 2 wickets

Second XI

Lytham 209 for 4 dec. (45 overs)

T Spilsbury 2 for 75

Sefton Park 143 all out (34.4 overs)

S Aitchison 25, P Ostler 39, A Woods 21

Lytham won by 66 runs

Third XI

Sefton Park 155 all out

M Heaney 50, H Wright 37, C Daniels 20

Formby 110 all out

R Brady 4 for 25, L Tolladay 2 for 27

Sefton Park won by 45 runs

Fourth XI

New Brighton 172 for 6

I Ahmed 2 for 20

Sefton Park 173 for 9

R Kennedy 39, D Kelly 29, J Ledbury 27

Sefton Park won by 1 wicket

The First XI welcomed St Helens Town to Sefton Park.The visitors won the toss and decided to bat first. The Sefton Park opening attack of Jimmy Dixon and Huzaifa Zubair soon struck and the visitors found themselves on 44 for 5 and then 76 for 6. However, they recovered to put on 41 for the seventh wicket, 36 for the ninth and 28 for the tenth wicket and finish on 185 all out in 52.5 overs. Huzaifa Zubair finished with 4 for 39, Leo Spilsbury 2 for 23 and Ayan Madhu 2 for 18.

Sefton's innings did not begin with both openers back in the pavilion with the score on 24. Andrew Hale added 20 runs to take the score to 44 for 3. Skipper Paul Horton then held the innings together helped by 26 from Huzaifa Zubair and when he was out for 73, Rob Supria took over to steer the side home with a score of 25 not out. So a two wicket victory completed in 45.3 overs and 25 points means that Sefton finish the first half of the season in seventh place in the league

(above) A wicket for Jimmy Dixon

(above and below) Wickets with consecutive ball by Huzaifa Zubair

(above) A wicket for Ayan Madhu

(above) Andrew Hale scored 20 for Sefton

(above) Paul Horton scored 73

(above) Dan Kelly scored 12

The Second XI travelled to Wigan where the home side won the toss and decided to bat first. The decision proved fruitful as they put on 143 for the first wicket and then went on to declare on 209 for 4 in 45 overs. Tom Spilsbury took 2 for 75.

In reply, Scott Aitchison scored 25, Pete Ostler 39 and Alex Woods 21 but with five ducks in their total, they were dismissed for 143 in the 35th over

The Third XI played Formby's Thirds. Sefton batted first, scoring 155 with Mike Heaney scoring 50, Harry Wright 39 and Charles Daniels 20.

Ronan Brady took four wickets and Liam Tollady 2 to dismiss Formby for 110

A strong Fourth XI played a New Brighton third XI on the Lower Ground.

New Brighton batted first and declared on 172 for 6 in 45 overs, Ibrahim Ahmed took 2 for 20.

In reply, Sefton went on to win with 2 balls and one wicket left, finishing on 173 for 9. Rob Kennedy scored 39, Dave Kelly 29 and Jo Ledbury 27

(above) Rob Kennedy top scored with 39 for the Fourth XI in their win against New Brighton

(above) Adam Ahmed scored 18

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