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Saturday 21st August 2021 - First XI defeated at league leaders Northern

Updated: Aug 22, 2021

First XI

Sefton Park 113 all out (51.2 overs)

J Dixon 22, G Rasool 35

Northern 114 without loss

Northern won by 10 wickets

Second XI

Northern 150 for 6 dec.(43 overs)

D Kelly 2 for 37, A Aitchison 3 for 22

Sefton Park 143 for 4 (29 overs)

S Aitchison 85, L Spilsbury 44

Match drawn

Third XI

Match abandoned without a ball bowled

Fourth XI

Match abandoned without a ball bowled

The First XI travelled to Crosby to play league leaders Northern.

Sefton won the toss and decided to bat first. They were in trouble immediately and at one point were 42 for 8. Jimmy Dixon (22) and Ghulam Rasool (35 on his First XI debut) then put on 43 for the 9th wicket and the Ghulam Rasool and Raheem Kasser (14 not out) took the score to 113 all out in 51.2 overs.

Unfortunately, Northern knocked off the required runs in 18.2 overs.

So it was one point for the First XI who remain 37 points adrift at the bottom of the table

The Second XI welcomed Northern to Sefton Park.

The visitors won the toss and decided to bat first. After some mopping up of the ground they reached 46 without loss when they had to leave to leave the field for more rain. On return Northern reached 150 for 6 declared in 43 overs.

This gave Sefton Park a good run chase. After losing the first two wickets for 6 runs Scott Aitchison joined Leo Spilsbury in the middle. Their chase only just failed to reach the Northern total finishing 7 runs short in 29 overs ' Scott Aitchison finished with 85 and Leo Spilsbury 44 as Sefton finished on 143 for 4 in a drawn game

(above) Scott Aitchison score 85 and (below) Leo Spilsbury scored 44 in the Second XI run chase against Northern

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