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Saturday 22nd April - First XI defeat at Spring View as Seconds defeat Leigh

Updated: Apr 23, 2023

First XI

Spring View 134 all out (52.4 overs)

J Dixon 5 for 30, H Zubair 2 for 23

Sefton Park 87 all out (41.2 overs)

Dan Kelly 20

Spring View won by 47 runs

Second XI

Sefton Park 201 for 6 dec. (42 overs)

S Aitchison 66, J Rogers 28, P Ostler 38 not out, M Rafi 35 not out

Leigh 152 all out (37.1 overs)

A Gamage 2 for 35, P Ostler 2 for 51, T Spilsbury 3 for 24, M Rafi 3 for 12

Sefton Park won by 49 runs

Third XI

Sefton Park 175 all out (49.4 overs)

R Owens 74, M Boyns 27 not out

Northern 151 all out (44 overs)

C Mitchell 5 for 38

Sefton Park won by 24 runs

The First XI travelled to Wigan to play Spring View, won the toss and asked the home side to bat first. With the score on 44 for 6 and five wickets for Jimmy Dixon, this looked a good decision. But stands of 24 for the seventh wicket, 28 for the ninth wicket and 21 for the tenth enabled the home side to reach 134 all out in 52.4 overs. Dixon finished with 5 for 30 and Huzaifa Zubair 2 for 23.

Unfortunately, Sefton found similar difficulties in their reply and with a top stand of 17 for the fifth wicket between Paul Horton (16) and Daniel Kelly who top scored with 20, Sefton were only able to reach 87 all out in the 42nd over.

The Second XI welcomed Leigh to Sefton Park. Sefton won the toss and decided to bat first. Kaash Patel (15) and Jeremy Rogers put on 27 for the first wicket. Jeremy was out for 28 having put on 90 for the second wicket with Scott Aitchison who scored 66 before he was dismissed soon after. An undefeated stand of 52 for the seventh wicket between Pete Ostler (38 not out) and Mohammad Rafi (35 not out) enabled Sefton to declare on 201 for 6 off 42 overs.

Leigh made a good start in reply, scoring 38 for the first wicket but this proved to be the top stand as the Sefton bowlers gradually picked up wickets. Asiri Gamage took 2 for 35, Ostler 2 for 51, Tom Spilsbury 3 for 24 and Mohammad Rafi 3 for 12 as Leigh were dismissed for 152 in 37.1 overs.

Scott Aitchison scored 66 for the Second XI in their home win over Leigh

Jeremy Rogers scored 28

Kaash Patel scored 15 in 17 balls

The Third XI travelled to Crosby to play Northern's SK XI

Sefton were asked to bat first with Rhys Owens scoring 74 which was the backbone of Sefton's total of 175 all out in 49.4 overs. Mark Boyns chipped in with a valuable 27 not out.

In reply, Chris Mitchell began his regular collection of wickets by taking 5 for 38 and Ian Dawes took 2 for 54 to dismiss Northern for 151 in 44 overs.

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