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Saturday 22nd July - Six wickets for Jimmy Dixon and a fifty for Dan Kelly in First XI draw

First XI

Birkenhead Park 125 all out (25.5 overs)

J Dixon 6 for 48, L Spilsbury 2 for 19

Sefton Park 116 for 4 (29 overs)

Dan Kelly 56 not out, P Horton 23 not out

Match drawn

Second XI

Match abandoned without a ball bowled

Third XI

Sefton Park 151 for 3 dec.

J Daniels 71, Prajesh Shukla 44

Liverpool 69 for 2

No decision - rain

Fourth XI

Match abandoned without a ball bowled

On a Saturday when the Mersyside area was affected by rain, the First XI tarvelled to play Birkenhead Park.

Luckily, they were able to start on time, with the home side batting first after Sefton won the toss. Three home side wickets soon fell to Jimmy Dixon and they were 12 for 3 when a break for rain gave them a chance to regroup. The fourth wicket soon fell as play returned and then a stand of 39 for the fifth wicket helped. Wickets six and seven fell to Jimmy Dixon in consecutive balls. The home side then reached 101 for 8 when there was a big break for rain.

They returned and eventually reached 125 in 25.5 overs with Jimmy Dixon finishing with 6 for 48 and Leo Spilsbury 2 for 19

Sefton's reply began steadily and they were 43 for 4 when Dan Kelly joined Paul Horton in the middle, he scored 56 not out in 42 balls as Sefton finished on 116 for 4 in 29 overs, 9 runs short of the Birkenhead total in a drawn game. Paul Horton finished on 23 not out

The Third XI managed to get their game on against Liverpool's Thirds on the Lower Ground. Sefton batted first and James Daniels scored 71 and Prajesh Shakla 44 as they were able to declare 151 for 3 in the hope of getting a result before the rains came.

Liverpool went out to bat as the rain started but reached 69 for 2 when it was too heavy to carry on.

(above and below) Action in the Third XI game as Liverpool bat in the rain

The Second and Fourth XI games were abandoned without a ball being bowled.

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