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Saturday 23rd April - Seven wickets for Jimmy Dixon and four wins for Sefton Park Sides

Updated: Apr 24, 2022

First XI

Highfield 63 all out (25.1 overs)

J Dixon 7 for 24, H Zubair 2 for 16

Sefton Park 64 for 3 (27.3 overs)

C Bellis 28, P Horton 22 not out

Sefton Park won by 7 wickets

Second XI

Northern 183 or 6 dec.

M Chappell 3 for 48

Sefton Park 184 for 4

G Lee 65, R Supria 68 not out

Sefton Park won by 6 wickets

Third XI

Birkenhead Park Third XI 77 all out (29 overs)

C Mitchell 5 for 17, R Brady 2 for 7, O Vasco 2 for 23

Sefton Park 80 without loss (16 overs)

J Daniels 34 not out, P Morris 35 not out

Sefton Park won by 10 wickets

Fourth XI

New Brighton Fourth XI 118 all out

J Hughes 3 for 10, P Barlow 2 for 8, Kashif Makik 2 for 27

Sefton Park 118 without loss (14 overs)

R Kennedy 30 not out, Kaash Patel 81 not out

Sefton Park won by 10 wickets

As a new season starts, the First XI welcomed Highfield to Sefton Park. The visitors won the toss and decided to bat first, The opening partnership put on 22 before the first wicket fell. They, then, moved to 32 for the second wicket but after that wickets fell regularly and they were dismissed for 63 in (25.1 overs). Highlight of Sefton's bowling was 7 for 24 in 13 overs by Jimmy Dixon, Huzaifa Zubair took 2 for 16.

In reply, Sefton lost two early wickets but a stand of 36 for the third between skipper Paul Horton (22 not out) and Chris Bellis (28) ensured that a victory was achieved which was by 7 wickets in 27.3 overs

(above) A caught behind by James Stirling off the bowling of Huzaifa Zubair

(below) A clean bowled by Jimmy Dixon who finished with 7 for 24

(above) Welcome back to Chris Bellis who scored 28

(below) A return to Sefton Park as skipper by Paul Horton saw him score 22 not out

The Second XI travelled to Northern where the home side won the toss and elected to bat first. They declared on 183 for 6 in 45 overs with Mark Chappell taking 3 for 48.

68 not out by opener Rob Supria and 65 by George Lee enabled Sefton to pass the Northern total in the 36th over with 4 wickets down.

Newly promoted Birkenhead Park Thirds played Sefton's Thirds on the Lower Ground.

Birkenhead batted first and were dismissed for 77 in 29 overs. Chris Mitchell took 5 for 17, Ronan Brady 2 for 7 and Ollie Vasco 2 for 23.

No trouble for Sefton Park in reply as they passed the Birkenhead total without out losing a wicket in 16 overs. James Daniels finished with 34 not out and Paul Morris 35 not out.

(above) A wicket for Chris Mitchell in the Third XI victory over Birkenhead Park Thirds

(below) Paul Morris scored 35 not out for the Thirds

The Fourth XI crossed the Mersey to play New Brighton Fourths

New Brighton batted first and were dismissed for 118 with new boy James Hughes taking 3 for 10, Paul Barlow 2 for 8 and Kashif Makik 2 for 27.

It was another ten wicket victory for a Sefton Park side as Rob Kennedy (30 not out) and Kaash Patel (81 not out) passed the New Brighton total in 14 overs.

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