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Saturday 23rd July - Vital win for Second XI, Draws elsewhere

First XI

Bootle 190 all out (52.1 overs)

H Zubair 4 for 45, R Kaseer 2 for 46

Sefton Park 146 for 2 (35 overs)

C Bellis 52, P Horton 56 not out

Match drawn

Second Xi

Orrell Red Triangle 130 all out (44.4 overs)

D Kelly 5 for 53, P Ostler 3 for 25

Sefton Park 131 for 1 (19.4 overs)

A Hale 53 not out, R Conlan 53

Sefton Park won by 9 wickets

Third XI

Merseyside Sports and Social 213 all out

R Brady 4 for 32, M Boyns 3 for 57

Sefton Park 122 for 9

D Shakeel 40

Match drawn

Fourth XI

Match conceded by New Brighton Fourths

With rain falling, the First XI travelled to play Bootle. After a late start, Sefton won the toss and decided to field. With Bootle on 6 for 3 after 6 overs, this seemed a good idea. However, they put on 84 for the fourth wicket and 69 for the fifth. Sefton then picked up wickets and eventually,their top scorer, Joshua Adrady was last man out being run out by Chris Bellis with his score on 99. Bootle finished on 190 all out in 52.1 overs.

With further rain falling, Sefton were able to bat for 35 overs, Chris Bellis scored 52 and Paul Horton 56 not out as Sefton reached 146 for 2 and a win probably taken away from the by the rain.

The Second XI were involved in the bottom of the table battle with Orrell Red Triangle, having drawn last week's game.against them. Orrell won the toss and decided to bat first. They soon lost early wickets and were 11 for 3., Eventually, they reached 86 for 9 and then put on 44 for the lat wicket to reach 130 all out in 4.4 overs.

Dave Kelly finishe with 5 for 53 and Pete Ostler 3 for 25

Sefton's reply went well with 124 being reached before the first wicket fell. Richie Conlan scored 53 and Andrew Hale 53 not out in a 9 wicket win.

(below) Three batters are bowled by Dave Kelly

(below) A wicket for Asiri Gamage

(below) A wicket for Pete Ostler

(below) A catch by Sam Parkinson off Robin Brown's bowling

Top Scorers

(above) Andrew Hale scored 53 not out for the Second XI

(below) Richie Conlan score 53

The Third XI travelled to the Wirral to play Merseyside Sports and Social.

The home side batted first and scored213 all out with Ronan Brady taking 4 for 32 and Mark Boyns 3 for 57.

In reply Dan Shakeel scored 40 but it was left to Ronan Brady and Charles Daniels to bat out the las six overs for a draw

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