Updated: Jun 28, 2022
Sefton Park 114 all out (48.4 overs)
G Lee 34, S Parkinson 26
Lytham 78 all out (27 overs)
H Zubair 3 for 20, J Dixon 3 for 41, L Spilsbury 4 for 16
Sefton Park won by 36 runs
Lytham 240 for 3 dec (39 overs)
A Aitchison 2 for 56
Sefton Park 213 for 9 (48 overs)
C Bellis 71, A Aitchison 26, A Saeed 31, A Gamage 34
Wallasey 196 for 6 dec. (36 overs)
C Daniels 3 for 42, R Brady 2 for 21
Sefton Park 59 all out (29.2 overs)
Wallasey won by 127 runs
Birkenhead Park 182 for 7 dec. (45 overs)
T Summers 4 for 58, W Gartside 2 for 22
Sefton Park 124 all out (34.4 overs)
A Malik 32, K Saleem 27
Birkenhead Park won by 58 runs
The First XI made the trip north to play league leaders Lytham who have won eight out of inevitable games so far. Sefton won the toss and decided to bat first. George Lee opened and scored 34 before he was fourth man out. Last week's hero Ben Percival and skipper Paul Horton were both dismissed without scoring and it was left to Sam Parkinson to provide the middle order strength, scoring 26 and featuring in a last wicket stand of 26 with Jimmy Dixon (15 not out) as Sefton were dismissed for 114 in 48,4 overs.
This total did not look enough against the league leaders but Sefton were welcoming back opening bowlers Jimmy Dixon and Huzaifa Zubair. After an opening stand of 21, the two bowlers struck with Huzaifa taking 3 for 20 and Jimmy 3 for 41 to reduce Lytham to 54 for 6. Leo Spilsbury then joined the attack and remarkably finished off his permitted 7 overs by achieving a hat trick to bowl out Lytham for 78 in 27 overs. Leo finished with 4 for 16.
An excellent victory.
The Second XI welcomed Lytham's Seconds to Sefton Park. Sefton won the toss and decided to field. 39 overs later, Lytham were able to declare on 240 for 3 with Andy Aitchison taking 2 for 56.
Sefton started well in their chase, putting on 56 for the first wicket when Andy Aitchison was out for 26, Asif Saeed then scored 31 before he was out with the score on 131. Chris Bellis who scored 71 in 99 balls was dismissed on the same score. Three wickets fell on 146, Asiri Gamage scored 34 in 21 but it was, left to the last pair of Adam Ahmed (4 not out) and Robin Brown ( 2 not out) 4to bat ou the last few balls gain a draw, having batted 48 overs