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Saturday 27th August - Home draw with Liverpool

Updated: Aug 28, 2022

First XI

Liverpool 240 for 7 dec. (57 overs)

J Dixon 3 for 40, P Horton 2 for 31

Sefton Park 185 for 6 (50 overs)

P Horton 45, B Percival 58P Krishnamurthy 23, L Spilsbury 35

Match drawn

Second XI

Formby 223 for 7 dec. (41 overs)

T Spilsbury 3 for 83 P Ostler 4 for 40

Sefton Park 201 all out (40.5 overs)

A Hale 66, L Connolly 31, D Kelly 28

Formby won by 22 runs

Third XI

Northern 183 all out (47.5 overs)

C Mitchell 2 for 40, R Brady 4 for 50, R Brown 3 for 43

Sefton Park 186 for 4 (41.2 overs)

A Aitchison 65, P Morris 40 not out, D Shakeel 41 not out

Sefton Park won by 6 wickets

Fourth XI

Sefton Park 160 all out

Fizal Malkzi 39, T Summers 21, I Ahmed 25

Wallasey 135 all out

T Summers 2 for 30, A Fallows 2 for 25

Sefton Park won by 25 runs

Local rivals Liverpool were the visitors to Sefton Park for the First XI game.

Sefton won the toss and asked Liverpool to bat first. A century from former Sefton Park junior Jared Clein (106 not out) was the backbone of their innings of 240 for 7 declared in 57 overs.

The innings featured a stand of 98 for the sixth wicket. Jimmy Dixon finished with 3 for 40 and Paul Horton 2 for 31

Sefton's reply did not begin well with the score on 17 for 2 but a stand of 77 between Paul Horton (45) and Ben Percival steadied the innings. Ben Percival became the fifth wicket down as his 58 enabled him to become the third Sefton batter to pass 500 league runs for the season. Pruthvi Krishnamurthy was out for 23 and with 10 overs left it was left to the youngsters to draw the game. James Stirling finished with 12 not out and Leo Spilsbury 35 not out off 35 balls. Sefton finished on 185 for 6 in 50 overs as the game was drawn.

(above and below) wickets for Jimmy Dixon in the Sefton Park draw with Liverpoo

(above) Ben Percival scored 58 for Sefton Park

The Second XI travelled to play league leaders Formby who won the toss and elected to bat.

A 104 opening partnership set them on the way to declare on 233 for 7 in 41 overs.

P Ostler took 4 for 40 and Tom Spilsbury 3 for 83

Opener Andrew Hale scored 66 as Sefton responded well in reply before being dismissed for 201 in the 41st over. Luke Connolly scored 31 and Dave Kelly 28

The Third XI made the journey to Crosby to play Northern's GK XI

Northern won the toss and decided to bat first.

Chris Mitchell took 2 for 40, Ronan Brady 4 for 50 and Robin Brown 3 for 43 to dismiss the home side for 183 in 47.5 overs.

In reply, Andy Aitchison opened and scored 65 and when he was out with the score on 117 for 4, it was left to Paul Morris (40 not out) and Daniyal Shakeel (41 not out) to steer the side to a six wicket victory fnishing in the 42nd over

The Fourth XI travelled to play Wallasey's Fourths. Wallasey won the toss and asked Sefton to bat. As Sefton were 12 for 3 that looked a good decision but they recovered to reach 160 with Fisal Malkzi scoring 39, Tom Summers 31 and Ibrahim Ahmed 25.

In reply Wallasey were dismissed for 135 with Tom Summers and Andy Fellows taking two wickets apiece.

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