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Saturday 27th May - First XI hold on for a draw against Bootle

Updated: May 28, 2023

First XI

Bootle 227 all out (59.1 overs)

H Zubair 3 for 69, J Dixon 3 for 79, L Spilsbury 2 for 53

Sefton Park 194 for 9 (45 overs)

K Patel 33, Paul Horton 43, L Spilsbury 22 not out

Match drawn

Second XI

Wallasey 126 all out (34 overs)

T Spilsbury 5 for 27, S Parkinson 3 for 29

Sefton Park 129 for 6 (25 overs)

R Supria 77, J Rogers 24

Sefton Park won by 4 wickets

Third XI

Northern 248 for 4 dec.

Sefton Park 238 all out

J Vinus 22, M Young 95 not out, T Rushton 24

Northern won by 10 runs

Fourth XI

Orrell Red Triangle 195 for 6 dec.

I Dawes 3 for 46, N Ahmad 2 for 25

Sefton Park 40 all out

N Ahmad 15

Orrell red Triangle won by 155 runs

Old rivals Bootle were welcomed to Sefton Park for the First XI game.

The visitors won the toss and decided to bat first. After losing a wicket from the first ball and the second with the score on five, they rapidly reached 50 for the third wicket. South African Hermann Rolfes held their innings together, scoring 71, but with their score on 161 for 9, Sefton were in a strong position. However the last wicket pair took the score to 209 for 9 in 55 overs at tea and then batted on until they were dismissed for 227 in 59.1 overs, a stand of 66 for the last wicket.

Sefton scored steadily in reply but lost Kaash Patel for 33 with the score on 96 for 3 and skipper Paul Horton for 43 at 130 for 4. With the score on 161 for 9, Jimmy Dixon joined Leo Spilsbury in the middle and they were able to bat out the last few overs for a draw, finishing on 194 for 9 in 45 overs. Leo Spilsbury scored 22 not out and Jimmy Dixon 6 not out.

(above) A wicket for Jimmy Dixon in the First XI draw with Bootle

(above) A catch for Huzaifa Zubair

(above) Former Sefton Park player Daniyal Shakeel is caught behind by James Stirling off the bowling of Huzaifa Zubair

(above) Kaash Patel scored 33 for Sefton

(above) Skipper Paul Horton scored 43

The Second XI travelled to play Wallasey where the home side won the toss and decided to bat first. A stand of 52 for the second wicket was followed by the other wickets falling quickly.and an all out total of 126 in 34 overs. Tom Spilsbury bowled throughout the Wallasey innings, taking 5 for 29 in 17 overs, Sam Parkinson took 3 for 29.

In reply, Rob Supria opened the Sefton innings and scored 77 in 60 balls, Jeremy Rogers scored 24 as they shared an opening stand of 74. Eventually, skipper Luke Connolly saw them home with 19 not out and a four wicket victory.

The Third XI played Northern's GK XI on the Lower Ground. The visitors batted first and passed 100 for the opening wicket before going on to declare on 248 for 4 in 43 overs.

For Sefton Matt Young did not deserve to be on the losing side as he scored 95 not out as Sefton's reply fell just 10 runs short of the Northern total. Joash Vinu scored 22 and Tom Rushton 24.

(above) Matt Young scored 95 not out in the Third XI's defeat by Northern

The Fourth XI played a strong Orrell Red Triangle XI. Orrell batted first and declared on 195 for 6, Ian Dawes took 3 for 46 and Naj Ahmad 2 for 25.

In reply, Sefton were dismissed for 40 with Naj Ahmad top scoring with 15

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