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Saturday 28th August 2021 - First XI defeat at Wigan, exciting finish for Seconds

Updated: Aug 29, 2021

First XI

Wigan 221 for 5 Dec. (55 overs)

K Smith 3 for 62

Sefton Park 108 all out

B Percival 21, K Smith 25, M Chappell 17

Wigan won by 113 runs

Second XI

Sefton Park 171 all out (44.1 overs)

L Spilsbury 48, A Hale 67

Orrell Red Triangle 166 all out (31.4 overs)

D Kelly 6 for 55, L Spilsbury 2 for 18

Sefton Park won by 5 runs

Fourth XI

Northern 95 all out

T Spilsbury 4 for 21, N Ahmed 2 for 10, A Ahmed 2 for 32

Sefton Park 99 for 3

P Morris 41 not out, J Whittaker 17 not out, J Daniels 19

Sefton Park won by 7 wickets

The First XI travelled to Wigan where the home side won the toss and decided to bat first .

They batted steadily and with a stand of 115 for the fourth wicket went on to declare on 221 for 5 in 55 overs. Kemar Smith finished with 3 for 62

This looked to be a hard task for Sefton's fragile batting and so it proved to be. After losing opener Rob Supria without a run on the board, they put on 28 for the second wicket in the best stand of the innings between Ben Percival (21) and Tom Heard (5). Kemar Smith was the side's top scorer with 25 but they were eventually dismissed for 108 in 47.1 overs.

A special mention for fourteen year old wicketkeeper James Stirling who made his league debut and claimed a stumping and scored 8 runs in 53 balls.

(above) Skipper Jimmy Dixon welcomes James Stirling

The Second XI welcomed Orrell Red Triangle to Sefton Park.

Sefton won the toss and decided to bat first. A stand of 115 between Andy Hale (67) and Leo Spilsbury (48) was the basis of the Sefton innings but after Leo and Scott Aitchison (14) were both run out, the innings fell apart a little as they were dismissed for 171 in 44.1 overs.

In reply, Orrell started well, putting on 48 for the first wicket, a stand of 74 for the fifth wicket took them to 130 for 5. They moved on to 162 for 6 when Dave Kelly came back on to bowl. He took 4 for 3 as Orrell were dismissed for 166, a 5 run victory for Sefton Park. Dave Kelly finished with 6 for 55 and Leo Spilsbury 2 for 18.

The Seconds now move to seventh in the table, 32 points above second to bottom Bootle.

(above) Andrew Hale score 67 for the Second XI in their win over Orrell Red Triangle

(below) Leo Spilsbury scored 48 for the Seconds

The Fourth XI travelled to Crosby to play Northern.

Northern batted first and were dismissed for 95 with Tom Spilsbury taking 4 for 21, Naj Ahmed 2 for 10 and Adam Ahmed 2 for 32.

Sefton lost just three wickets in passing the total with Paul Morris scoring 41 not out, James Whittaker 17 not out and James Daniels 19

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