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Saturday 29th April - Excellent win for First XI against Birkenhead Park

Updated: Apr 30, 2023

First XI

Sefton Park 215 for 5 dec. (58 overs)

B Percival 36, K Patel 46, P Horton 66, H Zubair 40

Birkenhead Park 181 all out (41.5 overs)

H Zubair 3 for 28, J Dixon 2 for 32, A Jagan 2 for 24, Dan Kelly 3 for 27

Sefton Park won by 34 runs

Second XI

Sefton Park 176 for 9 dec. (45 overs)

J Rogers 27, A Gamage 29 not out, A Aitchison 22 not out

Birkenhead Park 177 for 4

T Spilsbury 2 for 49

Birkenhead Park won by 6 wickets

Third XI

Sefton Park 79 all out

C Daniels 20

Wallasey 80 for 4

M Boyns 2 for 18

Fourth XI

Liverpool 172 all out (32.1 overs)

A Fallows 4 for 25, L Rotheram 2 for 27, N Ahmed 2 for 21

Sefton Park 176 for 4 (34.5 overs)

D Chittaranjan 65, P Shukla 49, C Slater 30 not out

Sefton Park won by 6 wickets

The First XI welcomed Birkenhead Park to our own Park. They were relegated last year from the Premier Division on a technicality, having finished fourth in the division.

Sefton won the toss and decided to bat first and Chris Bellis and Ben Percival put on 22 for the first wicket before Chris was caught at slip for 14. Kaash Patel then joined Ben in the middle and they put on 76 for the second wicket with Kaash being out for 46 in 59 balls. Ben Percival was out 12 runs later with the score on 110 for 3, having scored 36. Huzaifa Zubair then joined Paul Horton at the wicket and they put on 98 together when Paul was out for 66, followed quickly by Huzaifa who scored 40. Sefton were able to declare on 215 for 5 in 58 overs.

Birkenhead Park's reply began fairly rapidly, putting on 27 for the first wicket and 31 for the second. They moved on to 150 when the fourth wicket fell and looked in control of the game but the introduction of Abhishek Jagan and Dan Kelly into the attack changed things and wickets began to fall, Huzaifa Zubair took over from Abhishek and took three wickets, Dan Kelly took two and Birkenhead Park were all out for 181 in 41.5 overs.

Earlier Jimmy Dixon had take 2 for 32, Huzaifa Zubair finished with 3 for 28, Abhishek Jagan 2 for 24 and Dan Kelly 3 for 27.

Kaash Patel scored 46 in the First XI win over New Brighton

Ben Percival scored 36 (above)

Paul Horton (above and below) scored 66

Huzaifa Zubair scored 40

A wicket for Jimmy Dixon

The Second XI made the opposite journey to play Birkenhead Park Seconds. Sefton won the toss and decided to bat first. Apart for 57 from Jeremy Rogers, they struggled for runs and at 124 for 9 looked in real trouble but an undefeated stand of 52 between skipper Andy Aitchison (22 not out) and Asiri Gamage (29 not out) enabled them to declare on 176 for 9 in 45 overs. Next best run scorer was Sam Pakinson with 20.

Birkenhead Park had no trouble in passing the Sefton total with 4 wickets down in the 40th over. Tom Spilsbury took 2 for 49.

The Third XI crossed the river to play Wallasey's Thirds. Sefton batted first and were dismissed for 79 with Charles Daniels scoring 20

Wallasey were able to pass the Sefton total with 4 wickets down, Mark Boyns finished with 2 for 18

The Fourth XI made the short journey to play Liverpool's Fourths.

After winning the toss, they asked Liverpool to bat first. The home side were dismissed for 172 in 32.1 overs, a total that included 105 in 101 balls by their opener Asheesh Sharma and 28 extras. Leading Sefton's bowling was Andrew Fallows with 4 for 25 in 7 overs, Luke Rotherham with 2 for 27 and Naj Ahmed 2 for 21.

Devadruv Chittaranjan scored 65, Prajesh Shukla 49 and Chris Slater 30 not out to enable Sefton to achieve a 6 wicket victory in 34.5 overs

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