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Saturday 29th August. Good day for Stirling brothers in Third XI win

No First XI game until Monday and the Second XI game at home was called off following a week of rain.

The Third XI travelled to Wavertree's Thirds. Wavertree won the toss and asked Sefton Park to bat first. Neil Disley opened with James Stirling and they put on 56 for the first wicket before James was out for 12, Neil went on to score 38. Jack Stirling batted at 4 and scored 58, his first 50 in senior cricket and Sefton went on to reach 171 for 6 in their 40 overs.

Wavertree lost the first wicket on one and then put on 28 for the second wicket but the other wickets fell quickly and they were dismissed for 54 in the 27th over. Andy Aitchison took 5 for 12 and Terry Macklin 2 for 5. Wicket keeper James Stirling had 5 victims, 4 caught and 1 stumped.

It was a good day for the Stirling brothers James and Jack who have come through the Sefton Park juniors, led by Ted Williams, a fine tribute to him on the week of his passing.

The Fourth XI played Liverpool's Thirds on the Lower Ground. Sefton Park batted first but did not find runs easy on a damp ground. Chris Mitchell scored 32 and Charlie Daniels 28 not out in their total of 123 for 9 in 40 overs.

In reply Liverpool began well but then became more nervous as their later began to have problems. In the end they finished on 124 for 8 to win by 2 wickets. Ronan Brady took 4 for 28, M Boyns 2 for 12 and Naj Ahmed 2 for 20.

Charlie Daniels scored 28 not out in the Fourth XI's home defeat by Liverpool's Thirds

(above) An LBW for Ronan Brady

(below) Charlie Daniels about to take a catch of Naj Ahmed's bowling

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