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Saturday 2nd September - First XI lose by one run but wins elsewhere

Updated: Sep 3, 2023

First XI

Highfield 106 all out (35.2 overs)

J Dixon 3 for 48, L Spilsbury 2 for 9, Dan Kelly 2 for 23

A Madhu 2 for 16

Sefton Park 105 all out (38.2 overs)

C Bellis 34

Highfield won by 1 run

Second XI

Formby 216 for 8 dec. (44 overs)

Dave Kelly 2 for 44, S Rustom 4 for 38

Sefton Park 217 for 6 (37 overs)

Deva 37, J Rogers 48, N Paul 46 not out

Dave Kelly 66

Sefon Park won by 6 wickets

Third XI

Sefton Park 263 for 9 dec.

Birkenhead Park 58 all out

Sefton Park won by 205 runs

Fourth XI

201 for 4 dec.

R Kennedy 49, J Ledbury 21, S Khan 41 not out

A Aitchison 49

Northern 28 all out

J Orme 2 for 1, I Ahmed 2 for 12, I Dawes 3 for 3

C Slater 2 for 10

Sefton Park won by 173 runs

The First XI welcomed Highfield to Sefton Park. Sefton won the toss and decided to field first.

Sefton were soon picking up wickets The visitors had their best stand of 27 for the fifth wicket and added what proved to be a valuable 18 for the last wicket as they were dismissed for 106 in 35.2 overs. There was a fine all round bowling performance by the Sefton park bowlers with Jimmy Dixon taking 3 for 48, Leo Spilsbury 2 for 9, Daniel Kelly 2 for 23 and Ayan Madhu 2 for 16.

In reply, Sefton got off to a good start, with Chris Bellis and Ben Percival putting on 40 for the first wicket but after Ben fell for 9, wickets started to fall. Chris Bellis went on to make 34 and Daniel Kelly (11) and Leo Spilsbury (13) took the score to 80 for 6 but when last man Jimmy Dixon was dismissed, Sefton were one run short of the Highfield total.

The First XI now drop to ninth in the table and face already relegated Ainsdale at Sefton Park next week

(above and below) Two wickets for Jimmy Dixon

(above) A catch for Paul Horton off the bowling of Daniel Kelly

(above and below) Wickets with consecutive balls for Ayan Madhu

(above) Chris Bellis top scored for Sefton with 34

The Second XI travelled to play Formby where the home side won the toss and decided to bat first. They put on 50 for the first wicket and then scored runs steadily before declaring on 216 for 8 in 44.5 overs. Dave Kelly took 2 for 44 and Sarhad Rustom 4 for 38

Sefton were given a good start in reply as Jeremy Rogers (48) and Deva ((37) put on 89 for the first wicket. Sefton then fell to 113 for 5 and with 12 overs to go were 130 for 5. However Nathan Paul (46 not out) and Dave Kelly (66) saw them home with three overs to spare as they finished 217 for 6 in 37 overs.

Sefton are now second in the table unable to catch champions Ormskirk

The Third XI crossed the river to play Birkenhead Park Thirds.

Sefton won the toss and decided to bat first, going on to score 263 for 9 dec in 43 overs. In reply Birkenhead Park were dismissed for 58

The Thirds are in third place in the table

Another convincing victory came from the Fourths

They played Northern's Fifths on the Lower Ground.

Sefton batted first and scored 201 for 4 dec. with Rob Kennedy scoring 49, Jo Ledbury 21, Shadab Khan 41 not out, Andy Aitchison 49

In reply Northern were dismissed for 28 with James Orme taking 2 for 1, Ibrahim Ahmed 2 for 12, Ian Dawes 3 for 3 and Chris Slater 2 for 10

(above) Andy Aitchison scored 49 for the Fourth XI

(above) Shadab Khan scored 41 not ou

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