Updated: May 1
Sefton Park 198 for 9 dfec. (60 overs)
C Bellis 24, G Lee 33, J Dixon 41 not out, A Madhu 31
Ainsdale 199 for 5 (40.1 overs)
A Madhu 2-52
Ainsdale won by 5 wickets
Sefton Park 82 for 8 dec.(45 overs)
D Kelly 77, P Ostler 28, A Hale 26, S Parkinson 20
Wallasey 183 for 7
R Brown 4-40
Wallasey won by 3 wickets
Sefton Park 262 for 8 dec.
Kaash Patel 105, A Taylor 42, P Morris 25
New Brighton Thirds 130 all out
C Mitchell 4-31, J Hughes 3-22, R Brady 2-3
Sefton Park won by 132 runs
Sefton Park 196 for 7 (39 overs)
H Wright 22, M Lowe 37, J Rogers 51
Bootle Thirds 79 all out (21 overs)
P Barlow 5-10, P Elliott 3-10
Sefton Park won by 117 runs
Following their win against Highfield, the First XI travelled to Ainsdale. The home side won the toss and asked Sefton to bat first. Sefton openers started well until Chris Bellis was was out for 24 with the score on 32. Fellow opener Pruthvi Krishnamurthy soon followed, scorin 6.
George Lee (33) and Paul Horton (12) then put on 42 for the third wicket but after that wickets fell quickly Sefton found themselves on 104 for 8. A recovery then began with a stand of 58 for the ninth wicket between Ayon Madhu (31) and Jimmy Dixon. Jimmy finished as top scorer with 41 not out and put on an undefeated 37 for the final wicket with Raheem Kasser scoring 17 not out.
Sefton finished on 199 for 9 declared in 60 overs.
In reply, the visitors took an early wicket with the score on four but then followed a stand of 109 for the second wicket. Hopes were then raised with Ainsdale on 165 for 5 but they lost no more wickets in passing the Sefton total in 41.4 overs. Ayan Madhu finished with 2 for 52.
The Second XI welcomed a strong Wallasey side to Sefton Park.
Sefton won the toss and decided to bat first. A stand of 37 for the third wicket between Pete Ostler(28) and Andrew Hale was followed by a stand of 36 between Andrew Hale(26) and Dave Kelly. Dave Kelly was eighth man out scoring 77 and he shared a stand of 51 for the seventh wicket with Sam Parkinson of 51. Sefton eventually declared on 182 for 8 in 45 overs.
The strong Wallasey batting lineup lost a wicket on 19 but then put on 97 for the second wicket. Robin Brown then came into the Sefton attack and took 4 for 40 put Wallasey passed the Sefton total with 7 wickets down and an over to spare.
(above) Dave Kelly scored 77 in the Second XI home defeat by Wallasey
(below) Sam Parkinson scored 20
The Third XI travelled to play New Brighton's Thirds. Sefton Park won the toss and decided to bat first. The highlight of their innings was a century by Kaash Patel (105), Adam Taylor scored 42 and Paul Morris 25. as they declored on 262 for 8 in 42 overs
Sefton's reply saw Chris Mitchell take 4 for 31, James Hughes 3 for 22 and Ronan Brady 2 for 3 as New Brighton were bowled out for 130 in 41 overs, a 132 run win for Sefton Park.
Bootle's Thirds were the Fourth XI's opponents on the Lower Ground. Sefton batted first and declared on 196 for 7 in 39 overs with Harry Wright scoring 22, Mike Lowe 37 and Jamie Rogers 51.
The highlight of this match was a hat trick by Paul Barlow which he then turned into four wickets in an over. Bootle were dismissed for 79 in 21 overs with Paul Barlow takin 5 for 10 and Pete Elliott 3 for 10.
(above) Mike Lowe scored 37 in the Fourth XI win over Bootle's Thirds
(below) Jamie Rogers scored 51
(above) The photographer was missing while Paul Barlow achieved a hat trick but returned to capture his fourth wicket in the same over