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Saturday 30th July - First XI draw at Highfield

Updated: Jul 31, 2022

First XI

Highfield 164 for 8 dec, (41 overs)

H Zubair 4 for 43, J Dixon 2 for 42

Sefton Park 138 for 7 (37 overs)

G Lee 20, P Horton 65

Match drawn

Second XI

Northern 116 all out (34.1 overs)

A Gamage 3 for 39, P Ostler 5 for 46

Sefton Park 102 all out (36.5 overs)

P Ostler 35

Northern won by 14 runs

Third XI

Sefton Park 195 for 4 dec. (42 overs)

P Morris 72, H Wright 44, M Lowe 36 not out

Northern 136 for 6 (45 overs)

C Mitchell 4 for 17

Match drawn

Fourth XI

Sefton Park 86 all out (37 overs)

J Orme 18, T Summers 28

Wavertree 88 for 3 (22.2 overs)

Wavertree won by 7 wickets

The First XI travelled to Wigan to play Highfield where the home side won the toss and decided to bat first. Sefton took some early wickets and the home side were 98 for 5 just before rain intervened. When play returned they went on to declare on 164 for 8 in41 overs.

Huzaifa Zubair finished with 4 for 43 and Jimmy Dixon 2 for 42.

This left Sefton with 37 overs in reply. but they were unable to reach the Highfield total despite skipper Paul Horton scoring 65, George Lee with 20 was next best as they finished on 138 for 7 in a drawn game.

The Second XI welcomed Northern to Sefton Park. The visitors won the toss and decided to bat first, a decision that they possibly regretted with the score on 4 for 3 but a stand of 54 for the fourth wicket relieved their worries. Pete Ostler, then, entered the attack and took 5 wickets for 46 runs as Northern were dismissed for 116 in 34.1 overs, Asiri Gamage took 3 for 39

The total looked one that Sefton could beat but they soon lost early wickets and were soon 38 for 4, Pete Ostler came in and scored 35 with little support and was out with the score on 73 for 7. Manesh Krishnamoorthy (13), Jack Hale (13) and Mithun Jain (16) proved a spirited tail but Sefton were eventually dismissed for 102 in 36.5 overs

(above) Pete Ostler takes a wicket for the Second XI..........................

(above) And another next ball..........................

(above) another later for Pete Ostler

(above) A catch by Mithun Jain

(above) A run out for Northern's last man, "hardly in the picture as they say"

(above) Pete Ostler scored 35 for the Second XI

The Third XI entertained Northern's Thirds on the Lower Ground. Sefton batted and reached 195 for 4 in 43 overs. Paul Morris scored 72, Harry Wright 44 and Mike Lowe 36 not out.

In reply, Northern never really chased the score and Sefton were unable to take the wickets required despite Chris Mitchell taking 4 for 17. They finished on 136 for 6 in 45 overs in a drawn game.

(above) Paul Morris scored 72 for the Third XI in their draw with Norther's Thirds

(above) Harry Wright scored 44

(above) Mike Lowe scored 36 not out

(above) A wicket for Chris Mitchell in the Third XI draw...........................

(above) A caught and bowled next ball

The Fourth XI travelled to play Wavertree's Thirds,

They batted first and at one time were 21 for 7 but recovered to reach 86 with James Orme scoring 18 and Tom Summers 28.

Wavertree passed the Sefton total with 3 wickets down in the 23rd over

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