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Saturday 4th May - First XI achieve second win of the season at Fleetwood Hesketh

Updated: May 5

First XI

Fleetwod Hesketh 57 all out (20.5 overs)

J Dixon 3 for 30, H Zubair 2 for 21, Dan Kelly 3 for 5, A Jagan 2 for 1

Sefton Park 58 for 4 (22.4 overs)

H Khan 15

Sefton Park won by 6 wickets

Second XI

Southport & Birkdale 147 all out (41.3 overs)

Dave Kelly 3 for 30, T Spilsbury 4 for 40, C Mitchell 2 for 16

Sefton Park 115 all out (34 overs)

L Connolly 50, D Kelly 28

Southport & Birkdale won by 32 runs

Third XI v Fourth XI

Sefton Park Third XI 195 for 9 (42 overs)

R Owen 32, R Bhardwaj 71, A Woods 33 not out

M Subramani 2 for 31, S Khan 2 for 31, T Rushton 2 for 41, C Slater 2 for 3

Sefton Park Fourth XI 100 all out

S Hawkes 22

J Woods 6 for 36

Third XI won by 95 runs

The First XI travelled to Fleetwood Hesketh for their second game of the season. Not surprisingly, they found a difficult wicket, but despite this the home side decided to bat first.

After Jimmy Dixon had gone for 10 runs in his first over, Huzaifa Zubair struck from the other end and Fleetwood Hesketh were soon 23 for 5. A stand of 28 then followed for the sixth wicket but after that, with the score on 51, only six more runs were added before the home side were out for 57 in the 21st over.

Jimmy Dixon finished with 3 for 30, Huzaifa Zubair 2 for 21, Daniel Kelly 3 for 5 and Abhisheck Jagan 2 for 1.

In reply, Haroon Khan (16) and James Stirling (4) put on 21 for the first wicket before the score fell to 36 for 4. However Daniel Kelly (10 not out) and Australian, Noah Olejniczak (8 not out) steered them to victory in 23 overs.

The home sides held a minutes silence in memory of Wilf Johnstone before the start of their games.

The Second XI welcomed Southport and Birkdale to Sefton Park. Southport won the toss and elected to bat first. They scored steadily to reach 87 for 4, but then lost wickets to find themselves on 118 for 9. However, then followed a crucial last wicket stand of 29 to enable them to finish on 147 all out in 41.3 overs. Dave Kelly finished with 3 for 30, Tom Spilsbury 4 for 40 and Chris Mitchell 2 for 16.

Opener Luke Connolly scored 50 in the Second XI's reply and was ninth man out with the score on 111 but the only real support he got was from Dave Kelly who scored 28 in their stand of 41 for the fourth wicket. Sefton were eventually out for 115 in the 34th over.

(above) A wicket for Chris Mitchel in the Second XI defeat by Southport and Birkdale

(above) A catch by Tom Spilsbury off the bowling of Chris Mitchell

(above and below) Luke Connolly scored 50 for the Second XI

The Third XI played the Fourth XI on the Lower Ground.

The Third XI batted first and declared on 195 for 9 in 42 overs with Rhys Owens scoring 32 Rajiv Bhardwaj 71 and Alex Woods 33 not out.

Some good bowling from the Fourth XI with M Subramani taking 2 for31, Sarad Khan 2 for 31, Tom Rushton 2 for 41 and Chris Slater 2 for 3

In reply, we saw a good spell of bowling from James Woods who took 6 for 26 to dismiss the Fourths for 100. their top scorer being Scott Hawkes with 22.

(above) Third XI James Daniels is dismissed for 18, bowled by Andy Fallows of the Fourth XI

(above) Rajid Bhardwaj scored 71 for the Third XI

(above) Rhys Owens scored 32 for the Third XI

(above) James Woods bowling for the Third XI. He finished with 6 for 36.

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