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Saturday 7th May - First XI home defeat by Rainford

Updated: May 8, 2022

First XI

Sefton Park 138 All Out (52.2 overs)

P Horton 58, H Lewis 33, G Lee 24

Rainford 139 for 6 (37 overs)

L Spilsbury 3 for 27, A Madhu 2 for 57

Rainford won by 4 wickets

Second XI

Sefton Park 78 all out (26.2 overs)

A Gamage 27

Ormskirk 83 for 4 (22.3 overs)

D Kelly 2 for 45, M Jain 2 for 20

Ormskirk won by 6 wickets

Third XI

Merseyside Sports and Cultural 71 All Out

M Boyns 2 for 14, C Mitchell 6 for 32, O Vasco 2 for 8

Sefton Park 72 for 2

J Thorley 42 not out

Sefton Park won by 8 wickets

The First XI welcomed a Rainford side, that had started the season well, to Sefton Park.

The Visitors won the toss and decided to field first.

After losing the wicket of Chris Bellis with the score on 11, Sefton produced their best partnership of the day with Harry Lewis (33) and George Lee (24) putting on 52 for the second wicket before they were both dismissed with the score on 63. Two more wickets fell on that score and it was left to skipper Paul Horton to keep the innings going.

Paul was eventually last man out after scoring 58 with 4 sixes and 3 fours. Sefton were dismissed for 138 in 52.2 overs.

in reply, two wickets by Leo Spilsbury dismissed both Rainford openers with the on 26 but Sefton, then. suffered a blow in losing spinner Raheem Kasser to a dislocated wrist after he had bowled just four overs. Paul Horton became the spinner and Ayan Madhu contributed taking 2 for 57 but Rainford passed the Sefton total with 6 wickets down in 37 overs. Leo Spilsbury finished with 3 for 27 in 10 overs.

(above) Harry Lewis scored 33 in the First XI defeat by Rainford

(below) George Lee scored 24

(above) one of Paul Horton's four sixes in his inning of 58

(above) A wicket for Leo Spilsbury who finished with 3 for 27

The Second XI travelled to Ormskirk, won the toss and decided to bat first. After losing the first wicket without a score on the board, wickets fell steadily and it was left to Asiri Gamage, batting at number and scoring 27 to give the score some respectability. Sefton were dismissed for 78 in 26.2 overs. The Ormskirk bowler Joshua Thompson finished with 9 for 40.

In reply, Dave Kelly (2 for 45) and Mithun Jain (2 for 20) took the four wickets to fall as Ormskirk passed the Sefton total in 22.3 overs.

Merseyside Sports and Cultural were the the Third XI's opponents on the Lower Ground. Sefton won the toss and elected to field first. Chris Mitchell (6 for 32), Mark Boyns (2 for 14) and Ollie Vasco (2 for 8) took the MS & C wickets as they were dismissed for 71 in 34.2 overs.

In reply, Jack Thorley scored 42 not out to lead Sefton to a 8 wickets win.

(above) A wicket for Chris Mitchell who took 6 for 32 in the Third XI win over Merseyside Sports and Cultural

(below) Jack Thorley scored 42 not out to win the game

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