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Saturday 8th June - 56 run last wicket stand sets up First XI victory against Colwyn Bay

Updated: Jun 9

First XI

Sefton Park 124 all out (53 overs)

P Horton 28, J Dixon 39

Colwyn Bay 79 all out (28 overs)

Dan Kelly 5 for 34, A Jagan 2 for 15, J Dixon 3 for 15

Sefton Park won by 45 runs


Second XI

Northern 220 for 9 dec. (45 overs)

Dave Kelly 4 for 44, T Spilsbury 4 for 78

Sefton Park 138 all out (29.1 overs)

L Connolly42, Dave Kelly 27

Northern won by 82 runs


Third XI

Third XI 145 all out

N Singh33, C Mitchell 34, C Slater 21

Goodlass 143 all out

C Mitchell 2 for 54, Shadab Khan 4 for 23, F Malikzai 2 for 23

Sefton Park won by 2 runs


Fourth XI

Superkings 219 for 7

L Tollady 3 for 41, A Aitchison 3 for 59

Sefton Park 97 all out

H Wright 21, S Hawkes 18, A Aitchison 15

Superkings won by 122 runs


The First XI welcomed Colwyn Bay to Sefton Park.

The overnight rain on the outfield delayed the start by an hour after which Sefton won the toss and decided to bat first.

Early progress was slow and Sefton lost the first wicket on two and the second on 18. Then followed a stand of 35 between Ben Percival (19) and Paul Horton. Paul was unlucky to be run out for 28 when batting well and the score was 59 for 4. Five wickets then fell for nine runs including three ducks. When all looked fairly desperate, Jimmy Dixon joined Abhishek Jagan in the middle with the score on 68 for 9.

They proceeded to bat sensibly, picking the right balls to hit and took the score to a remarkable 124 all out off 53 overs.

Jimmy was out for 39 off 57 balls and Abhishek Jagan finished with 14 not out, also off 57 balls.

In reply, the total still looked possible for the the visitors but Sefton were soon amongst the wickets with Colwyn Bay's best stand being 21 for the fifth wicket, they were bowled out for 79 in 28 overs.

In contrast to Colwyn Bay, Sefton elected to go for an all seam attack and Jimmy finished with 3 for 15, Abhishek 2 for 15 and Daniel Kelly 5 for 34.

Their bowling was backed up by some excellent fielding.

The First XI now move to top place in the table and face second place Highfield away next week.


(above) Ben Percival scored 19 for the First XI


(above) Paul Horton scored 28


(above) Abhishek Jagan scored 14 not out in the last wicket stand of 56


(above) Jimmy Dixon scored 39, batting at number 11


(above) A wicket for Dan Kelly


The Second XI, still looking for their first win, travelled to in-form Northern.

The home side won the toss and decided to bat first.

Northern batted fairly rapidly before declaring om 220 for 9 in 45 overs. For Sefton, there were good bowling figures from Dave Kelly with 4 for 44 and Tom Spilsbury with 4 for 78.

In reply, Sefton were dismissed for 138 in the 30th over with Luke Connolly scoring 42 and Dave Kelly 27.


The Third XI travelled to Haydock to play Goodlass.

The home side won the toss and decided to field first.

Sefton put in a solid batting performance and were bowled out for 145 in 39.2 overs with Navi Singh scoring 33, Chris Slater 21 and Chris Mitchell 34.

in reply, Goodlass scored more rapidly but were bowled out just two runs short of the Sefton total. Chris Mitchell took 2 for 54, Shadab Khan 4 for 23 and Faisal Malikzai 2 for 23.


Liverpool Superkings were the opposition on the Lower Ground playing Sefton Park's Fourth XI also still looking for their first win.

Superkings batted first and declared on 219 for 7 with Liam Tolladay taking 3 for 41 and Andy Aitchison 3 for 39. Andy was unlucky in that his last two balls were wickets and the opposition then declared depriving him of the chance of a hat trick on the day.

In reply, the Superkings dismissed Sefton for 97 with Harry Wright scoring 21 and Scott Hawkes 18.

(above) Harry Wright scored 21 for the Fourth XI in their defeat by Liverpool Superkings



(above) Scott Hawkes scored 18

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