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Saturday 9th July - First XI draw with Lytham and century for Jo Ledbury in Fourths

Updated: Jul 10, 2022

First XI

Lytham 260 for 4 dec .(50 overs)

Sefton Park 179 for 9 (58 overs)

C Bellis 81, P Horton 43

Match drawn

Second XI

Lytham 242 for 5 dec. (37.4 overs)

Sefton Park 138 all out (45.4 overs)

Lytham won by 104 runs

Third XI

Sefton Park all out

C Mitchell 40 not out,

Birkenhead Park 158 for 8

E Cantwell 3 for 32, S John 2 for 29, Najib 3 for 42

Birkenhead Park won by 2 wickets

Fourth XI

Wallasey 238 for 8 dec. (39 overs)

D Babu 3 for 29

Sefton Park 241 for 5

J Ledbury 109 not out, P McLoughlin 46

Sefton Park won by 5 wickets

The First XI welcomed Lytham to Sefton Park, having defeated them in the opposite fixture a couple of weeks ago.

Sefton won the toss and elected to field first.

Both the Lytham openers were out with the score on 43 but this was followed by a stand of 127 for the third wicket. Lytham's overseas player Akash Vashisht went on to score 105 not out as they declared on 260 for 4 in 50 overs.

In reply, after losing opener George Lee with just one on the board Paul Horton (43) and Chris Bellis then put on 93 for the second wicket.. Pruthvi Krishnamurthy added 19 runs but after Chris Bellis was sixth man out for 81, Sefton struggled. In the end, it was left to the final pair Jimmy Dixon and Raheem Kasser to bat out 21 ball and save the draw for Sefton.

(above) Paul Horton scored 43 for the First XI in their home draw with Lytham

(above and below) Chris Bellis scored 81

The Second XI travelled to play Lytham, won the toss and decided to field. Lytham made the most of their opportunity and scored 242 for 5 in 37.4 overs.

Sefton were unable to match this and were dismissed for 138 in 45.4 overs.

The Third XI travelled to play Birkenhead Park's Thirds. Sefton batted first and scored 156 with Chris Mitchell scoring 40 not out

In reply, good bowling from Eleanor Cantwell (3 for 42), Sarah John (2 for 29) and Nagib (3 for 42) almost achieved a victory but Birkenhead Park passed the Sefton total with 8 wickets down.

The Fourth XI played Wallasey's Fourths on the Lower Ground. Wallasey batted first and declared on 238 for 8 in 39 overs. Daniel Babu took 3 for 29

This looked a fairly formidable total for Sefton to chase but skipper Jo Ledbury was not put off by it and scored 109 not out, he was aided by Phil McLoughlin with 46 and a five wicket victory was achieved.

(above) Matt Child and (below) Phil Foster opened the innings in the Fourth XI run chase

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