Updated: Jul 12
Ormskirk 165 for 4 dec. (30.5 overs)
Sefton 43 without loss
S Aitchison 12 not out, H Lewis 23 not out
No decision, 5 points each
Ormskirk 159 for 7 dec. (45 overs)
D Kelly 4-55
Sefton Park 160 for 5 (42.4 overs)
J Daniels 32, A Hale 26, T Foden 41 not out, D Kelly 24 not out
Sefton Park won by 5 wickets
Goodlass 85 all out (39 overs)
C Nelson 5 for 4, J Thornley 2 for 31
Sefton Park 87 for 5 (37 overs)
H Wright 29 not out, P Morris 31
Sefton Park won by 5 wickets
Wavertree 151 all out (46.1 overs)
G Moore 3 for 14, T Spilsbury 2 for 12, N Ahmed 2 for 4
Sefton Park 155 for 7 (39.3 overs)
R Brady 36, T Spilsbury 50 not out
Sefton Park won by 3 wickets
As the second half of the season began, the First XI travelled to Ormskirk.. Sefton Park won the toss and elected to field. The home side made steady progress but with the score on 84 for 3, the game was hit by torrential rain. When they got into the middle again, Ormskirk set about the Sefton bowling looking for a declaration which they achieved on 165 for 4 in the 31st over.
Sefton openers Scott Aitchison (12 not out) and Harry Lewis (23 not out) began well but after 11 overs the rains reappeared, this time ensuring that the game was called off with no decision and 5 points each.
The Second XI welcomed Ormskirk's Seconds to Sefton Park. The visitors won the toss and decided to bat first. Sefton's bowlers kept the run rate down and the visitors declared on 159 for 7 in 45 over.
In reply, Sefton's openers did not find batting easy, James Daniels scored 32 in 83 balls and when their number four Andrew Hale was out for 26, the score was 76 for 4. As the rain came down Pete Ostler (16) helped take the score to 116 for 5, then Tim Foden (41 not out) and Dave Kelly (24 not out) steered the side to victory by 5 wickets in the 43rd over. For the second week running Tim Foden hit a six to bring up the winning score.
It's now three wins on the bounce for the Second XI
(above) A catch for Tim Foden and a wicket for Dave Kelly
(above) A catch for Ghulam Rasool off his own bowling
(above) James Daniels scored 32 in the Second XI win over Ormskirk
(above) Andrew Hale scored 26 for the Seconds
The Third XI travelled to Earlstown to play Goodlass.
Sefton won the toss and elected to field. In an innings of four ducks and three ones, Goodlass were dismissed for 85 in 39 overs.
The highlight of the day and possibly the season was a bowling spell by Charlie Nelson of 7 overs-4 maidens-5 wickets for 4 runs including aspell of four over, 5 wickets for no runs.
In reply Sefton reached 16 for 2 off 1 1overs when the rains game, Back on, they were 20 for 4 but Harry Wright (29 not out) and Paul Morris 31 steered them to a 5 wicket victory.
The Fourth XI played Wavertree's Thirds on the Lower Ground, Sefton won the toss and decided to field. Wavertree were bowled out 151 in 46.1 overs with Greg Moore taking 3 for 14, Tom Spilsbury 2 for 12 and Naj Ahmed 2 for 4,
Sefton began slowly in their reply with Ronan Brady scoring 36 in 93 balls but Tom Spilsbury picked up the pace with a "man of the match" performance of 50 not out in 43 balls as Sefton passed the Wavertree total with 7 wickets down in the 40th over.
(above) Rob Kennedy scored 16 for the Fourth XI in their win over Wavertree's Thirds
(above) Ronan Brady scored 36 for the Fourths