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Weekend 19th/20th June - Home defeat by league leaders Northern

The First Xi welcomed league leaders Northern to Sefton Park. Sefton won the toss and elected to field first for the ninth consecutive league game.

Northern got off to a rapid start, putting on 117 for the first wicket before opener Jack Boardman was bowled by Raheem Kasser, having scored 71 in 57 balls. Northern then put on another 59 runs for the second wicket. The Sefton Park spinners were now on and gaining some control but Northern were still able to reach 253 all out in 48.5 overs. Raheem Kasser finished with 6 for 96 in 19.5 overs and Kemar Smith 4 for 79 in 19 overs.

Sefton's reply began badly and they were soon on 4 for 3. Six batsmen, then, reached their teens but none were able to take it further. Kemar Smith finished top scorer with 19, Raheem Kasser scored 18 as Sefton were eventually dismissed for 103 in 36.2 overs.

(above) Raheem Kasser bowls Northern's Jack Boardman

(below) Richie Conlan about to take a catch at slip

(above) Another wicket for Raheem Kasser

(above) Leo Spilsbury scored 15 for the First XI

(below) Mark Chappell scored 15

(above) A catch by Mark Chappell

The Second XI travelled to play Northern who batted first and scored 225 for 3 in 41 overs.

In reply, the Seconds, needing the points chased the Northern total. Asif Saeed (49) and Andrew Hale (36) put on 66 for the third wicket but wickets fell until Chris Mitchell and Dave Kelly came together with the score on 140 for 8, Chris finished on 34 not out and Dave 53 not out in a drawn game with Sefton finishing on 212 for 8, a good run chase

The Third XI played Wallasey's Thirds on the Lower Ground.

Wallasey batted first and scored 142 all out in 41 overs with Mark Boyns taking 3 for 39 and Ollie Vasco 3 for 19.

The total looked to be getable but the Thirds suffered from player cry offs in the First and Second teams and were dismissed for 122 in 48 overs with Steve Dutton scoring 48 and Jack Stirling 26.

(above) A wicket for Ollie Vasco in the Third XI defeat by Wallasey's Thirds

(below) Jack Stirling scored 26

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