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Weekend 22nd/23rd August 2020. Another day of disappointments against Old Xaverians

Updated: Aug 23, 2020

Two more games against Old Xaverians with the First XI travelling this time.

The First Xi won the toss and decided to field first. This looked a good decision with the home side being dismissed for 137 in 45 overs. Michael Kelly took 2 for 9 and Phil Calrow 3 for 41. In addition there were 3 run outs.

In reply, Sefton Park scored 31 for the second wicket with Rob Supria scoring 20 and Ben Percival going on to score 28, but after that wickets fell regularly until, like last week, a stand for the last wicket nearly enabled them to achieve a victory. With the score on 100 for 9 Michael Kelly joined Leo Spilsbury in the middle, they scored 32 together in a stand that was broken when Michael Kelly was dismissed for 15, Leo Spilsbury finished on 13 not out. Sefton's 132 runs were scored in 42.4 overs.

There was a similar story at Sefton Park, this time Old Xaverians won the toss and decided to bat first. They reached 124 all out in 39.1 overs with Louis Disley taking 3 for 36, David Kelly 3 for 11 and Robin Brown 2 for 8.

Sefton Park never found the going easy in reply. On a difficult wicket, only Mark Ewing (13) scored double figures in the top seven batsmen, skipper Pete Ostler scored 26 in 27 balls and took part in a stand of 34 for the eighth wicket with Harry Bailey (5) but once he was out, the rains came and with Sefton on 26 for 9 in 26 overs, Old Xaverians were awarded the game.

(above) A wicket for Louis Disley

(above) A wicket for David Kelly

(above) No arguing about this lbw for Robin Brown

(below) Pete Ostler top scored with 26 in the Second XI home defeat by Old Xaverians

The Third XI travelled to play Bootle's Thirds on a difficult wicket. Sefton Park batted first and scored 111 for 9 in their 40 overs. Chris Mitchell top scored with 18 and there was an excellent innings of 17 by Jack Stirling.

To show how well Sefton had batted on a poor wicket, Bootle were dismissed for 31 with Charlie Nelson taking 2 for 6, Ibriham Ahmed 3 for 7, Terry Macklin 3 for 2 and Chris Mitchell only conceded 3 runs in an 8 over spell without a wicket.

The Fourth XI played Goodlass on the Lower Ground in a game reduced to 35 overs a side. Goodlass batted first and scored 202 for 3, with Ronan Brady taking 3 for 28.

In reply, Sefton Park were dismissed for 115 in 33 overs with Rob Kennedy scoring 36, Jamie Turner 18 and Pete Elliott 10

Pete Elliott scored 10 for Fourth XI in their home defeat by Goodlass

On Sunday 23rd August, the Sunday XI's game at Wavertree and the Women's Tournament at Sefton Park were both called off because of the weather

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