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Weekend 26th/27th June - First XI suffer home defeat by Bootle

The First XI welcomed old rivals Bootle to Sefton Park for the first league since 2006.

Bootle won the toss and for the first time this season Sefton batted first.

After losing the first wicket on 8, Ben Percival (25) and Adam Taylor put on 33 for the second wicket, then Kemar Smith (25) and Huzaifa Zubair put on 24 for the fourth wicket. Scott Aitchison scored 19 but after he was out with the score on 93 for 7 the remaining wickets fell quickly and Sefton were all out for 104 in 42.1 overs. Bootle's Will Purser took 7 wickets for for 52 in 21 overs.

In their reply, Bootle suffered few problems as Sefton Park used five bowlers. Bootle put on 52 for the first wicket and 46 for the second and passed the Sefton Park total with just the two wickets down in 16.2 overs.

The result leaves Sefton at the bottom of the table, 26 points behind third from bottom New Brighton.

(above) Ben Percival scored 25 for The first XI in their home defeat by Bootle.

(above) Kemar Smith scored 25 for the First XI

(above) Scott Aitchison scored 19

(above) A wicket for Mark Chappell, not the best pic but it was the only wicket to be bowled in both innings.

The Second XI travelled to Bootle where the home side won the toss and decided to bat first. Six wickets for Dave Kelly ( 6 for 32) and 2 for Ghulam Rasool (2 for 31) enable Sefton to dismiss the home side for 81 in 31.2 overs.

Asif Saeed scored 19, James Stirling 30 not out and Rob Supria 26 as Sefton passed the Bootle total with 2 wickets down.

The Third XI travelled to Ormskirk to play Ormskirk's Thirds, always a difficult game. Ormskirk won the toss and asked Sefton to bat first. After the openers fell cheaply, there were quite a few contributions from other batsmen, the pick of which were 32 by Charlie Nelson and 25 by Charlie Daniels. This enabled Sefton to declare on 148 for 9.

Ormskirk could not match this total and were dismissed for 85. Adam Ahmed took 4 for 16, Ibrahim Ahmed 3 for 17 and Mark Boyns 3 for 30

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