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Weekend 5th/6th June - First XI gain first win, defeating second placed Formby

The First Xi, still looking for their first win in the league welcomed second placed Formby to Sefton Park. Sefton won the toss and asked the visitors to bat first.

Three wickets fell quickly to leave Formby on 36 for 3. There, then, followed two big stands, 89 for the fourth wicket and 80 for the fifth wicket. Both these stands featured Ryan Brown who was eventually out for 118, an excellent century. Two quick wickets fell to Raheem Kasser and Formby declared on 233 for 7 in 48 overs. Raheem Kasser finished with 3 for 59 and Huzaifa Zubair 2 for 26.

Sefton Park's reply began slowly leaving the big crowd out in the sunshine not knowing what was coming next. Next was Kemar Smith who rapidly set about attacking the Formby bowlers and when he was out with the score on 132 for 5, he had scored 90 in 67 balls. Who could follow Kemar? In form Huzaifa Zubair was already in the middle and he was joined by Scott Aitchison. Together, They put on 48 runs until Huzaifa was out for 47, Richie Conlan was next man in and he scored 22 in 25 ball to take the score to 222 for 7. Scott Aitchison and Leo Spilsbury took the score to equal Formby's 233 but when Scott was dismissed for 43, the crowd began to get nervous. 21 balls were faced on 233 before skipper Jimmy Dixon hit the winning run.

Sefton Park gained 20 points for the match and now move out of the bottom two.

(above and below) Two wickets for Raheem Kasser

(above) Jimmy Dixon catches Formby century maker Ryan Brown

Kemar Smith scored 90 in 67 balls for the First XI in their victory over Formby

Huzaifa Zubair scored 47 for the First XI

The Second XI were defeated at Wallasey. The home team won the toss and elected to bat first. They scored 228 for 6 in 41.3 overs which included 100 from Josh Rylance, the son of former Sefton player, Simon Rylance. Alan Durand took 2 for 27.

In reply, Andrew Hale made 57 and Pete Ostler 79 but they were dismissed for 194 in the 50th over

The Third XI made the familiar trip to Crosby to play Northern's SK 3rd XI. Northern won the toss and decided to field. Sefton's father and son partnership made a good start with James Daniels (son) scoring 67 and Charles Daniels 31. Other valuable runs were scored by Mike Heaney (41) and Charlie Nelson (29 not out) as Sefton declared on 213 for 9 in 49 overs.

Northern reached 181 for 8 in 45 overs as the game was drawn. Adam Ahmed took 3 for 32, Chris Mitchell 2 for 55.

The Fourth XI had a comfortable victory over Maghull's Thirds on the Lower Ground. Sefton batted first and scored 195 for 8 declared in 45 overs. James Whittiker scored 47, Sam Parkinson 43 and Ronan Brady 32.

In reply, Maghull were dismissed for 50 in 25 overs with Kulendran taking 3 for 14, Ronan Brady 3 for 4 and Sam Parkinson 2 for 9

(above) James Whittiker scored 47 for the Fourth XI in their win over Maghull Thirds

(below) Sam Parkinson scored 43 in the same game

(above) A wicket for Ronan Brady

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