Updated: Sep 7
In week 6 of the restart league, The First Xi welcomed Wavertree to Sefton Park, won the toss and decided to bat first. Opening the batting skipper Scott Aitchison scored 50, Ayan Madhu scored 21 but at 94 for 6, more runs were required. Richie Forsyth, playing his first game of the season made 43 not out and was involved in a stand of 51 with Huzaifa Zubair (21) for the seventh wicket. Richie Conlan added 19 as they finished on 210 for 9 in their 45 overs.
Wavertree's innings featured just 3 players reaching double figures, the highest being 17 and they were dismissed for 115 in 32.1 overs. Huzaifa Zubair took 3 for 23 and Ayan Madhu 2 for 22.
The league table finished :-
Old Xavs 12
Sefton Park 6
Next week Sefton Park are away to Old Xaverians, Liverpool home to Wavertree with the winners playing in the final the week after.
(above) Scott Aitchison scored 50 for the First XI in their home win against Wavertree
(below) Ayan Madhu takes a wicket in the same game
The Second XI suffered a disappointing defeat at Wavertree. After winning the toss Wavertree decided to bat first and scored a respectable 171 all out in their 45 overs. Harry Bailey took 3 for 23 and David Kelly 3 for 29.
The best stand in Sefton's innings was 21 between Paul Morris (15) and Michael Kelly (16) for the eighth wicket. Earlier opener Tom Heard scored 18 but Sefton Park were dismissed for 96 in the 30th over.
The league stands at
Old Xavs 5 15
Liverpool 5 10
Sefton Park 6 4
Wavertree 6 3
This continues next week with Sefton Park home to Old Xaverians.
The match on the Lower Ground produced a surprise win for Sefton Park's Fourth XI over Sefton Park's Third XI.
The Fourth XI started well and put on 59 for the first wicket between Rob Kennedy (32) and James Daniels (43), Pete Elliott scored 31 as they reached 152 for 8 in their 40 overs.
The Third XI's reply saw the first three batsmen all dismissed for 0, all victims of Adam Ahmed. Will Spilsbury top scored with 25 but the side were dismissed for 75 in the 28th over.
(above) Pete Elliott scored 31 for the Fourth XI in their win over the Third XI
(Below) The Fourth XI's Mark Boyns bowls to the Third XI's Paul Stirling
The Fifth XI played a friendly at Maghull. The home side batted first and were dismissed for 149. Jeremy Rogers took 2 for 9 and Corran Murphy 2 for 16.
In an exciting game Rob Geddes scored 56 and Sam Parkinson 28 as Sefton passed the Maghull total with 8 wickets down.
Sunday 6th September brought some news that we had not heard all summer "A Sefton Park side beat a Liverpool side".
Paul Stirling's Sunday XI played Liverpool on the main ground, won the toss and decided to bat first. Two innings were back bone of the Sefton Park innings, Paul Stirling scored 54, Will Spilsbury 40 and together with 31 extras that made up most of the Sefton Park total of 149 for 9 in 40 overs.
Early wickets fell in the Liverpool reply but a stand of 50 plus for the third wicket put them in a strong position until Leo Spilsbury returned to the attack with vital wickets. He finished on 4 for 15 in 8 overs, Louis Disley took 2 for 22 and Charlie Nelson 2 for 39 as Liverpool were bowled out for 111 in 28 overs.