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2nd XI Round up 28 August (part 1)

Date: 1st September 2021

Congratulations to Wallasey

2nd XI Round up – Week 19 (28 August) part 1

Congratulationsto Wallasey who, after leading the division since the first week, have successfully retained the Premier Division with a comfortable victory over neighbours New Brighton. Joel Huston claimed his first five wicket haul of the campaign, taking 5 for 27 as New Brighton were dismissed for under 100. London top scoring with 35. The only side who could theoretically catch them were Formby and, after declaring on 200, thanks to 52 from Elliot Ketteringham and runs from Davies, Eastwood and Mills, they lost to a covid hit Liverpool side featuring several players promoted. Jones with 49 and thirties from Dunsmore and Karslake the foundation for the win.

Closest game of the day was Sefton Park’s five run victory over Orrell RT who had looked like claiming the game when they were 162 for six, needing just ten more for victory. David Kelly (6 for 55) then returned and claimed the last four wickets leaving a deflated Steven Unsworth undefeated on 80 as the wickets fell at the other end. Sefton’s innings ended in a similar manner, losing their last seven wickets for just 17 runs (and the last five for just three) after Andrew Hale had his best score of 67 and Spilsbury added 48 as they put together 115 for the third wicket. Firwood Bootle gave themselves some hope of avoiding the drop as they won a high scoring affair over Ormskirk. Tom Meskell, unbeaten on 93, his highest ever, and Nicholas Gallimore with 88 added 154 runs for the second wicket after Michael Gill (their former player) had dominated the Ormskirk innings with an undefeated 113 (as he closes in on 8,000 play cricket runs). Jones with 46 an able assistant.

Ormskirk bounced back the following day as they got the better of Liverpool by 34 runs as they had two players reaching thirties whereas Liverpool’s best was 29 from Harper. Wickets shared around. Lytham’s batsmen all made contributions (six of them 21 or more) led by Ray Baker’s 55 and 45 from Childs as they passed 250. Joel Murnan tried unsuccessfully to alter the course of the game with his 6 for 64 and then adding 75 to be Newton’s top scorer with the next best 25. Four wickets for Saunders.

Standing 1 – Wallasey 382 pts (Champions), 2 – Orrell RT 281 pts, 3 – Ormskirk 265.

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