Prestbury miss out
PRESTBURY fell agonisingly short of a draw at Ashton on Mersey.
Matty Gray got an early breakthrough, bowling Thomason for four, followed by Lines (16) and O’Gara (0) had Ashton at 35 for 3.
Matty Gray took all three for 22 but Ashton dug in to develop a good score. Timbs (52) and Eastham (63) helped them to 231-8.
Some below par fielding didn’t help Prestbury’s cause as Gray finished with 4 for 68 and skipper Ben Oakes 3 for 48.
Prestbury’s top five has been a problem this season and again proved the same this time.
Only Tom Livesley (20) and Rami Iyer (12) got into double figures.
The middle order did well with Aquell Ahmed 30 and Mafaz 32 and a last wicket stand of 37 between Conor (22no) and Gray (21) got so close to a draw until the last wicket fell in the 44th over.