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PREST­BURY claimed vic­tory by 15 runs against Stock­port at the week­end, col­lect­ing 25 points in the bar­gain.

Cap­tain Ben Oakes won the toss and de­cided to bat but Prest­bury soon found them­selves 5-2 with Rami Iyer (1) and Si­mon Ed­munds (0) out.

Adam Philips (12) and Tom Lives­ley (22) of­fered some re­sis­tance and the same could be said for Conor Hi­bel who made 17.

Stock­port took off the open­ing bowlers and it gave Prest­bury the chance to re­build. Aqueel Ahmed was out for six and that brought Tim Saxon in. He hit his high­est in­nings for Prest­bury’s first team with 88 in­clud­ing seven sixes and seven fours off 72 balls as Prest­bury closed on 186, a great score af­ter a rocky start.

Khan took 5-45, Husain 2-11 for Stock­port, who then went about the task of get­ting 187 at pace.

The pitch had eased up and runs flowed and at 118-4 there looked only one win­ner.

But Ju­lian McGovern turned things around with 6-63 off 21 overs.

Wor­thy of spe­cial men­tion for his de­but in the first team was bowler Conor Hi­bel, who nor­mally keeps wicket. He took 2-44 while Oakes claimed 2-25.

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