Re­lent­less Prest­bury march on to­wards league ti­tle

Macclesfield Express - - SEARCH - SQUASH GARETH EVANS

THE lat­est round of matches in the men’s North West Coun­ties League once again saw our three lo­cal squash clubs ex­pe­ri­ence a mixed bag of re­sults.

Not that there was any hin­drance to the re­lent­less progress be­ing made at the top of Divi­sion Three South East by Prest­bury 1, who chalked up yet an­other max­i­mum 20-points haul by see­ing off Alder­ley Edge 4.

Fur­ther down this divi­sion, Prest­bury 2 and Mac­cles­field Squash 1 both went down 4-1 against, re­spec­tively, Alder­ley’s Third Team and Crewe Va­grants 2. But first-string play­ers, Chris Dunkerley (Prest­bury) and Rob Al­cock (Mac­cles­field), did achieve im­pres­sive in­di­vid­ual wins in the process.

While Bolling­ton 1 had a free week, the club’s flag was flown in fine style by the Se­cond Team, who moved up to fifth place with an em­phatic 5-0 vic­tory over Grove Park 5 in Divi­sion Four South.

Prest­bury and Mac­cles­field Squash 2, how­ever, are be­com­ing in­creas­ingly en­trenched in the divi­sion’s bot­tom two places. And their causes were not aided by heavy de­feats at the hands of Rad­broke Hall 1 and Grove Park 6.

In Divi­sion Five South, the six-match win­ning run of Prest­bury 4 came to an end as they were edged out 3-2 by Rad­broke Hall 2. Tom Richards, in his fi­nal ap­pear­ance for Prest­bury be­fore re­lo­cat­ing to Bris­tol, came close to sign­ing off in fairy­tale fash­ion but valiantly lost the de­cid­ing match in four games.

Bolling­ton 3, mean­while, se­cured a no­table scalp in tri­umph­ing 3-2 over ta­ble-top­pers Alder­ley Edge 6.

Prest­bury 5 lost 5-0 to Bux­ton 2, but could boast the largest age-dif­fer­ence be­tween team-mates as cub chair­man Alan Batch­e­lor, at 70 years young, lined up along­side 14-year-old ju­nior Jonny Mur­ray.

Lo­cal brag­ging rights were at stake in the Ladies Cheshire League Divi­sion Two - with Prest­bury en­joy­ing a 3-2 de­feat of Bolling­ton.

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