Bat­ting im­prove­ment re­quired for Prest­bury

Macclesfield Express - - SEARCH - BILL LIVESLEY

PREST­BURY suf­fered de­feat when they took on Win­ning­ton Park.

Park won the toss and elected to bat. Some good, tight early bowl­ing from Tim Braen­der, Prest­bury’s new over­seas player, backed by Miah, was un­done by an in­jury to Braen­der.

There­after a su­per in­nings from Daly (91) pushed the rate up.

Prest­bury kept chip­ping away and wick­ets fell at reg­u­lar in­ter­vals. Miah, 2 for 60, sup­ported by Kal­ish Bathia, 1 for 24, Aquel Ahmed, 2 for 67, and 2 for 17 from all rounder Stu Costello saw Park 208 for 7.

Prest­bury’s bat­ting started with a dis­as­ter as Stu Costello, Rommel Gon­dal and Aquel Ahmed were all out with­out scor­ing. At 6 for 4, Ant Cun­ning­ham went for one. There was some lim­ited re­sis­tance from Miah (16) but wick­ets kept tum­bling.

Bryn Thomp­son (6) and skip­per Max Cow­ley Jones hit a cou­ple of good fours but Cow­ley Jones fell for 12. Conor Hi­bel hit a big six but fell for 13 and that was about it as Prest­bury were 51 all out.

Nets are re­quired as the bat­ting needs work­ing on at Prest­bury, but the spirit is there.

Some um­pire de­ci­sions don’t work out on the day but over a sea­son they level out.

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