Trin­ity tie sees record re­main in­tact

Macclesfield Express - - TRAVEL - BILL LIVESLEY

PREST­BURY’S un­beaten start to the sea­son con­tin­ued when they tied with Stock­port Trin­ity.

Trin­ity won the toss and de­cided to bat. Open­ers Hig­gin­botham and Reeh started slowly with seven off seven overs. Guri Singh bowled hig­gin­botham for 5 and Paul But­ter­worth had Reeh caught be­hind by wicket keeper Aqeel Ahmed for 2.

Prest­bury’s good start con­tin­ued when But­ter­woth picked up the wick­ets of Sa­muels for 4, Jones for 6 and graham for 7, leav­ing Stock­port Trin­ity on 44 for 5 off 20 overs.

Sam Gild­ing then took the wicket of Khan for 4 and it looked like an early tea un­til Shaw and Stop­ford set about re­pair­ing the dam­age and took on the Prest­bury bowl­ing, putting on a 100 part­ner­ship off 16 overs.

Ben Oakes had Shaw caught by Tre­mayne Ry­der for 68 but Stop­ford kept go­ing, left not out on 96.

Best bowl­ing came from But­ter­woth, 14 overs 6 maid­ens 4 for 26.

Af­ter tea, Prest­bury needed 206 to win, the sec­ond week run­ning they were chas­ing over 200. Stuart Bur­rell and Steve Old­ham opened the in­nings, with Bur­rell out to a good slip catch for 1.

Old­ham had a solid start but fell for 18, again caught at slip and Ry­der got a start but was bowled for 10.

Sam Eus­ton was out without scor­ing and when Tom Livesley was out for 4, Prest­bury were in trou­ble at 60 for 5 off 15 overs.

In came Aqeel Ahmed to join Guri and they both played a safe game, tak­ing the sin­gles and pun­ish­ing the bad ball and soon they had put on 95.

Guri reached his third 50 in four in­nings and Aqeel also reached 50.

He was out for 74 with the score on 155 for 6.

Still need­ing 51 off 10 overs, But­ter­woth joined Guri and took the score to 187 of 43 overs.

Guri was caught for 58, bring­ing Ben Oakes in. He hit a first ball six and in the last over Prest­bury needed seven to win.

With quick run­ning it left Ben Oakes to face the last ball with scores tied.

Un­for­tu­nately was out on the last ball of the match, so scores ended tied. A tremen­dous ef­fort by both sides.

Prest­bury re­main un­de­feated and sit­ting fourth in the league they have a big game ver­sus Chelford on Satur­day.

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