Trinity tie sees record remain intact
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.