Prest­bury stage re­mark­able come­back in low-scor­ing game

Macclesfield Express - - TRAVEL - BILL LIVESEY

CHELFORD won the toss and de­cided to put Prest­bury in to bat, in a rained de­layed match ,re­duced to 37 overs per side.

Adam Philips opened with Ben McKeever putting 23 runs off 13 overs in a solid start McKeever was caught for 3, Philips was joined by Steve Old­fi­ield and they took the score to 41 be­fore Old­field was out for 5.

This brought Guri Singh who added 18 be­fore he was out.

Philips had com­pleted his sec­ond half cen­tury of the sea­son only to fall on 51, this meant Prest­bury were 84 for 4 off 26 overs but un­for­tu­nately Tom Lives­ley was out for 1.

Tre­mayne Ryder was out for 0, soon fol­lowed by Stu Costello, 0, and Stu­art Bur­nell, 3.

Ben Oakes came in and hit a six but fell a ball later.

The last pair came to­gether but Kay­lan Ni­da­dav­ole was out for 2 leav­ing Sam Gild­ing not out 2 so from 83 for 2 to 98 all out was dis­ap­point­ing but we have learnt that any­thing can hap­pen in the run chase.

The best bowl­ing for Chelford was Z Khan at 4 for 32. Chelford had 40 overs to get 99.

Ryder got an early wicket and Chelford were soon 24 for 2 when Bur­nell ran out Iqbal.

But things didn’t look promis­ing for Prest­bury as Chelford got to 52.

Costello was brought on to bowl the first spin of the day and had in­stant suc­cess and 53 for 4 soon was 60 for 5.

Singh was again suc­cess­ful and af­ter drinks he stuck first ball with Costello tak­ing 2 in 2 so 67 for 8.

Singh again stuck 67 for 9 and af­ter a last wicket part­ner­ship of 7 Ryder bowled the last wicket for a win by 24 runs.

Best bowl­ing was Singh with 4 for 24 but well sup­ported by Costello with 3 for 10.

Prest­bury’s first team are sec­ond in the league, big game next week ver­sus top team Kingsley.

Prest­bury sec­onds made a dou­ble with a win over Knutsford by 4 wick­ets led by new skip­per Kieran Robin­son.

Ak­bar Vohra got 25 runs and showed some sparkling field­ing.

Four wick­ets went to graham fish and a de­but to his son josh who scored 21 and all round ef­fort dara noble.

Well done to both teams.

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