Prestbury stage remarkable comeback in low-scoring game
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.