Prestbury lose out in a tense top-of-the-table
KINGSLEY won the toss and asked Prestbury to bat.
The openers Adam Phillips and Tremayne Ryder put on 14 off 7 overs before Ryder was out caught at slip for 6.
Phillips was joined by Steve Oldfield and they progressed the score steadily to 72 off 24 overs.
But then Oldfield was out for a solid 31 and Philips was out caught in the next over for 32.
A new partnership between Guri Singh and Stuart Burnell didn’t last long as Singh was out for 8 followed by Tom Livesley for 1. So Prestbury had gone from 77 for 1 to 99 for 5.
Burnell was joined by Aqeel Ahmed and they took the score on to 119 off 36 overs. Ahmed was then caught lbw for 15.
Paul Butterworth came in but was also out lbw without troubling the score. So at the score was 138 for 7 off 39 overs. Prestbury needed to use the last 6 overs but Ben Oakes was out for 1 and then Burnell was out for a good 29 and the innings closed in the 43rd over when Cameron Kirkland was out for 4, leaving Sam gilding not out 7.
The Kingsley target was 150 off 47 overs after tea with possible rain around Kingsley started quickly scoring 23 off 4 overs but Butterworth got the wicket of stoddart for 14,with a fantastic one handed catch by Oakes,
The next wicket fell on 51 off 10 overs when Gilding got Yassin lbw for 20. The same bowler then got the wicket of Moores for 0 and the game was in the balance at 63 for 3.
Ryder took the wicket of Mullins for 5 so 67 for 4.
But Mullins, who had opened the innings, and Martin took the match away with a partnership of 82. They took the score to 149 when Mullins was out for 61 caught and bowled by Ahmed. But in the very next over Martin hit the winning runs.
Best bowling was gilding 2 for 15, not the result Prestbury wanted but we are only 20 points from top place.
Prestbury 2XI made it back-to-back wins this weekend away to Haslington. The match was played at Sandbach school. The pitch and