Prest­bury lose out in a tense top-of-the-ta­ble

Macclesfield Express - - WILDLIFE - BILL LIVESEY

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

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