Presbury firm up their spot
AFTER last week’s defeat, Prestbury needed to get a result against Bunbury and did just that, a victory which consolidated their third place standing.
Prestbury captain Ben Oakes lost the toss and Bunbury decided to bat.
There was early sucess as Tremayne Ryder had Wanting lbw for 0, but Bunbury dug in for a while. When the score was 33, Ryder struck again when he had Burrows brilliantly caught by Philips for 20 and then McMackon lbw for 4.
Soon it was 41 for 4 as Guri Singh had Swinbank caught by keeper Aqeel Ahmed for 12. The fifth wicket fell at 46, Singh bowling lamb for nine, and Singh struck again when he had Noonan caught by Ahmed for 1.
Bunbury fought back but with the score moving on to 98 Robin Farmer took his first wicket for the club, having Ball caught behind by Ahmed for a good 37.
Sam Gilding then bowled Chortlton for 17 and soon it was 119 for 9 as Farmer caught Neal off his own bowling.
Cameron Kirkland, at only 16 years of age, grabbed his 100th wicket for Prestbury, bowling Percival for four.
So the target after tea was 121 off 55 overs.
Philips and Farmer opened for Prestbury and they put on 29 off 10 overs before Farmer was out for 20 and at 48 Philips was out lbw for 15.
Ahmed joined Singh and took the score to 78 before Ahmed went for another six but picked out the fielder and was caught for 33.
Tom Livesley joined Singh and they took the score to 101 before Livesley was unluckily runout for 10.
Stuart Burnell came in and made five before been caught, 118 for 5, but Ryder and Singh saw Prestbury over the line with Singh finishing 32 not out to secure a good win and 25 points which cemented third place.
Next week Prestbury are at home against Winnington Park.
The seconds made it a 45-point weekend with a win at Winsford, bowling them out for 83. Ben Milner took three wickets and they knocked the runs off with loss of only one wicket. Milner also starred with the bat, 60 not out.
Prestbury sixes take place on Sunday 16th July sponsored by KAT UK, starts at 10.30 bar open all day.