Pres­bury firm up their spot

Macclesfield Express - - TRAVEL - BILL LIVESLEY

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.

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