Prestbury maintain pursuit of Poynton
PRESTBURY beat Winnington Park to keep the pressure on second placed Poynton – who lost on Saturday.
Captain Ben Oakes lost the toss and Prestbury were asked to bat. Steve Oldfield and Robin Farmer opened the batting and within eight ballls farmer was out without scoring.
Oldfield was joined by Aqeel Ahmed and they took the score on to 51 when Ahmed was out caught for 27. Guri Singh came into bat and took the score with Oldfield to 75 off 19 overs.
But Oldfield’s patient innings came to an end when he was caught on 40. Tom Livesley stayed around with Singh and they took the score to 104 when Livesley was out.
Ben Milner came in and unfortunately was caught for one, so a 200 score looked unlikely when Singh was out for 30 at 118 for 6. This brought Tremayne Ryder to the wicket, so, with Ben McKeever, he needed to stay around. They took the score to 154 off 40 overs when Sam Gilding came into support Ryder
Between them they moved the total onto 171 when Gilding was out lbw for 7. Ben oakes came in to bat and in the 45th over Ryder hit three sixes and went to 56 not out, Oakes with two not out, giving the extra push Prestbury needed to end on 199 off 45 overs.
After tea, Winnington Park needed 200. Richardson and Room opened and raced to 17 off 11 balls but Ryder bowled Richardson 11 and Singh caught and bowled Room making it 17 for 2. It was soon 21 for 3 as Koulbeck was caught by wicket keeper Ahmed for two, bowled by Ryder.
With the score on 29 two wickets fell – hendry caught Ahmed, bowled Ryder and Wales also caught Ahmed bowled Singh.
Winnington Park lost their sixth wicket when King was bowled by Gilding for one and Singh had Butcher lbw for 14.
Evans and Amatiello took the score to 90 but Singh had Amatiello lbw for 7 and soon Evans was out for 40, caught Gilding, bowled Ryder. The last wicket went to Singh when Connor was caught by Cameron Kirkland for 1 giving Singh a five wicket haul for 33. Man of the match went to Ryder with 56 not out and 4 for 21.
Prestbury are third but only six points behind Poynton in second place.
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