Prest­bury fall short chas­ing Wood­ford

Macclesfield Express - - TRAVEL - BILL LIVESLEY

PREST­BURY were un­able to get close to Wood­ford’s to­tal in a run chase at the week­end.

Set 202 to win, Prest­bury never re­cov­ered from a poor start to their in­nings and were all out for a mere 53 runs in re­ply.

Cap­tain Ben Oakes won the toss and put Wood­ford in to bat and runs flowed quickly with the open­ers putting on 33 be­fore Guri Singh got Col­bourne lbw for 18.

At 44, Singh also claimed Sodomaco for 20, lbw. Clinch and Walker took the score to 96 be­fore Clinch was bowled by Sam Gild­ing for 16 and at 107 Walker was also bowled by Gild­ing for 48.

Cameron Kirk­land struck at 120, hav­ing Met­calfe caught by keeper Aqeel Ahmed for nine, and at 137 Kirk­land caught and bowled Gil­latt for 12.

Prest­bury were look­ing in a good po­si­tion but fur­ther wick­ets proved hard to get un­til Elms was out to Kirk­land for four.

Sper­ring made 22 be­fore Tre­mayne Ry­der had him lbw at 168 for 8. Meese and Owen took the score to 188 be­fore Owen was caught and bowled by Gild­ing for 5.

Messe went af­ter the bowl­ing in the last cou­ple of overs and hit four sixes and took Wood­ford to 201 for 9 off 45 overs. Best bowl­ing was Gild­ing 3 for 24, Kirk­land 3 for 43, Singh 2 for 40.

Af­ter tea, Prest­bury’s in­nings started badly with Steve Old­field out to a bril­liant slip catch for 0. Ahmed joined Adam Philips and took the score to 26 but Ahmed was bowled by Clarke for 13.

Philips soon fol­lowed for 11 and then a col­lapse saw Singh, 1, Livesley, 0, Milner, 0, Ry­der, 7, Gild­ing, 0 and Kirk­land, 0, all go cheaply.

Only Ben Mc­k­eever with nine dug in, leav­ing Oakes 0 not out, as Prest­bury were all out in 30 overs for 53.

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