Prestbury fall short chasing Woodford
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.