Singh shines in crucial win for Prestbury
PRESTBURY entertained Wilmslow in a crucial game for both sides.
Prestbury captain Ben Oakes won the toss and decided to bat, Ben Milner and Steve Oldfield opened but things didn’t start to well with Oldfield caught for 0.
Tremayne Ryder joined Milner and took the score onto 17 before Ryder was bowled for 5.
Guri Singh came into bat and looked solid but fell for 9.
This brought in Graham Fish, and with Milner they took the score to 71 off 24 overs.
But Fish was caught for 12, so the innings was in the balance, and Aqeel Ahmed came in and was very nearly out quickly as he was dropped twice early on.
But he used the luck to start building a partnership with Milner.
They took the score to 155 off 37 overs when Milner was out caught for a superb 86.
Ahmed then started hitting quick runs and hit 7 sixes and 4 fours in a 59 ball 81 not-out.
He was supported by Stuart Costello (5 not out) and they closed the innings after 45 overs on 208 for 6.
Wilmslow started their innings at a rapid rate, reaching 53 off 8 overs but Singh struck twice having Herriot lbw for 36 then straight away having Harding caught by keeper Crosby for 0.
Now it was 53 for 2 but soon 67 for 3 as Singh struck again having Dixon caught by Crosby for 5.
However, the Wilmslow batsmen took the score to 135 when Ryder got opener Narayanan caught by Milner for 47, who had just survived two big LBW appeals from Oakes’ bowling.
Arshad was going well and at 156 for 4 off 33 overs, Wilmslow were in the driving seat but Singh yet again struck in his comeback over, getting Arnold bowled and next ball Fulker lbw 0.
At 165 he then got his sixth wicket when he had Arshad caught Crosby for a good 52, Oakes brought Cameron Kirkland back into the attack and the off spinner had Kung caught Oldfield for 6.
Singh got his seventh wicket bowling Ashaff for 0.
Kirkland wrapped up the innings having Waqar caught Milner 6 and Wilmslow were all out in the 41st over for 180.
So a win for Prestbury and 25 points, Guri Singh was man of the match with 7 for 27 off 14 overs.
Special mentions go to Ben Milner, Aqeel Ahmed and Cameron Kirkland who all stepped up.