Singh shines in cru­cial win for Prest­bury

Macclesfield Express - - WILDLIFE - BILL LIVESEY

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.

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