Hes­keth take step to safety

Southport Visiter - - Visiter Life - BY EMMA SAN­DERS emma-san­ders@hot­mail.co.uk @em_sandy

FLEET­WOOD Hes­keth recorded a hugely im­por­tant 88-run vic­tory over rel­e­ga­tion-ri­vals Skelmers­dale.

The two teams are bat­tling it out to avoid the drop with just three games to go and Hes­keth now have a huge ad­van­tage.

Skelmers­dale face the top two sides dur­ing their run-in while Hes­keth have a much more favourable end of the sea­son.

Skip­per Tommy Ware­ing was de­lighted his team over­came a big hur­dle and he ad­mit­ted his side felt com­fort­able through­out the match.

“Ev­ery­thing went as well as we could have hoped for. It was job done,” said Ware­ing.

“We lost the toss but put 233-3 on the board as we started strongly and then we bowled them out for 145.

“We con­trolled them from start to fin­ish. We were al­ways in con­trol. Bat­ting-wise Lee Bolton, Huw Sum­mer­fields and Jack Wrig­glesworth were su­perb. They all got half cen­turies.

“They made it easy for me to de­clare early and that in essence al­lowed us to go on and get the win fairly com­fort­ably.

“It was good to get a score over 200 for the first time in a good few games. Es­pe­cially the way it has been go­ing re­cently.

“Young Bobby Win­ter got his best first team wick­ets and did su­perbly. I’m pleased with him as he’s had a tough sea­son.

“Some­times he’s had to come off early. So I’m very happy for him.”

It was Hes­keth’s first vic­tory in five games and Ware­ing is un­der­stand­ably feel­ing more con­fi­dent go­ing into the last few matches.

He hopes the re­turn of a num­ber of key play­ers will give Hes­keth an ex­tra boost.

Fleet­wood’s next fix­ture is on Satur­day against Prestatyn and Ware­ing is eye­ing an­other vic­tory.

“It’s a big con­fi­dence boost. It gives us some com­fort in the rel­e­ga­tion zone but we’re not math­e­mat­i­cally safe yet,” said Ware­ing.

“I don’t see us be­ing at risk but ob­vi­ously we just need to go out and get the points on the board.”

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