The enforced week off due to Covid regulations proved no hindrance to all three Prestwich teams when they returned to action in rude health last weekend.

Jack Doyle cracked 64 – his inaugural half century and highest first team score – and Tom Gibson made 32 as the 1st XI reached a total of 143 for 8 in their 40 overs at Astley & Tyldesley.

The home side were then restricted to 114 for 9 as Tom Scott (3-17) and Nathan Bailey (3-37) grabbed the lion’s share of the wickets.

Bailey’s third wicket took his overall total to 150.

Littleborough Lakeside 1st XI set Prestwich 2nds a target of 140 after Lewis Jarvis (3-19) and Hassnain Ashfaq (3-40) inflicted much of the damage.

After Dylan Kane had compiled a fine 42, Ashfaq inflicted further damage, this time with the bat, seeing his side home with a quickfire 32 not out, off 17 balls, including 4 sixes.

The game also marked the senior debut of young Sam Regan, called in as a late replacement.

On Sunday, Prestwich 3rd XI exacted revenge on Unsworth 3rd XI following their close defeat last month.

Unsworth were dismissed for 83 – sparked by the early wicket taken by Karl West who has now reached and surpassed 300 senior wickets for the club.

Anees Arif then stepped in to take 4 for 13 and Josh Ahern 3 for 29.

The target was comfortably reached with seven wickets to spare as Uwais Khaliq hit an unbeaten 43.