Quickie Ryan Maddock put in a five-star performance to spearhead a 99-run defeat of Heyside.
The first team had posted a score of 192 all out, mainly due to 58 from pro Shivam Chauhan in his first game of the season, and 48 from Danny Pawson. Their partnership took the score from a rocky 18 for 2 to a more solid 92 before Pawson was dismissed. Useful runs from Alex Taylor (21) and Nathan Bailey (20 not out) clawed the score up to respectability. Tom Avery (4-54) and Will Avery (3-47) did most of the damage for the visitors.
Maddock (pictured above in celebration with Nathan Bailey) then stepped forward to grab 5 for 57 supported by Bailey (3-29) and Andy Bradley (2-3).
• The 2nd XI secured another fine win, defeating Heaton 2nds by four wickets. Uwais Khaliq was the instigator, taking 5 for 48, assisted by Adam Cheshire 3-54.
Opener Mike Hudson cracked an excellent 80, and with contributions of 29 from skipper Steven Lorenzini and 21 from Lewis Smith, the target was reached with just over 4 overs to spare.
• The 3rd XI maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a hard-fought win by 16 runs over South West Manchester 3rd XI.
A superb opening stand of 101 between Adam Taylor (79) and 13-year-old Charlie Jackson (27) paved the way. Joe Murphy (18), Thomas Orrell (18), Khalid Noori (15) and Ali Sherazi (14 not out), all dibbed in with the bat to boost the score to a challenging 198-6 from their 40 overs.
Young Orrell then pegged back the visitors, taking 4-45, with Karl West grabbing two, and Noori and Ellis Compton a wicket each.
• A half century from Sam Regan was at the heart of the 4th team’s winning total of 166-7. Regan hit 65 and Ben Pinkus 40 before South West Manchester 4ths were bowled out for 120.
Anis Khaliq and Sam Staley took two wickets each to reduce the opposition to 17-4 before Dave Eckersley grabbed 4 for 12 to trigger a 46-run victory.
• The club almost made it a clean sweep of victories at the weekend but the 5th team game at Port Sunlight resulted in defeat by one run. Mike Orrell took 4 wickets as the home side were dismissed for 98. Richard Hatchett (22), Joe O’Connor (19), Chris Heys (16), and Max Sworder (13), whittled away at the target, but they bowed out agonisingly on 97.
Prestwich Heat’s first T20 clash of the new campaign against Heywood was called off last Friday due to the rain.