Cup success for Two’s while First Team edge a step closer

by | Monday August 22nd 2022 | Cricket

A fantastic Sunday afternoon at Daisy Hill’s ground as Prestwich 2XI beat Heaton by 85 runs to clinch the Tetley’s GMCL 2XI Premier Cup.

At 57-5 though the Prestwich innings looked to be faltering, however a superb 86 run partnership between man-of-the-match Jack Doyle and skipper Steven Lorenzini helped the Heys Road team recover to post a competitive total of 169-9 from their 45 overs.

In reply, Heaton never really got going as Wilf Reeve and Charlie Jackson took regular early wickets to peg their opponents back to 30-6 from just 17 overs. And when Doyle and Adam Cheshire were brought in to the attack, a brace of wickets each mopped up the tail and sealed the victory for Prestwich.

• Prestwich 2XI 169-9 (Doyle 81, Lorenzini 29); Heaton 2XI 84ao (Reeve 3-12, Jackson 2-10, Doyle 2-20, Cheshire 2-32)

Jack Doyle put in a man-of-the-match performance as he top scored for Prestwich 2XI with 81.

The previous day and back in the league, the Second’s slipped to a 104 run defeat away at Bolton Deane & Derby.

• Bolton Deane & Derby 1XI 301-8 (Cheshire 4-63); Prestwich 2XI 197ao (Khaliq 71)

Prestwich 1XI recorded a comprehensive 10 wicket win over bottom club Astley & Tyldesley at Heys Road. Nathan Bailey and Ryan Maddock again doing all the damage to restrict the visitors to just 83 all out.

Captain James Wharmby’s unbeaten 49 helped his team over the line ably assisted by Lewis Smith’s 28 not out.

The win keeps the team 16 points clear at the top of the GMCL Premier Division with just 4 games now left to play.

• Astley & Tyldesley 83ao (Bailey 5-26, Maddock 5-56); Prestwich 86-0 (Wharmby 49*)

Ryan Maddock (left) and Nathan Bailey took five wickets each as the Firsts secured a 10-wicket win in the Premier Division.

On Sunday and back at Heys Road Prestwich 3XI recorded a 55 run win over Whalley Range and remain in top spot of the GMCL Sunday Premier Division.

• Prestwich 3XI 160-8 (Taylor 64, A Arif 44); Whalley Range 3XI 105ao (West 3-18, Ritchie 2-15, Lester 2-16)

Prestwich 4XI lost out to Whalley Range by 41 runs at Kingsbrook Road.

• Whalley Range 4XI 99ao (Noori 4-23); Prestwich 4XI 58ao (Sworder 17, Noori 15)

And wrapping up this week’s action Prestwich 5XI suffered a 7 wicket defeat in their friendly on Saturday up at Haslingden.

• Prestwich 5XI 151-7 (M Khaliq 52); Haslingden 3XI 152-3 (A Arif 1-9, Heys 1-21, Oryakhail 1-25)

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