Cup success for Four’s with First Team on the brink

by | Wednesday August 31st 2022 | Cricket

Prestwich 4XI secured a second senior trophy of the season for the club as they overcame Edgworth to win the GMCL Tetley’s Sunday Plate.

In the Bank Holiday Monday clash played at Hadfield St Andrews, stand-in Skipper Damon Montgomery won the toss and his decision to bowl paid off in just the second over as Khaliq clean bowled Foster with only three runs on the board.

Edgworth recovered from that early set back until a mix up between the batsmen saw Eddleston run out for 17. And when Andrew Beet entered the Prestwich attack, two quickfire wickets left the Bolton side struggling slightly at 52-4.

A 39 run stand got Edgworth back on track until Beet picked up the wickets of Davies and Jenkinson in just three balls. Ben Pinkus then got in on the act with two quick wickets of his own before shortly after finishing off the tail leaving Prestwich with a target of 116.

In reply there was no hanging around from openers Montgomery and Sam Regan as they set about their chase getting to 53 without loss from the first ten overs.

Damon Montgomery scored an unbeaten 68 as Prestwich 4XI took the honours in the GMCL Tetley’s Sunday Plate final.

Montgomery reached his 50 from 50 balls during an 83 run stand with Regan before Ellis Compton enjoyed a late cameo as they guided their side to a 9 wicket win inside 23 overs.

• Edgworth 4XI 115ao (Beet 4-15, Pinkus 4-16); Prestwich 4XI 116-1 (Montgomery 68*)

The previous day the Fourth Team recorded an 8 wicket win at Heys Road over Friends Sporting Club in the league.

• Friends Sporting Club 2XI 103ao (M Orrell 3-13, Khaliq 3-21); Prestwich 4XI 107-2 (Compton 38, Regan 31*)

On Saturday Prestwich 1XI made the short trip to Clifton and made short work of the fixture, bowling the home side out for just 81. Nathan Bailey and Ryan Maddock again doing the damage with four wickets each and Andy Bradley picking up a brace as well.

Lewis Smith top scored with an unbeaten 34 in the chase as Prestwich reached their target for the loss of two wickets.

The win leaves James Wharmby’s team needing just 3 points from their final three games to clinch a successive Premier Division title.

• Clifton 81ao (Maddock 4-22, Bailey 4-30); Prestwich 83-2 (Smith 34*)

Opener Lewis Smith top scored for Prestwich as they took the full six points on the road at Clifton.

Back at The Heys Prestwich 2XI also enjoyed an 8 wicket win as Wilf Reeve’s five-for helped bowl East Lancs Paper Mill out for 108. An unbeaten 63 from Mike Hudson sealed the points.

• East Lancs Paper Mill 1XI 108ao (Reeve 5-37); Prestwich 2XI 113-2 (Hudson 63*)

And finally in the other Bank Holiday Monday game Prestwich 3XI beat Clifton by 9 wickets to remain in first place of the Sunday Premier Division.

• Clifton 3XI 111ao (M Arif 3-14); Prestwich 3XI 112-1 (Taylor 54)

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