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Six wins on the spin for Prescot and Oddysey
10:39am Thursday 12th June 2014 in Sport
PRESCOT and Odyssey managed to avoid the rain on Saturday, when they beat Halsall West End and recorded their sixth consecutive league victory in the process.
West End asked Prescot to bat. Greg Galbraith and Peter Crookes got Prescot off to a quick start putting on 35 for the first wicket before Galbraith was adjudged LBW for 20.
Shaun Haigh followed soon after and he was replaced by Kenny Highdale, who along with Crookes put on 122 for the third wicket, before Crookes was bowled for 91 - an innings which contained 13 fours and 4 sixes.
Highdale finished 51 not out and Prescot were able to declare on 176/3 after 24 overs.
With time against them, Prescot knew they had to get some early wickets and they were given the best possible start when Steven Holden clean bowled Marsland with the first ball of the innings.
Harbreet Sodhi picked up a second wicket very quickly and Halsall were up against it at 10/2. Southworth joined Parrott and these two took the score to 75 with 19 overs still to bat and gave Halsall a huge chance of winning the game.
Lawrence Mason replaced Sodhi and had Southworth caught by Crookes and then began to work his way through the middle order, along with Galbraith who had replaced Holden.
Between them they took the final six wickets inside 11 overs, with Galbraith bowling Moreton to win the game with just 2 overs remaining. Mason finished with 6-28 off his nine overs and Galbraith picked up 2/16 from 8.5 overs.
Prescot remain top of the table, three points clear of Hindley St.Peters.