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Prescot continue fine early season form
10:41am Thursday 12th June 2014 in Sport
On Sunday, Southport and District Premier league leaders Prescot CC continued their fine early season form, beating Southport Trinity in the Sandhurst Shield to keep alive their hopes of a league and cup double.
Southport won the toss on a sunny afternoon and elected to bat. Harbreet Sodhi struck early to remove Thornton and Sims joined Eyes in the middle. Lawrence Mason came into the attack to remove Sims with the score on 35 and 35/2 soon became 47/5 as the Prescot bowling attack began to apply the pressure.
Warren and Maxwell went about rebuilding the innings and moved the score to 71, ticking the score over nicely until a misunderstanding left both batsmen at the same end following a great throw from Vibhor Jain to Shaun Haigh who then ran the full length of the wicket to run Maxwell out at the bowlers end.
Prescot continued to bowl some tight lines, and aided by some good fielding, they eventually bowled Southport all out for 112 in 41.5 overs. The wickets were shared between the five bowlers, with Mason 3-27 from 7 overs leading the way.
Steve Danson was out early in Prescot's reply and Peter Crookes followed soon after, leaving Prescot on 15/2. Galbraith and Highdale pushed the score along to 49, before Galbraith was caught behind off the bowling of Warren.
Shaun Haigh joined Highdale and some high quality batting, with the odd touch of luck meant the score raced onto 100 when Haigh was bowled by Roberti for 36, leaving Vibhor Jain and Highdale(39 not out) to take Prescot to their target after only 21 overs and set them up a home tie against either Tarleton or Merseyside Commonwealth Conference in the Semi Final, to be played on Sunday 29th June.