SKIPPER Andy Bradley has tipped Clifton teenager Sam Dorsey for the top after his unbeaten 86 condemned Prestwich to their first defeat of the Greater Manchester League Premier Divison season.

The 15-year-old led Clifton from 17-4 to surpass the visitors’ 189-9 with two wickets and an over to spare.

Bradley said: “I have got to take my hat off to young Sam. It was an outstanding, mature innings played under real pressure.

“The way he took responsibility was a credit to him.

“He is an incredible prospect and I would be surprised if he does not play county cricket in the very near future.”

Dorsey was helped by James Evans (48), with the pair adding 86 for the fifth wicket.

But Bradley admitted to having mixed emotions after a combination of missed opportunities and one key decision that went against Prestwich left a bitter taste in the mouth.

“We felt the umpires missed a very clear caught behind that probably would have turned the game in our favour,” he said.

“Clifton were 20-4 at the time and it seemed clear that James Evans got a nick on the ball. We heard it but the umpire did not give it and they clawed their way out of trouble.

“That should not take away from the fact that it was a brilliant game. We dropped a couple of chances, which never helps, but there were also some great performances from our lads.

“Sam Holden (5-51) showed his class with a sixth fifer of his career, and also added 19 with the bat. He did not deserve to be on the losing side.”