SAM Holden and captain Andy Bradley passed personal milestones as Prestwich extended their lead at the top of the Lancashire County League with victory against Denton on Saturday.

Holden smashed his way to 60 not out to pass 700 runs for the season and Bradley's five-wicket haul saw him clinch his 60th wicket of the campaign in the seven-wicket win.

Coupled with Glossop's victory against third-placed Denton West, Prestwich are now 16 points clear at the top of the division with nine league games left to play.

"It was pretty much the way we wanted that game to go because West have a game in hand," said Bradley.

Batting first, the visitors were all out for 132 with Bradley ripping through the middle order on his way to 5-30. Holden took 4-41 and Ryan Stanbury also brilliantly caught and bowled professional Anton Jacques Vosloo, who top-scored with 32.

Martin Leech (30) and M Saleem (26) were the only other notable scorers for fifth-placed Denton.

Despite missing injured professional Marty Walters, Prestwich knocked off the score with ease.

Opening pair James Wharmby and Stanbury hit 17 and 11 respectively before Holden top-scored as Prestwich totalled 134 for the loss of just three wickets.

"It was a dominant performance from start to finish," said skipper Bradley.

"We got on top of them early and never let go."

Prestwich have been drawn away to last year's league champions Denton St Lawrence in the Lancashire Knockout final on August 16, and although Bradley would have preferred a home tie he is not too concerned with the away trip.

"We got 431 at their ground just a few weeks ago so there are definitely worst places we could be going," he said.

Prestwich travel to Roe Green on Saturday before a home game against Flowery Field on Sunday.