IT was a case of home sweet home for Prestwich this week as they returned to their flood-hit Heys ground for the first time this season.

The first team followed up Saturday's 94-run GMCL Premier Division win at Unsworth with a crunching eight-wicket victory at home to Division Two Radcliffe in the preliminary round of the Derek Kay First XI Per-Fit Cup.

It was the perfect homecoming following months of work behind the scenes to get the pitch and facilities ready.

And with Prestwich sitting pretty at the top of the Premier Division, captain Andy Bradley cannot wait to get stuck in to a triple-header this weekend.

"We know we have had a good start and while we are not getting too carried away with ourselves, life it pretty good at the moment," said Bradley, ahead of tomorrow's opening T20 match at home to Unsworth, Saturday's first home league match of the season against Bury and a trip to Greenfield in the Lancashire Knockout on Sunday.

"It was fantastic to get back on to our home pitch at the weekend, and obviously the two victories were fantastic as well.

"So much work has been put in behind the scenes here. We even had two life members - Gareth Moore and Ted Birtwhistle - take it upon themselves to make a new sight screen after ours got damaged in the flood.

"We are so grateful to everyone who has helped and supported us and hopefully we can continue to repay them with our performances on the pitch."

Bradley also had good news on the injury front after it was confirmed all-rounder Ryan Stanbury had suffered a slight tear of the lateral ligament in his knee in Prestwich's victory over Heywood, but while further tests are needed he could be fit to play again in a brace in two to three weeks.

Elsewhere, Stand continued their impressive start to the campaign with a 201-run victory over Edenfield to stay top of GMCL Division Two, while they also beat Wythenshawe by 43 runs in the First XI Cup.