SURVIVAL is in our hands, declared Prestwich skipper Andy Bradley, after his side moved out of the relegation zone with two matches of the Greater Manchester Cricket League Premier Division season remaining.

Prestwich cruised to a six-wicket win at home to Roe Green on the back of a stunning fielding display that saw their local rivals bowled out for just 102.

Bradley’s only gripe was that his men failed to claim a batting bonus point as they rattled off the runs required for victory inside 30 overs.

“Losing that fourth wicket cost us the bonus point, which was a bit of a shame, but I can’t complain,” he said.

“Every bowler played their part, we kept it tight as a unit, and we were really sharp in the field, both with our catches and in stemming the flow of runs.

“It was a really positive performance to be a part of and one that should give us plenty of confidence going into the next game.

“What we have to do now is keep that momentum going.

“The main aim before the match was to win and get out of the relegation zone. We have done that and survival is now in our own hands.

“Win our final two games and it doesn’t matter what any of our rivals do – we are safe.”

Prestwich secured victory over Roe Green with the help of Church pro Zain Abbas, who was brought in as a substitute for South African Gihahn Cloete.

Abbas took 4-41 and was only bettered by Ryan Stanbury’s 4-21 as Roe Green struggled to get the ball away, taking more than 46 overs to reach 100. Sam Holden’s 47 in 40 balls saw Prestwich home with the minimum of fuss.

They now travel to Bamford Fieldhouse on Saturday knowing a victory could see them seal their Premier place, if rivals Egerton, Denton West and Walshaw fail to beat top three Flixton, Denton St Lawrence and Woodbank, respectively.