PRESTWICH captain Andy Bradley wants to guide his side to a league and cup double in their final season in the Lancashire County League.

Bradley's men, who will join the new Greater Manchester Cricket League next season, are on course for the title after opening up a five-point gap at the top of the table with a convincing eight-wicket victory over second-placed Glossop on Saturday.

The result saw their opponents drop down to third in the table, with Denton West now Prestwich's closest challengers for top spot.

And while dreams of a treble were scotched by a 58-run defeat to Heywood in the third round of the Lancashire Knockout on Sunday, the Heys Road side are in the last four of the County League's Walkden Cup.

"It would be a fantastic achievement to win both league and cup in our final season and that has to be our aim," said Bradley, who inspired Saturday's victory over Glossop by taking 6-13.

"We have been in the County League since its inception and we want to bow out on a high.

"We have not won the title since 2012, but Saturday's emphatic victory has given us the confidence to really go for it now.

"Glossop are a really good side, with some very dangerous players, so we knew we had to be on our game to get a result and all the lads showed they were really up for it.

"These big games bring out the best in them."

Glossop were well placed to make a decent total after reaching 101-2 but a devastating spell of bowling from Bradley, in tandem with Wilf Reeve, who took 3-16, saw them collapse to 113 all out.

After a brief wobble at the start of their reply, Prestwich moved along from 38-2 to pass their target inside 16 overs.

Martin Walters passed 500 runs for the season in his unbeaten knock of 32 while Sam Holden, who took the crucial wicket of Glossop pro Lee Dale, hit 50 not out, including 24 in one over.

"Sam actually gave us the platform for the victory with a really disciplined spell of bowling," added Bradley.

"He may have only ended up with one wicket, but it was a vital one, and he really helped to pin down and suffocate their batsmen."

Prestwich were unable to carry over that form into the Lancashire Knockout.

Heywood's New Zealand pro Rob Nichol hit 75 in their total of 216-7, which could have been more but for a decent spell of bowling from Tom Scott (3-28).

The Prestwich innings then faltered after Walters was given out to a contentious lbw decision and they were bowled out for 158.