PRESTWICH survived an early fright before easing to a comfortable 92-run victory at home to Flixton.

Andy Bradley's men continued their unbeaten start to the Greater Manchester League Premier Division season, following up on the previous weekend's opening win against Glossop.

Victory looked anything but assured after early wickets saw them slip to 42-3 before Sam Holden stopped the rot, scoring 49 after coming in at number four.

Youngsters Alex Taylor (69) and Nathan Bailey then came to the crease following another wobble and stood firm to put on 86 for the eighth wicket.

The pair both recorded their biggest ever scores for the first team, with Bailey ensuring Prestwich made it to the end of their allotted overs with an unbeaten 45.

Their total of 229-9 proved more than enough, as skipper Bradley took his 62nd five-wicket haul, ending with figures of 7-41 from 12 overs.

Flixton were all out for 137, although the match would have been over much sooner but for a dogged 71 from opener Usman Tariq.

Bradley is now looking forward to a potentially key game at Clifton this weekend as he bids to help Prestwich go one better this season after they lost the title in a final-day decider against Egerton last year.

"We expect a tough game this weekend," added Bradley.

"Clifton were third last season and have also won both their opening games.

"It will be a big game for us both, so early in the season."