Millers held to a draw by Sandiacre seconds

Langley Mill Utd CC’s first team entertained Sandiacre second team at Station Road on Saturday but could not find the formula for a win.

The Millers were asked to bat first and after the third ball Neil Wing (four) was out with an excellent low catch off Marlow’s bowling.

Jay Holmes joined Paul Bailey and these two consolidated before Bailey was bowled by Harper for 25.

They then found themselves 116-5 and looking unlikely to post a larger score. Holmes batted patiently and made an excellent 52.

Hanson (21), Wharton (17), Scott (25) and Harrison (24 not out) added some late runs to take the Millers to a competitive 202 in the last over.

In reply, Sandiacre patiently batted out for a draw.

Thimal set the ball rolling with a direct hit to run out Domleo. This brought Murfin to the crease and he ground out 50 not out to make the game secure.

The Millers tried several options with the ball and this worked with Holmes, Thimal and Wharton all picking up wickets. The game ended in a draw with Sandiacre finishing on 146-5.

These points consolidate the Millers’ third place in the division and for their latest game they will visit South Wingfield next, who have had some good results of late.