Millers secure a useful win over Rolls-Royce

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Langley Mill CC 1sts welcomed Rolls-Royce on Saturday, knowing that anything but a win would seriously drag them into the relegation scrap in Division Two of the DCCL.

Skipper Bailey won the toss and asked Royces to bat first.

Hatton and Scott opened up, keeping the score down, Hatton struck first to remove Kamuni for 1 to leave Royces 48-1 off ten.

It wasn’t long before Scott got in on the wickets, removing Fazal for a duck.

Hatton picked another up and Royces had slipped to 75-3 off 20 overs.

Holmes replaced Hatton and picked a wicket up with his second ball as the millers started to take control of the game.

Holmes usual bowling partner Bailey came on at the other end and these pair kept it tight to restrict Royces.

Holmes doing the most damage ripping through the middle order picking up four wickets while Bailey was content to keep the score down at the other end.

There where also two run outs and Rolls Royce finished 175 all out. Holmes took 4-45, Hatton 2-39, Scott 1-57 and Bailey 1-24.

So after tea, with black clouds looming, the Millers set about the run chase, also having an extra over.

Paul Bailey and Jamie Salmons opened up and raced away at six an over before Salmons went back to one and got bowled by Khalid for 28.

Pinder joined Bailey and this pair took the Millers to three figures before a couple of rain interuptions.

Rolls-Royce changed the bowling around and picked up a couple more wickets firstly Pinder for 50 and then Bailey for 48 but the Millers finished the job off winning by seven wickets.

Ball, with 10 not out, and Holmes with 18 not out, brought the Millers home to push them up to sixth in the league.

This was a massive win for the Millers. They travel to Tutbury next, who they beat earlier on in the season.

They will be hoping to finish the season off in style.

Man of the match was Jay Holmes for his four wickets and was chosen by Cheeky Crew Childminding who sponsored the ball today.

Many thanks to Cheeky Crew for the ball sponsor and to Sheena and Lynn for the excellent teas.