Millers win again to move up to fifth place

Langley Mill’s first team returned to action at Station Road on Saturday.

Jeff Wharton won the toss and asked Nutbrook to bat first.

Wharton and Jack Scott opened up against Brooks and Haywood and it wasn’t long before Wharton had his first wicket as Brooks was caught.

Haywood soon followed, caught by Salmons off Scott.

These two continued to keep the score down and, after 20 overs, Nutbrook had slowly moved onto 56-3. The same combination of Wharton and Hanson removed Wakefield for three.

Holmes kept it tight while Wharton picked up another two wickets to reduce Nutbrook to 71-7.

Wharton bowled his 14 overs through and recorded excellent figures of 4-28. Jay Holmes picked up two wickets in the same over caught by Scott and Hanson.

Andrew Bailey was brought into the attack and started very poorly but picked up a wicket in his 1st over, this left Nutbrook 81-8 and the Millers were hoping to keep Nutbrook down to less than 100.

But Eaton had other ideas and scored a patient 49 before Thimal had him caught behind by Pinder. Nutbrook were finally out for 133.

The Millers came out after tea wanting to avoid a potential banana skin score and did just that. Neil Wing and Paul Bailey swiftly moved the score on to 45 before Bailey was caught for 14. Holmes fell LBW to Brooks. Wing scored 44 before being caught behind and this left Salmons and Thimal to finish the job - and they did just that. Salmons was the more aggressive with a quickfire 34 while Thimal finished on 19 not out.

This was an excellent all round performance which sees the Millers climb to fifth.