Holmes maiden ton helps seconds to easy win

Langley Mill Utd (27pts) 253-4 [46 overs] (J Holmes 105 *, A Ball 74) beat Breadsall (3pts) 106 all out [36.4 overs] (A Ball 5-34) by 147 runs

A FIRST ever senior century for promising youngster Jay Holmes, and a superb all round performance from Andrew Ball, saw the Millers to a comfortable 147 run victory against Breadsall on Saturday.

Langley Mill batted first at a windy Station Road and accumulated a huge 253 for 4 in their 46 overs. Holmes’ century contained 13 fours and 2 sixes and he was ably assisted by Ball whose 74 included 7 fours and 3 sixes. Neil Wing chipped in with 17 at the top of the order and Craig Parker hit a brisk unbeaten 17 later on.

For Breadsall, Joe Holmes was the pick of the bowlers with 2 for 56 while Ross Webster and Bradley Garner grabbed a wicket apiece.

When Breadsall replied, it became apparent that the Millers were in a different class and the visitors slumped to a disappointing 106 all out in the 37th over. Neil Toothill top scored with a modest 17 and only three others batsmen reached double figures.

Ball completed a great day’s work with five wickets at a cost of 34 runs from his eight overs as Alex Bacon returned figures of 2 for 16.

Holmes chipped in at the end picking up 2 for 26 and skipper Rich Davey took the other wicket to fall.

This was another stunning performance from the second squad which sees them maintain their position at the top, 12 points ahead of Sandiacre Town, who have a game in hand.