In-form Millers overcome Aston

Langley Mill continued their good form with all 22 points from their clash with Aston-on-Trent .

Skipper Andrew Bailey won the toss and put Aston in to bat and this looked a very good choice as opening bowlers Jack Scott and Jarryd Hatton reduced them to 13 for three off just five overs.

Amir Sohail decided to drop anchor along with skipper Fah Shabbir and these pair put on 62 for the next wicket until Hatton got his second wicket of the game to leave Aston 75 for 4.

After this, none of the Aston batsmen got going and it became too much for Sohail to carry his team and he was bowled by Holmes for 48.

Ali (24) and Choudry (23*) added some late runs to give the Aston bowlers something to work on but the Millers seemed the happier of the two teams at the tea break.

For the Millers the wickets were shared out with two for Scott, Hanson, Bailey, Hatton and one for Holmes. The other was a run out to leave Aston 182 all out in 45 overs.

The Millers set about chasing down the score but started in a similar fashion to Aston as they where reduced to 24 for 3, with Scott, Pinder and P Bailey all falling.

Danny Hanson and Jamie Salmons set about repairing the early damage and built an excellent partnership but both fell in quick succession of each other and the Millers’ nerves started to twitch.

Hanson (24) fell first and then Salmons (32) with the Millers on 101 for 5.

Tullett added a brisk 26 before he perished LBW to Matloob.

With the score on 122 for 6, Jay Holmes (22) and Grant Ball (28) stepped up to take the Millers within sight of victory but couldn’t quite push them over the line.

Both fell within a few overs, the score 179 for 8.

Hatton had already hit a quick 13 but he fell too and the Millers needed four runs and Aston needed a wicket.

Lewis Trower saw out three balls to leave skipper Bailey to hit the four required off the next over to give the Millers 22 points.

For Aston, Choudry picked up 3 for 60 and Khan 3 for 51.

A hard-fought victory for the Millers which will do their confidence good as they have now held their own against teams second and third in the league over the past two weeks.