Langley Mill keep up promotion push with win over Rolls Royce

Andrew Bailey in batting action for Langley Mill.
Andrew Bailey in batting action for Langley Mill.

Langley Mill travelled to Rolls Royce on an overcast day and came away with a thumping victory.

It was a vital win as The Millers look to maintain a promotion push following defeat last week.

Skipper Bailey won the toss and put Rolls Royce into bat hoping for a repeat of the reverse fixture.

Rolls Royce changed their batting order around, but this could not prevent the Millers making inroads as Scott Parkin struck with the first ball of the game to remove Asher Alam caught by Tullett.

At the other end Jay Holmes picked up Venkatappa, again caught by Tullett to leave the Royces 9 for 2 off four.

Rolls found scoring very hard and after 15 overs had limped to 43 for 3 with Holmes picking up another wicket.

Rolls had a mini revival with overseas Vipul Jeurkar pushing the run rate up with a partnership of 52 for the fourth wicket with Hamid (8 from 64 balls). After this partnership was broke Rolls crumbled with Bailey and Lacey doing the damage picking three wickets up a piece.

Bailey removed the dangerous Jeurkar for 59, caught by Jack Scott, as Royces went from 101 for 5 to 119 all out.

For the Millers, the opening partnership of Parkin and Holmes kept the score to 55 off 20 overs with three wickets being picked up and then Lacey (3-14) and Bailey (3-33) wrapped the innings up.

In reply the Millers made no mistake in chasing the low total down. The Millers lost one wicket, that of Pinder (4) caught by Venkatappa off Irfans bowling. AFter this it was plain sailing for the mIllers as Bailey (69*) and Salmons (46*) guided them home to 22 points in 20 overs.

The result keeps the Millers in second as Nutbrook did not play. At the top are West Hallam with just seven points separating the top three.