Langley Mill secure 20 point haul against South Wingfield

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Langley Mill secured a big winning draw against South Wingfield.

South Wingfield won the toss and stuck the Millers in to bat first. Lewis Pinder returned to the side and started as he left off with the first over being dispatched for 13.

Pinder and Bailey raced away at eight an over giving Wingfield’s overseas player a harsh welcome.

A change of bowling for Wingfield brought up the first wicket when Pinder (27) was bowled by Bearder.

Salmons joined Bailey and these pair reached 20 overs for 81 and the Millers were building a foundation, before Salmons (12) fell to Bearder.

Bailey (45) fell to Rob Swallow not long after which brought Thimal and Lacey to the crease.

These two put on a fourth wicket partnership of 93 to put the Millers in the driving seat and, with wickets in hand, the Millers were looking to go big and secure big draw points at the very least.

Thimal (61) and Lacey (36) fell within a few overs of each other to become Brady’s first victims on English soil.

It was then left to Hanson (29) and Tullett (29*) to push the millers to tea with a daunting total of 285 off 46.

For South WIngfield Brady and Bearder picked up two wickets and there was a wicket for Swallow.

In reply WIngfield never really got going so it was always a case of survival.

With a large total on the board it was always going to be a test of resolve to hang on.

Hopkins started brightly being the more aggressive out of the openers and the Millers had to wait until the 14th over for a break through with Shuttleworth (20) caught by Pinder off Holmes bowling.

After 20 overs Wingfield had reached 74 for 1.

The Millers turned to Simon Lacey to unlock Wingfield and he did just that taking two wickets in two overs.

The Millers tried mixing it up to buy some wickets, but eventually ran out of overs.

There was a steady fall of wicket with Lacey being the main benefactor picking up 4 for 29 from 14 overs.

Wingfield eventually finished on 170 for 8 from their 46 overs with Hanson picking up two wickets and a wicket a piece for Bailey and Holmes.

It was a satisfactory result for the Millers, who picked up 20 points to consolidate third place.

Next Saturday they visit Nutbrook who currently sit second.