Langley Mills progress to cup quarter finals with crushing Rolls Royce win

Langley Mill batsman Alex Bacon.
Langley Mill batsman Alex Bacon.

Langley Mills progressed to the quarter-finals of the Marstons Smooth trophy after beating Rolls Royce by 168 runs.

The Millers wore a black armband throughout as a mark of respect for the tragic events, which happened earlier that morning in which a house fire had taken 3 lives in the town.

The Millers had already beaten Rolls Royce earlier on in the season and were hoping to carry on from Saturdays form in which they comfortably beat Aston.

Batting first the Millers had an excellent start with Paul Bailey and Lewis Pinder as they reached 81 without loss after 20 overs and a big score was on the cards with wickets in hand.

As the halfway point approached Pinder (42) skied one to Venkatappa as the millers reached 103 for 1 off 25.

Jack Scott (18) joined Bailey and the pair put on 50 for the next wicket.

Bailey (69) fell soon after and the Millers needed to consolidate. Thimal (42) and Lacey (19) pushed on, but the Millers started to lose wickets quicker than they had hoped as they slipped to 209 for 5 off 42 overs.

But Danny Hanson (32) and Jay Holmes (20) pushed the Millers towards a large score in the last power play.

They eventually finished on 280 for 8 with Alex Bacon hitting the last two balls for six.

For Rolls Royce Jeurkar was the pick of the bowlers with 4 for 73.

In reply Rolls Royce never got started and the Millers bowling attack ripped through the top order to leave Rolls Royce hanging at 59 for 6.

Holmes and Parkin picked up three wickets a piece, with only Nasir (31) offering any resistance.

It was only a matter of time before the millers finished the job and, with a couple of bowling changes, they got the remaining four wickets.

A wicket a piece for Hanson and Thimal and two wickets for skipper Bailey helped bowl Rolls Royce out for 112.