Good day for Millers sides in league and cup action

Langley Mill's Jay Holmes bowls against Nutbrook on Saturday in a match his side won by seven wickets.
Langley Mill's Jay Holmes bowls against Nutbrook on Saturday in a match his side won by seven wickets.

Langley Mill’s first team returned to action at Station Road on Saturday and overcame Nutbrook by seven wickets.

After asking Nutbrook to bat first, skipper Jeff Wharton and Jack Scott opened up against Brooks and Haywood and it wasn’t long before Wharton had his first wicket, Brooks caught by Danny Hanson for 7.

Haywood soon followed caught by Jamie Salmons off Scott, and by 20 overs Nutbrook were 56-3, the same combination of Wharton and Hanson removing Wakefield for 3.

Wharton picked up another two wickets to reduce Nutbrook to 71 for 7 off 28 overs, Wharton ending with 4 for 28.

Jay Holmes picked up two wickets in the same over, caught by Scott and Hanson and Andrew Bailey picked up a wicket in his first over to leave Nutbrook 81 for 8.

Number three batsman Ben Eaton scored a patient 49 before Sajendra Thimal had him caught behind by Lewis Pinder and Nutbrook where finally all out in the 46th over for 133 with Holmes taking the final wicket.

In reply, Neil Wing and Paul Bailey opened up and swiftly moved the score on to 45 before Bailey was caught by Kirk off Wakefield’s bowling for 14. Holmes came in at three and fell for four, LBW to Brooks.

Wing scored 44 before being caught behind off Brooks’ bowling and this left Salmons and Thimal to finish the job and they did just that, Salmons the more aggressive with a quickfire 34 while Thimal finished on 19 not out.

On Saturday, Langley Mill’s second XI the Millers travelled to Ambergate.

Skipper Ball won the toss and asked Ambergate to bat. With the best of the bowling conditions, the Millers set about restricting Ambergate to 50 for 2 off 23.

But helped by some average bowling and with a bit of luck from opener Tomlinson (44) and skipper Beveridge (39) Ambergate eventually finished on a score of 172 for 9 off their allotted 46 overs.

Walker once again bowled tightly and only went for 29 off his 14 overs picking up one wicket, and Connor Richardson again chipping in with 3 for 66.

The Millers got off to a decent start with Ball and Tullett taking the score to 42 before Tullet was adjudged LBW off the bowling of Challton for 27, Ball soon following for 17.

From then on, the Millers lost wickets steadily and limped to 150 for 8 at close of play with the help of a superb innings from Stuart Mee (42 not out) who showed great character along with Fredrickson (7 not out) to ensure The Millers remain unbeaten.

Wright Cup holders Langley Mill beat Sawley on Sunday with two emphatic batting displays.

Batting first, Sawley made 258-6, Paul Leatherland with 83 and Brown for 81, Alex Bacon taking 4 for 30.

In reply, the Millers lost two early wickets but then Daniel Pheasant and Nick Wright put on a stunning 250-run partnership that saw the Millers home and dry and through to the next round, Pheasant ending 122 not out and Wright unbeaten on 103.