Millers are too strong

Jack Scott comes in to bowl for Langley Mill during their win over Staveley Welfare.
Jack Scott comes in to bowl for Langley Mill during their win over Staveley Welfare.

Langley Mill’s first team entertained Staveley Welfare at Station Road on Saturday with the rain clouds looming but which held off enough for a home win.

Staveley batted first and Jack Scott soon took opener Luke Mantle’s wicket, caught by Jamie Salmons.

The Bullimore trio, Joe, Tom and Chris, all got themselves in but couldn’t press on, Jeff Wharton removing all three for 44, 39 and 44 respectively.

Andrew Bailey was introduced to the attack to slow it down and picked two wickets up for 26 as Staveley finished on 173 from their allotted 36 overs.

Millers set off with much determination and the opening pairing of Salmons and Paul Bailey put on 100 before the rain came.

After a short delay, the Millers only had seven overs remaining to chase down the 63 runs still required.

Wickets did fall but they made the target with and over to spare.

Salmons (53), Bailey (48) and Sajendra Thimal (22) were the main run scorers but the extras column (32) also deserves a mention.