Mixed weekend for Langley Mill’s first XI

Sajendra Thimal starred against Sawley.
Sajendra Thimal starred against Sawley.

Langley Mill came away from their weekend double-header with a defeat in Derbyshire Division Two and a win in the Marston’s Smooth Trophy.

At Cutthorpe on Saturday, the Millers lost the toss and were asked to bat, Jamie Salmons and Paul Bailey opening steadily before Bailey was caught behind for 14.

Salmons and Jay Holmes soon joined him as the Millers moved on to 63-3, Sajendra Thimal and Neil Wing also going cheaply to leave it 80-5.

Only Jack Scott (31) and James Harrison (13*) made double figures from then on as Langley Mill were all out for 142.

After tea the Millers knew early wickets were the key and in the seventh over Scott struck to remove Kingham, caught behind by Richard Krupiak.

Wharton (3-31) bowled a tidy spell and was rewarded by bowling Plested for 20, but former Miller Andrew Thompson came in to see the game home with an unbeaten 58.

In the cup on Sunday, Langley Mill beat Sawley & Long Eaton Park by five wickets.

Sawley won the toss and batted first, but James Harrison took the first wicket, caught behind by Krupiak, and Andrew Bailey effected a run out for the second.

From here Sawley started to take control with a 90-run stand for the third wicket before Bailey struck to bowl the opener Rhodes.

At the other end Cameron reached his 50 and showed no signs of getting out, but the wickets started to fall at the other end.

Sawley were reduced to 123 for 6 off 31 with Bailey (2-41) picking two wickets up and Wharton (3-34) with the other.

Cameron finally fell to Wharton, well caught by Wing in the deep, and Sawley eventually finished on 209 for 9 off their allotted 50 overs.

In reply, Wing and Paul Bailey opened up and moved the score to 30 before Wing fell to Swain for 7.

Bailey was next to fall for a powerful 33 and Holmes and Lewis Pinder fell quickly to leave the Millers 64 for 4 off 21.

Up stepped Harrison and Thimal and with a stand of 118 they effectively won the game.

Thimal fell for an excellent 63 and this brought Wharton to the crease to help Harrison (63*) finish the job with an over to spare.

Langley Mill seconds comprehensively beat Duffield on Saturday at Station Road.

From 182-5, the Millers slumped to 186 all out, Nick Wright top scoring with 78.

But Duffield struggled throughout their innings and were dismissed for just 91, Connor Richardson taking 5-36.

On Sunday the second XI earned a winning draw against Matlock having declared on 270-4, Aaron Tullett with 98 and Dan Pheasant 90.

Matlock held on for a draw in reply by closing on 204-7, that despite a late flurry of wickets.