South Wingfield do the double over Langley Mill

The Millers’ first team travelled to South Wingfield hoping to banish the memories of an early season defeat in which they were in the driving seat but threw it away.

But it didnt get much better this time and South Wingfield completed the double.

Batting first, the Millers could only muster 159 all out in the 38th over, which is way below par on a small ground but more importantly giving eight overs to the opposition.

As with previous weeks, batsmen got themselves in but again got themselves out and at drinks on 23 overs the Millers were up with a good run rate of four an over but this was with the loss of five wickets.

Daniel Hanson (37), elevated to number three, was the only batsman to score above 30, a few others managed to reach the twenties but Briggs with 3 for 47 and Young’s 4 for 44 caused most of the damage.

The Millers needed to get off to a good start and they did just that, reducing Wingfield to 4 for 2.

This brought old nemesis Chris Dunn to the crease and like in his previous games against the Millers he scored freely.

A couple of chances fell along the way and he didn’t look in any danger until the introduction of Hanson, who immediately struck and Wingfield where suddenly 82 for 5 and the game had tilted into the Millers’ hands.

But Borland and Jones ensured the home side were not going to be denied and took Wingfield to victory by three wickets.

Wharton with 3 for 49 was pick of the Millers bowling.

This weekend sees the Millers with a week off due to Belper Meadows no longer having a team in Division two.

It will give the Millers time to reflect on what they can achieve during the last four games of the season, though with a points deduction looming a mid-table position is the best they can hope for.