Langley Mill firsts hosted South Wingfield in a game that went down to the wire on a fine Saturday afternoon.
Langley Mill won the toss and batted first, with almost a full-strength squad to choose from apart from the missing Andrew Bailey. Jamie Salmons returned to open the batting with Paul Bailey.
Both openers moved steadily along taking the score to 49 before Salmons was clean bowled by ex-Miller Gary Coxhead for 24.
After this, both Bailey and the middle order were all guilty of getting themselves in and not capitalising, Bailey finally being removed for 42, again to Coxhead,
Jay Holmes made 42, Neil Wing 33 and Sajendra Thimal 36, the Millers finishing on 234 for 9 off their 46 overs.
Pick of the Wingfield bowling was Richard Briggs’ 3 for 61 and Nick Gill’s 3 for 31.
On a drying wicket, the Millers would have probably liked another 20 runs, although South Wingfield did take their time and at one point where 30 for 1 off 18 overs.
However, with the dangerous Chris Dunn at the crease and wickets in hand, the game was by no means a four-gone conclusion.
Needing almost eight an over for the last ten, Dunn batted sensibly and made light work of the Millers’ bowling attack.
It was down to the introduction of Holmes that the game went down to the wire. After taking four wickets, South Wingfield needed two to win off the last ball.
With the field in, it was down to Henson to hit the winning runs, but there was no doubt that Dunn’s innings of 137 not out was the match-winning performance.
Langley Mill’s second XI made the short trip to neighbours Selston on Saturday and walked away with 27 points after another fantastic team performance.
On probably the warmest day of the season so far, Selston won the toss and asked the Millers to bat.
The decision appeared to have paid off as the Millers lost their first wicket when Stuart Mee was caught in the second over off the bowling of Wood.
Nick Wright (52) joined Aaron Tullet (44) at the crease and they both pushed the score on before Tullet fell just short of his 50 to the bowling of Stovey with the score at 77.
Wright once again supported the middle order with another superb half century and continued his great start to the season before being bowled by Dennis for 52.
Other useful contributions from Daniel Pheasent (30), Andrew Ball (33), Steven Walker (26) gave the Millers a very competitive total of 215 for 7 off their allotted 46 overs.
In return, the Selston openers made a solid start putting on 50 for the first wicket before Black was caught by Connor Richardson off the bowling off Bacon for 23.
He was shortly followed by Johnson and Barnet off the bowling of Steven Walker.
With the score at 70 for 4 from 19 overs, the Millers where sniffing victory and although Selston put up a fight particularly with the batting of Egan (39), it was all too much as Richardson removed the final two wickets to again give Langley Mill maximum points, Selston finally being bowled out for 165 in the 42nd over.
The Millers’ bowling attack all chipped in with wickets - Walker 3 for 50, Bailey 3 for 34 and Richardson 3 for 22.