Andy Ball guides Langley Mill II to victory over Quarndon

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Langley Mill II claimed a maximum 22 point haul following an impressive five wicket win over Quarndon.

Quarndon could only set a below-par 202 total for the Millers.

And captain Andy Ball led the way with a fine 75 to ease the side to victory.

Andy Ball was fortunate to win the toss and asked Quarndon to have first knock on a useful looking track.

The Millers soon got into their stride with some excellent bowling from Alex Bacon and Ron Patel keeping it tight and putting pressure on the Quarndon batsmen.

Alex Bacon soon made the break through, backed up by Ron Patel by taking additional quick wickets.

Quarndon looked in deep deep trouble at 80 for 5. But L. Mcneilly had other ideas as he dug in and frustrated the Millers attack.

At times Mcneilly looked a little unorthodox, but managed to survive a couple of LBW decisions and played a few shots, anchoring the Quarndon innings.

Scott Parkin then came on for the Millers to chip away at the Quarndon batsman.

Nick Wright took a good catch in the deep, off the bowling of Parkin.

B. Greatorex played a cameo innings as he hit a flurry of boundaries to make a quickfire 33.

Mcneilly finished on 75 not out, which was much needed to set the Millers a total of 202 for victory.

The Millers had let Quarndon off the hook with a couple of dropped catches plus Josh Lacey joined Steven Bailey on the injury table.

Young Lacey has fractured his thumb and will be missing for a number of games.

Ron Patel finished with figures 3 for 35 and S Parkin 3 for 52.

Langley Mill looked in a confident mood at tea with a below average score to chase down.

Andy Ball opened the batting for the Millers and looked in a confident mood as he dispatched the young Quarndon bowlers to all parts of the ground with no mercy.

At 100 for 3 captain Ball was intent on getting the job done in quick time.

James Harrison played with maturity and supported his captain well, with some fine shots through cover and looking in no trouble at all until he chipped the ball and was caught for a fine 56.

Alex Bacon arrived at the crease looking a little nervy as the Quarndon attack started to build pressure on the young man, but Ball soon calmed any nerves Bacon had with a flurry of shots.

Andy Ball continued to strike the ball well before he held out for a fine 75.

This was a big result for the young Millers and a great confidence boost, as they took the maximum 22 points against a useful Quarndon side.