Langley Mill fall short in Tutbury run chase

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On a very wet June afternoon when play seemed doomed for a cancellation, Langley Mill and Tutbury managed to get a game in on the artificial wicket.

Tutbury were asked to take the first knock and soon set about the home attack.

At ten overs the visitors were coasting at six an over but Jay Holmes was introduced andhe bowled an excellent set, taking the first wicket with Yeomans caught by Paul Bailey.

But Green scored a quickfire 54 which included five sixes and after 30 of the allotted 40 overs Tutbury where 183 for 4 with wickets in hand.

Rich Davey had other ideas and with some quick work from keeper Craig Parker, he took three wickets in two overs to leave Tutbury 205 for 7.

Rob Elrington hit a quick 37 not out to ensure Tutbury posted a challenging 259. Holmes took 3-56 and Davey 4-43.

In reply, Paul Bailey and Sajendra Thimal reached 45 off eight overs before Thimal skied one and Bailey soon followed to leave Langley Mill 49-2.

There were good efforts from Holmes and Wharton but the weather intervened on several occasions and the batsmen had to refocus.

And, as in the previous week, the Millers collapsed again from 174-5 to 202-9 before Grant Ball was then run out backing up to ensure maximum points went to Tutbury.

Wesson took 3 for 70 and Elrington 3 for 16.