Mixed fortunes for Langley Mill teams

Langley Mill United’s first team suffered their first defeat of the season at home to Nutbrook on Saturday.

Batting first, the Millers scored a very below par 204 from their 46 overs.

It didn’t start too well as the Millers where reduced to 39 for 3 after just ten overs.

Neil Wing (3), Jamie Salmons (0) and Aaron Tullett (0) were the men out cheaply with Daniel Brooks, Max Magann and Matt Wakefield taking the wickets.

The Bailey brothers set about repairing the early damage but in the 20th over Andrew (35) became Magann’s second victim which left the Millers 80 for 4.

Jack Scott joined Paul Bailey and the pair put on 80 before Bailey fell for 83, caught by Henshaw in the deep.

Scott finished unbeaten on 38 with James Harrison who blasted a six off the last ball to take the Millers over 200 for maximum batting points.

Brooks took 3 for 28, Magann 2 for 56 and Matt Wakefield 2-29.

With a small total to defend the Millers needed to get off to a good start with the ball but this was not the case.

Nutbrook raced away to 46 off the first ten overs with the loss of one wicket, Brooks (21) bowled by Hatton.

This brought Magann to the crease and he and Palfreyman took Nutbrook to 104 before Palfreyman fell LBW to Scott.

Skipper Andrew Bailey came on to try and slow the run rate down and he removed Magann (37) to leave the Brook 124 for 3, but the game was still in the visitors’ hands.

Jay Holmes bowled another tight spell but it was not enough as Nutbrook’s skipper Steve Sanderson scored 53 not out to take his team over the line.

Hatton, Scott and Bailey all picked a wicket up apiece and Holmes registered the other two wickets.

This weekend Langley Mill will travel to South Wingfield to look to put this defeat behind them.

Match ball sponsors T N Decking and chose Paul Bailey as their Man of the Match for his innings of 83.

Langley Mill seconds travelled to Chesterfield Barbarians on Saturday and returned with all the spoils in what was a comfortable victory.

After winning the toss again, skipper Ball asked Barbarians to bat on what appeared to be a more than fruitful track.

It didn’t take long for the Millers to get a grip of the game after restricting Barbarians to 65 for 5 at drinks.

It was down to the heroics of Lawson (62 not out) that ensured Barbarians finished on 126 after the last wicket fell in the 43rd over.

Once again, for the third week running, Steven Bailey picked up another three wickets and Ron Patel bowled admirably for his three. Grant and Lacey finished with two wickets each.

In reply, The Millers made light work of the total and chased it down within 27 overs.

Danny Pheasant, who is yet to be out this season, led the line with 33 not out along with good support from opener Pinder (29) ensured the Millers took back 22 points to Station Road.

Next week, the Millers seconds have two home games. On Saturday they host local rivals Marehay and on Sunday they face Abbotts Bromley in the Bayley Cup.