Hobbs and Pat­ti­son steer Langley through

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LANGLEY 1st XI saw their week­end game away at As­ton can­celled at the week­end due to early morn­ing rain.

They re­main in fifth place in Tacs League di­vi­sion three.

There was bet­ter news from Thurs­day night when Langley 1st XI pro­gressed to the next round of the 20/20 Cup with a hard fought but in the end con­vinc­ing win against a be­low-strength Wood­ford side, who were miss­ing sev­eral key play­ers.

Wood­ford elected to bat and Pa­trick Meese got them off to a flyer, hit­ting 22 off 11 balls.

The classy Gil­liat (29) and in-form skip­per Clinch (38) con­tin­ued the good work.

But credit to the bowlers, es­pe­cially Bet­teridge and Hobbs who stemmed the run rate and took key wick­ets.

Elms ral­lied to hit 22 from 11 balls as Wood­ford posted 149-7 off their 20 overs, Hobbs 2-22, Bet­teridge 1-24 and the back to form Pat­ter­son 0-18 off their four overs were the stand out bowlers.

They were backed up by Hanaghan (2-36) and a wicket each for Turner and Frame.

In re­ply, Langley lost Jacklyn (2) and Brown (14) early on to young­ster Mars­den.

With the game evenly poised, Hobbs and Pat­ti­son, af­ter a steady start, took the con­test away from Wood­ford.

They ran well of sorts and made use of the fast out-field and short bound­aries adding 114 in just 12 overs.

With Pat­ti­son 64 not out and Hobbs 53 not our, the tar­get was achieved off just 16 overs.

Credit to young Mars­den who took 2-24.

Match­ball spon­sors were Work­place Fur­ni­ture.

Langley travel to Alder­ley Park in the next round.

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