In­con­sis­tent Langley dealt a blow

Macclesfield Express - - SEARCH - DAVID FRAME

LANGLEY 1st XI con­tin­ued their roller­coaster sea­son with a heavy de­feat at home to Wins­ford.

With Gre­gory suf­fer­ing a bizare early morn­ing in­jury, the team was given a boost with a late call up for the ever­green Rick Laughton.

Skip­per John­son elected to bat on a firm deck and fast out­field.

He opened with Brown and they laid a solid plat­form, adding 71 in 19 overs un­til Brown (34) was stumped.

Pat­ti­son joined the skip­per and the good work con­tin­ued un­til the score reached 111.

Pat­ti­son (32) was then caught at deep mid wicket and John­son 41 soon fol­lowed, a solid ef­fort back­ing up last week’s fine knock.

The mid­dle or­der then fell apart, as Langley folded from 111-1 to 165-9, only Hobbs (10) reach­ing dou­ble fig­ures.

It was left to Bet­teridge and Turner, who to their credit showed some fight and courage as they added 43 runs for the last wicket.

Bet­teridge (59no) played an ex­cel­lent in­nings as did Turner (10no) as Langley closed on 208-9 off their 45 overs.

Dean and Webb both bowled ac­cu­rately and de­servedly took four wick­ets apiece.

In re­ply, Wins­ford lost Copnall (0) su­perbly caught at gully by Bet­teridge off the bowl­ing of Frame.

Cooper and Webb then dug in and de­fied the new ball. They took the score to 79 be­fore Webb (49) was su­perbly run out by Bet­teridge.

Cooper (33) soon fol­lowed, caught and bowled by Bet­teridge, with the score on 95-3.

Ben Crellin and Ed­mund­son took on the at­tack, adding 55 in just eight overs be­fore the lat­ter was caught at mid-off by Turner off the bowl­ing of Brown.

This proved to be the last wicket as Ben Crellin was joined by dad Barry and the pair smashed the Langley at­tack apart, hit­ting 62 in just four overs, Ben (54no) and Barry (41no) saw the visi­tors to 212-4 off just 33 overs.

Frame, 1-30 off 12 overs, Brown 1-29 off three overs, Bet­teridge 1-45 off seven overs, Turner 0-64 off eight overs and Berzins 0-27 off three overs all found the go­ing tough.

Langley must re­flect on another be­low par dis­play, but in hind­sight full credit must go to a de­ter­mined Wins­ford side who dom­i­nated the game and fully de­served their first vic­tory of the sea­son.

Credit to Matt Bet­teridge who bat­ted very well and stood out in the field.

Langley dropped down to fifth place and travel to Peover next week.

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