Langley’s clos­ing day win sends op­po­nents down

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LANGLEY 1st XI ended the 2015 sea­son with a solid vic­tory at Ker­ridge against Chol­monde­ley.

With rel­e­ga­tion hang­ing over the visi­tors the game took on an ex­tra edge and rain re­duced the game by 12 overs.

Chol­monde­ley had no choice but to bat when win­ning the toss. They lost P Shone (9) bowled by Bet­teridge with the score on 15. Skip­per Will Hock­en­hall and Robin­son both looked in good touch and pushed the score to 67.

Langley skip­per Frame and Letven took up the bowl­ing man­tle and the duo changed the di­rec­tion of the game, as Frame re­cov­ered from his first two de­liv­er­ies be­ing hit to the bound­ary he saw the dan­ger­ous Hock­e­nall 32 caught be­hind and then had Ro­bi­son 29 trapped LBW with the score on 86.

The visi­tors then fell apart as Letven bowled the dan­ger­ous Ben Pearce (4) with a fine yorker. Frame then bowled Sam Hock­en­hall (0) and had S Cooke (0) smartly caught down the leg side by Hobbs in the same over and in his next over claimed a fifth wicket, trap­ping Good­win (0) LBW as Chol­monde­ley strug­gled to 88-7 los­ing five wick­ets for two runs.

McGui­ness and Gold­stein took the score to 99, be­fore Letven dis­missed the lat­ter LBW for five, vet­eran Peter Pearce hit a quick 14 be­fore Brown bowled him. McGui­ness (27no) and R Cooke (2no) took the Ch­ester side to 136-9 be­fore they de­clared.

Frame 5-23 off 9 overs, Letven 2-47 off 12, Brown 1-8 off two and Bet­teridge 1-24 off five all bowled well.

In re­ply, Gre­gory and Pat­ti­son added 27 un­til Gre­gory (16) mist­imed a pull­shot and was easily caught at square leg.

Hobbs and Pat­ti­son en­sured there was to be no col­lapse as they played with ag­gres­sion and took the at­tack to the bowlers. They pushed the score to 88.

Hobbs (34) was caught at slip but Pat­ti­son and Cartwright took Langley to the brink of vic­tory.

Pat­ti­son was then caught in the deep for a fine 60, it was then left to Cartwright (23no) and Brown (5no) to take Langley to 140-3 and a seven-wicket vic­tory.

Chris Pat­ti­son won the bat­ting award, hit­ting 559 runs, fol­lowed by Ben Hobbs 534 and Matt Bet­teridge 348 runs.

David Frame (47 wick­ets) sneaked the bowl­ing hon­ours closely pur­sued by Matt Bet­teridge (46 wick­ets) and Paddy Turner (30 wick­ets).

Thanks to match­ball spon­sor Work­place Fur­ni­ture.

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