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LAN­G­LEY 1st XI recorded their first home league win of the sea­son and their sev­enth in to­tal with a com­fort­able vic­tory at home to Chea­dle Hulme Lady­bridge at the week­end.

The vis­i­tors won the toss and elected to bat on a green, slow wicket and fast out­field.

Matty Bet­teridge and Paddy Turner opened the bowl­ing, the for­mer strik- ing early by firstly bowl­ing Pan­field (7) and then trap­ping Bishop (1) lbw as Lady­bridge were re­duced to 20-2.

Sunny Ma­lik re­placed Turner and to­gether with Bet­teridge they suf­fo­cated the bats­man. Both struck in con­sec­u­tive overs as Bet­teridge had Robins (10) caught at gully and Ma­lik had Clarke (14) lbw, with the score on 36-4 off 17 overs.

Credit to Howard and Moore, they dug in with Howard at­tack­ing any rare loose de­liv­er­ies. They added 59 be­fore skip­per David Frame bowled Howard (48 off 53 balls).

The in­nings then sub­sided as the in­tro­duc­tion of Dave Cowen saw him claim four wick­ets in just five overs.

The veteran bowled Moore (10), Ma­clen­nan (7) was caught in the cov­ers, Nizam (7) and Charlesworth (1) were both bowled as Lady­bridge were all out for 123, los­ing their last six wick­ets for 28 runs.

For Lan­g­ley, Cowen 4-10 and Bet­teridge 3-15 were the pick of the at­tack.

Af­ter a su­perb Turner fam­ily tea, Lan­g­ley opened up with Sunny Ma­lik and Chris Pat­ti­son and they took the score to 16 be­fore Sunny Ma­lik (4) mist­imed a drive and was caught at deep extra cover.

Danny Brown (4) soon fol­lowed when he chipped to mid­wicket with the score on 35.

Olly Wheel­ton joined Pat­ti­son and took the game away from Lady­bridge.

Both strik­ing the ball well, they added 75 runs in just nine overs be­fore Wheel­ton was out for 44 off just 34 balls.

Pat Hor­gan and Pat­ti­son took Lan­g­ley to vic­tory, Pat­ti­son smash­ing a six to end the game as Lan­g­ley reached their tar­get in just 22 overs.

Lan­g­ley re­main in third place and travel to fourth place Way­far­ers next week­end.

Lan­g­ley 2nd XI played away at Prest­bury at the week­end and re­cov­ered from 15-5 to hit 245-9 Adam Cartwright top scor­ing with a su­perb 113 as­sisted by Dave Letven 59. Prest­bury they replied with 246-5 Cal­lum Love took three wick­ets.

Lan­g­ley Crick­oetClub’s firm­st­team pic­tured aheeadof their vict­co­ryat ho­moea­gainst Cm­headleHulme

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