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.
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