Castleholm crew rack up the runs to consolidate lead

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IN scorching temperatures at the Castleholm last Saturday Langholm secured another great win over Wigton III to remain top of Division Two.

In their Eden Valley League clash, Langholm set a total of 215 for six wickets in the 40 overs, while Wigton struggled for runs and were all out for 74 in 31 overs.

Home skipper Duncan Elliott and 17-year-old Gregor Masterton opened the batting and had only reached eight when Masterton (3) was caught by Lloyd off Thomlinson.

Gregor Park joined Elliott and they reached 85 before the latter was bowled out by Ray after a good knock of 41, to make it 93 for 2.

Graham Park joined his younger brother and it was a great partnership before Gregor was eventually caught by Ward off Ray after a fine innings of 70.

Chris Stewart (4) was caught by Ray off a Thomlinson delivery with the score on 168.

Andrew Bell was caught by Millican off Armstrong for 10 and Graham Park was run out after a good innings of 63, with only four balls remaining.

David Little (2) and Jaimie Ashton-Smith (5) were still at the wicket when the allotted overs ended.

In the visitors’ bowling, Ray had two for 43 and Thomlinson two for 55.

Wigton started badly and were in big trouble at three for six, with Paisley to the fore in the Langholm bowling attack.

It went to 21 for five, then 61 for eight and eventually Wigton finished 141 runs short of the home total.

Paisley finished with bowling figures of four for 19 and Steven Johnstone had three for 14.