Langholm left to rue fielding errors

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Langholm suffered a heavy defeat to Rockcliffe in an Eden Valley league encounter at the Castleholm last Saturday by 111 runs, writes John Smith.

Rockcliffe opened the batting and had only made 14 when home skipper Duncan Elliott dismissed Sewell (4).

Thereafter, mistakes in the field proved costly, with five catches dropped at various stages and the visitors finished the 40 overs on 218 for 4.

In the home bowling, Elliott had 2 for 45, Stewart 1 for 34 and Graham Park 1 for 43.

Langholm started badly with openers Elliott (1) and Chris Stewart (4) both out at 9 for 2.

Those who did impress at the crease were Gregor Park, who hit a cracking six, but was bowled for 13; Graham Park, who included three fours in an innings of 18 before being caught; Steven Johnstone (20) and Chris Tait (21), who stuck it out in fairly persistent rain; and Jack Pool (8), who hit two cracking fours.

After a very hard day at the office, Langholm were all out for 107 in 37.4 overs.