Langholm younsters put Lowther to the test

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A YOUNG Langholm team, without several regulars, including the Park brothers, gained a fine 10-wicket win over Lowther at a sunny Castleholm.

Andrew Paisley was in superb bowling form for the Muckle Toon and finished with figures of seven for 16, and Lowther were all out for 43.

The home team’s openers had no trouble in reaching the visitors’ total in only eight overs, with Gregor Masterton hitting 37 not out and Duncan Elliott on seven not out.

Lowther had only three runs on the board when they lost Tallis to a catch off the bowling of captain Duncan Elliott. There then followed some deadly bowling from Paisley.

He skittled Ward with the score on seven and Jackson followed in similar fashion.

With the score on 13, Birkett was caught for a duck and Lowther were in serious trouble at 13 for four. It did not get much better when Paisley clean-bowled Robinson for seven.

Paisley claimed his fifth and sixth wicket with the visitors on 22 for seven before Euan Wilson was introduced to the home bowling attack and had Nounsey caught by Dominic Little, and then secured the wicket of Tallis to a catch by Scott Weir.

Brownrigg, who was the only visiting batsman to reach double figures, fell for 23 when caught off a deadly Paisley delivery and Lowther were all out for 43 in 17 overs.

Langholm surpassed the Lowther total for a very comfortable win to keep them undefeated in Division Two of the Eden Valley league. Teenager Masterton included six fours and a six in his score.