Maxwell, Park and Elliot pull it out of the bag

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Langholm beat Caldbeck II 
by 134 runs

EDEN VALLEY DIVISION THREE

GREAT batting beyond the half-century by Ben Maxwell, Gregor Park and Duncan Elliott took Langholm to 270 for 5 in the allotted 40 overs.

Caldbeck were all out for 136 in 32 overs.

The home captain put Langholm in to bat and Ben Maxwell and Graham Park reached 59 in 10 overs, before Park (22) was caught by Richardson off Todhunter.

Gregor Park and Maxwell formed a fine partnership and took the score beyond 150. Maxwell eventually went to a stunning catch by Wetherall off Bargh after a superb knock of 75.

Gregor Park was on 63 when caught by Dalgleish off Helton to make it 185 for 3. Andrew Bell (4) was dismissed by Bargh, and skipper Duncan Elliott hit 58 off 40 balls before being run out.

The overs ended with Chris Stewart (19) and Jack Pool (2) still at the wicket and Langholm on 270 for 5.

The short boundaries at Caldbeck meant anything was possible, but Langholm bowled well and continually had the home side in trouble, with sharp work in the field.

Caldbeck went from 48 for 3 to 69 for 5 and were eventually all out for 136, with Graham Wetherall top scorer on 48.

In the Langholm bowling Steve Johnstone had 3 for 36, with Pool 3 for 48.

Langholm are now second in the league behind Stainton II, with Caldbeck II in third, but two matches in hand.

Langholm

G. Park, c Richardson b Todhunter 22

B. Maxwell, c Wetherall b Bargh 75

R. G Park, c Dalgleish b Helton 63

D. Elliott, run out 58

A. Bell, b Bargh 4

C. Stewart, not out 19

J. Pool, not out 2

Extras 27

Total for 5 270

Caldbeck II

K. Brough, b Johnstone 11

S. Pattinson, run out 13

M. Burbury, c Masterton b Elliott 12

D. Bargh, b Johnstone 10

L. Todhunter, b Pool 10

C. Hellon, c R. G. Park b Johnstone 12

G. Wetherall, b Pool 48

P. Richardson, c Stewart b Pool 5

C. Dalgleish, b Aston-Smith 0

M. Wetherall, c G Maxwell b Ashton-Smith 1

A. Pattinson, not out 0

Extras 14

Total 136

z Langholm were away to Caldbeck again on the Sunday in the Junior Cup which was over two innings of 20 overs each, but this time lost by 41 runs.

Caldbeck set a total of 152, and Langholm trailed by 14 going into the second innings, and fell short.

Young Gregor Masterton batted well for Langholm, with scores of 20 not out and 31.

Langholm can now concentrate on league promotion with six matches left, of which four are at home.