Muckle turnaround for Langholm in league

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Langholm beat Penrith Wamderers by 92 runs

EDEN VALLEY LEAGUE

LANGHOLM got back to winning ways with victory at a chilly Castleholm on Saturday, writes John Smith.

Gregor Park was the man of the match with 67 on his return from a broken wrist.

The match was played on the artificial wicket and Langholm batted first with Andrew Bell and Ben Maxwell getting off to a solid start. Maxwell (8) was clean-bowled in the 12th over with the score on 30.

Bell was run out for 24 and Euan Wilson was bowled by Bland for a duck.

Skipper Duncan Elliott (8) was caught by Leonard off a full toss from Forrester while Jack Pool was bowled for zip.

Chris Stewart (1) held things together with Park for a while, before being bowled by Tomlinson with the score on 80.

Park was beginning to punish the bowling, but lost partner Steve Johnstone (16) to Lancaster and eventually fell to a good catch by Forrester off Tomlinson after a fine knock of 67.

The tailenders added a few more runs and Geoff Maxwell was bowled by the last ball of the 40 overs to leave Langholm 148 all out.

Tomlinson was the pick of the visitors’ bowlers with 3 for 41. The home bowling attack got off to a good start with Elliott claiming the wicket of Davidson, out for a duck in the first over to a catch by keeper Ben Maxwell.

Penrith were always struggling and Eastam was the only batsman to reach double figures, but was caught and bowled by Pool for 19.

The visitors were all out for 56 in 30 overs.

In the Langholm bowling, Pool finished with 4 for 17.

Langholm

A. Bell, run out 24

B. Maxwell, b Bland 8

E. Wilson, b Bland 0

R. G. Park, c Forrester b Tomlinson 67

D. Elliott, c Leonard b Tomlinson 8

J. Pool, b Lancaster 0

C. Stewart, b Tomlinson 1

S. Johnstone, b Lancaster 16

D. Little, b Tomlinson 5

G. Maxwell, b Easton 3

Extras 16

Total all out 148

Penrith Wanderers

M Everett, b Elliott 4

A Davidson, c B Maxwell b Elliott 0

G Ogdon, b Jackson 0

N Eastam, c & b Pool 19

J Forrester, c Pool b Johnstone 7

S Leonard, run out 1

R Tomlinson, st B Maxwell b Pool 6

R Bland, lbw Johnstone 0

P Lowthian, c G Maxwell b Pool 0

N Lancaster, not out 7

D McKenzie, lbw Pool 0

Extras 12

Total all out 56