Muckle Toon men grab first away win of season

Langholm secured their first away win of the season in the Eden Valley League when they beat Wigton 2nds by 75 runs.

Langholm batted first and reached a total of 161 for 8 wickets in the 40 overs. Top scorer was skipper Duncan Elliott, who made an excellent 73 before going out to Taylor. Gregor Park (15) and Ross Rae (10) supported Elliott well, before being bowled by Thomlinson and Ward respectively.

Davie Gordon (20 not out) and Jack Pool (7) carried things along after Elliott had departed with the score on 134, and helped boost the final total.

Thomlinson was the best of the home bowlers with 3 for 34.

Wigton made a useful start and reached 19 before Holiday (12) was caught and bowled by Graham Park. Steve Johnstone was in fine bowling form and snapped up the wickets of Evans (1) and Peile (0), then had Flemming caught for a duck by wicket keeper Gregor Park and it was 27 for 4.

Hollyoak made a quickfire 14, but was clean-bowled by Johnstone. Elliott and Graham Park also picked up wickets, and the home side just could not recover and were all out for a total of 86 in 27 overs.

In the Langholm bowling, Johnstone had 6 for 24, with Elliott 2 for 23 and Graham Park 2 for 26.