Muckle loss for Langholm

Langholm suffered a nine-wicket defeat away to second-placed Wigton 2nds in Division One of the Eden Valley League.

The Muckle Toon men were all out for 84 in 28 overs and the home side secured victory in only 13 overs to finish on 85 for one wicket.

Langholm skipper Chris Stewart won the toss and opted to bat, but the score had only reached eight when Duncan Elliott (5) was caught by Lau off Reid.

Steven Johnstone and Graham Park moved the score to 40 before Johnstone (9) was bowled by Reid, and then Stewart (4) also fell to the same bowler. Park had been playing well, but was caught by Thomlinson off Reid for 24. Lau caught Davie Gordon (10), to give Reid his fifth wicket, and Jack Pool (5) was caught off a delivery from Little.

The last four wickets added only 12 runs, with Ross Rae (12) caught by Holyoake off Ward, then Andrew Paisley was run out without scoring. Jamie Gormley (5) and Jordan Reid (2), were both caught, and John Reid was not out with no runs scored.

Wigton’s Reid had 5 for 39 in 10 overs.

Wigton passed the Langholm total for victory with 15-year-old Theo Manihera finishing on 72 not out, from the total of 85.

In the Langholm bowling Johnstone had 1 for 19.