Ex-Miller’s half-century against his former side

George Brandrick
George Brandrick

Langley Mill’s hopes of a win at lowly Cutthorpe after three heavy defeats were cut short by the weather.

Heavy rain forced the Derbyshire County League Division One match to be abandoned with the game in the balance.

The result — 12 points for Cutthorpe and nine for the Millers — left the home side second from bottom and Langley Mill ninth.

Winning the toss, the Millers’ Jack Scott asked Cutthorpe to bat and ex Miller Andrew Thompson took the game to the visitors straight away with a well-struck 64.

He found good support all the way down the batting order with useful runs coming from P. Burdett 48, S. Munir 42, H. Mohsin 74 and L. Sadler 32.

They took the home side to 310 for seven off their 50 overs.

A good start was necessary for the Millers and that was provided by George Brandrick and Keegan Wing, promoted from the 2nd XI to show some resilience at the top end of the batting.

Brandrick eased his way to 51 and looked set for a long occupancy of the crease before a rash shot saw him caught and on the eay back to the pavilion.

Wing, showing a maturity beyond his years, batted solidly, however, and rarely looked in trouble before the rain came down.

The umpires abandoned play with the Millers on 103 for two after 23 overs.

The Millers certainly showed a lot more desire in the performance, despite the disappointment of the weather intervention.