1st and 2nd Results - Week 6


After the abandonment of the 1st XI’s game due to an unfit pitch, it was left to the 2nd XI to fly the flag for Steeple Langford over the weekend.

Having been put into bat by Whiteparish II, they made slow early progress, only making 29 before drinks after 21 overs. However, the run rate was picked up, but it was at the cost of steady wickets and the visitors were eventually bowled out for 87, thanks to 23* from Ben Hatch. Ben Wilkinson took 5-20 off his 8.1 overs for Whiteparish.

With only a small total to defend, Langford got off to the perfect start as Mark Thompson removed the hosts opener with his first ball. The trend was to continue throughout, with Chris Miles joining in on the act as he took 6 wickets for just 1 run, including 5 maidens in a mesmerising spell of bowling. Mark Thompson finished the innings as it had been started only 12 overs in as he took his 4th wicket to dismiss Whiteparish for only 22 runs and to come out on top in an unlikely defence of a very low score.